Press Releases

Thursday 03/18/2021 4:48 PM - Home Invasion Robbery Suspect Arrested

Contact: Tony Cipolla
Phone: (805) 781-4547
Type of Incident: Home Invasion Robbery Suspect Arrested
Date and Time of Incident: 2-13-21, Approximately 9:30 AM
Place of Occurrence: 1700 block of O'Connor Way, rural San Luis Obispo
Victim Information: N/A
Suspect Information: Johnny Jesse Roman,Jr., 38, San Luis Obispo
Details of News Release: A suspect in a home invasion robbery in rural San Luis Obispo last month has been arrested in Virginia. On 3-17-21, Sheriff’s Detectives determined the suspect, Johnny Jesse Roman, Jr. was staying at a residence in Virginia Beach, VA. On 3-18-21, Roman was arrested by the Virginia Beach Police Department. Roman is believed to have entered the home of an elderly female on O'Connor Way in rural San Luis Obispo on 2-13-21. He stole cash from the residence and then stole the victim's truck. The truck was later recovered at a gas station in San Jose. Roman is currently in custody in Virginia, pending extradition back to California to face charges of robbery, false imprisonment, elder abuse and vehicle theft.

Prepared By: tcipolla
Released: Thursday 03/18/2021 4:48 PM