Suspected Suicide Victim Identified


The Coroner's Unit of the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Office has identified the man found dead after a fall from the top of a parking structure in downtown San Luis Obispo on 7-18-13. The man has been identified as 26-year-old Brian Joseph Lawler of San Luis Obispo.  An autopsy will be conducted next Thursday. 

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Motorcycle Fatality Identified


The motorcyclist who died in a head on crash on Highway 227 June 13 has been identified as 31-year-old Robert McDonald of Pismo Beach. His bike struck a car driven by 66-year-old Linda Ford of Bakersfield across from the Cold Canyon Landfill. It happened a little after one in the afternoon.

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Suspect Arrested In Santa Maria CVS Robbery


Santa Maria Police arrested a man they say robbed a CVS Pharmacy in the 700 block of East Main Street Sunday morning. Officials say a man with a gun stole money from the cash register. Investigators were able to identify him from surveillance video.  Police arrested 53-year-old Joe Talaugon of Santa Maria Sunday afternoon.

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Man Falls To His Death In Apparent Suicide Jump From Parking Structure


On Thursday, July 18, 2013, at approximately 4:30 the San Luis Obispo Police Department received multiple 9-1-1 calls reporting that someone had just jumped from the top of the parking structure located at 919 Palm St. Units were on scene almost immediately and began assisting with CPR, which was already in progress.  San Luis Obispo City Fire and San Luis ...

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19 Arrested After Probation Department Makes Parole Sweep In Northern SLO County


On July 16 2013, the San Luis Obispo County Probation Department partnered with other police agencies to conduct a probation and parole compliance operation. At approximately 6 p.m., law enforcement personnel contacted individuals on probation and parole in northern San Luis Obispo’s County including the cities of Paso Robles and Atascadero, as well as the unincorporated areas of Templeton and ...

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Santa Maria High School Graduate Wins Car After Pledging To Be A Sober Driver


A pledge not to drink and drive to a young woman who later may have died at the hands of a drunken driver has turned into a sober reward, a Mini Cooper, for Santa Maria High School graduate Elmer Barrueta.  The Santa Maria Joint Union High School District graduate won the car recently from McCarthy's of San Luis Obispo during ...

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Paso Robles Police On The Lookout For Female Bank Robber


On Tuesday, 7-16-13 at approximately 5:04PM, the Paso Robles Police Department received a report of a robbery in progress at the Golden One Credit Union in the 100 block of Niblick Road.  A Hispanic female adult entered the bank, demanded money and then left on foot with an undisclosed amount of money. A weapon was mentioned, but none was seen. ...

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More Brush Fires Break Out Across SLO County


There were two fires in SLO County yesterday.  Firefighters contained a grass fire near Bishop Peak to one acre.  The fire was on the south side of Foothill Boulevard, a half-mile east of O'Connor. The other was called the River Fire and was located at River Road and Wellsona Road near Paso Robles. It was limited to one acre. The ...

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Five Wildfires Burn Across SLO County


CAL FIRE/San Luis Obispo County Fire Department had a very busy day yesterday responding to five wildfires over the course of the afternoon.  High temperatures, low humidity, wind, and bone-dry vegetation coupled with human carelessness are to blame.  Fire investigators issued a misdemeanor citation for one of yesterday’s fires, citing "mowing" as the cause.    The "Dune Fire" located at ...

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