Woman Arrested After Leading Police On High Speed Pursuit


On May 14 at 7:18 Deputy Probation Officers from the San Luis Obispo County Probation Department requested Atascadero PD assist with a traffic stop on a white BMW in which the driver 25-year-old Tatum Stewart was wanted for violation of the terms of her probation. When the deputies attempted to contact Stewart she fled in her vehicle.  APD officers located …

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Elderly Targeted In Local Phone Scams


The San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Office has received reports of phone scams being conducted in the area.  On May 9, a resident of Nipomo received a phone call from a person identifying themselves as a representative from the "National Health Association." The caller was looking for personal information, including the resident's checking account number. The caller said they needed …

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Alleged Embezzler In Court


A well-known local businessman accused of securities fraud and embezzlement made his first court appearance in San Luis Obispo Superior Court Monday. Al Moriarty, the owner of the Grover Beach finance company, Moriarty Enterprises, was arrested at his home in Washington state on May 5th and was brought back to San Luis Obispo County last week. Moriarty has been in …

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Three Stores In Violation After Countywide Tobacco Sting Operation


The San Luis Obispo County Health Agency’s Tobacco Control Program in coordination with the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office conducted a recent countywide tobacco sales compliance check operation, which ended on May 3. With the assistance of three local teen (under age 18) decoys, fifty-eight  tobacco retailer locations were visited throughout the county. Three clerks of the 58 retailers …

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Driver Killed In Nipomo After Car Goes Off Highway


The driver who died in an accident that happened in Nipomo early Sunday morning was a 62-year old man from Del Haven, New Jersey.  His name has not yet been released by the CHP. At 7:30 a.m. the driver was headed southbound on Highway 101 at Willow Road when his Jeep and the boat he was towing drifted into the …

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Moriarty Makes Court Appearance In Fraud Case


On Monday morning, Al Moriarty, the Grover Beach financial services owner accused of fraud and embezzlement, made his first appearance in San Luis Obispo Superior Court. Moriarty, owner of Moriarty Enterprises, was assigned a public defense attorney, Ron Crawford, who asked that the arraignment be continued to Wednesday. Superior Court Judge Jacqueline Duffy granted the request. Moriarty, 80, was arrested …

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Extensive Damage Caused After Santa Maria Home Catches Fire


A fire broke out around 6:42 p.m. on Sunday night in the 2200 block of Mon Chere Lane in Santa Maria. Officials say the fire started in the garage and spread to the inside of the home. Firefighters had the fire under control in about 20 minutes. The cause of the fire is under investigation, but officials say it does …

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Bike To Work Week Spins Into Action


Bike to work week kicks off in San Luis Obispo County Today. During this week, teams of up to 10 people are encouraged to compete in SLO Regional Rideshare's Bike to Work Week competition. Winners will receive various prizes given out at next month's Rideshare's Bike Month Blowout. More than 50 events are taking place in May as part of …

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Two Men Arrested After Carjacking In Santa Maria


It happened Sunday around 3:35 a.m. near Boone and Thornburg. Santa Maria Police say a victim from Santa Maria came to the police station and told officers two people carjacked them at gunpoint. Officers found the vehicle Sunday evening in an alley in the 1700 block of South Thornburg and later arrested Daniel Reyes Arroyo, 22, and Victor Zurita Santos, …

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Black Bear Spotted At Morro Rock


At about 6:30 am yesterday Morro Bay Police received a call from a person who reported seeing a Black Bear near the north side of Morro Rock.   A coordinated response from California State Parks, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Morro Bay Police Department, Morro Bay Fire Department, Morro Bay Harbor Patrol, and the San Luis Obispo County Animal …

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