Crime

1 suspect at large after Paso Robles probation search leads to 2 arrests, drug charges

Gwendolyn Jane Hawkins, Miles Bryce Strader and Christopher Shawn Boerner.
Gwendolyn Jane Hawkins, Miles Bryce Strader and Christopher Shawn Boerner.

Two people were arrested and one suspect remained at large after a probation search led to the discovery of firearms and drugs in a Paso Robles home Wednesday, the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office said.

A K-9 unit, investigators from the sheriff’s narcotics unit and probation department staff discovered two firearms, 3 ounces of heroin and 8 ounces of suspected methamphetamine in a residence on the 200 block of Kayla Court during the 9:30 a.m. search, according to a news release. More than $8,000 was also found, the release said.

A 22-month-old child who was in the home was turned over to county Child Welfare Services, authorities said.

Gwendolyn Jane Hawkins, 41, of Templeton was being held in lieu of $100,000 bail on suspicion of willful cruelty to a child with the possibility of injury or death, and two charges of possessing a controlled substance for sale. Miles Bryce Strader, 38, of Paso Robles was booked on suspicion of being a felon in possession of a firearm, possession of a controlled substance and in violation of his probation. He was being held in lieu of $20,000 bail. They both remained in County Jail on Thursday afternoon.

Deputies issued a $100,000 warrant for a third person, 36-year-old Christopher Shawn Boerner of Paso Robles, who is wanted on two charges of possessing a controlled substance for sale and child endangerment. Boerner, who was not in the home during the search, lived at the residence and is the father of the child, Sheriff’s Office spokesman Tony Cipolla said.

Megan Henney: 805-781-7915, @megan_henney

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