Vehicle Burglaries Suspect Arrested
September 26, 2023 - San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office officials report that on September 19, 2023, a suspect wanted in connection with a string of vehicle burglaries in the San Luis Obispo and Avila Beach areas was arrested. Andre Stoner of Paso Robles was arrested by Paso Robles Police on unrelated charges.
On September 15, 2023, the Sheriff’s Office issued a press release asking the public for help in identifying a suspect who was associated with 23 vehicle burglaries in the month of August. Those burglaries occurred in the Bob Jones Trailhead parking lot in Avila Beach and the Reservoir Canyon Trailhead parking lot in San Luis Obispo. We received a number of tips from the public identifying the suspect as Andre Stoner.
Many of the burglaries resulted in broken vehicle windows and purses and wallets being taken. Deputies were able to identify an additional suspect and on August 29, 2023, 28-year-old Joy Thompson was arrested for several charges including burglary and ID theft.
Burglary charges against Stoner have been filed with the District Attorney's Office.
The Sheriff's Office would like to thank the public for their help in identifying the suspect in this case which led to his arrest.
DATE AND TIME OF INCIDENT: 9-19-2023
PLACE OF OCCURANCE: PASO ROBLES
VICTIM INFORMATION: N/A
SUSPECT INFORMATION: ANDRE MICHAEL STONER, 37, PASO ROBLES
Source & photo: San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office