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Gun And Badge Stolen From Car Of Arroyo Grande Police Chief

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Arroyo Grande Police chief Steve Annibali had his car broken into Sunday outside his AG home and discovered that someone had stolen his response bag filled with his badge, gun, and other items from his car parked on the street. His alarm was on, but that didn’t deter thieves. According to city policy, police cars unmarked shouldn’t be left on ... Read More »

Police Identify Cyclist Hit By Car In Collision Last Week

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On Wednesday, July 3, at approx. 6:35a.m., the Paso Robles Police Department and Department of Emergency Services responded to an injury traffic collision west of Jardine Road on Highway 46 East. Officers determined a vehicle struck a 55-year-old male bicyclist after he entered the eastbound traffic lanes.  The bicyclist was transported via ambulance to a local hospital for major injuries. ... Read More »

200 Pounds Of Fireworks Confiscated Over Holiday Weekend

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Over the long July 4th weekend CAL FIRE conducted an enhanced law enforcement operation to prevent fires and injury to the public.  The majority of the effort was at our beaches and lakes.   Law Enforcement personnel made 279 public contacts, wrote 10 fireworks citations, made one DUI arrest, and assisted other law enforcement agencies in 17 calls.  Approximately 200 ... Read More »

Two Men In Jail After Traffic Stops Leads To Meth And Heroin Discovery

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On Saturday, July 6, at approximately 4:40 a.m., a PRPD officer conducted a traffic enforcement stop of a vehicle on Creston Road near Golden Hill Road for an equipment violation. The officer contacted the driver, identified as 38-year-old San Luis Obispo County resident Leonard Felipe Trujillo, and his passenger, identified as 34-year-old Paso Robles resident Jason Todd Hopkins.  Trujillo was ... Read More »

Montecito Firefighters To Attend Granite Mountain Hot Shot Memorial

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Four off duty Firefighters and one retiree of the Montecito Fire Protection District will be joining hundreds of other agencies and firefighters attending the Granite Mountain Hot Shot Memorial Service in Prescott Arizona.  The Granite Mountain Hotshot Crew lost their lives Sunday, June 30th, while battling the 2,000-acre Yarnell Hill fire that was started by lightning on June 28th. 26-year-old ... Read More »

No DUI Arrests At San Luis Obispo Sobriety Checkpoint

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The San Luis Obispo Police Department hosted a DUI Checkpoint on July 5th.  The checkpoint was staffed by officers from throughout the county as a part of the San Luis Obispo County DUI Task Force and was funded by the “Avoid the 14” Grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The purpose ... Read More »

Coroner Attempts To Identify Body Found In Crashed Pick-Up In Santa Barbara Ravine

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The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Coroner’s Office is in the process of positively identifying the occupant found in a vehicle discovered Thursday at the bottom of a ravine, 300 feet off of Painted Cave Road.  The vehicle is registered to an individual who was reported missing in Santa Barbara County in March of 2012.  Due to the fact the accident ... Read More »

85 Acres Burned In Paso Robles Fire

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A fire broke out near Adelaida Road near Vineyard Drive near Paso Robles yesterday afternoon about 1:15. 85 acres were burned and two structures were threatened before officials put out the blaze.  The cause is under investigation. No injuries were reported. Read More »

Diablo’s Unit One Up And Running

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Unit 1 at Pacific Gas and Electric Company's Diablo Canyon Power Plant returned to full power on July 4, 2013, following a safe shut down of the unit on June 26, 2013. Operators at Diablo Canyon safely shut down Unit 1 after minor leakage was detected by maintenance personnel on a small section of pipe located inside the containment building. ... Read More »

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