Paso Robles police arrested a Templeton man on Wednesday after he allegedly attempted to burglarize a downtown business.
According to police, they received a report around 1:44 a.m. of a suspicious subject in an alley in the 800 block of 12th Street. Police say the subject was described as stumbling and looking into business windows. Police also received another call moments later to report a subject was breaking out the windows at a business in the 800 block of 13th Street.
Officers arrived minutes later and detained the subject as he was climbing through this broken window. Police say the subject used a piece of cardboard to cover the broken glass as he entered the business. Police arrested James Edward Tichy, 55, of Templeton.
Tichy was arrested for burglary and booked into the San Luis Obispo County Jail for one count of second degree burglary along with a parole hold. Police say follow-up investigation revealed Tichy is linked to at least two other recent commercial burglaries in the downtown area of Paso Robles.
The Paso Robles Police Department is requesting assistance from community members who might have additional information about these crimes. Those with information can contact the PRPD directly at 805-237-6464 or those wishing to remain anonymous can contact Crime Stoppers at 805-549-STOP or by texting information from your cellular phone to: SLOTIPS (274637).
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