Police Use Prints to Catch Burglary Suspect

Paso Robles police arrested a man on Thursday for his connection to three residential burglaries.

Thomas Justice Roufs

According to PRPD, Officer Christopher McGuire found the fingerprints of a possible suspect at the scene of a May 28 residential burglary on Running Stag Way. Police say the fingerprints were submitted to the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Crime Lab for analysis and were identified as belonging to Thomas Justice Roufs, 18, of rural Paso Robles.

A search warrant prepared by McGuire was served at Rouf’s residence on Shale Rock Road.

The search led to Rouf’s arrest and the recovery of stolen property from the Running Stag Way burglary. Officers were also able to link Rouf’s to two other May 28 residential burglaries on Sycamore Canyon Road and Cedarwood Drive.

Several thousand dollars’ worth of electronic items, jewelry, and a .357 caliber revolver were recovered as a result of the investigation.

The victims of the burglaries have all been notified of the property recovered. Police have not been able to link Roufs to any other burglaries as of this time.

Roufs was booked into the SLO County Jail on felony charges related to the three burglaries.

Read more:

Coast 101.3 FM: Paso Robles Teen Arrested on Suspicion of Burglarizing Three Homes

The Tribune: Teen suspected of burglarizing three Paso Robles homes

Police Use Prints to Catch Burglary Suspect was last modified: January 14th, 2019 by admin
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