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