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Four young suspects arrested for felony burglary 

Skinner, Tucker, Esparza arrested

Joel Skinner, Phillip Tucker, and Matthew Esparza were arrested following a burglary at a local business.

On Monday night, at approximately 11:55 p.m., Paso Robles police officers were dispatched to the 700 block of 24th St. for a burglary alarm activation. Upon arrival, officers discovered the front window to the business, Campo Ceramics, had been smashed.

There was also extensive damage to the interior of the business as the suspects smashed several glass display cabinets in order to steal the property. The initial loss to the business was estimated to be approximately $4,000 in merchandise including clothing and jewelry.

Several hours later, officers were able to locate a subject in the 1200 block of Spring St. who matched the description to the suspects captured on the victim business’ security cameras. Phillip Tucker, 18, of Paso Robles was found to have stolen property in his possession and was placed under arrest, according to a police report.

As additional evidence was located, the investigation continued with the assistance of the special enforcement team. Throughout the next twelve hours, three more suspects were located and arrested for their involvement in the theft.

During these arrests, stolen property was recovered that was identified as belonging to the victim business. The following suspects have been arrested in connection with the commercial burglary:

  • Phillip Tucker, 18, of Paso Robles- Burglary (felony), conspiracy to commit a crime (felony), grand theft (felony), and false report of a crime (misdemeanor).
  • Joel Skinner, 18, of Paso Robles- Burglary (felony), conspiracy to commit a crime
    (felony), grand theft (felony), and false report of a crime (misdemeanor).
  • Matthew Esparza, 19, of Paso Robles-Burglary (felony), conspiracy to commit a
    crime (felony).
  • A 14-year-old juvenile, whose name will not be released due to his age, was also arrested in connection with this crime for burglary (felony), conspiracy to commit a crime (felony), and grand theft (felony).



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