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Alleged Santa Barbara Child Molester Arrested in Hawaii

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Thirty five year old, Ronald “Chad” Williams was recently arrested in Honolulu, Hawaii for molesting a minor while he was the director of the San Marcos Christian Camp.  The camp is located in the unincorporated area of Santa Barbara County off Highway 154.  The alleged crime occurred in the summer of 2005. The now adult victim recently disclosed the allegations to the Sheriffs’ Office.  The victim was 10-11 years old when he was allegedly molested by Read More »

Atascadero Searches for Missing Person

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On June 21 Stephanie Brummond was reported to the Atascadero Police Department as missing. On June 19 Brummond was released from County Mental Health. Brummond is prescribed medication, but has refused to take them in the past. Brummond was captured on video surveillance on 6-19-14 at approximately 3:38 PM boarding a 1st Line Transit bus in San Luis Obispo.

Brummond exited the bus at the transit center in San Luis Obispo on Palm Street at 3:45 PM and walked away from the cente Read More »

Search Continues for Lost Fireman

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Seven members of the Santa Barbara County Search and Rescue team (SBCSAR) joined the search over the weekend for Mike Herdman, an Arcadia City fireman that went camping with a friend nine days ago.  Herdman, 36, an experienced outdoorsman who had camped in the area several times before, was last seen June 13th.  He and another Arcadia firefighter-paramedic, Tyler Byars, were two days into a four-day backpacking trip when Herdman left a campsite late in the night to chase aft Read More »

SLO Police Have New Technology

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The San Luis Obispo Police Department is excited to have the opportunity to explore a new technology. The Police Department has been provided with an electric, zero emissions police motorcycle for evaluation. The motorcycle is fully electric and designed for police departments to have a cost effective way to patrol various terrains and road conditions as well as areas with noise and pollution limitations or restrictions allowing for a broader range of patrol area options. The electric Read More »

Memorial for SLO High School Grad

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Jackson Garland, the 18-year-old San Luis Obispo High grad who was killed in a car collision near Los Osos on June 18 is being remembered today. A memorial service will be held at San Luis Obispo High school at 4:00 p.m.  At 1 p.m. There will also be a small vigil at Sabetta's Pizza and Pasta in Morro Bay at 1:00 p.m. where Garland worked. Meanwhile 22-year-old Alexander Gonzales the Paso Robles man charged with gross vehicular manslaughter and driving under the influence in Read More »

Santa Maria Man in Jail for Possession of Narcotics

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A Santa Maria resident was booked at the Santa Barbara County Jail following a long term investigation by Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s detectives with the Special Investigations Bureau.  At approximately 2:00 p.m. on June 19, Sheriff’s detectives served a search warrant at the residence of 31-year-old Jorge Adan Ruiz Macedo in the 2300 block of Teelynn Avenue in Santa Maria.

During a search of the residence, Sheriff’s detectives discovered Macedo was in posses Read More »

Victims and Witnesses Now Have an Assistance Program

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The Santa Barbara County District Attorney’s Office Victim-Witness Assistance Program may be able to help victims who were injured or threatened with physical injury as a result of the May 23, 2014, shooting tragedy.

Family members of a person who was killed, physically injured, or threatened with injury as a result of the incident may also be eligible for services and Victim Compensation Assistance through the Read More »

US Intercepted Target Over Pacific Ocean

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The U.S. military has intercepted a target over the Pacific Ocean in a test of the nation's Ballistic Missile Defense System.

A long-range interceptor blasted off Sunday from Vandenberg Air Force Base on the California coast, minutes after an intermediate-range ballistic missile was launched from Kwajalein Atoll in the Pacific Ocean.

Sailors aboard the USS Hopper destroyer detected and tracked the missile, and the interceptor struck the target warhead. The Missile Defense Read More »

Structure Fire on Ramona Street

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San Luis Obispo City Fire Department personnel responded to a reported structure fire in a house located at 240 Ramona St. in the City of San Luis Obispo at 7:08pm.  The first SLO City Fire Department unit arrived within 4 minutes of being dispatched and found a rapidly spreading fire involving the rear deck and the rear of the house, the heavy fire conditions also spread into the attic of the approximately 1400 square foot house. No one was home at the time of the fire and no injuries t Read More »

Victim Identified in DUI Crash

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The teenager killed in a suspected DUI crash near Los Osos Wednesday evening has been identified as 18-year-old Jackson Garland  from Los Osos. Garland, who graduated from high school just two weeks ago, was killed when his car was hit head on by a suspected drunk driver on South Bay Blvd. near Turi Road about 5 p.m. CHP officers say 22-year-old Alexander Gonzales  of Paso Robles, was arrested on suspicion of DUI following the accident. Garland was pronounced dead at the scene.Gonza Read More »

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