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White Fire contained


Fire officials say the White Fire in Los Padres National Forest is contained. It broke out Monday afternoon and burned 1, 984 acres. The estimated cost of the damages is nearly $3 million. No injuries have been reported and the cause of the fire is under investigation. Read More »

Woman Dies From Carbon Monoxide Poisoning At Lake Nacimiento


Officials are investigating the death of a 23-year-old woman from Salinas who stopped breathing at Lake Nacimineto last weekend. Deputies were flagged down on Sunday to help two people who were thought to be suffering from carbon monoxide poisoning—the result of sitting at the back of a boat near engine exhaust. The deputies and rangers initiated CPR on Sandy Krystal ... Read More »

Investigation Continues In Paso Robles Residential Fire


Officials continue to investigate the cause of the residential fire that broke out in Paso Robles last weekend.  It happened on Saturday at 614 Olive Street and damaged seven structures. Property and content loss for these residences totals $501,000. The adjacent home at 612 Olive suffered a $252,000 worth of damages. No injuries have been reported. Read More »

Marijuana Worth $1.3 Million Confiscated From Panga Boat Smugglers


14 adult suspects and one 17-year-old suspect are currently in custody in connection with the panga boat and drug discovery on Wednesday. Deputies say they spotted the panga boat being unloaded onto the coast of Montana de Oro State Park early Wednesday morning. The 15 suspects are being charged with the transportation of marijuana for sale, possession of marijuana for ... Read More »

Paso Robles Police Arrest Compton Man On Felony Drug Charges


One 33-year-old man is in San Luis Obispo County Jail for Felony Possession of Narcotics. Paso Robles police arrested Esteban Ortiz of Compton on Wednesday. Detectives seized nearly 40 grams of Methamphetamine, about 54 grams of tar Heroin, 11cc of liquid Heroin, nearly seven grams of Marijuana, and nearly $3,000 in US currency. Ortiz had a warrant out for his ... Read More »

Police Search Carpinteria For Parolee On The Run


The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s office wants the public to lookout for a parolee who ran from deputies Monday night.  22-year-old Joseph Vallejo of Carpinteria is on parole for assault with a deadly weapon. Officials say Vallejo ran away when a deputy saw him leaving a house in Carpinteria and tried to approach him. A helicopter was even called in ... Read More »

White Fire 90% Contained


Officials say the White Fire in the Los Padres National Forest just north of Santa Barbara is 90-percent contained. It started this past Monday afternoon and burned 1,984 acres in two days. One building has been damaged by the flames, but officials say no homes are threatened. The estimated cost so far is $1.5 million. No injuries have been reported. ... Read More »

Explosion In Restaurant Kitchen Leaves Cook In Hospital


A cook at Mo’s Smokehouse Barbeque restaurant in San Luis Obispo has serious injuries after a kitchen explosion.  It happened at about 6 p.m. yesterday at the restaurant on Monterey Street. Fire officials say a commercial pressure cooker exploded, which blew a hole in the roof of the kitchen. Employees helped the cook and paramedics took him to the hospital. ... Read More »

Deputies Arrest Suspected Drug Smugglers At Traffic Stop On Los Osos Valley Road


14 men are in custody after attempting to smuggle drugs into the Central Coast. Deputies patrolling the coastline saw the suspects unloading a panga boat at Montana De Oro State Park yesterday.  Officials say deputies also spotted suspicious vehicles drive into the park just after midnight yesterday. Deputies initiated a traffic stop on Los Osos Valley Road shortly after watching ... Read More »

Good Samaritan Detains Car Burglar


One man is in San Luis Obispo County Jail for possession of drugs and attempting to burglarize a vehicle in Paso Robles. The Paso Robles Police Department arrested 21-year-old Mario Sanchez Jr. of Templeton on 19th Street, after a person told police he was detaining a suspected car burglar. It happened Sunday at about three in the morning. Officials say ... Read More »

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