Released: September 15, 2023 - Friday, 02:51 PM

Vehicle Burglaries

Contact: Tony CipollaPhone: (805) 781-4547Date and time of incident: 8-29-2023Place of Occurrence: Bob Jones Trailhead parking lot, Avila Beach Reservoir Canyon Trailhead parking lot, San Luis ObispoVictim Information: N/ASuspect Information: Joy Delores Thompson, 28, Paso Robles White Male AdultOn 8-29-2023 Sheriff's Deputies arrested a woman associated with a number of vehicle burglaries which occurred in the Bob Jones Trailhead parking lot in Avila Beach and the Reservoir Canyon Trailhead parking lot in San Luis Obispo. And Deputies are searching for another suspect in connection with this crime.
In the month of August, Deputies received a total of 23 vehicle burglary reports at those two locations. Many of these burglaries resulted in broken vehicle windows and purses and wallets being taken. Deputies conducted a follow up investigation which resulted in the identification of a suspect, 28-year-old Joy Thompson of Paso Robles. Thompson was arrested for a number of charges including burglary and ID theft.
Deputies are continuing to search for an additional suspect who is a white male adult as seen in surveillance photos. If anyone has information on this suspect they are asked to call the Sheriff's Office at 805-781-4550.
One of the associated vehicles is approximately a 2012 Hyundai Elantra. It has been seen at several burglary locations.
The Sheriff's Office wants to remind the public to always keep your valuables with you or place them in the trunk while on the trails.