Paso Robles man arrested for child molestation and rape

A 41-year-old Paso Robles man is accused of a host of sex crimes, including molestation of a child under 14 years old and rape.

On March 31, Paso Robles police arrested Hermelindo Martinez Sanchez and booked him in San Luis Obispo County Jail. Martinez Sanchez is charged with aggravated sexual assault on a child, Read More …

Paso Robles hires police and fire chiefs from within

The city of Paso Robles announced the hires last week of both a new police chief and fire chief, neither of whom are new faces in North County.

City Manager Tom Frutchey appointed Police Commander Ty Lewis to replace retiring Chief Robert Burton. Meanwhile, Frutchey removed Jonathan Stornetta’s interim tag, making him Paso Robles’s official fire chief. Read More …

Paso Robles police arrest two teens over Snapchat gun threat

A Snapchat threat that led to the lockdown of four Paso Robles schools on Tuesday has resulted in the arrest of two teens on a firearm charge.

On Tuesday morning, a Paso Robles High School student met with police investigators and told them that he received a Snapchat message from another student that depicted the student holding a handgun. Law enforcement officers from six agencies then searched the Paso Robles High School campus, as well as nearby parks. Read More …

Serial thieves suspected of stealing from Paso Robles jewelry store

Paso Robles police are searching for a group of alleged serial thieves who burglarized a jewelry store on Tuesday.

At about 6:30 p.m., six individuals entered Siegel’s Jewelry at 739 12th Street, shortly before the store was closing. The group distracted employees and stole an undisclosed amount of jewelry.

It appears the group is responsible for a series of similar burglaries throughout the state of California, according to the Paso Robles Police Department. Read More …

Paso Robles schools locked down over Snapchat gun threat

After one Paso Robles High School student sent another an image with a handgun, authorities placed four schools on lockdown, or “shelter in place,” on Tuesday.

At about 11 a.m., a student met with Paso Robles police investigators and told them that he received a Snapchat message from another student that depicted the student holding a handgun. Read More …

Officer and bystander rescue person from Paso Robles fire

A Paso Robles police officer and a bystander rescued a person who was lying on the ground inside a smoky apartment that caught fire Sunday afternoon. The victim suffered burns in an apparent kitchen fire but survived.

Shortly before 3 p.m., bystander noticed a fire at an apartment at 2041 Riverside Avenue in Paso Robles. Read More …