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Sex offender arrested for prowling in Grover Beach

Richard Eugene Parson
Grover Beach Police Department
Richard Eugene Parson, 43, from San Luis Obispo
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Grover Beach Police Department
Richard Eugene Parson, 43, from San Luis Obispo suspected of prowling outside homes

GROVER BEACH, Calif. - A convicted sex offender was arrested Friday morning after police say he was prowling outside of a Grover Beach home.

At 6:40 a.m., police officers responded to the 1100 block of Refugio Court for a report of a prowler outside a home. A man contacted police after seeing a man in his neighbor's yard.

The neighbor continued to watch the prowler and officers were able to track him down and take him into custody.

Police identified the man as Richard Eugene Parson, 43, of San Luis Obispo. Parson is a convicted a sex offender.

Parson was captured on several home security cameras on the southside of Grover Beach, standing outside homes and sometimes looking through windows. He is believed to have been hanging around the area of Rose Court and La Selva Avenue in addition to Refugio Court.

We Need Your Help!Sex Offender Arrested While ProwlingAt about 6:40 a.m. this morning, Officers responded to the 1100 block of Refugio Ct. for a report of a prowler. A resident found a person in his neighbor's yard and called the police. Thanks to this resident watching the suspect, responding officers were able to track him down quickly and arrest him for Prowling.Since the arrest, officers have identified the man as a convicted sex offender named Richard Eugene Parson, 43, from San Luis Obispo. Mr. Parson was captured on video cameras prowling around two homes on the south side of Grover Beach. So far, investigators have compiled videos from several homes that show Mr. Parson prowling and looking through windows to homes as early as 2:50 a.m. around the neighborhoods of Rose Court, La Selva Ave., and Refugio Ct.**We are asking residents to check their video surveillance footage from last night to see if you have Mr. Parson on your cameras prowling around your home. If you do, please call our dispatch center at (805) 473-4511 so we can have an officer come speak with you and gather the video.Mr. Parson was booked into the San Luis Obispo County Jail for two counts of Prowling and one count of False Identity to a Peace Officer.

Posted by Grover Beach Police Department on Friday, December 13, 2019

The Grover Beach Police Department is asking residents to check their home security footage from Thursday night and early Friday morning to see if there is additional footage of Parson. If you find anything, you are asked to contact the police dispatch center at 805-473-4511. An officer will come speak with you and gather the video.

Parson was booked into the San Luis Obispo County Jail for two counts of Prowling and one count of False Identity to a Peace Officer.

San Luis Obispo County

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