Atascadero Police Department

  • Agency: Atascadero Police Department
  • Address: 5505 El Camino Real, Atascadero, 93423 CA
  • Chief: James F Mulhall (Chief of Police)
Phone: (805) 461-5051
Fax: (805) 461-3702

Atascadero Police Department is located at 5505 El Camino Real, Atascadero, 93423 CA. The Chief of Police of the department is James F Mulhall. The Atascadero Police Department phone number is (805) 461-5051.

Atascadero Police Department News

Building Partnerships is one of our top values at APD. We partnered with the Paso Robles Police Department to send an APD officer and a PRPD officer down to Ventura County with other SLO County law enforcement agencies to provide some much needed help at the #WoolseyFire. Our ❤ goes out to those impacted by this disaster as well as those responding to help.

APD Records Team Rocks! This is Records Appreciation Week APD Style! Thank you Kate, Stacie, Kimberly, Penny, Gwen, Rick and Orville!!

Safety Tips for a Safe and Happy Halloween! 🎃👻

Come join our team- live and work on the beautiful Central Coast! The Atascadero Police Department is hiring for Police Officer Lateral, Police Officer Acadamey Graduate and Police Officer Recruit. Please visit the link below to apply for the position or for additional details about the position and the benefit packages.

Atascadero PD explorers had an outstanding day at the Central Coast Law Enforcement Explorer Competition! Our very own Alex Newsom came in first place for a scholarship award and also won a Mac Book laptop. Our Explorer Post won 3rd overall, wining 1st in five events! Proud of the young men and women on our explorer team!!

SHOTS FIRED - ASSAULT WITH A DEADLY WEAPON On October 3, 2018 at approximately 1:40 am, officers from the Atascadero Police Department responded to a report of a fight behind Whiskey & June located at 5950 El Camino Real. Upon arriving at the scene, the officers learned of a physical fight between a suspect and victim. The suspect retrieved a handgun from his vehicle and pointed the firearm at the victim. The suspect fired a single round in the proximity of the victim. The shots fired missed the victim. A report was taken and an investigation was begun into the incident. It was learned that the suspect has possible ties to the Vagos Motorcycle Gang. The Atascadero Police Department worked with the San Luis Obispo Sheriff’s Department to confirm this information. On October 3 at 11:51 am, officers located a black truck in which the suspect was a passenger on Olmeda and Rosario. The officers followed the truck and were able to pull them over on a high-risk stop at the Stow It Mini Storage. The officers arrested Travis William Miller, 38 years from Atascadero, and his associate Nevada Skye Jones, 23 years from Atascadero. The suspects have been arrested and booked into the San Luis Obispo County Jail. The investigation is ongoing in an effort to locate evidence and confirm Miller’s gang involvement. The Atascadero Police Department will be seeking charges of 245(A)(1) PC Assault with a Deadly Weapon and 182(A)(1) PC Conspiracy with the San Luis Obispo County District Attorney’s Office. Any questions or information to help this investigation, please contact the Atascadero Police Department at (805) 461-5051.

Robbery Suspect – ID Needed.

CHEVRON ROBBERY On September 20, 2018 at approximately 8:25 PM officers from the Atascadero Police Department were dispatched to the Chevron gas station located in the 8900 block of Montecito Avenue regarding a robbery that just occurred. Officers arrived on scene and established a perimeter. They learned the suspect entered the business, brandished a large knife and stole alcohol. Officers utilized the Atascadero Police Department canine unit, units from the SLOSO and SLO County Probation Department to conduct a search for the suspect. During a search, the suspect was spotted and fled on foot. Officers are continuing a search at this time. The suspect is described as a white male adult, approx. 40 years of age with a gray goatee. If you have any information or questions, please contact the watch Commander at the Atascadero Police Department at (805) 461-5051. ---UPDATE---- September 26, 2018 During the investigation of this reported armed robbery, Atascadero Police Department investigators learned 8 hours prior to the robbery in Atascadero a robbery occurred in King City that was similar to ours. Upon collaborating with outside law enforcement agencies, it was learned that both robberies were likely committed by the same suspect. Additionally, it was learned that the vehicle the suspect was operating was a reported stolen vehicle out of San Jose. On 9/25/18, Atascadero Police Investigators learned that the stolen vehicle was located in Santa Barbara and the driver of the vehicle was arrested. APD Investigators responded to Santa Barbara and upon searching the suspects’ vehicle, they located evidence associated with the crime. The suspect in this investigation has been identified as Frank Anthony Ramos JR, a 41-year-old male out of San Diego. Ramos is currently in-custody at the Santa Barbara County jail on charges of 10851 CVC (stolen vehicle) and a parole hold. The Atascadero Police Department will be seeking charges of 211 PC (Robbery) with the San Luis Obispo County District Attorney’s Office.

As the sun sets on our beautiful county, the men and women of the Atascadero Police Department want to take a moment to remember all the victims and their families from the 9/11 tragedy. The world watched as our countries first responders and countless citizen heroes paid the ultimate price trying to help their fellow Americans. #neverforget.

