Crime

Armed-and-dangerous parolee on the loose in Shandon; schools shelter in place

Larry Harvey, 27, a wanted parolee accused of stealing vehicles and burglarizing a home in Shandon, was arrested Friday after a daylong manhunt.
Larry Harvey, 27, a wanted parolee accused of stealing vehicles and burglarizing a home in Shandon, was arrested Friday after a daylong manhunt.

Shandon schools sheltered in place on Friday while the deputies searched for a car theft suspect the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office says may be armed and dangerous.

Larry Harvey, 27, was last seen about 8:04 a.m. in the area of Camatti and 4th streets after allegedly stealing a vehicle, according to a Sheriff’s Office news release.

The incident occurred a day after he was suspected of committing a series of three vehicle thefts and a burglary in the Shandon area.

CHP officers attempted to contact Harvey, but he fled. Law enforcement set up a perimeter and searched the area, but couldn’t locate him.

On Thursday, Harvey allegedly stole a truck, a ranch utility vehicle and a 2008 Chevrolet Malibu. He also reportedly burglarized a home near the 300 block of Truesdale Road.

Harvey, a parolee, is described as heavily tattooed and was last seen wearing a gray sweatshirt and blue jeans.

Students at Shandon High School and Elementary School remain sheltered in place. A reverse 911 alert was issued to residents in the area where Harvey was last seen.

Residents are urged to lock their homes and vehicles and to keep their keys in a secure location.

Anyone who sees Harvey should not attempt to make contact and should call the Sheriff’s Office at 805-781-4550 or Crime Stoppers at 805-549-7867.

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Lindsey Holden: 805-781-7939, @lindseymholden
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