Released: December 15, 2016 - Thursday, 05:18 PM

Possession of Stolen Property Arrest

Contact: Tony CipollaPhone: (805) 781-4547Date and time of incident: 12-8-16Place of Occurrence: Corner Spring Street and 4th Street, Paso RoblesVictim Information: N/ASuspect Information: Kerry Lynn Allison, 52, Paso Robles On 12-6-16, Sheriff's Deputies responded to a report of a car burglary which had occurred on 11-23-16 in the 22000 block of El Camino Real in Atascadero.
The victim, who works for an out of the area utility company, told Deputies that someone had smashed the window on his 2013 pickup truck and stolen a backpack containing his laptop and other work related equipment valued at more than $14,000. The victim says he was contacted on 12-6-16 by a woman who says she was in possession of his backpack and offered to sell it back to him for $250.
A Detective posing as the victim agreed to meet the woman at the corner of Spring Street and 4th Street in Paso Robles on 12-8-16. At that location the money was exchanged for the backpack. At that time, Detectives arrested the woman for felony possession of stolen property. The suspect has been identified as 52-year-old Kerry Lynn Allison of Paso Robles. She was booked into County Jail. Most of the stolen property has been recovered and returned to its rightful owner.