Atascadero Police Department & Atascadero Unified School District -- Alleged Misconduct Investigation Friday, August 30th at 12:17 pm – Notification was made by the Atascadero Unified School District to the Atascadero Police Department regarding the possibility of a district teacher who had inappropriately video-recorded the undergarments of female students. Upon immediate investigation, the Police Department determined that the reports were accurate. Search warrants were obtained and the Police Department collaborated with the SLO County District Attorney’s office for assistance in the investigation. Teacher Chris Lynn Berdoll, 48 years of age and a resident of Atascadero, was arrested today, Monday, September 10th at and has been charged with the following: PC 311.3(a), sexual exploitation of a child; PC 311.4(b), production of child pornography; PC 311.11, possession of child pornography. Both the School District and the Police Department responded promptly to the allegations. Parents of the victims were notified and investigators are working closely with the District Superintendent and school staff. It currently appears that none of the schoolchildren involved were physically molested; however inappropriate videotaping did take place. The images obtained did not contain any adult contact with the children. In an effort to maintain the integrity of the investigation and confidentiality of the juvenile victims and their families, no additional information will be released at this time. The Atascadero Police Department and the Atascadero Unified School District have a strong and cohesive working relationship. Both are firmly committed to student safety and are thankful to the individuals who brought forward their concerns. “The courageous individuals who “saw something and said something,” allowed the District to take immediate action to ensure student safety,” stated Superintendent, Thomas Butler. “As a small part of our commitment to the wellbeing of the students, additional counselling services are being made available.” The Police Department has contacted the parents of all known victims, but if anyone suspects their child may have been victimized, they are encouraged to contact the Atascadero Police Department. Contact information, Police Chief Jerel Haley or Police Lieutenant Jason Carr at (805) 461-5051 or Curt Eichperger, Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources, Atascadero Unified School District office, (805) 462-4200.

ATASCADERO POLICE DEPARTMENT TEMPORARY MODIFICATION TO TATTOO POLICY The Atascadero Police Department will be temporarily modifying the tattoo policy for the Police Department’s personnel. This temporary modification will be implemented on a trial basis, taking effect on September 1, 2018 and continuing through November 1, 2018. Chief of Police, Jerel Haley, believes this change to the policy is an opportunity to demonstrate they are open to change and is an effort to be "progressive and keep pace with our culture, as tattoos have become such a large part of today's society." There will be specific limitations on how tattoos can be displayed while in uniform. At the end of the trial period, it will be determined if this will become a permanent policy modification, summertime exception or if the Police Department will return to current standards.

Such a great event today for our kids! Thank you Detective Netz for keeping our kids safe!!

DON'T DELAY! Sign up NOW for the Gun Injury Prevention Program this Saturday from 10-11 am at the Atascadero Police Department at 5500 El Camino Real! This FREE program is for children 3-6 years of age and their parents. To sign up, please contact Detective Kellye Netz at (805) 470-3252 or Registrations will be handled on a first come first served basis. Class will fill up quickly, so contact Kellye today!

We wanted to thank everyone who came out last night to our National Night Out event! We had a great time meeting you all. Special thanks to the Grocery Outlet and Chamber of Commerce for being great partners and helping us out!!

Burglary at Auto Zone On 7-17-18, at approximately 1:00 AM, officers responded to an alarm at Auto Zone, located at 8195 El Camino Real. Officers arrived on scene and located a broken front window to the business. Officers discovered vehicle batteries had been stolen from the business and began an investigation. Approximately an hour later, Morro Bay Police Department responded to an alarm at a similar business in their jurisdiction. Another burglary was discovered with similar items being stolen. Video surveillance was reviewed by that agency and a “be on the lookout” was placed with local agencies for a vehicle involved in the burglary. Deputies with the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office located a vehicle matching the description provided by Morro Bay PD traveling on Highway 41 near Atascadero Avenue in the City of Atascadero. A traffic stop on the vehicle was conducted with Atascadero PD units assisting. The occupants were removed from the vehicle at gun point and detained. Further investigation revealed stolen property from both the Atascadero and Morro Bay burglaries was in the vehicle. Both suspects were taken into custody by Atascadero PD. The suspects were identified as Mario Aquino, 28 years old and Chris Casas, 20 years old, both Fresno, California residents. Aquino and Casas were booked into San Luis Obispo County Jail for Burglary, Conspiracy to Commit Burglary, Possession of Stolen Property and misdemeanor warrants. Follow up investigation is being conducted by both the Morro Bay and Atascadero Police Department.

The APD will again be hosting a free Gun Injury Prevention Class for kids. Please see the attached flyer and contact Detective Kellye Netz with any questions. Thank you!

FLOWER URN RETURNED TO THE FACES OF FREEDOM VETERANS MEMORIAL Atascadero Police Department identified the suspect who stole the Flower Urn from the Faces of Freedom Veterans Memorial that was taken over the weekend. Security Footage from the memorial, helped police identify the suspect. Juan Sosa is the suspect identified in this theft. The case has been referred to the DA for filing of the petty theft against Mr. Sosa and the Urn has been safely returned to the Veterans Memorial.