Defendant Takes The Fifth After Previously Agreeing To Testify In Myers Murder Case


Rhonda Wisto and Frank York, two of the five people suspected of being involved in the murder of 15-year-old Dystiny Myers, took the stand yesterday. Cody Miller and Jason Greenwell were scheduled to testify about what happened to Myers, and York and Wisto's involvement in her murder, but Miller changed his mind taking the Fifth Amendment and did not testify. …

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Panga Boat Discovered North Of Refugio State Beach Along With Nearly 2,000 Pounds Of Marijuana


During the early morning hours on Sunday March 17th, the Santa Barbara Sheriff’s Office was summoned to the area of Arroyo Camada Beach, north of Refugio State Beach, to investigate a possible ”Panga” boat located at the beach, as well as suspected Marijuana bales strewn about the area.  The location where the “Panga” was found is comprised of lands owned …

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Sewage Spill Along Bob Jones Bike Trail


A broken sewer line between the Avila Beach Golf Course and Coffee Berry Place in Avila Beach caused a spill of approximately 500 gallons of raw sewage along the side of the Bob Jones Bike Trail.  Personnel from the San Miguelito Mutual Water Company were notified of the broken line at 10:00, excavated and isolated the sewer line, and repaired …

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Motorcyclist Killed In Paso Robles Accident


On March 17, the Paso Robles Police Department and the Paso Robles Department of Emergency Services responded to a single vehicle traffic accident with injury at the intersection of 24th Street and Mountain Springs Road. Upon arrival it was determined that a motorcyclist apparently failed to negotiate a turn and struck a dirt berm. The driver was ejected from the …

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Five Alleged Motorcycle Gang Members Arrested In Santa Barbara


As a result of routine enforcement and investigation activities, members of the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Gang Enforcement Unit arrested five people who are allegedly associated with a local chapter of an outlaw motorcycle gang, based out of San Luis Obispo County.  All five individuals were arrested for firearms related charges, in conjunction with criminal street gang enhancements.  The arrests …

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Santa Maria Man Arrested After Robbery And Sexual Assault At Gunpoint


On March 14 at approximately 1:27 am, San Luis Obispo Police responded to the San Luis Inn and Suites at 404 Santa Rosa regarding an armed robbery and sexual assault. When officers arrived they discovered a female had been sexually assaulted and robbed at gunpoint. The victim told officers that a male subject, later identified as Gregory Erwin, agreed to …

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Memorial Held For K9 Deputy Jake


Yesterday, the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Office held its first ever K9 memorial ceremony.  Sheriff Ian Parkinson led the procession of K9's and their handlers. A burial ceremony was held for K9 Jake who began his service with the Sheriff's Office in January 2001 and died Jan. 7, 2010. A final resting place behind the Sheriff's Office has been …

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Man With Loaded Guns Arrested Outside Of Heritage Oaks Bank


On March 13 an alert employee of the Heritage Oaks Bank at 1503 Froom Ranch Road called the police department about a suspicious male in a vehicle parked in the parking lot.  When the bank employee came to work a male subject got out of this vehicle and made the bank employee nervous.  The bank employee thought the male subject …

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Point San Luis Lighthouse Keepers Discover Stairs Defaced With Memorial Message


The Point San Luis Lighthouse Keepers were saddened to find on Wednesday, March 6th that the stairs at Whaler’s Cove beach, which provide safe passage to the Light Station for ocean going visitors, had been defaced. The stairs, which were built with funds from the Port San Luis Harbor District, Coastal Conservancy, and the Point San Luis Lighthouse Keepers, were …

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Sheriff’s Office To Hold Memorial For K9


The San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Office will be holding its first ever K9 memorial today at 9 AM.  A burial ceremony will take place for K9 Jake who began his service with the Sheriff's Office in January 2001 and died Jan. 7, 2010. A final resting spot behind the Sheriff's Office has been created for Jake and other K9's …

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