The Paso Robles Police Department responded to a fight in progress at Pine St. and 10th St. Thursday afternoon.
When officers arrived they say two 17-year-old males and one 16-year-old male w
ere involved in an altercation.
While speaking with these suspects, police were advised that an 18-year-old male and a 17-year-old male had been stabbed and just arrived at a local hospital.
One victim had four stab wounds to the arm, torso, and pelvis, while the other was stabbed under the arm. Neither victim suffered life threatening wounds.
Officials say the altercation occurred as a result of an unreported theft. The three juvenile suspects contacted at the police department had stolen marijuana products and vape pods from one of the stabbing victims on the previous day. The theft led to the juvenile victim enlisting the help of numerous friends in an attempt to find the three
suspects and recover his stolen items.
At some point, the two groups found one another and a chase occurred through Atascadero and Paso Robles where it ended at the police department where an altercation began and one of the 17-year-old suspects stabbed both victims.
One of the 17-year-old male suspects was arrested and booked for assault with a deadly weapon and theft. Theft charges will be submitted to the DA on the other two juveniles who were released to family.
This is an ongoing investigation and anyone with information is asked to call the Paso Robles Police Department at 805-237-6464.