Driver Hits Two Parked Cars; Arrested for DUI


San Luis Obispo Police received a call reporting a collision in the 100 block of N. Tassajara Friday just before midnight. Responding police personnel located a 2004 Cadillac SUV unoccupied with damage to the front end. The occupants of the vehicle fled the scene on foot and fresh blood was located in and around the vehicle. The investigating officer located ...

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Black Bear Sightings Around The City


On Thursday evening at 7:15 PM the San Luis Obispo Police Department began receiving calls of a black bear in the 300 block of Broad. Officers responded to the area locating what appeared to be a healthy black bear, approximately 250 pounds, which had wondered into the neighborhood. Officers determined the bear was not acting in a threatening manner and ...

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Vegetation Fire In Atascadero Yesterday


There was a vegetation and refuse fire in the 7800 block of Sinaloa Road in Atascadero yesterday at 4:24 in the afternoon.              Fifteen firefighter arriving on scene found an approximately 100’X100’ square feet area of vegetation and refuse on fire which had spread to a nearby detached garage.            The fire was caused by a juvenile playing with a lighter.            ...

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Pain Doctor Shares His Thoughts On Arrest Of Son


Dr. Frank Lagattuta of Joint & Pain Treatment Centers is sharing his thoughts on the arrest of his son for allegedly driving his vehicle into Dr. Lagattuta’s Lompoc office about 4 a.m.Tuesday morning.  Authorities say that when the car smash didn’t work, the son then threw a cement block through the window to enter the office.   Police arrested 22 ...

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DUI Checkpoint This Saturday


The Cal Poly University Police Department will conduct a sobriety and driver’s license checkpoint on Saturday, September 21 on the Cal Poly campus. The checkpoint will start at 6:00 p.m. at run for 7-8 hours. Traffic flowing through the checkpoint will be contacted by uniformed officers who will be checking for alcohol and/or drug-impaired drivers. Officers will also check to ...

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SLO Police Distribute Door Hangers For New Campaign


Earlier this month the San Luis Obispo Police Department distributed “Avoid Party Regret” door hangers during an outreach campaign to help inform citizens about common criminal violations associated with the consumption of alcohol and hosting parties. The information on the door hanger included fine amounts and made reference to the Safety Enhancement Zone and the doubling of fines during specified ...

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Murder Suspect Arrested


On 9-18-13, San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Detectives arrested Joseph Munoz for the murder of Joseph Padilla. Padilla was stabbed during a fight on 6-21-13 in the 1300 block of 19th Street in Oceano. Munoz was already in custody for a probation violation. Munoz was identified early on as a person of interest in this case and the investigation resulted ...

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Two New Panda Cubs At Atascadero Zoo


The Charles Paddock Zoo is very pleased to announce that two Red Panda babies were born recently at the zoo. The two cubs were born on June 15th, but due to the summer temperatures in Atascadero and the high risk of mortality in captive born cubs, the staff has closely monitored the young pandas and their mother with as little ...

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Toxicology Report Of 21 Year Old Drowning Victim Released


 The Coroner's Unit of the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Office is releasing the toxicology results of 21-year-old Stefan James Wagner of Fresno. Wagner was reported missing on 6-20-13 after disappearing in the waters off Montana de Oro State Park. On 6-28-13, Wagner's body was found in the water in the same area where he was reported missing. Coroner's investigators ...

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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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