Guns, drugs, toddler turn up at Paso Robles probation search

March 30, 2017

Gwendolyn Jane Hawkins and Michael Bryce Strader

A probation search conducted at a Paso Robles home Wednesday morning led to the discovery of an apparent drug dealing operation, as well as a pair of guns and a toddler. The search concluded with two arrests, while one suspect remains at large.

Around 9:30 a.m., the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Narcotics Unit, a sheriff’s K9 and probation department personnel searched at a home in the 200 block of Kayla Ct. During the search, investigators discovered two firearms, one of which was loaded.

Authorities also found about eight ounces of a substance suspected to be methamphetamine, approximately three ounces of heroin, more than $8,000, a scale and drug paraphernalia, a sheriff’s office press release states. Officers likewise found a 22-month old child in the home.

Investigators turned the toddler over to Child Welfare Services and arrested Michael Bryce Strader, 38, of Paso Robles and Gwendolyn Jane Hawkins, 41, of Templeton. Deputies charged Strader with being a felon in possession of a firearm, possession of a controlled substance and violating his probation. Hawkins was charged with willful cruelty to a child with the possibility of injury or death and two charges of possession of a controlled substance for sale.

Christopher Shawn Boerner

Authorities booked Strader and Hawkins into the San Luis Obispo County Jail, where both remain in custody as of Thursday morning. Strader’s bail is set at $20,000 and Hawkins’ bail is set at $100,000.

Sheriff’s officials have issued a $100,000 arrest warrant for Christopher Shawn Boerner, 36, of Paso Robles. Boerner is wanted on two charges of possession of a controlled substance for sale and child endangerment.

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I wish people had a little more kindness in their comments. So judgmental, this could be someone you know and love and care about. Im sad to see this. Chris I hope you man up and not leave her sitting there on her own. Keep your chin up, take this time to see where it brought the the three of you, its only going to get worse if you keep doing the same ole same ole. Take care, a friend from long ago.

Remember in Breaking Bad when Jessie Pinkman had his dealings with the drug dealing couple with the little kid? These methheads look like those methheads from BB. Sad there is a child involved. Of course in BB, the man had an ATM squash his head.