Paul Brown’s car broken into, again
January 21, 2012
During a Thursday night string of car burglaries in San Luis Obispo, a thief broke out former City Councilman Paul Brown’s car window and pilfered a few items.
Police said seven cars were burglarized including four in the Oceanaire Drive area, one on Tank Farm Road and two near the intersection of Foothill Boulevard and Patricia Drive.
In each of the burglaries, police said the victims had left valuable items in “plain view” including two purses, two wallets, a camera bag, a backpack, a video security system and a duffel bag.
“In five of the burglaries, the suspect(s) used an unknown object to smash the window closest to the visible property,” police said in a press release. “In one case, a convertible top was cut with a knife, and in the last case the vehicle was left unlocked.”
A few weeks ago, a thief snatched Brown’s unregistered 38 caliber revolver and a loaded semi-automatic pistol he left in the center console of his unlocked car when he went home for the evening. Brown discovered the guns were missing and reported the theft to police.
On Wednesday, Brown resigned from his officer-training position with the Morro Bay Police department. The department is still in the process of investigating the stolen guns incident, and officials would not say if the resignation was connected to the gun issue.
Brown was the longtime owner of Mothers Tavern, and made an unsuccessful bid for mayor of San Luis Obispo in 2010.