On Friday, August 24, 2018 officers from the San Luis Obispo County Auto Theft Task Force (SLOCATT) arrested 18-year-old Ricardo Ramirez after he was stopped driving a stolen Lincoln MKZ taken from Paso Robles. Located in the vehicle was a stolen handgun from a residential burglary also within the City of Paso Robles.
SLOCATT along with detectives from the Paso Robles Police Department served a search warrant at Ramirez’s residence. Additional items of evidence were located inside of the residence. Ramirez was linked to two additional auto thefts, and multiple burglary/thefts cases within the City of Paso Robles. Ramirez was transported and booked at the San Luis Obispo County Jail for three counts of felony auto theft and three counts of felony burglary.
This is an ongoing investigation and anyone with information about this case is encouraged to call the Paso Robles Police Department at 805-237-6464. Persons wishing to remain anonymous are encouraged to call Crime Stoppers' 24-hour hotline at 549-STOP or by texting “SLOTIPS” plus your message” to CRIMES (274637).
Media Contact: Stephen Lampe