On Friday, April 19, at approximately 7:30 a.m. the Paso Robles Police Department received a report of a residential burglary in the 400 block of Olive Street. PRPD officers conducted an investigation and learned that over two-thousand dollars’ worth of tools had been stolen from this residence which was undergoing a renovation.
A witness was able to describe the involved suspects and the vehicle which they were driving, and stated this burglary occurred at approximately 12:30 a.m. on April 19th.
During this investigation, PRPD officers were also able to locate latent fingerprints left behind by the suspect(s).
Working with technicians from the SLO County Crime Lab, these latent fingerprints were processed and one of the suspects was identified as 31-year-old San Luis Obispo County resident Chad Michael Giacomazza.
On Saturday, April 20, at approximately 8:00 a.m., PRPD officers and deputies from the SLO County Sheriff’s Office went to Giacomazza’s residence in the 3900 block of Buena Vista Drive. Giacomazza was located there and arrested without incident. His associate, 20-year-old San Luis Obispo County resident Andrea Lynn Neider, was also located at the residence and arrested. During a search of the property, several of the stolen items were recovered and later returned to the victim in this case.
Giacomazza was booked into the SLO County Jail for burglary, possession of stolen property, and criminal conspiracy. Neider was booked into the SLO County Jail for burglary and criminal conspiracy.