Early morning calls from Paso Robles residents Thursday led to the arrest of a pair of alleged prowlers by Paso Robles police.
Residents in the 1000 block of Niblick Road reported to police at 5:05 a.m. that three males might be burglarizing vehicles. As they responded, the department received a call from a resident in the 1000 block of Bogey Avenue who reported similar activity.
Soon after, a resident in the 1000 block of Par Avenue reported prowlers in that area. A short time later an officer spotted the suspects crossing the 1100 block of Niblick Road.
The three suspects fled through backyards to evade capture. One, a Paso Robles 16-year-old, was eventually located hiding in a yard in the 1200 block of Katherine Court and was taken into custody.
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An hour later, a resident in the 1200 block of Katherine Court called police to report a prowler in the garage. Officers took him into custody. Investigation revealed that the suspect, who is 17 and from San Miguel, was involved in the earlier incidents.
Both teenagers were booked for prowling and resisting arrest. The 16-year-old was released to the custody of his parents and the 17-year-old was turned over to the San Luis Obispo County Juvenile Services Center for a probation violation hold.
Due to the suspects’ ages, neither is being identified.
The third suspect escaped.
The Paso Robles Police Department said the arrests should remind members of the community to always lock their vehicles and put valuables out of sight — preferably in the trunk — or bring them into the house at night.
“Thieves will break into any vehicle if they think there is something of value to be stolen from it,” according to a department news release.