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SBPD Search for Man Who Used Stolen Credit Card

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Santa Barbara police are searching for a man who allegedly used a stolen credit card at a liquor store. Police say the man went to a store on Santa Barbara's Westside around 10:30 p.m. on April 13. in a white pickup truck. Earlier in the evening, a woman had her purse stolen at Santa Barbara Harbor, and she says the man in the white pickup truck used her credit card. If you recognize the person or truck, contact Santa Barbara Police Department Detective John Ingram at (805) 897-2331, or leave an anonymous tip at (805) 897-2386.

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SLO Marathon This Weekend

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The third annual San Luis Obispo Marathon is this weekend. Roads throughout the city will be closed from 4:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. Sunday for the full and half marathon. Race organizers and the city encourage drivers to use Highway 101 to travel between the north and south parts of the city. There are over 4,000 runners signed up for the race. The 5K and fun run will be at the Madonna Meadows on Saturday.

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Downtown Meters Donate to Homeless

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The city of San Luis Obispo on Thursday unveiled seven new downtown meters as part of a pilot program to donate to the homeless. The money raised from the new meters will be donated to the Prado Day Center to help those who ask for money to support addictive or negative habits. People can use the new meters by either swiping a credit card or depositing coins.

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Caltrans and CHP Warn Motorists

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Due to a major storm on the way, Caltrans and the California Highway Patrol (CHP) are reminding motorists to avoid any unnecessary trips and to drive safely tonight and through the weekend by taking the following steps:

  • Reduce your speed in rainy, foggy and windy conditions. Motorists should be aware that spot flooding may occur at any time along any roadway section.
  • Slow down and/or move over when highway workers, law enforcement or tow truck drivers are working on or Read More »

Coroner Releases Cause of Death For Two in Traffic Collision

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Marijuana-budsThe Coroner's Unit of the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Office is releasing the cause of death for the two men involved in a fatal traffic collision in Paso Robles on 2-26-14. Investigators list the cause of death for 26-year-old Jeremy Nathanial Martin of Grover Beach and 24-year-old Christopher Micheal Medina of Paso Robles as multiple blunt force trauma injuries. Results of toxicology tests are pending and are not expected for six to eight weeks.

Investigators have determined the deceased occupant’s car did contain suspected marijuana. It is unknown whether the driver was under the influence of any intoxicants at the time of the collision and w Read More »

Fatal Traffic Accident on SR-154

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On Wednesday afternoon, a fatal traffic collision occurred on SR-154 westbound, just west of San Antonio Creek Road.  The collision involved a Hyundai Sedan, which struck the embankment adjacent the dirt shoulder north of the roadway.  The passenger side of the Hyundai collided with the front of a Lexus traveling westbound at the same location. 

The Hyundai was facing southbound on the shoulder and the Lexus was facing westbound in the westbound lane when both vehicle came to rest.  California Highway Patrol Officers, Santa Barbara Sheriff’s Deputies, Santa Barbara County Fire Department, and Cal Trans personnel responded to the scene. 

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Phone Scam Preys on Elderly Residents

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The San Luis Obispo Police Department has responded to several calls from elderly residents who have been defrauded of thousands of dollars in what is commonly called the “Grandparent Scam.”

In these types of scams, suspects will call an elderly victim and claim to be a grandchild, nephew, niece, or other relative. The suspects will tell the victim that they have been arrested in a foreign country or have been in an accident in a foreign country and are in need of money for bail or medical expenses.

The scam will often utilize a second suspect who will pretend to be a lawyer, doctor, or other “official” who will instruct the victim on how to Read More »

Two Fatal Accidents Yesterday

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Two fatal accidents to tell you about. Two people were killed when their car passed in front of a pickup truck on Union Road and Highway 41 yesterday afternoon. People in the pickup might have been injured. Paso P.D. is investigating.  

 A little earlier Santa Barbara County Fire Department responded to a head-on vehicle accident on Highway 154, 1/4 mile north of San Antonio Creek Rd. The accident involved an SUV and a mid-sized sedan. 

One person, a 31-year-old man from Nipomo, died at the scene and another was treated for minor injuries.  Highway 154 was closed in both directions.  The road was wet at the time of the accident due to rain.&nbs Read More »

Emergency Services Warns Residents of Storms

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rain-kidsThe San Luis Obispo County Office of Emergency Services is urging residents, businesses, and others to prepare ahead of time for the predicted storms soon to arrive in our county. With the potential for significant rainfall and strong winds Friday, we should be prepared for power outages, check roof drains to make sure they are clear, stockpile needed emergency supplies, double check to make sure radios and phones are fully charged, have back up batteries for portable radios, phones, and flashlights and otherwise get as well prepared as possible.

Anyone who thinks their home or business could be flooded should take precautions before a storm arrives. These precautions include ob Read More »

Shooting Suspect Captured

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A man police have been looking for in a shooting last November has been captured.
On November 21, 2013 at approximately 7:45 PM, San Luis Obispo Police Officers were dispatched to the 400 block of Buena Vista regarding the report of a shooting that occurred inside of a residence. When officers arrived they found the victim, identified as 22-yea- old Geoffrey Hyde, had sustained a gunshot wound in his back. Hyde was treated at the scene by San Luis Obispo Fire Department personnel and transported to a local hospital. Hyde underwent emergency surgery and was admitted into the hospital where he remains in stable condition.

San Luis Obispo Police investigators were called in to investigate this crim Read More »

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