Additional Charges Filed Against Sword Wielding Man


Yesterday, the San Luis Obispo County District Attorney's Office filed an additional 11 charges against 36-year-old Charles Haig Guenther.   The San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Office arrested Guenther on Tuesday for a domestic violence incident in Los Osos. Guenther was already charged with assault with a deadly weapon and inflicting corporal injury on a spouse, with the anticipation the …

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Moriarty Booked Into SLO County Jail On Charges Of Fraud And Embezzlement


A local businessman accused of securities fraud and embezzlement is back in San Luis Obispo County. Al Moriarty was arrested Sunday in Kitsap County, Washington on a $5 million arrest warrant issued out of San Luis Obispo County. The 79-year-old owner of Moriarty Enterprises was booked into the San Luis Obispo County Jail Thursday night and will expected to be …

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Man Arrested After Allegedly Attacking Roommate With Knife


Yesterday the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Office received a call of an assault in the 1400 block of Gateway Drive in Heritage Ranch. When deputies arrived, they found the victim, 55-year-old Robert Criste Curran Jr. with a knife injury to the neck. He was transported to a local hospital.  He is expected to survive. The investigation revealed there had …

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Grand Jury Reports Inmate Population Down, Contraband Still An Issue At CMC


The effect of AB 109 one year after its implementation at CMC is one of the key findings described in the 2012-2013 San Luis Obispo County Grand Jury inspection report, based on its state-mandated annual inquiry into the conditions of prisons within the county. The Grand Jury report notes that AB 109 has reduced CMC's inmate population by approximately 1,000 …

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Body Found Floating In Water Off Avila Beach Identified


Officials are investigating the cause of death of a man who was found dead, floating in the water in Avila Beach.  The man is identified as 37-year-old Chad Henry Hebert.  He was found yesterday morning at about 9:10 off Olde Port Beach. He was believed to be staying on a relative's boat moored in Port San Luis Harbor. A kayak …

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Investigation Continues After Arrest Of Man Who Attacked Wife With Samurai Sword


The San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Office is still investigating why a man attacked his wife with a samurai sword. 36-year-old Charles Haig Guenther was arrested on Tuesday for a domestic violence incident in Los Osos. The victim received injuries to her hands, fingers, stomach and leg. Guenther is charged with assault with a deadly weapon and inflicting corporal injury …

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SLO Teen Killed In Utah Rock Slide


A young San Luis Obispo resident died Tuesday in Utah.  19-year-old Christine Allen fell off a rock cliff in Kane Creek, about five hours southeast of Salt Lake City. The Allen family had just picked up their daughter from college in Wyoming and set out to go camping in Kane Creek. The San Juan County Sheriff's Office says the family …

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VAFB Fire Contained


Firefighters contained the brush fire that broke-out at Vandenberg Air Force Base within two hours after it ignited yesterday afternoon. VAFB fire officials say it burned between seven and 10 acres about a half-mile north of San Antonio Road West. A section of Highway 1 was shut down in the area while crews contained the fire.

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Dystiny Myers Killers Sentenced To Life In Prison


Two people convicted in the 2010 murder of 15-year-old Dystiny Myers were sentenced yesterday to life in prison without the possibility of parole. Rhonda Wisto and her son, Frank York, were found guilty of first degree murder, conspiracy to commit murder, kidnapping and torture. Dystiny's tortured and burned body was found in a shallow grave near Santa Margarita in September …

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RV Fire Backs Up Traffic On 101


If you experienced delays yesterday morning traveling northbound on Highway 101, a recreational vehicle fire was the reason. California Highway Patrol says an unknown mechanical issue is the likely cause of the fire. It started around 7 AM after the driver of the RV heard some popping sounds and pulled onto the right-hand shoulder of the highway, between the Avila …

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