Foot Pursuit Leads to Arrest

A foot pursuit in Pismo Beach involving a Morro Bay man ended in an arrest.

On Jan. 17 at approximately 12 p.m., Pismo Beach police officers initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle for an equipment violation. The vehicle yielded on the southbound 101 onramp at Five Cities Drive. The driver, later identified as 20-year-old Roy Nadeau, initially provided identification, claiming it as his own. An officer at the scene recognized the identification as someone he knew rather than Nadeau.

According to a news release, Nadeau was asked to exit the vehicle at which time he shoved officers away and ran toward Five Cities Drive. A short foot pursuit ensued and Nadeau was taken into custody in the 500 block of Five Cities Drive on suspicion of identity theft and delaying officers.

Further investigation revealed a loaded .22 caliber semi-auto pistol under the driver’s seat. Additionally, a quantity of suspected methamphetamine consistent with narcotics sales was located inside the vehicle along with a scale and additional packaging material.

Nadeau was booked at San Luis Obispo County Jail on suspicion of identity theft, felon in possession of a firearm, transportation of narcotics for sale, possession of narcotics while armed, resisting officers, probation violation, and two outstanding warrants. His bail is set at $85,000.

A female passenger was detained and later released after it was determined she was not involved in criminal activity.

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