Man arrested for stealing, selling chainsaws online
–On May 12, Paso Robles Police Department officers responded to the 2800 block of School House Circle to a theft report. The resident reportedly accidentally left his garage door open during the nighttime hours and found someone had entered his garage and stole three Stihl chainsaws. Further investigation revealed that Harrison Labarbera (29 years old), of Paso Robles, was selling two of the stolen chainsaws online.
On May 21 at about 11:30 a.m., Labarbera agreed to meet at Pioneer Park to sell one of the chainsaws. Labarbera arrived at the park in a stolen white Nissan Altima, being driven by Miguel Ramos Jr (34 years old), of Paso Robles. Labarbera attempted to sell the chainsaw to an undercover officer. During the sale, officers converged on the area. Ramos attempted to drive away but was stopped by responding units. Labarbera attempted to flee on foot but was quickly caught. One of the stolen chainsaws was recovered.
Harrison Labarbera was arrested for possession of stolen property, conspiracy, and possession of meth. Ramos was arrested for possession of stolen property, driving on a suspended license, providing false ID to a peace officer, possession of drug paraphernalia, conspiracy, violation of probation, and multiple warrants.
We believe Labarbera successfully sold one of the stolen chainsaws. If you purchased a Stihl chainsaw from Labarbera, please contact the Paso Robles Police Department, as we would like to return the saw to its rightful owner.