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SLOPD Forms Community Action Team To Address Transient Crime

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During the past year the San Luis Obispo Police Department found that nearly one third of the Departments calls for service during the daytime hours were for transient related crimes, often repeat offenders. Approximately 80% of calls for service in our Downtown during the same time period are believed to be transient related. Last year SLOPD began developing a plan ... Read More »

Group Gathers At City Hall To Protest Rehiring Of Firefighter Charged With Assault

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The controversial reinstatement of a San Luis Obispo firefighter accused of beating another man caused a protest in front of City Hall yesterday.  Nearly two dozen people gathered and voiced their discontent to the rehiring of John Ryan Mason.   Mason was accused of assaulting Jory Brigham in a bathroom at Pappy McGregor's Bar and Grill in San Luis Obispo ... Read More »

Prescribed Burn Today In Atascadero Part Of Training Exercise

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The Department of Forestry and Fire Protection in cooperation with local landowners and San Luis Obispo County APCD will be conducting a 25-acre prescribed burn today at the eastern end of Santa Clara Road in southeast Atascadero.    The burn is being conducted as a training exercise to provide fire crews with the opportunity to use live fire and gain ... Read More »

Vandals Break Stained-Glass Windows At Los Osos Church

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On Sunday about 4 a.m. the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Office received a report of vandalism at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church on 2050 Palisades Avenue in Los Osos. Seven stained glass windows and three other windows had been broken at the church.  Damage is estimated at approximately $40,000.   A witness reported seeing two young men in the ... Read More »

Suspected Drug Dealer Arrested In Paso Robles

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On Saturday, at approximately 10:00pm, detectives assigned to the Paso Robles Police Department Special Enforcement Team (SET) arrested Leonel Zavala Sanchez, 49yrs, of Paso Robles for possession of narcotics for sales. SET detectives initiated a traffic enforcement stop on Sanchez along the 2000 block of Riverside and subsequently utilized a PRPD canine to help search the car.  The canine alerted ... Read More »

Burglars Caught On Camera Stealing From Santa Barbara Construction Site

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At around 6:20 a.m. on Sunday morning, Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a construction site in the 4300 block of Marina Drive in Hope Ranch.  A security company, hired to watch the site where a home was being built, noticed suspicious activity on its surveillance cameras.  The cameras detected two suspects in a gold van illegally entering the ... Read More »

High Speed Pursuit From Buellton To Montecito Ends In Arrest

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On Friday, June 7 a high speed vehicle pursuit ensued on US-101 southbound following a Buellton CHP enforcement stop attempt, which involved a 2013 Chrysler 300S being driven in excess of the maximum 65 MPH speed limit.  The driver of the Chrysler, later identified as Juan Francisco Rodriguez Jr. of Oxnard, fled from pursuing CHP Officers at speeds in excess ... Read More »

Explosion Causes Fire In Atascadero Industrial Complex

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Fire officials are still trying to determine what caused an explosion at an industrial plant on Sycamore Road in Atascadero Friday afternoon. The explosion caused a major fire which took two hours to put out. Nobody was injured. First arriving engines found the approximately 7000 square feet industrial complex fully involved with heavy fire and smoke conditions already coming through ... Read More »

SLO And Atascadero Police Search For Suspects In Two Different Robberies

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Police are looking for suspects in two separate robberies.  On Friday the San Luis Obispo Police Department received a 911 call regarding a robbery that just occurred at Pita Pit Restaurant, located at 858 Foothill. The reporting party stated a male subject entered the location, motioned like he had a weapon in his sweatshirt pocket and demanded the money from ... Read More »

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