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SLO County Sheriff’s K9 Unit Hosted Training Day


The San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s K9 Unit hosted a Training Day on 5-6-15 for K9 units from all over California. In conjunction with the California Narcotic Canine Association (CNCA), this all-day training allowed K9’s to be trained and certified in the areas of patrol, narcotics and explosives. The K9’s and their handlers participated in several training scenarios at the …

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Three Armed Robberies and One Burglary in Isla Vista


Sheriff’s deputies and UCSB police officers assigned to the Isla Vista Foot Patrol are investigating three separate alleged armed robberies and one residential burglary.  The first one occurred inside a residence at an apartment complex in the 6500 block of Seville Road at approximately 4:30 a.m. Sunday morning, May 3, 2015.   A resident called 911 to report that three suspects …

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George Jessie Gonzales Changes Plea to No Contest


George Jessie Gonzales changed his plea to no contest yesterday, with respect to Counts 1, 3, and 5 of the Information, all of which allege robberies. The robberies were alleged to have been committed April 17, 2014, April 3, 2014, and March 21, 2014. Mr. Gonzales also admitted two “strike” prior convictions. Under the terms of a plea agreement, he …

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PG&E Joins ESFI to Raise Awareness About Electrical Safety


May is National Electrical Safety Month, and Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) is joining with the Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI) to raise awareness about the importance of electrical safety. This year, PG&E and ESFI will focus on promoting safety in America’s communities, homes and businesses. Houses across the nation are aging and pose common hazards, but through a …

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Morro Bay Police Investigate Boat Theft


On Monday at about 8:00am, Morro Bay Police Officers responded to a report of a stolen sailboat from the docks in the 500 block of the Embarcadero. The victims reported they received a call that their sailboat was beached on the sand spit, and Morro Bay Harbor Patrol Officers had recovered the vessel. Later that day, Morro Bay Police Officers …

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DUI Patrols Out to Stop Cinco de Mayo Partiers


In the United States, Cinco de Mayo – like St. Patrick’s Day – is for many people just an occasion for having a good time with alcohol. Do you plan to join the fiesta on May 5th? Local police agencies have planned DUI Saturations Patrols to deploy officers looking to identify and stop suspected drunk drivers. Additionally, every traffic and …

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Paso Robles Mayor Announces Candidacy for District Supervisor


Paso Robles Mayor Steve Martin announced yesterday he will be a candidate for the First District Supervisor seat in the June 2016 Primary Election. Current First District Supervisor Frank Mecham has announced he will not run for re-election.

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Man Pleads Not Guilty to Murder


Thomas Yanaga was arraigned in Superior Court Department 6 yesterday before Judge John Trice. He entered a plea of Not Guilty to the charge of murder in the death of Marshall Savoy. He also denied the allegation that he personally used a firearm in the killing. Mr. Yanaga’s jury trial has been set to begin July 6, 2015. A readiness …

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Rollover Crash Claims Life of One


24-year-old Daniel E. McComack Jr. of San Luis Obispo, was killed in a rollover crash that happened at about 8:20 last night. on Willow Creek Road.  McComack was driving southbound. His vehicle then hit a tree, which caused it to rotate and overturn, according to the CHP. The investigation into the cause of the crash is ongoing. Officers say they …

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IRS Scam Happening in SLO County Again


The IRS scam is showing up again in San Luis Obispo County. The Sheriff’s Office has received approximately 25 phone calls   from people who say they’ve been contacted from someone claiming to be from the IRS or the Treasury Department. In each case, the caller tells them they owe money to the IRS and they must pay promptly through a …

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