SLO-CAP rolls out new name and logo to reflect its core programs for the prevention of child abuse. Center for Family Strengthening will continue to partner with family support organizations in SLO County to ensure that strong families are a community priority. The new name change with logo is effective immediately. “Child abuse is preventable by strengthening families and fostering healthy development of children…” said Lisa Fraser, Executive Director of Center for Family Strengthening. “Our new name reflects this family strengthening approach for the prevention of child abuse.”Read More »
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Two health notes for you. A Cal Poly employee has been diagnosed with bacterial meningitis. Cal Poly says the employee is being treated and that the university is “working closely with the County Public Health Department to identify employees with whom this person has been in contact and advise them on receiving preventive medical treatment.” .And a possible case of measles has been reported in Santa Barbara County. The Santa Barbara County Health Department says more testing will need to be done.Read More »
The SLO County D.A.’s office has announced the filing of a misdemeanor complaint charging Joseph Mondo of Paso Robles with Vehicular Manslaughter. The case arises out of an incident that occurred on November 28th, 2014, on Nacimiento Lake Rd west of Paso Robles. It is alleged that Mr. Mondo struck and killed bicyclist Lee Hekyung Craig of Los Angeles, and severely injured another bicyclist, Lawrence Chong of Seal Beach. Mr. Mondo is due to appear for arraignment on February 11, 2015, at 8:30 in Dept. 10.Read More »
On January 29, at approximately 1:09 am, SLOPD officers responded to the intersection of Broad and Industrial for a stabbing that had just occurred. Officers arrived to find the victim with a puncture wound to his abdomen. Daniel Allen and the victim are acquaintances but were not together prior to the attack. According to the victim and a witness, the attack was unprovoked and came without warning. The victim and a witness provided the name and a description of 43-year-old Allen stating he fled on foot prior to officers arriving. The victim was transported to Sierra Vista by ambulance where he was admitted for treatment.
Officers located Allen a short time later at the Edna Valley Shell station, Broad and Tank Farm. Allen was taken into custody without incident and was subsequently booked at the San Luis Obispo Coun Read More »
Two incidents occurred in San Luis Obispo County, while the other four were reported in Santa Barbara. According to Collier, there have already been a handful of sightings since the beginning of the month. In the past 15 years, there have been more than 80 attacks reported off the Pacific Coast.
Collier says the majority of unprovoked shark attacks off the Pacific Coast in California have involved great white sharks. Read More »
The reporting parties were two adult females who had been walking together through the park closest to 12th Street. These two victims noticed the suspect walking towards them exposing himself. The suspect then got into a vehicle parked nearby and drove off.
The suspect was described as a white male adult in his mid-30’s, six feet tall, medium build, bald or shaved head, full beard medium length, wearing a light blue charcoal colored zip up sweatshirt and khaki colored shorts.
The suspect’s vehicle was described as a white 4 door Toyota Prius with all black powder coated custom rims.< Read More »
A man holding police at bay during a four hour standoff in Santa Maria was taken into custody peacefully about 9 last night. The suspect was wanted for a domestic violence warrant. SWAT was called out. Police fired tear gas into a mobile home near La Brea and A Street. The suspect surrendered and was taken to jail.Read More »
Santa Barbara County District Attorney Joyce E. Dudley has announced the guilty verdicts in the first Human Trafficking jury trial in Santa Barbara County. Defendant Brannon Lawrence Pitcher was found guilty, as charged, of two counts of human trafficking of a minor, as well as the Special Allegation that defendant used force, fear, fraud, deceit, and violence while trafficking the minor victim in Count 1. Defendant was also found guilty of one misdemeanor count of possession of methamphetamine and 73 counts of disobeying a court order.Read More »