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Atascadero Police Department
Thursday December 9th, 2010 :: 06:24 p.m. PST


Suspect arrested for drug warrant escapes from Sheriff's Deputy's car.Captured near Von's following two hour search.

Original Sheriff's Office Media Alert (Prior to Capture)-

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Contact: Phone: Rob Bryn
(805) 781-4547 For Immediate Release

Type of Incident:
Escaped Prisoner - Handcuffed - Under the Influence
Date and Time of Incident:
12-9-10 3:06 PM
Place of Occurrence:
Santa Ysabel and Curbaril, Atascadero
Victim Information:
Suspect Information:
Joshua Allen Smith DOB: 11-25-81 MW 5-8 170 Long bushy brown hair, black sweatshirt, baggy black shorts-below the knees, still handcuffed. Numerous tattoos around calves & shins. May be under the influence of cocaine.
Details of News Release:
San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's narcotics investigators arrested Joshua Allen Smith for an outstanding drug warrant this afternoon. During the transport of the subject to county jail, the marked patrol unit stopped to assist in another investigation. Smith broke out a window and escaped in the area of Santa Ysabel and Curbaril in Atascadero. Sheriff's patrol units, Atascadero PD and a CHP air unit are involved in the search for Smith. Additional unmarked units are also in the Atascadero area. People are asked to call 911 if they spot a subject matching Smith's description and should not approach the suspect themselves

Atascadero Police Department
5505 El Camino Real
Atascadero, CA 93422

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

Steve Gesell
Patrol Operations

7135 El Camino Real
Atascadero, CA 93422

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