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Phone Solicitor Arrested


Over the past several weeks, Deputies assigned to the Solvang Station received numerous complaints of solicitors selling children’s educational books in the Santa Ynez Valley. Several of the residents stated the solicitors have been unusually aggressive and inappropriate in their sales approach, including asking personal questions about their children. On Saturday, August 10, 2013, at approximately 2:28pm, Deputies were called ... Read More »

Animal Rescue Fire Drill


CAL FIRE will be conducting a large animal rescue drill on Tuesday, August 13, 2013, at Lake Lopez Campground. The drill will begin at 9:00 AM and end at 4:00 PM. The San Luis Obispo Regional Urban Search and Rescue (US&R) Team along with the California Highway Patrol Air Operations (Helicopter-70) will be training on helicopter vertical rescue of an ... Read More »

Missing Wolf-Husky Found


"Nishka," a half-wolf half-husky that's been missing in Paso Robles since Sunday morning has been found. Sunday she got away from one of her handlers near 33rd and Spring Streets. She was found in West Paso Robles off Nacimiento Lake Road. The wolf's handlers say the “Nishka” is in good health and she will be taken to a veterinarian today ... Read More »

Suspect Arrested For Stealing Copper Wire


On August 7, as a result of their investigation into the theft of copper wire from PG&E's construction yard in Templeton, deputies with the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Office arrested 42 year old Brian Lindemuth in connection with that crime. Lindemuth was spotted loading items into a storage facility in the 9300 block of El Camino in Atascadero. He ... Read More »

Second Suspect Arrested In Stabbing


On Friday August 2, at approximately 7:00 pm members of the Atascadero Police Department responded to Twin Cities Hospital to a report of a subject being admitted to the Emergency Room with multiple stab wounds. During the initial investigation two subjects were identified as being involved in the incident. Based on information obtained through the investigation warrants for the arrest ... Read More »

Arroyo Grande Couple Suspected Of Auto Thefts


An Arroyo Grande couple suspected of committing a large amount of auto and mail theft burglaries during a crime spree that stretched from Pismo Beach to Carpinteria is arrested and behind bars.  Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested 33 year old Zachary Hamlin and his girlfriend, 39 year old Amy Northcote on August 8th following a citizen tip and traffic ... Read More »

Robbery At Coast Hills Federal Credit Union


Yesterday about 4 p.m., officers from the Atascadero Police Department were dispatched Coast Hills Federal Credit Union on 8900 Pueblo Avenue for a report of a robbery that had just occurred.  The suspect had entered the business and demanded money from one of the bank tellers.  The suspect then exited the business and possibly entered a vehicle parked in the area ... Read More »

More Than Ten Thousand Marijuana Plants Discovered In SLO County


Members of the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Narcotics Task Force along with state and federal authorities discovered more than 10,000 marijuana plants in two marijuana growing operations in the county. Illegal marijuana grows, such as these found on private property and public lands, and present a very real danger to the public's safety.  This week detectives destroyed almost seven ... Read More »

Road Rage Ends In Suicide


On August 7 the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Office received a 911 call regarding a report of shots fired at a pickup truck in the 100 block of Hondonada Road in rural Arroyo Grande. Detectives believe the incident began when a car driven by 56-year-old Robert Hernandez was attempting to turn left onto Appy Way off Lopez Drive when ... Read More »

Wanted Gang Member Arrested


On August 7th, at 07:15 AM, the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office Gang Enforcement Unit located and apprehended 29-year-old Ernest Gil of Santa Maria, during a traffic stop at the intersection of North Thornburg Street at Mill Street in the city of Santa Maria.  Gang Detectives knew Gil to have two warrants issued for his arrest, including a no-bail warrant ... Read More »

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