Paso Robles parolee breaks into teen girl’s home
January 8, 2016
Police arrested a 35-year-old parolee after he twice broke into the Paso Robles home of a 17-year-old girl on Wednesday. The teen was the only person home at the time.
Paso Robles man Jesse Torres allegedly attempted to open several cars in the neighborhood before breaking into the house. Torres was reportedly under the influence of a controlled substance at the time.
Around 4:48 p.m., Paso Robles officers responded to the 1500 block of Park Street. Two citizens reported seeing a suspicious person attempting to open several locked cars.
Officers located Torres, who matched the description of the suspect. Police detained him on 18th Street.
The officers then learned Torres had entered the front door of a nearby home that was unlocked. When Torres entered the home, the 17-year-old girl screamed and yelled at him, according to a police department news release.
The teen’s dog protected her by barking and growling at Torres, who then left the home. The girl locked the door, but a few moments later, Torres removed a window screen.
Torres entered the home again, this time going through an unlocked window near the front door. He stole a set of car keys from a table and quickly left the house through the front door.
The parolee did not assault the girl, and she did not suffer any injuries.
Both the original witnesses and the teen identified Torres as the suspect. Police arrested him on charges of residential burglary, vehicle tampering, being under the influence of a controlled substance and a parole violation.
Officers booked Torres into the San Luis Obispo County Jail in lieu of $50,000 bail.