SHANDON — Deputies are searching the Shandon area Friday morning, Sept. 21, for a parolee believed to be armed and dangerous, the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office reported.
Shandon Elementary and Shandon High School were both sheltering in place while deputies continued to search for parolee Larry Harvey, 27, of Shandon.
Friday morning deputies were dispatched to a disturbance in the north end of Shandon at approximately 8:04 a.m.
While deputies were responding, they determined Harvey was a suspect from Thursday’s report of stolen vehicles and a home burglary. Harvey is believed to have also stolen an additional vehicle on Friday.
California Highway Patrol attempted to contact Harvey, however, he fled. A perimeter was set up and a search began Friday morning, yet, he was not located. Harvey was last seen in the area of Camatti and 4th streets.
The Sheriff’s Office is urging the public to call immediately if they see him and to not make contact.
Harvey is heavily tattooed and was last seen wearing a grey sweatshirt and blue jeans.
A reverse 911 has been issued to residents in the area where Harvey was last seen.
Residents are strongly encouraged to lock their doors, secure their vehicle, and to not leave their keys inside their vehicles.
If anyone has any information on Harvey's location they are encouraged to call Sheriff's Office at 805-781-4550. Information can also be reported anonymously to Crime Stoppers by calling 805-549-STOP (7867) or through their website www.slotips.org.