Foot Pursuit in Atascadero

ATASCADERO — On Thursday, May 31 there was a foot pursuit in Atascadero after officers from the Atascadero Police Department Special Enforcement Team spotted a wanted subject in a local shopping center and attempted to make contact.

At approximately 3:25 p.m. officers saw 37-year-old Justin Lee Ladd, of Paso Robles, in the Vons Shopping Center parking lot. As the officers attempted contact him, Ladd fled on foot through a business and then onto Santa Ysabel Ave.

Police established a perimeter and requested assistance from a California Highway Patrol helicopter.

Following an intensive search, Ladd was located in a garage in the 700 block of Santa Ysabel and taken into custody without further incident.

Ladd was arrested for two felony warrants, obstruction of justice and resisting an officer. Ladd was booked into County Jail and his bail was set at $5,000.

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