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Atascadero Police Department
Wednesday June 16th, 2010 :: 03:58 p.m. PDT


Motorcyclist Injured attempting to Avoid Clear Packing Tape Strung Across the Roadway. APD Soliciting Assistance.

June 16, 2010
* * * * * * * * * * * * * * MEDIA RELEASE * * * * * * * * * * * * * *


Steve Gesell, Commander
Ofc. 805.470.3216
Mbl: 805.591.0647

Date of Incident: June 16, 2010

Incident Location: Capistrano Drive and Hospital Drive, Atascadero

Time: 1:13 p.m.


1) White male, approximately 15 yoa, black cap, black shorts, light blue shirt
2) White male, approximately 15 yoa, blue shirt with vertical stripes, possibly a jersey, nfd


26 yoa male victim was traveling westbound on Capistrano Drive on his motorcycle when he encounterd clear packing tape strung across the roadway approximately waist high. The rider subsquently lost control of his motorcycle. He sustained a broken wrist and significant abrasions. The rider was wearing a helmet. He was transported to Twin Cities Hospital and is expected to be released today.

Witnesses reported seeing several juveniles in the immediate area. One appeared to be recording video with his mobile phone. These two juveniles ran from the scene northbound into an adjacent apartment complex or into Stadium Park.

APD is soliciting the public’s assistance in identifying the suspect/s involved in this incident.

Those with information are urged to contact Detective Pflum at 805.470.3226.


Atascadero Police Department
5505 El Camino Real
Atascadero, CA 93422

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 805-470-5050

Steve Gesell
Patrol Operations

5500 Capistrano Ave
Atascadero, CA 93422

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