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San Luis Obispo Police Department
Tuesday February 7th, 2017 :: 12:02 p.m. PST


Arrest for Assault with a Deadly Weapon against Officers and Burglary

WHAT: Assault with a Deadly Weapon against Officers and Vehicle Burglary

WHEN: February 1st, 2017 at 1:50 AM

WHERE: San Luis Obispo City

#1 – Antonio TANNER-GALVAN Jr, 24 year old resident of Santa Maria
#2 – Alberto MACIAS Jr, 22 year old resident of Santa Maria


On February 1st shortly before 2:00 AM, an alert citizen called the San Luis Obispo Police Department to report a U-Haul box truck with a driver and a passenger. The caller reported the U-Haul passenger had exited the truck and used something to break the windows out of a vehicle parked in the 2900 block of Augusta. The suspect removed items from parked car and the U-Haul left the area.

Responding officers located the U-Haul driving down Ella. Officers activated their emergency lights to detain the suspects and when they did the U-Haul accelerated quickly and drove directly towards the officer’s driver’s door. The officer was able to take evasive action and narrowly avoided being hit by the suspect’s truck. The U-Haul collided with a parked car that was immediately adjacent to the officer’s driver’s side door. The truck was located a short distance away and the suspects were gone. Once the U-Haul was secured by officers they discovered items of suspected stolen property from several recent vehicle burglaries. Also in the truck was a motorcycle suspected of being stolen.

Documents and fingerprints located in the U-Haul helped investigators identify the suspects as 24 year old Antonio TANNER-GALVAN and 22 year old Alberto MACIAS. Both are residents of Santa Maria. TANNER-GALVAN is a suspect in approximately 10 other stolen vehicle investigations being conducted by the San Luis Obispo Police Department. Each of those cases involve motorcycles and several include the theft of trailers.

On February 2nd, Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Detectives working with San Luis Obispo Police Detectives located and arrested both TANNER-GALVAN and MACIAS as they were driving in Santa Maria. Both suspects were taken into custody without incident. Investigators are still working to determine if these suspects are related to the series of window smash burglaries reported along the Los Osos Valley Road corridor in recent weeks.

Both suspects were booked into San Luis Obispo County Jail on the following charges;

245(c) PC – Assault with a Deadly Weapon on a Peace Officer
459 PC – Burglary, 2nd degree
30305(a)(1) PC – Felon in Possession of Ammunition
2800.2(a) VC – Evading a Police Officer in a Reckless Manner
20002(a)(1) VC – Hit and Run, Property Damage only
594(b)(1) PC – Vandalism, Property Damage over $400

Additionally, MACIAS was booked for 466 PC – Possession of Burglary Tools

Bail on both suspects was set at $70,000.

If you have any information related to either MACIAS, TANNER-GALVAN or these crimes you are encouraged to call the San Luis Obispo Police Department at 805-781-7312 or Crime Stoppers at 805-549-STOP.

San Luis Obispo Police Department
1042 Walnut Street
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 805-781-7337

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