Released: December 8, 2019 - Sunday, 05:28 PM

Escaped At-Risk Mental Health Patient Located

Contact: Tony CipollaPhone: (805) 781-4547Date and time of incident: 12-8-19, Approximately 3:30 PMPlace of Occurrence: Pismo State Beach North Beach Campground, 399 S Dolliver St, Pismo BeachVictim Information: N/ASuspect Information: Benjamin Aaron Karp, 31, San Luis ObispoOn 12-8-19, the Sheriff's Office was notified that State Park Rangers at the Pismo State Beach North Beach Campground in Pismo Beach had safely located escaped at-risk mental health patient, Benjamin Aaron Karp.
Karp had escaped the San Luis Obispo County Psychiatric Health Facility (PHF) in the city of San Luis Obispo yesterday morning wearing only blue scrubs and no shoes. A BOL (Be On the Lookout) warning was issued to all law enforcement agencies in the county.
Karp was taken into custody without incident and will be transported to County Jail.