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Excessive Force Complaint Issued In Santa Barbara Jail

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A complaint of unnecessary use of force by two custody deputies in the Santa Barbara Main Jail was brought to our agency’s attention by the Public Defender’s Office on June 18, 2013. The Sheriff’s Office immediately initiated an investigation into the matter and shared its findings with the District Attorney’s Office. After reviewing the evidence the District Attorney’s Office filed ... Read More »

Road Rage Ends In Hot Pursuit

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An Oxnard man was arrested Thursday afternoon after being pursued by deputies from Carpinteria to the City of Santa Barbara. The pursuit was initiated by a Sheriff’s Sergeant shortly after 2:00 p.m., when the sergeant witnessed a road rage incident between a silver Ford F-150 and another vehicle. The sergeant determined the driver of the F-150 was the aggressor and ... Read More »

Hiker Rescued At Bishop Park

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Emergency personnel from Cal Fire, San Luis Obispo City Fire Department, CHP Air Ops, the SLO County Fire Urban Search and Rescue Team, and San Luis Ambulance responded to a medical aid/rescue on Bishop Peak at 9:25 pm on August 15th.   Responding personnel located the 19-year old male patient on a steep rocky section of the Foothill side access ... Read More »

The Central Coast Bandit Strikes Again

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On 14 August at approximately 2:26 p.m., the Pismo Beach Police Department received an alarm call from the Pacific Western Bank at 831 Oak Park Rd. in Pismo Beach.  Officers immediately responded to the area and bank where it was confirmed a robbery had occurred. The suspect’s description is very similar to that of the "Central Coast Bandit." The suspect ... Read More »

Attempted Car Jacking In Pismo Beach

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An alleged attempted carjacking Tuesday in the parking lot of the Bank of America in Pismo Beach has led to the arrest of two men. At approximately 1:30 p.m., Pismo Beach police officers responded to the lot at 1401 Dolliver St. Two men had reportedly stopped a vehicle in the lot and attempted to open the driver’s door and force ... Read More »

Car Thieves Arrested In Avila Beach

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Two suspected car thieves were arrested early Wednesday in Avila Beach. When deputies ran the plates of a 2012 Chevy Impala passing their patrol car in the opposite direction, they saw it was reported stolen out of Lompoc. 28-year-old Natalie Rae Fuentes and 19-year-old Anthony Scott Davenport were arrested on suspicion of auto theft, conspiracy, and possession of a forged ... Read More »

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During the early morning hours of Thursday August 15, Officers of the Grover Beach Police Department were dispatched to a residence in the 600 block of Rockaway Ave for a reported Burglary that just occurred. Patrol officers contacted the residents and determined one male suspect, later identified as 27-year-old Michael L. Davis, Jr., of Grover Beach, entered an occupied home ... Read More »

Reward Offered In Atascadero Bank Robbery

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​Crime Stoppers is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person suspected of robbing the CoastHills Federal Credit Union on August 8th. The robber was described as a white male in his mid-20s, 6 feet tall, 165 to 175 pounds with brown curly hair, a mustache and goatee. He was wearing a black ... Read More »

Santa Maria To Replace Yellow Street Lights

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​The City of Santa Maria and PG&E are working to retrofit more than 5,000 street lights with LED Bulbs. Over the next several weeks the yellow lights in the city will be replaced with the new, more energy efficient LEDs. The project is being paid for by the city and will cost about $2 million. The money comes from the ... Read More »

Farmers Market Celebrates 35th Anniversary

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San Luis Obispo's Saturday Farmers Market is celebrating 35 years on the Central Coast.  For the next three weekends they will host special events, including cooking and gardening demonstrations, live music, and a ceremony honoring the market’s early supporters and participants. The Farmers Market is held from 8 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. on Saturdays in the parking lot of the ... Read More »

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