Local News

Victim Identified in Paso Robles Homicide Case


The Sheriff’s Office is releasing the identity of the victim in a homicide investigation in the 4200 block of Old Nacimiento Road in rural Paso Robles on 11-14-15. The man has been identified as 34-year-old Benjamin Derrel Terra of Paso Robles. Terra is the apparent victim of gunshot wounds. An autopsy is pending to determine the exact cause of death. …

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Man Arrested in Connection With Series of Commercial Burglaries


On Friday, at approximately 4:00pm, Paso Robles Police Department Officers arrested 29 year old Carlos Aguirre Camacho of Paso Robles, CA in connection with a series of commercial burglaries in the Paso Robles area. Camacho was booked into San Luis Obispo County Jail on four counts of Commercial Burglary. Camacho’s arrest was the result of a week long investigation into …

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Suspect Identified in Barricade Incident in Rural Paso Robles


The Sheriff’s Office is releasing the name of the suspect involved in what began as a barricaded subject incident and then turned into a homicide investigation in the 4200 block of Old Nacimiento Road in rural Paso Robles. The suspect is identified as 61-year-old Nicole Honait Luxor of Paso Robles. She was booked into jail on one count of murder. …

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Man Arrested for Allegedly Having Sex With 14-Year-Old


  On November 10, 2015, Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s detectives arrested 35-year-old Justin Lee Davidson of Lompoc for allegedly having sexual intercourse with a 14-year-old female on at least two occasions at his residence in the Mission Hills neighborhood.  Davidson was a family friend of the victim. Davidson was booked into the Santa Barbara County Jail for Sexual Intercourse with …

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Recent Phone Scam Reported in Paso Robles


The Paso Robles Police Department is warning the public about a recent phone scam which victimized a local resident. This scam, known as the ‘IRS phone scam,’ preys on victims by intimidating them into believing they owe taxes or face fines/imprisonment for failure to pay these taxes. In this case, the scammer is also claiming to be an officer or …

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SLOPD Awarded $190,000 Grant From OTS


The San Luis Obispo Police Department has been awarded a $190,000.00 grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) for a year-long program of special enforcements and public awareness efforts to prevent traffic related deaths and injuries. The San Luis Obispo Police Department will use the funding as part of the city’s ongoing commitment to keep our roadways safe …

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Man Allegedly Broke in and Stole Dog From County Animal Services Center


Tuesday the Sheriff’s Office received a report of a burglary which had occurred during the overnight hours at the County Animal Services Center in San Luis Obispo. A staff member at the center says someone broke into the kennel and took a black and brown brindled colored pit bull mix named “Sid.” The dog had been quarantined at the kennel …

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Man in Jail on Charges of Possession of Cocaine and Firearm


Following a two month long investigation, Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Detectives with the Special Investigations Bureau, arrested a Carpinteria man yesterday, and seized more than one pound of cocaine as well as a firearm.  37-year-old Duke Overbach, a convicted felon, was under investigation for suspicion of selling cocaine.  As a result of the investigation, a search warrant was served at …

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One Killed and Two Injured in Highway Accident


One person was killed and two others seriously injured last night on Highway 46 East just west of Highway 41 near the James Dean Memorial Junction in Cholame. A Volvo and Chevy were involved. The male driver of the Chevy was killed. The driver of the Volvo was airlifted to a local hospital with major injuries. A woman passenger in …

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One Man Arrested For Allegedly Stealing Scooter


On Tuesday, November 10, 2015, at approximately 7:53 AM, a resident of Grover Beach reported that his 2006 Yamaha motor scooter was stolen. At approximately 9:58 AM, park rangers from the Coastal Dunes RV Park reported suspicious activity along the railroad tracks near the RV Park after observing two (2) male adults dismantling a motor scooter which was determined to …

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