Serial thief arrested in Paso Robles

February 21, 2020

Ryan Dutra


Paso Robles police arrested a 41-year-old man with an extensive criminal history on Friday for multiple crimes after linking him to a stolen car found parked on the 300 block of Oak Street.

After discovering Ryan Dutra had parked the stolen Nissan Altima, officers tried to contact Dutra inside a residence. Dutra fled, but officers quickly apprehended him.

Officers then found keys to the stolen car with Dutra’s belongings and paperwork with Dutra’s name on it inside the vehicle.

Officers booked Dutra into the San Luis Obispo County Jail for auto theft, being under the influence, resisting arrest and a felony warrant. His bail is set at $20,000.

Dutra is well known to law enforcement throughout the county. In 2014, police linked Dutra to a series of burglaries and vehicle break-ins from Los Angeles County to Paso Robles. His criminal record also includes convictions for receiving stolen property, theft, possession of a deadly weapon, possession of a controlled substance, DUI, forgery, evading police officers and driving with a suspended license, according to court records.


Twelve strikes and you’re out??


Difficult to follow one’s protestant religious beliefs when the first reaction is to hope somebody “drops the hammer*” on this incorrigible stealer of memories, keepsakes, and sense of safety and security.

* drop-the-hammer: arcane reference to pistol or firearm discharge.


Please tell me why the bail is so low….. and why do they keep putting this punk back on the streets?

Lock him up and throw away the key.


Maybe they feel sorry for him because of that haircut…