On March 2, 2019, at approximately 1:47 AM, Arroyo Grande Police Department officers were dispatched to the 1100 block of Fair Oaks Ave. for a report of a vehicle burglary in progress in the parking lot of an apartment complex. Officers quickly arrived on scene and observed a pick-up truck with the passenger window broken out and a male subject was observed exiting the vehicle. This subject, later identified as 25-year-old Darren Cody Edmunson of Grover Beach, was detained without incident. Edmunson was found in possession of stolen property from the pick-up truck, as well as additional suspected stolen property. Edmunson was also found in possession of ammunition and a canister of pepper spray. Through subsequent investigation, officers were able to link Edmunson to at least three additional thefts from vehicles, all occurring the same night.
Edmunson was taken into custody and booked into the San Luis Obispo County Jail for felony charges of Vehicle Burglary, Being a felon in possession of ammunition, Being a felon in possession of tear gas, Committing a felony while out on bail, and a misdemeanor charge of Prowling.
Beau D. Pryor, Chief of Police