Thursday, May 26th, 2016

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SLO Jury Finds Man Guilty of Human Trafficking


A San Luis Obispo County Jury Friday found Richard Scott Brooks, 40, a transient from San Francisco, guilty of human trafficking of a minor by using force or fear and also found Brooks guilty of eighteen (18) additional sex crimes that include rape, sodomy, pimping, and oral copulation against the same under age victim. Human trafficking of a minor by …

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Subject in Carpenteria Standoff Found Dead


Last week Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a report of a possible break in at a business on La Patera Lane in Goleta and a stolen vehicle.  An employee arrived at work finding the back door to the business had been broken into and a work truck was missing.  About an hour later   the business owner called 9-1-1 …

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Woman Stabbed Last Night in Cayucos


Yesterday, Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a report of a woman who had been assaulted with a deadly weapon in the 70 block of 4th Street in Cayucos. When Deputies arrived, the 49-year-old female victim reported she had been stabbed in the back with a knife and the male suspect had left the area on foot. Deputies began searching for the …

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One Man to Remain Behind Bars 40 Years After Kidnapping Bus Full of School Children


The last of the three men serving time in prison for kidnapping a bus full of school children from Chowchilla nearly 40 years ago will remain behind bars.  The Board of Parole has denied parole to 61-year-old Frederick Woods for the 1976 kidnapping in which he and two other men abducted the children and their bus driver, drove them to …

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Dead and Dying Trees Pose Significant Fire Risk


As the drought persists, dead and dying trees in San Luis Obispo County pose a significant public safety threat, County officials reported on Tuesday. The epidemic levels of tree die-off create a serious fire and safety hazard and, even if the County receives normal or above rainfall this winter, dead trees will continue to pose major threats to public safety. …

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Dawn Ortiz-Legg Launches Campaign for State Assembly


Local Central Coast solar energy developer and businesswoman Dawn Ortiz-Legg has launched a campaign for the State Assembly.  Known for her multi-year dedication to the three large infrastructure energy projects in the district, Ortiz-Legg is an advocate for smart business growth and an environmental balance.  An active member of her community for 23 years, Dawn Ortiz-Legg understands the challenge facing …

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Murder Charges Filed in Death of Walter Vallivero


Charges of Murder were filed yesterday by the San Luis Obispo County District Attorney’s Office against Charles Chad Giese for the death of Walter Earnest Vallivero.  A special enhancement was also filed that alleges Giese personally used a baseball bat and a knife in the commission of the crime. The murder occurred on Monday, November 16, at a residence in …

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Sheriff Asking for Help of Residents Recently Victim of Theft


The San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office is asking North County residents who have recently been the victim of theft to contact dispatchers.  The Sheriff’s Office announced Wednesday the arrests of Genaro Rendon Zamora and Hector Flores Hernandes for possession of stolen property. The two are accused of taking numerous items from agricultural properties in northern San Luis Obispo County, …

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Traffic Collision After Possible Suicidal Subject Ran Onto Hwy 101


On November 18, at approximately 1140 pm, a traffic collision occurred on US-101 southbound, just south of State Street.  There are three traffic lanes in each direction on US-101 in this location.  The freeway is divided by concrete K-rail.  The California Highway Patrol received a call from Santa Barbara Police Department about a possible suicidal subject who entered the freeway …

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SLO Sheriff’s Office Currently Seeking Helmet Donations


The San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office Christmas Bike Program is currently seeking helmet donations for the Christmas Bike Giveaway which will be held on Wednesday, December 16th at 12:00 pm at the Sheriff’s Honor Farm. This program was set up 26 years ago to promote the holiday spirit by giving away refurbished bicycles and new helmets to underprivileged children …

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