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DUI Checkpoint This Saturday

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The Cal Poly University Police Department will conduct a sobriety and driver’s license checkpoint on Saturday, September 21 on the Cal Poly campus. The checkpoint will start at 6:00 p.m. at run for 7-8 hours. Traffic flowing through the checkpoint will be contacted by uniformed officers who will be checking for alcohol and/or drug-impaired drivers. Officers will also check to ... Read More »

SLO Police Distribute Door Hangers For New Campaign

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Earlier this month the San Luis Obispo Police Department distributed “Avoid Party Regret” door hangers during an outreach campaign to help inform citizens about common criminal violations associated with the consumption of alcohol and hosting parties. The information on the door hanger included fine amounts and made reference to the Safety Enhancement Zone and the doubling of fines during specified ... Read More »

Murder Suspect Arrested

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On 9-18-13, San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Detectives arrested Joseph Munoz for the murder of Joseph Padilla. Padilla was stabbed during a fight on 6-21-13 in the 1300 block of 19th Street in Oceano. Munoz was already in custody for a probation violation. Munoz was identified early on as a person of interest in this case and the investigation resulted ... Read More »

Two New Panda Cubs At Atascadero Zoo

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The Charles Paddock Zoo is very pleased to announce that two Red Panda babies were born recently at the zoo. The two cubs were born on June 15th, but due to the summer temperatures in Atascadero and the high risk of mortality in captive born cubs, the staff has closely monitored the young pandas and their mother with as little ... Read More »

Toxicology Report Of 21 Year Old Drowning Victim Released

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 The Coroner's Unit of the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Office is releasing the toxicology results of 21-year-old Stefan James Wagner of Fresno. Wagner was reported missing on 6-20-13 after disappearing in the waters off Montana de Oro State Park. On 6-28-13, Wagner's body was found in the water in the same area where he was reported missing. Coroner's investigators ... Read More »

Body Found In Drainage Ditch

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On 9-17-13, the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Office received a report of a body found in a drainage ditch between two fields in the Nipomo area near Division Street and Bonita School Road,. A field supervisor discovered the body of an adult male submerged in the water that had collected in the ditch. Sheriff's detectives are in the process ... Read More »

Fire Sparked Near CHP Office

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Investigators with the San Luis Obispo Fire Department say a fire near the California Highway Patrol office in San Luis Obispo Tuesday was sparked by an abandoned warming or cooking fire at a homeless encampment.   The fire burned about ½ acre of brush along the 600 block of California Boulevard. Firefighters say gusty winds caused the flames to spread ... Read More »

Pedestrian Hit By Car By Mission Plaza

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SLOPD is investigating a car accident in San Luis Obispo last night just after 6. A woman driving a car on Monterey Street failed to brake at the T-intersection with Chorro Street, hitting a pedestrian and knocking over a crosswalk sign before coming to a halt in a garden at Mission. The driver of the Honda CR-V was taken to ... Read More »

Suspicious Device Believed To Be Gunpowder And Firecrackers

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On September 11 at approximately 10:00 a.m. the San Luis Obispo Police Department received a report of a suspicious device placed near the entrance doors to a business in the 1300 block of Chorro. SLOPD police officers arrived on scene and made an assessment of the device. The device was constructed in such a fashion that the county Bomb Task ... Read More »

Local Red Cross Sends Aid To Colorado Flood Victims

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Seven local Red Cross volunteers have deployed to Colorado to assist with relief operations, bringing comfort and care to thousands of people forced from their homes by devastating flash flooding.  These volunteers include Stephanie Anderson of Carpinteria, Marion Cozart of Santa Barbara, Coleen Hefley of Santa Ynez, Donald Lagrand of Cambria, Elizabeth Lepey of Newbury Park, Ricky Maynez of Ventura, ... Read More »

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