An arrest in Atascadero Tuesday afternoon after a chase through downtown. A man wearing a Dodgers baseball jersey was spotted removing a license plate from a pick-up truck near Chalk Mountain Liquor.
A bystander got the plate number and reported it to a police dispatcher. The Atascadero police determined the plate belonged to a vehicle stolen from Buellton. Officers located the vehicle and initiated a traffic stop. The driver took off and later crashed the pick-up into a tree on Lewis avenue near Atascadero middle school. The driver fled on foot into a creek bed. Neighboring schools were placed on lock down while police searched for the driver.
The suspect was taken into custody in the creek bed. He removed his Dodger jersey before the arrest and is refusing to identify himself.