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On October 5, 2018, at approximately 7:45am, Paso Robles
Police Officers arrested Paso Robles resident Jesus Chavarria near Georgia
Brown Elementary School. Chavarria was arrested for annoying a child under the
age of 18, being under the influence of a controlled substance and possession
of a controlled substance.
Paso Robles Police Officers were dispatched to Georgia Brown
Elementary School around 7:45am Friday morning after a group of children
reported to school officials that a suspicious man approached them and asked if
they wanted candy. Officers quickly canvassed the area and located 43-year-old
Jesus Chavarria standing on the corner of 34th Street and Oak Street. The
school children identified Chavarria as the man that had approached them.
Officers completed a drug evaluation on Chavarria and
arrested him for being under the influence of a controlled substance and for
possession of suspected methamphetamine. Chavarria, was booked at San Luis
Obispo County Jail for annoying a child under the age of 18, being under the
influence of a controlled substance and possession of a controlled substance.
The Paso Robles Police Department would like to commend
these children for doing the right thing! Remembering, “If you see something,
say something.” We encourage parents to talk with their children about personal
safety and awareness. Encourage your children to stay alert to their
surroundings and immediately contact the police department or a school official
if they observe something or someone that appears suspicious.
This investigation is ongoing and any further information
should be forward to the department at 805-237-6464.
Persons who would like to remain anonymous and have
information about this crime or any others are encouraged to call Crime
Stoppers' 24-hour hotline at 549-STOP or by texting “SLOTIPS” plus your
message” to CRIMES (274637).