On Sunday, August 24, at approximately 4:35PM the PRPD received a report of the theft of a dog from a pet store in the 700 block of 6th Street. Officers responded and determined that a white female adult had entered the business at approximately 2:40PM and stolen an eleven week old tan and white English bulldog puppy valued at $900.00. The suspect’s actions were captured on the business surveillance video. The suspect was observed to take the dog from an enclosure and then conceal the dog under her one piece dress. The suspect walked out of the store without incident and the theft was discovered approximately two hours later.
PRPD officers conducted follow-up investigation and identified the suspect as 24 year old Atascadero resident Allison Rae Trammel. Through this investigation, the dog was located and recovered at approximately 3:50PM on today’s date at a residence in the 500 block of Palm Court in Paso Robles. The dog was found to be in good health and was returned to the victim business.
Trammel is known to frequent the cities of Atascadero and Paso Robles, along with the unincorporated areas of northern SLO County. She is possibly driving a red or maroon colored Kia Optima 4 door passenger car. 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.