Body Found In Drainage Ditch


On 9-17-13, the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Office received a report of a body found in a drainage ditch between two fields in the Nipomo area near Division Street and Bonita School Road,. A field supervisor discovered the body of an adult male submerged in the water that had collected in the ditch. Sheriff's detectives are in the process ...

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Fire Sparked Near CHP Office


Investigators with the San Luis Obispo Fire Department say a fire near the California Highway Patrol office in San Luis Obispo Tuesday was sparked by an abandoned warming or cooking fire at a homeless encampment.   The fire burned about ½ acre of brush along the 600 block of California Boulevard. Firefighters say gusty winds caused the flames to spread ...

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Pedestrian Hit By Car By Mission Plaza


SLOPD is investigating a car accident in San Luis Obispo last night just after 6. A woman driving a car on Monterey Street failed to brake at the T-intersection with Chorro Street, hitting a pedestrian and knocking over a crosswalk sign before coming to a halt in a garden at Mission. The driver of the Honda CR-V was taken to ...

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Suspicious Device Believed To Be Gunpowder And Firecrackers


On September 11 at approximately 10:00 a.m. the San Luis Obispo Police Department received a report of a suspicious device placed near the entrance doors to a business in the 1300 block of Chorro. SLOPD police officers arrived on scene and made an assessment of the device. The device was constructed in such a fashion that the county Bomb Task ...

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Local Red Cross Sends Aid To Colorado Flood Victims


Seven local Red Cross volunteers have deployed to Colorado to assist with relief operations, bringing comfort and care to thousands of people forced from their homes by devastating flash flooding.  These volunteers include Stephanie Anderson of Carpinteria, Marion Cozart of Santa Barbara, Coleen Hefley of Santa Ynez, Donald Lagrand of Cambria, Elizabeth Lepey of Newbury Park, Ricky Maynez of Ventura, ...

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Move In Time For Freshman Cal Poly Students


It is move-in time for thousands of freshman Cal Poly students. Parents and families are often the ones lending a hand at the moving, which means hotels around San Luis Obispo are packed.   On Monday, 550 out-of-state students moved into their dorms at Cal Poly, and on Tuesday, in-state students will join them- totally more than 4,000 freshmen. Cal ...

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Police Looking For Suspect In 7-11 Robbery


Atascadero Police are looking for a man who robbed a 7-11 at 8000 El Camino Real Sunday morning at 6:17.  Officers from the Atascadero Police Department were dispatched to the  7-11 for a report of a robbery that had just occurred.  The suspect had entered the business, pointed a handgun at the employees and demanded money from the cash registers.  ...

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Multiple Drug Smuggling Arrests Near Arroyo Quemada Beach


Early Friday morning, on September 13th, several California National Guard members observed a vessel come ashore at Arroyo Quemada beach and witnessed a group of about 19 suspects offloading suspected bales of narcotics from the boat.  The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office responded with Patrol Deputies, the Sheriff’s Special Enforcement Team, two K-9 Units and Sheriff’s Narcotics Investigators. Personnel from ...

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Fatal Traffic Collision Result Of Methamphetamines In System


The Pismo Beach Police Department   has concluded the investigation into the fatal traffic collision that occurred on July 9, which involved a single vehicle driven by Sean Ramirez from Los Osos. Ramirez died from blunt force trauma after the Ford Ranger pickup truck he was driving veered off the roadway from northbound Price Street just south of the Best Western ...

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Meth Maker Busted


On Tuesday, September 10th, Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Narcotics Detectives arrested a local methamphetamine dealer and seized two pounds of methamphetamine with an estimated street value of 24 thousand dollars. 30-year-old Alejandro Jaimes Lopez had been under investigation by the Sheriff’s Office for over a year and had a felony warrant out for his arrest involving a case that yielded ...

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