SLO County parolee removes tracking device

March 1, 2013
Ronald Digirolamo

Ronald Digirolamo

The San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office is searching for a 43-year-old parolee who removed his GPS tracking device.

Ronald Digirolamo served jail time on a felony domestic violence charge. The sheriff’s parole released him on Feb. 12 on the condition that he wear the tracking device.

Investigators learned on Wednesday that Digirolamo’s GPS tracker had been altered, and they later discovered the device in the Grover Beach area.

Digirolamo is not considered dangerous, but the sheriff’s office has issued a warrant for his arrest.

Since 2010, when California began transferring parole violators to county jails to lessen prison crowding, law enforcement has issued more than 3,400 arrest warrants for GPS tamperers in the state. The majority of California warrants issued for GPS tampering are for convicted sex offenders.

The maximum penalty for GPS tampering is 180 days in jail, and many offenders do not serve the full time.

 

 


8 Comments

  1. rosewinslet410 says:

    Not considered dangerous” is certainly an odd statement considering law enforcement officers consider domestic violence call one of the most dangerous to respond respond to.
    the guy is a convicted felon. when they find him, no doubt a “felony stop” will be performed and yet he’s not considered dangerous? Very strange.
    Reference: http://www.mcmsecurity.com/gps-vehicle-satellite-tracking.html

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  2. r0y says:

    Reminds me of what happened on Justified when that guy had his foot chopped off… they found the GPS tracking device sitting there… in a puddle of blood with a foot a short distance away… *shiver*

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  3. Pelican1 says:

    “Not considered dangerous” is certainly an odd statement considering law enforcement officers consider domestic violence call one of the most dangerous to respond respond to.
    the guy is a convicted felon. when they find him, no doubt a “felony stop” will be performed and yet he’s not considered dangerous? Very strange.

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  4. SanSimeonSam says:

    Not dangerous …hmmm We might want to ask his domestic partner about that. This guy should be caught and sent back to prision….You give the guy a break and then he snubs his nose at us. But lets send him out of state, like to Arizona or Kansas where it will cost 10′s of thousands of dollars less per year to incarcerate him…In fact why dont we do that will all the prisoners…Send them to the states that have made a cottage industry out of housing prisoners from other states for a profit. It would save the taxpayers millions upon millions of dollars now and in pensions later

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    • BeenThereDoneThat says:

      I agree. Not dangerous? As a reminder the shooting of the cops in Santa Cruz earlier in the week. The guy was going to be questioned on sexual assualt and a misdermeaner charge and shot and killed both the officers The guy above is a felon.

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    • OnTheOtherHand says:

      Not all domestic violence situations are equal. I don’t know the details of this guy’s case and he may well be dangerous. But I also know that the combination of a vindictive ex-spouse, insufficient financial resources to mount a good legal defense and a prosecutor hunting a reputation can result in convictions for charges far more serious than actually justified.

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    • Zuma7 says:

      lOL…he just needs a hug and some group therapy, and .
      some government hand-outs. That’s all he needs to become
      a better person…….(wink).

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