Paso Robles Police believe they have identified a suspect in a pair of recent burglaries.
According to PRPD, the residential burglaries began in August 2014 and occurred two weeks apart. Police say the first residential burglary occurred on the 200 block of Chickory Lane, where several pieces of jewelry and electronics were stolen.
The second burglary was on the 100 block of Santa Ynez where several electronic devices were stolen. Investigators report the suspect(s) in both burglaries pried open a window in order to gain access to the residences. Fingerprint evidence was located at both scenes and submitted to the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office Crime Lab for identification.
PRPD investigators were informed the fingerprints belonged to a juvenile suspect who had previously been arrested for possession of stolen property from one of the burglaries, but denied being responsible for the burglary itself.
Police used this new fingerprint evidence, to re-interview the juvenile suspect who admitted to his involvement in the burglaries. The case was submitted to the San Luis Obispo County District Attorney’s Office for formal filing of charges against the juvenile for two counts of felony residential burglary.
Because of his age, the juvenile’s identification will not be revealed.