Thursday, January 29th, 2015

Local News

Police Search For Suspect In Paso Robles Bank Robbery


On Tuesday, June 18, at approximately 9:20AM the Paso Robles Police Department received multiple 911 calls regarding an armed robbery in progress at the Wells Fargo Bank located at 546 Spring Street. The reporting parties stated an armed suspect entered the bank armed with a semi-automatic handgun.  The suspect committed the robbery and fled the scene prior to the arrival ... Read More »

Abandoned Panga Boat Found At Tajiguas Beach


On June 17, at approximately 6:54 a.m., an off-duty Sheriff’s Deputy observed a possible “Panga” boat on the shoreline of Tajiguas Beach, north of Refugio State Beach.  Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office Patrol Deputies, along with Narcotics Investigators, responded and located a single-engine, approximately 25-foot “Panga” style boat on the beach.  Investigators found items of potential evidence inside and strewn ... Read More »

Alleged Murderer To Be Arraigned Today


Mark Alan Andrews of Atascadero, charged in the shooting death of 52-year-old Colleen Maria Barga-Millbury last month, is expected to be arraigned today. Police believe they found the murder weapons at his home, which was searched. Police say the 49-year-old Andrews suffers from mental health issues, but they do not know if that played a role in the homicide. Read More »

SLO City Council Approves 2013 Budget


The San Luis Obispo City Council in a special meeting last night approved its 2013 budget at just over $111 million dollars. The council decided to hire two new police officers to patrol downtown starting January 2014. The resources to pay for the two police officers came from other departments. The council vote was 3-1. Elections for a fifth council ... Read More »

Paso Robles Teen Arrested On Suspicion Of Burglarizing Three Homes


On Thursday, June 13, the Paso Robles Police Department arrested 18 year-old, Thomas Justice Roufs, of rural Paso Robles related to three residential burglaries. Patrol Officer Christopher McGuire located fingerprints at the scene of a May 28, 2013 residential burglary on Running Stag Way, Paso Robles. The fingerprints were submitted to the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Crime Lab for ... Read More »

SLO Fire Department Works Quickly To Extinguish Residential Fire


San Luis Obispo City Fire Department personnel responded to a reported structure fire at 230 Kentucky Ave in the City of San Luis Obispo at 4:49 pm Saturday.  The first arriving SLO City Fire Department unit found a small kitchen fire in the 1,200 square foot single-story residence.  The elderly female occupant and neighboring Cal Poly students were attempting to ... Read More »

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 »