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Atascadero Police Arrest Suspect In San Luis Obispo Bank Robbery

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Police have found and arrested the man they say is responsible for robbing the Bank of America on Santa Rosa in San Luis Obispo yesterday afternoon. He's been identified as 38-year-old Andrew Gilbertson of Paso Robles. Investigators say around three, yesterday afternoon Atascadero Police caught up with Gilbertson on El Camino Real.  Police say they found evidence from the robbery ... Read More »

Fire Contained After Destroying Two Mobile Homes In Rural Paso Robles

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CAL FIRE crews responded to a fire at Resthaven RV & Mobile Home Park on Adelaida Road, west of Paso Robles late yesterday afternoon.   Fire officials say two mobile homes were destroyed.  The fire did not spread to nearby vegetation and no injuries were reported. The cause of the fire is currently under investigation. Read More »

Suspicious Fires Investigated In Morro Bay

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​The Morro Bay Fire Department is currently investigating a couple of small fires officials consider suspicious.   Tuesday night of this week, firefighters knocked down a small vegetation fire on the north side of Black Hill.  A subsequent investigation turned up a second fire that had been previously put out. These fires happened in the area around La Loma, Quintana ... Read More »

Surveillance Video Leads To Arrest Of Paso Robles Car Burglar

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On Monday, July 22, 2013 at approximately 3:44PM, PRPD officers responded to a report of a vehicle burglary which had occurred in the previous three hours in the parking lot of Cregor’s Market at 611 Spring Street.  The victim reported she locked her vehicle with her purse inside while she went to work at the market. When she returned later, ... Read More »

Reward Offered For Information On Murder Of Joseph Padilla

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The San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s assistance with information leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspect(s) involved with the June 21, 2013, murder of Joseph Padilla. On June 21, 2013 Joseph Padilla was located in front of a residence in the 1300 block of 19th street in Oceano CA. Padilla suffered from ... Read More »

SLO City Fire Chief To Retire In September

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San Luis Obispo City Fire Chief Charlie Hines is retiring September 10.  Hines was hired in October 2010.  Hines plans to spend more time with his family. He’ll have time to think about his decision to rehire back on the force firefighter John Mason, who was charged but not convicted of assaulting a man in a San Luis bar while ... Read More »

Police Continue To Search For Suspect Seen Shooting At A Woman In Nipomo

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The San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help in trying to locate the driver of a truck who is suspected of shooting a firearm toward a woman in Nipomo on 7-21-13. The victim was walking when the incident took place.  The victim was then told to get into the vehicle and the two drove off. ... Read More »

SLO County Sheriff ‘s Office Upgrades Dispatch Center

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On 7-22-13, San Luis Obispo County Sheriff Ian Parkinson unveiled the Sheriff's Office new state-of-the-art radio dispatch center.  The system was developed by the Raytheon Company and Twisted Pair Solutions.  It is an IP based system and features several upgrades from the previous system which was 14 years old and no longer being manufactured. Among the features, is an application ... Read More »

Whale Of A Tale

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If you see a whale, don’t get in the way of its food.  That’s the message a local scuba diver is sending to other divers after nearly getting swallowed by a humpback whale near Morro Bay.  Shawn Stamback tells Central Coast News he saw a school of fish come out of nowhere Saturday and then a whale jump out of ... Read More »

Police Search For Suspect After Shots Fired In Nipomo

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Local police are looking for a man who apparently shot his gun at a woman.  Witnesses report the described suspect shot towards an unidentified female who then got into the truck with the suspect in the area of Cyclone & Grande in Nipomo over the weekend.  Additional shots were heard, though there have been no reports of injuries. He is ... Read More »

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