Public tips lead to arrest of Paso Robles man for burglary

September 25, 2023

Andre Stoner


A 37-year-old Paso Robles man is facing criminal charges after tipsters identified him as a suspect in a string of vehicle burglaries in Pismo Beach and San Luis Obispo.

In August, deputies received 23 vehicle burglary reports from the Bob Jones Trailhead parking lot in Avila Beach and the Reservoir Canyon Trailhead parking lot in San Luis Obispo. Many of the burglaries involved broken windows and purses and wallets being stolen, according to the SLO County Sheriff’s Office.

On Aug. 29, deputies arrested 28 -year-old Joy Delores Thompson on charges of burglary and identity theft. They then asked for the public’s help identifying a second suspect who had been captured in surveillance videos.

Tipsters identified the second suspect as Andre Stoner.

On unrelated drug charges, Paso Robles Police officers arrested Stoner last week. Stoner, who is no longer in custody, is now facing burglary charges.

“The Sheriff’s Office would like to thank the public for their help in identifying the suspect in this case which led to his arrest,” according to the SLO County Sheriff’s Office.

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“Andre Stoner”, gotta love that.

Stoner facing drug charges. Could have been a great headline.

And he’s no longer in custody why? And you don’t think he was doing auto burglaries while he was out on joke/bail? This insanity has got to stop.

No room at the inn, no money for law enforcement. Get used to it.

Lol no money for law enforcement? When was the last time you looked at a municipal or state budget? Clearly you prefer to just say things

Unfortunately the reality of bail has always been based on flight risk or danger to community… and burglary has never ranked high on that. Again that is how it has always been, this is not entirely some new liberal thing.