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Local News

Two Bodies Found Inside Tent At La Panza Campground


On 6-13-13, the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Office received information that two bodies had been discovered inside a tent in the La Panza Campground in the Los Padres National Forest. The bodies were badly decomposed indicating they had been at that location for some time. The deaths do not appear to be suspicious. The investigation is on going to ... Read More »

Vegetation Fire Quickly Contained South Of Lompoc


June 13th at 1:50 pm, the Santa Barbara County Fire Department (SBCFD) responded to a vegetation fire located at 6773 Highway 1, one mile south of the highway, south of Lompoc.  SBCFD responded three engines, water tender, a dozer and a battalion chief to the scene.  SBCFD was assisted by Lompoc Fire Department and Vandenberg Fire Department. Upon arrival to ... Read More »

Abandoned Dog Picked Up By Animal Services In Templeton After Running Into Traffic


Over the last few days, Animal Services has received several of reports regarding a pit bull type dog, which appeared to have been abandoned in the vicinity of Vineyard and Posada Ave., near Twin Cities Hospital in Templeton.  Several of these reports indicated that the dog was wandering in areas of heavy traffic, occasionally walking into the roadway, and that ... Read More »

Grand Jury Bashes Templeton Community Services District


The 2012-2013 San Luis Obispo Grand Jury has concluded its investigation into the procedures and practices of the Templeton Community Services District and its Board of Directors. The inquiry and subsequent investigation were prompted by published news reports critical of the activities of the CSD and allegations that its board of directors had not followed regulatory requirements or industry best ... Read More »

Teens Confess To Los Osos Church Vandalism


On 6-11-13, as a result of its investigation, the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Office was able to identify and contact those responsible for the acts of vandalism on 6-9-13 at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church in Los Osos. Seven stained glass windows and three other windows had been broken at the church. After initially denying their involvement, two male ... Read More »

Meth Attributed To Cause Of Fatal April Accident In Grover Beach


Meth was the cause of a fatal crash of a local couple.  On Tuesday April 2, 2013 at about 9:17 p.m. Grover Beach Police Officers and Five Cities Fire personnel were dispatched to an injury traffic collision in the 900 block of El Camino Real. Initial reports from reporting persons indicated a single vehicle vs. tree collision occurred.  Upon the ... Read More »

Man Stabbed After Breaking Into Girlfriend’s Oceano Home


On June 12, about 4:50 a.m. the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Office received a 911 call of a stabbing that occurred at a house in the 300 block of McCarthy Avenue in Oceano. When deputies arrived they discovered 43-year-old Donald Ralph Juarez in the driveway of the house with a hunting knife stuck in the right side of his ... Read More »

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 ... Read More »

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 ... Read More »

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 ... Read More »