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Paso Robles man arrested for allegedly stealing power tools

Dustin Orton
Dustin Orton

A 28-year-old Paso Robles man has been arrested on suspicion of stealing power tools from Orchard Supply Hardware.

On Aug. 9, a suspect was captured by security cameras allegedly stealing the items from the store at 2005 Theatre Drive. Police distributed the photograph on social media asking for the public’s help in identifying the man.

On Aug. 12, the Paso Robles Police Department received an anonymous tip that the person shown in the image was Dustin Anthony Orton.

Orton was located in the 200 block of Melody Street and questioned about his involvement in the theft. Orton admitted that he was responsible and handed over the stolen property to officers, according to the department.

Orton was taken into custody on several theft-related charges and an unrelated outstanding warrant. He was booked into San Luis Obispo County Jail but is no longer in custody.

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