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Police make arrests for theft and drugs at Barney Schwartz Park 

Police make arrests for theft and drugs at Barney Schwartz Park

Crime at Barney Schwartz

Jesse Lee Wallraven, 26.

On Thursday, June 27, 2013 at about 9:07 p.m., Paso Robles police received a report of a suspicious subject attempting to enter vehicles parked in the lot at Barney Schwartz Park, 2979 Union Road.

Officers responded and located the subject who was detained without incident. This subject was identified as 26-year-old Paso Robles resident Jesse Lee Wallraven.

As a result of this investigation, it was determined that Wallraven had entered more than one vehicle at the park and stolen personal property. Wallraven was found in possession of this stolen property and narcotics paraphernalia and was arrested for those charges, as well as petty theft. He was later booked into the SLO County Jail.

Wallraven was in the company of a 15-year-old male subject who was found to be in possession of heroin. This juvenile was arrested without incident and booked into the SLO County Juvenile Services Center. He is a Paso Robles resident and is not being identified due to his age.

The Paso Robles Police Department would like to take this opportunity to remind the community of some crime prevention tips:

  • Always lock your vehicle and put valuables out of sight, preferably in the trunk or bring them into the house at night. Thieves will break into any vehicle if they think there is something of value to be stolen from it. Thieves know that briefcases may contain checkbooks, wallets, watches, calculators, and other small electronics. Similarly, they are aware that many gym bags contain jewelry, keys, cash, and personal stereos, etc.
  • After removing valuables from view, lock your car doors. This will discourage some of the more casual thieves, the ones looking for the opportunity to steal. It will also deter those who would go into an unlocked car to look for a trunk or hood release button in order to steal auto parts or the contents of the trunk.
  • Report suspicious activity while it is happening. This could save you or your neighbor from being victimized. Call 9-1-1 and stay on the line if you see or hear something that seems unusual or suspicious.

Anyone with information about these events is asked to call PRPD. Persons wishing to remain anonymous can contact Crime Stoppers at 805-549-STOP or submit a Web Tip from the Crime Stoppers website at You can also submit a “TEXT TIP” by texting “slotips” and your message to CRIMES (or 274637). You do not have to give your name.

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