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Man Arrested for Alleged Kidnapping With Intent to Commit Rape


Yesterday, SLO County sheriff’s deputies were called to a kidnapping incident which had occurred on 13th Street in San Miguel. An 18-year-old female says she was walking on 13th Street in San Miguel toward the bus stop on Mission Street when she was approached by a man who tried to lure her back to his motel room. When she refused, …

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Narcotics Detectives Arrest Four After Investigation Into Meth Sales


Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s narcotics detectives arrested four people following a five month investigation into methamphetamine sales in the City of Lompoc. During the course of the investigation, detectives identified 34-year-old Gilbert Villareal of Lompoc as a methamphetamine trafficker and 43-year-old Rene Ramirez of Los Angeles as his methamphetamine supplier. Ramirez’s vehicle was identified as the suspect vehicle used to …

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Man Sentenced to 16 Years for Child Molestation


Santa Barbara County District Attorney Joyce E. Dudley announced that Juan Carlos Medina, age 27, was sentenced to 16 years in state prison for committing five felony counts of non-forcible child molestation against a ten-year old child.  Mr. Medina pled no contest to the five felony child molestation charges on March 3, 2015.  He was sentenced on January 11, 2016, …

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Driver of Alleged Hit-And-Run Apprehended Yesterday


Grover Beach police announced at 4:10 p.m. that the driver and vehicle allegedly involved in a hit-and-run yesterday afternoon had been located. The incident remains under investigation. No other details were immediately available. At about 1:15 p.m., the driver of a Red 1999 Toyota Solara hit a motorcyclist at the intersection of Oak Park Boulevard and Mentone Avenue and then took …

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Man Suspected of Robbing Two Banks Due in Court


The man suspected of robbing two local banks is due back in court next week after he made an appearance yesterday. Johnie Dean Arnold, 54, was arrested January 6 at his home in Bakersfield.   He pleaded not guilty to the January 4 robbery at Heritage Oaks Bank on Froom Ranch Way in San Luis Obispo.   The District Attorney’s Office in Santa …

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PG&E is Hosting a Hiring Information Fair on January 14


It will be held Thursday from 2:30 to 4:30 pm and 5:30 to 7:30 pm  at the PG&E Energy Education Center in San Luis Obispo.  Representatives from PG&E’s corporate office and its Diablo Canyon Power Plant, America’s Job Centers of California, Fluor Corp., Sodexo Magic, Engineers & Scientists of California, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers and Plumbers & Steamfitters will …

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DA Asking for January to be Named Human Trafficking Awareness Month


Today at 1:30 p.m., District Attorney Dan Dow will ask the San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors to proclaim the month of January 2016 as Human Trafficking Awareness Month. Since June 2014, the District Attorney’s office has filed charges against five separate defendants for the crime of human trafficking in San Luis Obispo County. In November 2015, the first …

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Victim Identified in Train Accident


The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office is releasing the identity of the transient who was fatally injured by a train on Friday.  The decedent is 60-year-old Norman Horion.  The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office is releasing the name of the 19-year-old female who was fatally injured by a train January 10, The decedent is Lilian Feng of Isla Vista, a …

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Suspected Thieves Apprehended by Grover Beach Police


On Jan. 11th, at 3:34 AM, a resident on Angello Terrace in Grover Beach reported that he had just chased a suspicious individual who was prowling around his car which was parked in his driveway. Several GBPD officers responded to the area and located two men and a seventeen year old male a block away near the intersection of N. …

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Victim Identified in Fatal Car Accident


On Saturday, Sheriff’s Dispatch received a report of a pedestrian struck by a train in the area of Sweet Bay Ln. in the City of San Luis Obispo. The victim was declared deceased at the scene. The victim has been identified by the Sheriff’s Coroner’s Office as Aaron Matthew Wolf of San Luis Obispo. The circumstances regarding the incident are …

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