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Missing Man Found At Gas Station

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On Sunday at about 10:00 pm Salvador "Chava" Garcia was located at the Valero Gas station in Oceano. He’d been missing most of the day. Garcia left a residence at 150 Bee St. in Nipomo Ca He said he was going to walk to the St. Joseph Church, which is about one mile from the residence and then to the ... Read More »

Sex Offender Busted

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Michael George Johnson is a registered sex offender who is required to register as a result of four prior convictions for annoying and molesting children. His prior convictions date from 1990 to 2005.   Over a period of a few weeks in July, Johnson began initiating inappropriate sexual conversations with two male juvenile acquaintances, ages 16 and 17. While one ... Read More »

Suspected “Central Coast Bandit” In Custody

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A woman matching the description of the Central Coast bandit was booked in the San Luis Obispo County jail Friday, just a few hours after officials arrested a woman in connection with an attempted bank robbery and car chase.   50-year-old Cristina Fernandez Padilla was booked in the county jail. She was charged with counts of robbery in Pismo Beach, ... Read More »

Sex Offender Arrested In San Luis Obipso

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A registered sex offender with a last-known residence in San Luis Obispo was arrested yesterday on suspicion of soliciting sex acts from two minors.  Police arrested 49-year-old Michael George Johnson for violations of the Sex Offender Registration Act after he allegedly attempted to solicit sex from minors and dissuade them from reporting themselves as victims.  Johnson was jailed in lieu ... Read More »

Suspected Burglar Apprehended In Paso Robles

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A Paso Robles man was arrested about 3:50 Thursday morning for allegedly trying to burglarize cut open a locked gate to commit burglary at Matheson Tri-Gas in Paso Robles.  Officers responded and found that 46-year-old Kevin Smith had entered the property by cutting open a locked gate. Smith was booked into San Luis Obispo County Jail for burglary, possession of ... Read More »

Burglar On The Loose In Ballard

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At around 1:00 yesterday afternoon in the 1700 block of Cottonwood Street in the Santa Ynez Valley community of Ballard, a resident reported coming home to find a subject wearing a bandana inside her home. The suspect was last seen running across the yard. Sheriff’s Deputies responded and secured the area. A reverse 9-1-1 was sent to area residents asking ... Read More »

Police On The Lookout For Stabbing Suspect

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The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office is requesting the public’s assistance to help locate a suspect involved in a stabbing that occurred around 4:00 yesterday afternoon,   in the 1500 block of Highway 154.  The suspect is 47 year old Gabriel Nicolas Rivera of Santa Barbara who has had several contacts with law enforcement and was most recently booked at the ... Read More »

Drug Dispute Ends In Car Crash

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At around 12:15 yesterday afternoon, there was a verbal dispute involving four individuals at the Camino Real Marketplace in Goleta.  Following the argument, which was apparently over drug related issues, the individuals jumped into two separate vehicles and a chase ensued.  Two males were driving in a dark blue Lexus sedan and were followed by a male and female in ... Read More »

Fire Caused By Downed Power Lines

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The Santa Barbara County Fire Department investigators have determined that the cause of the vegetation fire that occurred at 2700 block of Cebada Canyon east of Lompoc on August 21 was a result of downed electrical power lines. If you see a downed power line or wire, call 911 right away.  If a power line has fallen to the ground, ... Read More »

Indecent Exposure In McDonald’s Parking Lot

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On Friday, August 16, a Paso Robles police officer was flagged down by a female subject in the parking lot of a shopping center in the 2300 block of Theatre Drive. This subject reported she had been the victim of an indecent exposure which had just occurred. PRPD learned the adult female victim had been walking to her vehicle when ... Read More »

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