Tuesday, July 26th, 2016

Local News

Victim Identified in Fatal Car Accident


The California Highway Patrol says the man killed in a three-vehicle crash on Highway 41 near Morro Bay this weekend is Thomas Mercer, 77, of Templeton. The crash happened Saturday at around 2:00 p.m. on Highway 41, east of Mission Drive. Three others were injured. Mercer died after being hit head on.

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Phone Scam in Atascadero


Throughout the day yesterday, police dispatch center received numerous calls about a phone scam in Atascadero. In this scam, the caller will talk to the potential victim, or leave a message. The scam caller will call several times in some instances. The potential victims answer the phone or return the call. The scammer will talk to the potential victim and …

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Heatstroke is a Serious Concern For Pets and Children This Summer


It’s called hyperthermia or heatstroke, and it can happen faster than you ever imagined. The Santa Barbara County Fire Department reminds people that children or animals left inside a vehicle, can quickly overheat, resulting in devastating injuries, permanent brain damage or death. More than 600 children have died in the U.S. that way since 1990. It is never OK to …

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Fire Crews Contained Small Fire in Cambria Yesterday


Fire crews have contained a small spot fire that broke out in Cambria yesterday afternoon. CAL FIRE said the fire at 3080 Santa Rosa Creek Road near Main St. was contained around 6 p.m. Air tankers were on scene and other resources were called in to help fight the fire. Officials are trying to determine the cause and the size of the blaze.

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Police Have Yet to Release Identify of Victim in Fatal Accident


Police have yet to release the identity of a 77-year-old Templeton man who died in a three car accident on Highway 41 on Saturday. The crash injured an additional three people. Twenty-four-year-old Nicholas Bundren was driving his Ford Fusion west on 41 when he swerved into the oncoming lane and hit the Templeton man driving a Mercury Grand Marquis. A …

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Arrest Made in Alleged Child Abuse Case


On Wednesday, July 29, at approximately 7:17PM the Paso Robles Police Department was contacted by a social worker from SLO County Child Welfare Services regarding a child who was being treated for significant injuries at a hospital in Madera. The initial report indicated that this two year old female child had initially been treated at Twin Cities Community Hospital on …

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Santa Maria Police Investigate Woman’s Death


Santa Maria police are investigating a woman’s death. A 67-year-old woman has died from injuries caused by a violent sexual assault. Officers arrested 29 year old Victor Aureliano Martinez of Santa Maria on July 24, after the woman reported the assault to police. She was assaulted at her home on North Dejoy about 10 pm. Santa Maria police found Martinez …

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Widening of Highway 46 Continues


The widening of Hwy. 46 East from Almond Drive to McMillan Canyon Road (State Route 41) will continue with a grind and pave operation beginning Monday, Aug. 3 through Friday morning Aug. 7 during the overnight hours from 7 pm until 6:30 am.  Motorists can expect delays not to exceed 20 minutes. This project will improve Hwy. 46 East from …

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Stolen Truck Recovered Without Incident


On Thursday July 30 at approximately 12:40pm, the Paso Robles Police Department took a crime report involving a 1969 General Motors pickup truck stolen from a parking lot along the 2800 block of Riverside Ave, Paso Robles. The victim reported that he had parked the truck in the lot around 9:30am that morning. When he returned a few hours later, …

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Human Trafficking Charges Being Brought Against Four


District Attorney Dan Dow has announced the filing of human trafficking related charges against three adults and one juvenile. The four have been charged with California’s relatively new human trafficking statute. The defendants are Brianna Day Morales and Fabio Silveira, both of Chico, Elijah Wolfson and 16-year-old Nikko Anaya of Manteca, California. Nikko Anaya is also charged with felony dissuading …

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