On January 29, at approximately 1:09 am, SLOPD officers responded to the intersection of Broad and Industrial for a stabbing that had just occurred. Officers arrived to find the victim with a puncture wound to his abdomen. Daniel Allen and the victim are acquaintances but were not together prior to the attack. According to the victim and a witness, the ...Read More »
On January 29, at approximately 1:09 am, SLOPD officers responded to the intersection of Broad and Industrial for a stabbing that had just occurred. Officers arrived to find the victim with a puncture wound to his abdomen. Daniel Allen and the victim are acquaintances but were not together prior to the attack. According to the victim and a witness, the attack was unprovoked and came without warning. The victim and a witness provided the name and a description of 43-year-old Allen stating he fled on foot prior to officers arriving. The victim was transported to Sierra Vista by ambulance where he was admitted for treatment.
Officers located Allen a short time later at the Edna Valley Shell station, Broad and Tank Farm. Allen was taken into custody without incident and was subsequently booked at the San Luis Obispo CounRead More »
Two incidents occurred in San Luis Obispo County, while the other four were reported in Santa Barbara. According to Collier, there have already been a handful of sightings since the beginning of the month. In the past 15 years, there have been more than 80 attacks reported off the Pacific Coast.
Collier says the majority of unprovoked shark attacks off the Pacific Coast in California have involved great white sharks.Read More »
The reporting parties were two adult females who had been walking together through the park closest to 12th Street. These two victims noticed the suspect walking towards them exposing himself. The suspect then got into a vehicle parked nearby and drove off.
The suspect was described as a white male adult in his mid-30’s, six feet tall, medium build, bald or shaved head, full beard medium length, wearing a light blue charcoal colored zip up sweatshirt and khaki colored shorts.
The suspect’s vehicle was described as a white 4 door Toyota Prius with all black powder coated custom rims.< Read More »
A man holding police at bay during a four hour standoff in Santa Maria was taken into custody peacefully about 9 last night. The suspect was wanted for a domestic violence warrant. SWAT was called out. Police fired tear gas into a mobile home near La Brea and A Street. The suspect surrendered and was taken to jail.Read More »
Santa Barbara County District Attorney Joyce E. Dudley has announced the guilty verdicts in the first Human Trafficking jury trial in Santa Barbara County. Defendant Brannon Lawrence Pitcher was found guilty, as charged, of two counts of human trafficking of a minor, as well as the Special Allegation that defendant used force, fear, fraud, deceit, and violence while trafficking the minor victim in Count 1. Defendant was also found guilty of one misdemeanor count of possession of methamphetamine and 73 counts of disobeying a court order.Read More »
Rep. Lois Capps (CA-24) is applauding the decision by the U.S. Department of Interior to prohibit any new offshore oil or gas lease sales in the Northern California, Central California, and Southern California Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Planning Areas by excluding these areas from the draft proposed 2017-2022 OCS Oil and Gas Leasing Program. In July, Capps led a letter from members of the California ConRead More »
The sixth annual Journey of Hope event will feature Keynote Speaker Carol Graham discussing the stigma that surrounds mental health in the military.
Journey of Hope, an inspiring and educational mental wellness forum, will be held from 6:00-8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 28, at New Life Church in Pismo Beach, CA. This is a free event, open to the public and reservations are not required.
Carol is the wife of retired Major General Mark A. Graham, U.S. Army. Carol will discuss the stigma surrounding mental health in the military and her powerful personal story; after losing two sons–one to suicide and one in combat–she and her husband channelRead More »