Sunday, July 24th, 2016


Arroyo Grande Couple Suspected Of Auto Thefts


An Arroyo Grande couple suspected of committing a large amount of auto and mail theft burglaries during a crime spree that stretched from Pismo Beach to Carpinteria is arrested and behind bars.  Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested 33 year old Zachary Hamlin and his girlfriend, 39 year old Amy Northcote on August 8th following a citizen tip and traffic …

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Robbery At Coast Hills Federal Credit Union


Yesterday about 4 p.m., officers from the Atascadero Police Department were dispatched Coast Hills Federal Credit Union on 8900 Pueblo Avenue for a report of a robbery that had just occurred.  The suspect had entered the business and demanded money from one of the bank tellers.  The suspect then exited the business and possibly entered a vehicle parked in the area …

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More Than Ten Thousand Marijuana Plants Discovered In SLO County


Members of the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Narcotics Task Force along with state and federal authorities discovered more than 10,000 marijuana plants in two marijuana growing operations in the county. Illegal marijuana grows, such as these found on private property and public lands, and present a very real danger to the public's safety.  This week detectives destroyed almost seven …

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Road Rage Ends In Suicide


On August 7 the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Office received a 911 call regarding a report of shots fired at a pickup truck in the 100 block of Hondonada Road in rural Arroyo Grande. Detectives believe the incident began when a car driven by 56-year-old Robert Hernandez was attempting to turn left onto Appy Way off Lopez Drive when …

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Wanted Gang Member Arrested


On August 7th, at 07:15 AM, the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office Gang Enforcement Unit located and apprehended 29-year-old Ernest Gil of Santa Maria, during a traffic stop at the intersection of North Thornburg Street at Mill Street in the city of Santa Maria.  Gang Detectives knew Gil to have two warrants issued for his arrest, including a no-bail warrant …

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Atascadero Man Arrested For Attempted Murder


On Friday August 2, at approximately 7:00 pm members of the Atascadero Police Department responded to Twin Cities Hospital to a report of a subject being admitted to the Emergency Room with multiple stab wounds.  During the initial investigation two subjects were identified as being involved in the incident.    Based on information obtained through the investigation warrants for the …

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Man Arrested After Car Jacking Woman at Chumash Casino


At approximately 2:30 a.m. this morning, a woman getting into her car at the Chumash Casino parking structure got quite a scare when a man jumped into her car, put a knife to her throat and ordered her to drive.  During the ordeal, the woman managed to open the driver’s side door and yell for help.  The suspect became panicked, …

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SCUBA Diver Identified, Death Still Under Investigation


The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Coroner’s Office has identified a scuba diver who was discovered in the water off Padaro Beach on Saturday, August 3rd.  The decedent is 49 year old William Frank Grgurich of Portland, Oregon.  Next of kin has been notified. Grgurich was discovered by residents who were walking along the beach in the 3300 block of Padaro …

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Panga Boat, Evidence of Drug Trafficking, Found


At around 6:40 yesterday morning, a passerby driving on Highway101 observed a possible “Panga” boat on the shoreline of Tajiguas Beach, north of Refugio Beach and called 911.  Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office Patrol Deputies and Narcotics Detectives responded along with personnel from Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), California State Parks and the U.S. Coast Guard, which provided air support.  Investigators …

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Car Accident A Result Of DUI


On Saturday, August 03, at approximately 4:30 p.m. the San Luis Obispo Police Department and SLO City Fire responded to the intersection of Santa Rosa and Monterey for the report of a two-vehicle collision with airbag deployment.
 Upon arrival officers discovered a silver Honda Odyssey minivan and a black Cadillac CTS had been involved in the collision. SLO City Fire …

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