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Fugitive Apprehended In Carpinteria After Six Months On The Lam

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A felony fugitive who escaped from his electronic monitoring device six months ago and was wanted by the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office is in custody.  At around 11:15 a.m. Sunday afternoon a citizen at a restaurant in the 700 block of Linden Avenue in Carpinteria recognized 56-year-old Steven Kunes sitting at the bar. The citizen who had seen Kunes’ ... Read More »

Paso Robles Police Seeking Info In Weekend Shooting Death

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On Saturday, February 23, at approximately 9:28 p.m., the Paso Robles Police Department received 9-1-1 calls regarding a shooting which had just occurred at an apartment complex in the 3100 block of Spring Street. Officers responded and found one adult male victim suffering from a gunshot wound in the driveway area of the apartment complex. The victim was pronounced dead ... Read More »

Five Occupants Escape SLO House Fire

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San Luis Obispo City Fire Department personnel responded to a reported structure fire at 4353 Vachell Lane in the City of San Luis Obispo at 7:13 last night. The first arriving SLO City Fire Department unit found a rapidly spreading fire involving a 2,000 square foot four bedroom single-story residence, an attached 600 square foot garage, a storage shed, and ... Read More »

Arroyo Grande Woman Arrested For DUI After Flipping Car

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San Luis Obispo Police and Fire Departments received a 911 call reporting a single vehicle roll-over collision at the intersection of Johnson and Orcutt early this morning about 1:25.  Responding Police and Fire personnel located a 2009 Bentley resting on its roof with a male and female trapped inside the vehicle.  San Luis Obispo City Fire conducted the extrication of ... Read More »

Two Men Suspected Of Burglary Arrested In Pismo Beach

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This past Monday night the Pismo Beach Police Department was dispatched to the 800 block of Merced Ave. in Pismo Beach on a report of a suspicious brown/tan Dodge Ram pick-up in the area.   It was also reported that one, maybe two male subjects associated with the above vehicle were seen walking around the neighborhood, possibly checking car doors. ... Read More »

Victim In Fatal Crash Identified

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The Coroner's Unit of the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Office has released the autopsy results for the girl who died in a rollover accident on Highway 1 on Sunday. The girl is identified as 17-year-old Briana Tucci of Encino.  Coroner's investigators say Tucci died as a result of injuries sustained in the rollover accident. Tucci was killed when the ... Read More »

Sorority Investigated For Hazing

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The Chi Delta Theta sorority at Cal Poly is under investigation for hazing allegations.  It has to suspend all activities until the investigation is complete.   Cal Poly's policy, says hazing is any activity that causes physical or emotional harm, degradation or humiliation during initiation into a student organization. The exact allegations against Chi Delta Theta are not being released ... Read More »

Shumey Found Sane During Time Of Murder

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Christopher Shumey was sane during the time he shot his mother to death. So says a jury who deliberated and came in with the verdict yesterday. On February 5, Shumey was found guilty in the second degree of murdering his mother in September of 2011. He was also found guilty of assault on a peace officer. Sentencing is set for ... Read More »

Pair Arrested After Traffic Stop Revealed Stolen Property And Drug Paraphernalia

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Yesterday at approximately 2:30 a.m., San Luis Obispo Police Officer Greg Benson conducted a traffic stop on a silver Ford F-150 pick-up in the 1200 Block of Chorro.  As the vehicle came to a stop the female passenger, later identified as 19-year-old Hattie Davis, jumped out of the passenger door and attempted to flee from officers.  Davis was detained after ... Read More »

Child Abuse Charges Upgraded To Murder

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Last Monday at approximately 5:00 a.m., the Paso Robles Police and Fire Departments were dispatched to the 200 block of Santa Ysabel Avenue regarding a two-year-old female not breathing. The child had visible head and body injuries and was subsequently transported by ambulance to Twin Cities Hospital for treatment. It appeared the child was the victim of child abuse. A ... Read More »

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