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Police Find Evidence That Links Cristina Padilla To West Coast Bandit

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Evidence found after police searched the alleged Central Coast Bandit’s Watsonville home links her to several more robberies. Cristina Padilla was arrested nearly two weeks ago on suspicion of robbing six banks throughout Central California. A search warrant issued for Padilla’s house, as well as two vehicles, uncovered clothing she wore during the robberies and demand notes.  She pleaded not ... Read More »

Robbery At Shell Gas Station

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On Monday, at approximately 4:30pm, the Paso Robles Police Department received a 911 telephone call reporting a robbery that just occurred at the Shell gas station, 1244 24th Street. The store clerk told officers that a black male adult, 6’00” tall, in his mid-30’s entered the store and demanded money, telling the clerk he had a gun.   The clerk ... Read More »

Bicyclists From Deadly Crash Identified

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Officials have identified both of the bicyclists involved in a deadly crash in Morro Bay Monday around 11:30 in the morning.   The CHP says 60 year old Bradley Cummins was riding on southbound Highway 1 with 65 year old Alan Stephens, both of Los Osos.   Officers say 29 year old Jessica Goddard, of Cayucos, hit the two cyclists ... Read More »

DUI Stats For Summer

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The 2013 Summer/Labor Day Holiday DUI Mobilization crackdown on drinking drivers has ended and resulted in a significant number of DUI arrests from the Sobriety Checkpoints, Special Saturation Patrols and routine patrol in the San Luis Obispo County “AVOID” DUI Campaign for the past 18 days.   From 12:01 AM Friday August 16th, through Midnight Monday September 2, 2013 officers ... Read More »

One Cyclist Dead After Being Hit By Drunk Driver

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One cyclist is dead and another seriously injured after being hit by a car southbound on Highway One just sought of the Main Street overpass in Morro Bay Monday morning. When police arrived about 11:30, they found the cyclist on the right hand shoulder, and the other over the guard rail. One of the cyclists was pronounced dead at the ... Read More »

New SLO Fire Chief Named

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SLO City Manager Katie Lichtig is pleased to announce the appointment of Garret Olson as the Fire Chief following Chief Hines’ retirement on September 10, 2013. Olson has been the Deputy Fire Chief since August 2012 and comes to the City with 23 years of experience in the Fire service. Before coming to the City of San Luis Obispo, Olson ... Read More »

Community Volunteer Patrol Program Providing Orientation Program Tonight

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The Paso Robles Police Department Community Volunteer Patrol Program (CVPP) is offering an opportunity for the public to learn more about the program and what these volunteers do to assist the Police Department.   Today the CVPP will host an orientation program beginning at 6:00 tonight in the Emergency Operations Center at the Public Safety Center at 900 Park Street. ... Read More »

Local Gang Members Arrested For Carjacking And Robbery

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The Paso Robles Police Department successfully concluded a week long investigation into a series of related crimes which investigators ultimately determined were committed by three local gang members. Detectives with the Special Enforcement Team, with assistance from the San Luis Obispo County Probation Department, were able to identify and arrest 20 year old Arturo Montoya of Paso Robles, 19 year ... Read More »

Marijuana Plants Eradicated From Private Land

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The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office conducted a Marijuana Eradication Operation yesterday on private property. Sheriff’s Narcotics Detectives, along with California National Guard representatives and with the assistance of Santa Barbara County Air Support Unit Copter 2 destroyed about 4,000 marijuana plants worth an estimated potential street value of $12 million dollars.  The plants were located on private land adjacent ... Read More »

Woman Believed To Be Central Coast Bandit Pleads Not Guilty

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The woman believed to be the Central Coast Bandit is due back in court next week for a preliminary hearing. Fifty-year-old Cristina Padilla of Watsonville pleaded not guilty yesterday to committing half-a-dozen bank robberies in Central California since December. She was arrested last Friday after an attempted robbery and high-speed chase in San Luis Obispo County. Her bail has been ... Read More »

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