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San Luis Obispo Police Department
Sunday June 30th, 2019 :: 01:14 p.m. PDT


SLO Police arrest 62 year old Richard Orcutt for Criminal Threats and Hate Crimes during a search warrant at his home.


WHAT: Arrest for Criminal Threats and Hate Crimes

WHERE: 1300 Block of Cavalier, SLO

WHEN: June 30, 2019

ARRESTED: 62 Year Old Richard Vincent Orcutt of San Luis Obispo

DEPARTMENT CONTACT: Lieutenant John Bledsoe

On June 30, 2019 at approximately 6:25 am the San Luis Obispo Regional SWAT Team and SLO County Sheriff’s Special Enforcement Detail, served a search warrant at the home of 62-year-old Richard Orcutt. Orcutt was believed to have recently sent several threatening letters to property managers and homeowners in the area stating he was going to shoot minorities moving into his neighborhood. An arrest warrant for Orcutt was also obtained by detectives.

Orcutt was taken into custody without incident and later booked into the San Luis Obispo County Jail. During the search of his residence, detectives found and seized several handguns, rifles, shotguns, and thousands of rounds of ammunition. This is on on-going investigation as detectives are continuing to investigate Orcutt’s possible involvement in any additional crimes. He was booked on the following charges with his bail being set at $500.000.00 Dollars;

PC 422, Criminal Threats- Felony
PC 422.6, Criminal Threats/Hate Crime- Felony
PC 422.75 Criminal Threats/Hate Crime- Felony

The San Luis Obispo Police Department is asking anyone with additional information regarding Richard Orcutt to contact their Detective Bureau or Crime Stoppers.

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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