Crime

Home burglaries spike in Paso Robles

The Paso Robles Public Safety Center on Park Street.
The Paso Robles Public Safety Center on Park Street. jjohnston@thetribunenews.com

Paso Robles police are warning residents to lock their doors and secure their homes following a string of residential burglaries in the last month.

Sgt. David Bouffard said 10 homes on the east side of the city — east of River Road — have been burglarized this month, nine of which occurred in the last seven days. By comparison, Bouffard said the city recorded one home burglary in all of November 2014.

Bouffard said in each case the burglar or burglars entered homes through unlocked rear windows or sliding glass doors. A total monetary loss has not yet been calculated, but the burglars have taken jewelry, electronic gaming items and cash, he said.

The department’s Detective Bureau is investigating the incidents to identify possible suspects involved but are asking residents to make sure homes and vehicles are secured when unoccupied.

Anyone with information about the burglaries or who has seen suspicious activity should call the Police Department at 237-6464.

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