Saturday, January 31st, 2015

Local News

Fire Sparked By Tractor


The Santa Barbara County Fire Department investigators have determined that the cause of the vegetation fire that occurred at 2400 block of Tepusquet Canyon Road on September 19, 2013, was attributed to a tractor working in the area. With the assistance of Cal Fire, SBCFD investigators took possession of the tractor in question. The tractor was taken and stored at ... Read More »

Cal Poly University Police Conduct DUI Check Point


The Cal Poly University Police Department has concluded a California Office of Traffic Safety DUI/driver license checkpoint. The checkpoint started on 09-21 and was operated between 7:00 p.m. through 1:00 a.m.   Seven-hundred twenty-eight vehicles passed through the checkpoint and six-hundred forty-eight drivers were screened for intoxication and drivers licenses. One driver was evaluated for DUI then released on a ... Read More »

Fire Fighters Put Out Gas Station Fire


Fire authorities are investigating a commercial structure which occurred Saturday morning at the AM/PM gas station at 6100 San Anselmo Road in Atascadero. (Over 25 firefighters found an approximately 3000 square feet commercial complex with moderate fire and smoke conditions coming from the roof of the structure.   The fire was located in the attic space which took time to ... Read More »

Driver Hits Two Parked Cars; Arrested for DUI


San Luis Obispo Police received a call reporting a collision in the 100 block of N. Tassajara Friday just before midnight. Responding police personnel located a 2004 Cadillac SUV unoccupied with damage to the front end. The occupants of the vehicle fled the scene on foot and fresh blood was located in and around the vehicle. The investigating officer located ... Read More »

Black Bear Sightings Around The City


On Thursday evening at 7:15 PM the San Luis Obispo Police Department began receiving calls of a black bear in the 300 block of Broad. Officers responded to the area locating what appeared to be a healthy black bear, approximately 250 pounds, which had wondered into the neighborhood. Officers determined the bear was not acting in a threatening manner and ... Read More »

Vegetation Fire In Atascadero Yesterday


There was a vegetation and refuse fire in the 7800 block of Sinaloa Road in Atascadero yesterday at 4:24 in the afternoon.              Fifteen firefighter arriving on scene found an approximately 100’X100’ square feet area of vegetation and refuse on fire which had spread to a nearby detached garage.            The fire was caused by a juvenile playing with a lighter.            ... Read More »

Pain Doctor Shares His Thoughts On Arrest Of Son


Dr. Frank Lagattuta of Joint & Pain Treatment Centers is sharing his thoughts on the arrest of his son for allegedly driving his vehicle into Dr. Lagattuta’s Lompoc office about 4 a.m.Tuesday morning.  Authorities say that when the car smash didn’t work, the son then threw a cement block through the window to enter the office.   Police arrested 22 ... Read More »

DUI Checkpoint This Saturday


The Cal Poly University Police Department will conduct a sobriety and driver’s license checkpoint on Saturday, September 21 on the Cal Poly campus. The checkpoint will start at 6:00 p.m. at run for 7-8 hours. Traffic flowing through the checkpoint will be contacted by uniformed officers who will be checking for alcohol and/or drug-impaired drivers. Officers will also check to ... Read More »

SLO Police Distribute Door Hangers For New Campaign


Earlier this month the San Luis Obispo Police Department distributed “Avoid Party Regret” door hangers during an outreach campaign to help inform citizens about common criminal violations associated with the consumption of alcohol and hosting parties. The information on the door hanger included fine amounts and made reference to the Safety Enhancement Zone and the doubling of fines during specified ... Read More »

Murder Suspect Arrested


On 9-18-13, San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Detectives arrested Joseph Munoz for the murder of Joseph Padilla. Padilla was stabbed during a fight on 6-21-13 in the 1300 block of 19th Street in Oceano. Munoz was already in custody for a probation violation. Munoz was identified early on as a person of interest in this case and the investigation resulted ... Read More »