Thursday, July 30th, 2015

Local News

Deputies Investigate Stalking And Death Threats Case


On Wednesday, January 8, 2014, Deputies investigated a stalking and death threats case. The suspect in the case, 19 year old Incio Elijah Gomez, sent his ex-girlfriend a text message picture of himself holding a handgun and making suicidal threats. Fearing for Gomez, the ex-girlfriend telephoned him to check on his welfare. During the conversation, Gomez threatened to shoot and ...

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Homeowner Causes House Fire By Using Blowtorch On Plumbing Repairs


The Five Cities Fire Authority says an Oceano homeowner caused a fire in his home after using a blow torch during plumbing repairs on the 2400 block of Mona Lei Court, just north of The Pike, around 8:30 a.m. Saturday. Firefighters found smoke coming out of the roof and attic areas above the garage of the home. Firefighters then cut ...

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Drunk Driver Sentenced to 14 Years


The driver of a speeding car which killed a Paso Robles woman has been sentenced to 14 years in state prison. Twenty-nine-year-old Lanie Richardson was sentenced yesterday for a June 2012 accident in Montecito near Santa Barbara. Richardson was driving drunk with two women on the hood of his car. Twenty-six-year-old Allison Meadows, a 2003 graduate of Paso Robles High ...

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Candy Mascot Found Safe and Sound


A candy store mascot has been found. Truffles the missing bear is back at his home in front of the Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory in Paso Robles. The stuffed Kodiak bear was found in the bushes still attached to his chair by employees of the nearby Red Scooter deli. As to who tried to abduct Truffles yesterday, no one yet ...

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Eight-Hour Standoff Ends Peacefully


A 39-year-old Santa Barbara man was taken into custody by police yesterday following an eight-hour standoff. Nicola Mollo who lived on Bath Street was arrested and is facing multiple offenses stemming from an assault against a 61-year-old female relative. Police say Mollo barricaded himself in his home when officers confronted him about the assault. Mollo is being held without bail ...

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Mike Byrd Announced Candidacy for 4th District Supervisor


Declaring that the South County seat on the San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors is “too important to be left to partisan political power brokers or powerful special interests,” Arroyo Grande business owner and longtime community advocate Mike Byrd has announced his candidacy for 4th District Supervisor in the June 3 primary election. Explaining that his desire is to ...

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Early Warning System Sirens Undergo Growl Tests


Again today  the Early Warning System sirens located in the San Luis Obispo County Emergency Planning Zone (EPZ) will undergo regularly scheduled low volume growl tests. Each of the 131 sirens throughout the EPZ will be tested individually for a period of a few seconds. This is only a test and no action is requested or required on the part ...

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Allegations of SLO Detective Forcing Informants Into Dangerous Activity


Two alleged former drug informants are filing claims against San Luis Obispo. Kip Holland of Avila Beach, and April Stewart, of San Luis Obispo, say that a former SLO police detective forced them into helping engage in dangerous and illegal activity. Pierce was charged with  federal bribery in February 2013 and ultimately pleaded guilty to extortion. He was sentenced to ...

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Car Accident Sends Two To Hospital


A two car accident on Highway 101 just north of Alisos Canyon Road last night sent two people to the hospital, one with major injuries.  The CHP says 31-year-old Keith Thompson,  of Santa Cruz, drifted from the southbound lanes into the northbound lanes and hit another car driven by 56-year-old  Colleen Harmon of Arroyo Grande, who was taken to the ...

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Victim Identified in Car Accident


The woman who was killed Sunday when her car ran off the road in Avila Beach has been identified as 44-year-old Denise Snider of Los Osos.  Snider was driving a 1985 Chevrolet pickup on Avila Beach Drive near Sycamore Springs Resort at 12:25 a.m. Sunday when she drove off the road, struck a small tree, traveled down an embankment, knocked ...

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