More Than Ten Thousand Marijuana Plants Discovered In SLO County


Members of the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Narcotics Task Force along with state and federal authorities discovered more than 10,000 marijuana plants in two marijuana growing operations in the county. Illegal marijuana grows, such as these found on private property and public lands, and present a very real danger to the public's safety.  This week detectives destroyed almost seven ...

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Road Rage Ends In Suicide


On August 7 the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Office received a 911 call regarding a report of shots fired at a pickup truck in the 100 block of Hondonada Road in rural Arroyo Grande. Detectives believe the incident began when a car driven by 56-year-old Robert Hernandez was attempting to turn left onto Appy Way off Lopez Drive when ...

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Wanted Gang Member Arrested


On August 7th, at 07:15 AM, the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office Gang Enforcement Unit located and apprehended 29-year-old Ernest Gil of Santa Maria, during a traffic stop at the intersection of North Thornburg Street at Mill Street in the city of Santa Maria.  Gang Detectives knew Gil to have two warrants issued for his arrest, including a no-bail warrant ...

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Atascadero Man Arrested For Attempted Murder


On Friday August 2, at approximately 7:00 pm members of the Atascadero Police Department responded to Twin Cities Hospital to a report of a subject being admitted to the Emergency Room with multiple stab wounds.  During the initial investigation two subjects were identified as being involved in the incident.    Based on information obtained through the investigation warrants for the ...

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Man Arrested After Car Jacking Woman at Chumash Casino


At approximately 2:30 a.m. this morning, a woman getting into her car at the Chumash Casino parking structure got quite a scare when a man jumped into her car, put a knife to her throat and ordered her to drive.  During the ordeal, the woman managed to open the driver’s side door and yell for help.  The suspect became panicked, ...

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SCUBA Diver Identified, Death Still Under Investigation


The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Coroner’s Office has identified a scuba diver who was discovered in the water off Padaro Beach on Saturday, August 3rd.  The decedent is 49 year old William Frank Grgurich of Portland, Oregon.  Next of kin has been notified. Grgurich was discovered by residents who were walking along the beach in the 3300 block of Padaro ...

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Panga Boat, Evidence of Drug Trafficking, Found


At around 6:40 yesterday morning, a passerby driving on Highway101 observed a possible “Panga” boat on the shoreline of Tajiguas Beach, north of Refugio Beach and called 911.  Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office Patrol Deputies and Narcotics Detectives responded along with personnel from Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), California State Parks and the U.S. Coast Guard, which provided air support.  Investigators ...

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Car Accident A Result Of DUI


On Saturday, August 03, at approximately 4:30 p.m. the San Luis Obispo Police Department and SLO City Fire responded to the intersection of Santa Rosa and Monterey for the report of a two-vehicle collision with airbag deployment.
 Upon arrival officers discovered a silver Honda Odyssey minivan and a black Cadillac CTS had been involved in the collision. SLO City Fire ...

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Fire Burns Apartment Complex In Paso Robles


At 3:51 Friday afternoon, the Department of Emergency Services received a report of a vehicle on fire inside a carport. Two Paso Robles, one County Fire/CAL FIRE, and one Atascadero engine were dispatched. Two Battalion Chiefs and a San Luis Ambulance Service ambulance also responded. The first fire engine, arriving at 3:55 pm, reported heavy fire in a three-bay carport ...

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SLO Airport Manager Steps Down Next Month


Richard Howell he will step down next month as the SLO Airport Manager. Howell says he is stepping down for personal reasons. His last day will be Sept. 27. He told the Tribune that he will probably move back East where much of his family lives. Howell took over from Director Klaasje Nairne in 2008. The supervisors will now recruit ...

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