The San Luis Obispo Police Department have issued a warning for all residents who live in the area of South and King streets. Police say they have received four prowler calls from that area during the time period of March 17 through March 31. According to SLOPD, in two of these incidents a male was inside of the house and fled when confronted.
Police say the third incident involved a male attempting to climb into a bedroom window and the most recent call involved a male standing outside of a bedroom window. The last suspect was described as a Hispanic male in his thirties, approximately 5’10” tall, with short hair.
Police warn residents that it is important to call if they see any suspicious subjects especially in this area. The assistance and observations from the community are important to police in order to identify and apprehend these suspect(s). Police are recommending the use of motion-activated outdoor lighting as a safety feature and say it helped to reveal the suspect from the latest prowler incident that Saturday night.
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UPDATE – 4/5 – The suspected prowler, Leroy Howell, was arrested Tuesday, and reportedly admitted to being responsible for the four earlier calls.
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