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Amgen Tour Makes Its Way To Avila Beach Today


Stage Five of The Amgen Tour of California Bicycle Race will go through Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo Counties today. Cyclists will leave Santa Barbara on State Route 225 at 11 a.m, and continue on Highway 154 to Foxen Canyon Road.  Cyclists will use Highway 1 from Orcutt to Guadalupe and Highway 227 north leaving Arroyo Grande around 2:30 ... Read More »

Police Officer Involved In Atascadero Traffic Collision


A three vehicle collision involving an Atascadero Police Officer is under investigation.  It happened at about noon yesterday at El Camino Real and Viejo Camino. The on duty officer was able to contact the Atascadero Police Department Dispatcher via the radio to report the incident. One of the drivers involved was transported to Twin Cities Hospital to be evaluated for ... Read More »

Police Seek Help In Locating Missing Lompoc Man


24-year-old Blake Lewolt was last seen one week ago at the New Life Christian Homeless Shelter in Lompoc. Police say he's taking several medications and may be schizophrenic. Anyone with information on Lewolt's whereabouts is urged to call 911.  Read More »

Police Investigate Death Of Man Found Inside Atascadero Mini Storage Unit


On Saturday May 11, officers from the Atascadero Police Department were summoned to Atascadero Mini Storage at 9150 El Camino Real for a report of an unattended death.  When Officers arrived they found the deceased lying face down in a storage unit he was renting.  A detectives from the Atascadero Police Department along with members of the San Luis Obispo ... Read More »

Atascadero Man Arrested After Violating Probation


The Atascadero Police assisted the San Luis Obispo County Probation Department in serving a warrant for the arrest of 48-year-old Eugene Lyle Dempsey Jr., at his residence in Atascadero for violation of the terms of his probation.  When officers first attempted to contact Dempsey he refused to come to the door and hid in a storage area he was able ... Read More »

Woman Arrested After Leading Police On High Speed Pursuit


On May 14 at 7:18 Deputy Probation Officers from the San Luis Obispo County Probation Department requested Atascadero PD assist with a traffic stop on a white BMW in which the driver 25-year-old Tatum Stewart was wanted for violation of the terms of her probation. When the deputies attempted to contact Stewart she fled in her vehicle.  APD officers located ... Read More »

Elderly Targeted In Local Phone Scams


The San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Office has received reports of phone scams being conducted in the area.  On May 9, a resident of Nipomo received a phone call from a person identifying themselves as a representative from the "National Health Association." The caller was looking for personal information, including the resident's checking account number. The caller said they needed ... Read More »

Alleged Embezzler In Court


A well-known local businessman accused of securities fraud and embezzlement made his first court appearance in San Luis Obispo Superior Court Monday. Al Moriarty, the owner of the Grover Beach finance company, Moriarty Enterprises, was arrested at his home in Washington state on May 5th and was brought back to San Luis Obispo County last week. Moriarty has been in ... Read More »

Three Stores In Violation After Countywide Tobacco Sting Operation


The San Luis Obispo County Health Agency’s Tobacco Control Program in coordination with the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office conducted a recent countywide tobacco sales compliance check operation, which ended on May 3. With the assistance of three local teen (under age 18) decoys, fifty-eight  tobacco retailer locations were visited throughout the county. Three clerks of the 58 retailers ... Read More »

Driver Killed In Nipomo After Car Goes Off Highway


The driver who died in an accident that happened in Nipomo early Sunday morning was a 62-year old man from Del Haven, New Jersey.  His name has not yet been released by the CHP. At 7:30 a.m. the driver was headed southbound on Highway 101 at Willow Road when his Jeep and the boat he was towing drifted into the ... Read More »