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 …

Nearly 1,000-home development proposed in Paso Robles

The city of Paso Robles is taking public input on a proposed 915-home development along the city’s southeastern edge.

Known as the Beechwood development, the project is located on an approximately 236-acre property between Meadowlark Road, Beechwood Drive and Creston Road. The city has already approved a specific plan for the area that envisions development at the site. 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 …