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Atascadero Police arrest 3 people following stolen vehicle, hit and run investigation

Posted at 1:17 PM, Oct 03, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-03 16:22:35-04

The Atascadero Police Department has arrested three people following an attempted stolen vehicle and hit and run investigation.

The police department started its investigation after getting reports that someone was attempting to steal a car from a driveway on Del Rio Road in Atascadero on Tuesday.

When police arrived at the scene, the victim told officers that the suspect drove the car down the driveway then crashed into another car. Following the crash, the suspect tried to drive off but then crashed into a tree. The suspect tried to flee again but was confronted by several witnesses, one of whom police say he pointed a gun at. He eventually got into a getaway car and fled.

Police say an investigation identified the suspect as Joshua Steven Meyer, 32. Officers arrested Meyer in Paso Robles on Wednesday. During the arrest, police say they found a gun in the stolen vehicle Meyer had fled in.

Meyer was featured on KSBY's Most Wanted Wednesday segment on Sept. 25. He was wanted on suspicion of failing to appear in court for having a concealed firearm.

As police were looking for Meyer near the scene on Tuesday, they say officers found an unrelated vehicle at an abandoned residence. When they talked to the two people inside the vehicle, police say they found a loaded handgun and a loaded shotgun. After searching the vehicle some more, they say they found several narcotics inside.

Atascadero police arrested Kyle Kenneth Hogue, 32, and Kendelle Dawn Montez, 27, for possession of a firearm by a felon or addict, possession of a loaded firearm, possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia amongst other charges.

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Kendelle Montez

Hogue was arrested in Orcutt in May. At that time, he was booked into Santa Barbara County Jail on several charges including possession of a concealed firearm, possession of unlawful paraphernalia and being under the influence of a controlled substance.