Released: March 7, 2024 - Thursday, 03:03 PM

Burglary Suspect Arrested Update

Contact: Tony CipollaPhone: (805) 781-4547Date and time of incident: 3-5-2024, Approximately 3:30 PMPlace of Occurrence: 2300 block Theatre Drive, Paso RoblesVictim Information: N/ASuspect Information: Louis Elvenway Spear, 44, no known city of residenceThe Sheriff's Office is identifying the suspect arrested on 3-5-2024 for burglary.
He is identified as 44-year-old Louis Elvenway Spear.
Spear was arrested in the 2300 block of Theatre Drive in Paso Robles. He is suspected of burglarizing a home in Avila Beach. The vehicle he was driving was a 2017 silver Jeep Wrangler that had been reported stolen out of Isla Vista in Santa Barbara County. That vehicle was later found abandoned behind the Target store on Theatre Drive. Spear was located and arrested without incident at a nearby fast-food restaurant. The stolen vehicle was recovered.
Sheriff's Detectives believe Spear may have been involved in similar crimes in San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara counties. Anyone with additional information on this or other incidents is asked to contact Sheriff's Detective Gower Slane at 805-781-4913.