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.
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