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Two Men Arrested After Carjacking In Santa Maria

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It happened Sunday around 3:35 a.m. near Boone and Thornburg. Santa Maria Police say a victim from Santa Maria came to the police station and told officers two people carjacked them at gunpoint. Officers found the vehicle Sunday evening in an alley in the 1700 block of South Thornburg and later arrested Daniel Reyes Arroyo, 22, and Victor Zurita Santos, ... Read More »

Black Bear Spotted At Morro Rock

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At about 6:30 am yesterday Morro Bay Police received a call from a person who reported seeing a Black Bear near the north side of Morro Rock.   A coordinated response from California State Parks, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Morro Bay Police Department, Morro Bay Fire Department, Morro Bay Harbor Patrol, and the San Luis Obispo County Animal ... Read More »

Additional Charges Filed Against Sword Wielding Man

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Yesterday, the San Luis Obispo County District Attorney's Office filed an additional 11 charges against 36-year-old Charles Haig Guenther.   The San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Office arrested Guenther on Tuesday for a domestic violence incident in Los Osos. Guenther was already charged with assault with a deadly weapon and inflicting corporal injury on a spouse, with the anticipation the ... Read More »

Moriarty Booked Into SLO County Jail On Charges Of Fraud And Embezzlement

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A local businessman accused of securities fraud and embezzlement is back in San Luis Obispo County. Al Moriarty was arrested Sunday in Kitsap County, Washington on a $5 million arrest warrant issued out of San Luis Obispo County. The 79-year-old owner of Moriarty Enterprises was booked into the San Luis Obispo County Jail Thursday night and will expected to be ... Read More »

Man Arrested After Allegedly Attacking Roommate With Knife

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Yesterday the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Office received a call of an assault in the 1400 block of Gateway Drive in Heritage Ranch. When deputies arrived, they found the victim, 55-year-old Robert Criste Curran Jr. with a knife injury to the neck. He was transported to a local hospital.  He is expected to survive. The investigation revealed there had ... Read More »

Grand Jury Reports Inmate Population Down, Contraband Still An Issue At CMC

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The effect of AB 109 one year after its implementation at CMC is one of the key findings described in the 2012-2013 San Luis Obispo County Grand Jury inspection report, based on its state-mandated annual inquiry into the conditions of prisons within the county. The Grand Jury report notes that AB 109 has reduced CMC's inmate population by approximately 1,000 ... Read More »

Body Found Floating In Water Off Avila Beach Identified

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Officials are investigating the cause of death of a man who was found dead, floating in the water in Avila Beach.  The man is identified as 37-year-old Chad Henry Hebert.  He was found yesterday morning at about 9:10 off Olde Port Beach. He was believed to be staying on a relative's boat moored in Port San Luis Harbor. A kayak ... Read More »

Investigation Continues After Arrest Of Man Who Attacked Wife With Samurai Sword

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The San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Office is still investigating why a man attacked his wife with a samurai sword. 36-year-old Charles Haig Guenther was arrested on Tuesday for a domestic violence incident in Los Osos. The victim received injuries to her hands, fingers, stomach and leg. Guenther is charged with assault with a deadly weapon and inflicting corporal injury ... Read More »

SLO Teen Killed In Utah Rock Slide

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A young San Luis Obispo resident died Tuesday in Utah.  19-year-old Christine Allen fell off a rock cliff in Kane Creek, about five hours southeast of Salt Lake City. The Allen family had just picked up their daughter from college in Wyoming and set out to go camping in Kane Creek. The San Juan County Sheriff's Office says the family ... Read More »

VAFB Fire Contained

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Firefighters contained the brush fire that broke-out at Vandenberg Air Force Base within two hours after it ignited yesterday afternoon. VAFB fire officials say it burned between seven and 10 acres about a half-mile north of San Antonio Road West. A section of Highway 1 was shut down in the area while crews contained the fire. Read More »

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