Wednesday, July 27th, 2016


SLO Sheriff’s Office Expanding GREAT Summer Camps


Because of great demand, the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Office is pleased to announce that it's expanding its popular GREAT summer camps. This year there will be four GREAT camps for elementary and middle school children. The first will be held June 17 through 21 at Lillian Larsen Elementary School in San Miguel. The GREAT (Gang Resistance Education and …

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Inmate Death At Santa Barbara County Jail


The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office is reporting the death of an inmate.   At approximately 11:45 a.m. on June 7th, 54-year-old Marcos D. Garza of Santa Maria was transported from the Santa Barbara County Jail to a local hospital due to a medical emergency.  He was hospitalized and treated for an ongoing medical condition.  Garza passed away on Sunday, June …

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Suspected Bank Robber Turns Himself In To Police


On June 11, 2013 at approximately 7:00 AM, Steven Celaya came to the San Luis Obispo Police Department and identified himself as the suspect in the robberies of the Bank of America in Atascadero on June 7th and the Chase Bank in San Luis Obispo on May 25th. The investigation thus far has corroborated Celaya’s account of the robberies.  A …

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SLOPD Forms Community Action Team To Address Transient Crime


During the past year the San Luis Obispo Police Department found that nearly one third of the Departments calls for service during the daytime hours were for transient related crimes, often repeat offenders. Approximately 80% of calls for service in our Downtown during the same time period are believed to be transient related. Last year SLOPD began developing a plan …

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Group Gathers At City Hall To Protest Rehiring Of Firefighter Charged With Assault


The controversial reinstatement of a San Luis Obispo firefighter accused of beating another man caused a protest in front of City Hall yesterday.  Nearly two dozen people gathered and voiced their discontent to the rehiring of John Ryan Mason.   Mason was accused of assaulting Jory Brigham in a bathroom at Pappy McGregor's Bar and Grill in San Luis Obispo …

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Prescribed Burn Today In Atascadero Part Of Training Exercise


The Department of Forestry and Fire Protection in cooperation with local landowners and San Luis Obispo County APCD will be conducting a 25-acre prescribed burn today at the eastern end of Santa Clara Road in southeast Atascadero.    The burn is being conducted as a training exercise to provide fire crews with the opportunity to use live fire and gain …

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Vandals Break Stained-Glass Windows At Los Osos Church


On Sunday about 4 a.m. the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Office received a report of vandalism at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church on 2050 Palisades Avenue in Los Osos. Seven stained glass windows and three other windows had been broken at the church.  Damage is estimated at approximately $40,000.   A witness reported seeing two young men in the …

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Suspected Drug Dealer Arrested In Paso Robles


On Saturday, at approximately 10:00pm, detectives assigned to the Paso Robles Police Department Special Enforcement Team (SET) arrested Leonel Zavala Sanchez, 49yrs, of Paso Robles for possession of narcotics for sales. SET detectives initiated a traffic enforcement stop on Sanchez along the 2000 block of Riverside and subsequently utilized a PRPD canine to help search the car.  The canine alerted …

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Man Convicted Of Drive By Shooting Death Receives Life Sentence


The man convicted of killing a teenager in Oceano two years ago has been sentenced to 158 years and eight months to life in prison. Armando Yepez, a gang member from Los Angeles, was found guilty of last year’s drive-by shooting of 17-year-old of Gabriel Salgado.

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Burglars Caught On Camera Stealing From Santa Barbara Construction Site


At around 6:20 a.m. on Sunday morning, Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a construction site in the 4300 block of Marina Drive in Hope Ranch.  A security company, hired to watch the site where a home was being built, noticed suspicious activity on its surveillance cameras.  The cameras detected two suspects in a gold van illegally entering the …

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