Tuesday, February 9th, 2016

Local News

Man Sentenced to 16 Years for Child Molestation

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Santa Barbara County District Attorney Joyce E. Dudley announced that Juan Carlos Medina, age 27, was sentenced to 16 years in state prison for committing five felony counts of non-forcible child molestation against a ten-year old child.  Mr. Medina pled no contest to the five felony child molestation charges on March 3, 2015.  He was sentenced on January 11, 2016, …

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Driver of Alleged Hit-And-Run Apprehended Yesterday

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Grover Beach police announced at 4:10 p.m. that the driver and vehicle allegedly involved in a hit-and-run yesterday afternoon had been located. The incident remains under investigation. No other details were immediately available. At about 1:15 p.m., the driver of a Red 1999 Toyota Solara hit a motorcyclist at the intersection of Oak Park Boulevard and Mentone Avenue and then took …

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Man Suspected of Robbing Two Banks Due in Court

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The man suspected of robbing two local banks is due back in court next week after he made an appearance yesterday. Johnie Dean Arnold, 54, was arrested January 6 at his home in Bakersfield.   He pleaded not guilty to the January 4 robbery at Heritage Oaks Bank on Froom Ranch Way in San Luis Obispo.   The District Attorney’s Office in Santa …

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PG&E is Hosting a Hiring Information Fair on January 14

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It will be held Thursday from 2:30 to 4:30 pm and 5:30 to 7:30 pm  at the PG&E Energy Education Center in San Luis Obispo.  Representatives from PG&E’s corporate office and its Diablo Canyon Power Plant, America’s Job Centers of California, Fluor Corp., Sodexo Magic, Engineers & Scientists of California, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers and Plumbers & Steamfitters will …

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DA Asking for January to be Named Human Trafficking Awareness Month

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Today at 1:30 p.m., District Attorney Dan Dow will ask the San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors to proclaim the month of January 2016 as Human Trafficking Awareness Month. Since June 2014, the District Attorney’s office has filed charges against five separate defendants for the crime of human trafficking in San Luis Obispo County. In November 2015, the first …

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Victim Identified in Train Accident

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The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office is releasing the identity of the transient who was fatally injured by a train on Friday.  The decedent is 60-year-old Norman Horion.  The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office is releasing the name of the 19-year-old female who was fatally injured by a train January 10, The decedent is Lilian Feng of Isla Vista, a …

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Suspected Thieves Apprehended by Grover Beach Police

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On Jan. 11th, at 3:34 AM, a resident on Angello Terrace in Grover Beach reported that he had just chased a suspicious individual who was prowling around his car which was parked in his driveway. Several GBPD officers responded to the area and located two men and a seventeen year old male a block away near the intersection of N. …

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Victim Identified in Fatal Car Accident

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On Saturday, Sheriff’s Dispatch received a report of a pedestrian struck by a train in the area of Sweet Bay Ln. in the City of San Luis Obispo. The victim was declared deceased at the scene. The victim has been identified by the Sheriff’s Coroner’s Office as Aaron Matthew Wolf of San Luis Obispo. The circumstances regarding the incident are …

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Two Train v Pedestrian Fatalities Over the Weekend

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The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office is investigating two separate train vs. pedestrian fatalities that occurred this weekend. The first train vs. pedestrian collision occurred on Friday, January 8, just before 4:30 p.m.  A southbound Amtrak passenger train was approaching Lookout Park in Summerland when the train conductor observed a male adult standing within the train tracks. The conductor repeatedly …

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Stolen Vehicle Located and Suspect Arrested

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On Friday, Sheriff’s Deputies spotted a vehicle which had been reported stolen the previous day out of Arroyo Grande. When Deputies attempted to initiate a traffic stop, the driver of the Volvo SUV sped away. A pursuit ensued on Willow Road that lasted approximately 30 seconds and reached a top speed of 95 miles an hour before the driver of …

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