Teen suspected of burglarizing three Paso Robles homes

clambert@thetribunenews.comJune 14, 2013 

Thomas Justice Roufs, 18, of rural Paso Robles was arrested Thursday, June 13, 2013, on suspicion of three counts of felony burglary. Original story »

An 18-year-old North County resident was arrested this week in connection to three residential burglaries in Paso Robles.

Thomas Justice Roufs, who lives outside the city limits, was arrested on suspicion of three counts of felony burglary and booked into San Luis Obispo County Jail. He remained there Friday in lieu of $150,000 bail.

According to Paso Robles police, Officer Christopher McGuire located fingerprints at the scene of a May 28 residential burglary on Running Stag Way, which were sent to the Sheriff’s Office crime lab for analysis and subsequently linked to Roufs.

A search warrant prepared by McGuire was served at Roufs’ residence, which led to his arrest and the recovery of stolen property from the May 28 burglary, according to a news release.

Police said they later linked Roufs to two other residential burglaries on May 28 on Sycamore Canyon Road and Cedarwood Drive. Officers also recovered items estimated to be worth several thousand dollars, including electronics, jewelry and a .357-caliber revolver.

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