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Accident Involving Semi-Truck On Cuesta Grade

The California Highway Patrol is investigating a collision between a semi-truck and pick up truck on the Cuesta Grade around 9:00 last night. The CHP says the semi-truck carrying produce was headed northbound on the grade, when it was rear-ended by a Chevy Silverado. Minor injuries were reported, but no one was taken to the hospital. Read More »

CHP Investigating After Man Steps In Front Of Semi-Truck


And the CHP is still investigating an accident that occurred around 3:00 yesterday afternoon where a man in his forties stepped in front of a big-rig heading southbound on the 101 at the Avila Beach turnoff. The man apparently drove to the scene in his Ford pickup, stopped, got out of his truck, and walked into the path of the ... Read More »

Police Use K-9 To Subdue Car Thief


Arroyo Grande, CA — Arroyo Grande High School was placed on lockdown yesterday after an Oceano man got into a foray with local police.  30-year-old Brandon Michael Creary allegedly stole a truck from a nearby 7-11 about 11:30 and was pulled over by police but refused to get out of his car.  Instead he rammed a couple of cop cars, ... Read More »

Emergency Teams Respond to Major Accident On Hwy 246


Tuesday at 6:24 a.m., Santa Barbara County Fire Department responded to a vehicle accident with injuries, located on Highway 246, one mile east of Tularosa Rd.  This is between Lompoc and Buellton on HWY 246. SBC FD responded with two engines, a rescue ambulance and a battalion chief.  SBC FD was assisted by one engine from Lompoc FD, Lompoc PD, ... Read More »

Apartment Building Left Untenable After Fire

San Luis Obispo, CA — San Luis Obispo City Fire Department personnel responded to a report of smoke inside a structure at 1230 Murray Street, Unit 24.  Upon arrival fire crews found light smoke in one bathroom, of one apartment, of an 18 unit building.  Fire crews were able to contain the fire to a bathroom wall and the attic ... Read More »

Fugitive Takes His Life During Police Standoff


Grover Beach, CA — Over the last three days the Grover Beach Police Department, with the assistance of the San Luis Obispo County District Attorney’s Office and the United States Marshals Service, conducted an extensive investigation into the whereabouts of William R. Forgey. The investigation, which covered several areas on the Central Coast and Northern California, culminated when Forgey returned ... Read More »

Burglars Scared Off By Alarm At Morro Bay Chevron


Morro Bay, CA — On Tuesday at approximately 3:21 a.m., the Morro Bay Police Department responded to a report of an audible alarm sounding at Morro Bay Chevron, at 1798 Main Street, Morro Bay. Upon arrival, officers discovered fresh pry marks to a door located at the rear of the business and an abandoned tool lying nearby. A witness contacted ... Read More »

Assemblyman Achadjian Sworn Into Office


San Luis Obispo, CA — Assemblyman Katcho Achadjian from San Luis Obispo took the oath of office yesterday and began his second term in the California State Assembly representing the new 35th Assembly District. During the organizational session Assembly Speaker John A. Pérez announced that Achadjian had been named Chairman of the Assembly Committee on Local Government. After serving as ... Read More »

Central Coast Man Wanted For Attempted Murder Still On The Run


Grover Beach, CA — The attempted murder investigation involving the shooting of a woman last Saturday on the 800 block of Mentone Ave. in Grover Beach has identified the suspected shooter as William Roger Forgey, formerly of Roseville, CA.   Forgey was last known to be driving a silver colored 2002 Toyota 4 Runner.  Forgey is currently not in custody and ... Read More »

Fatal Early Morning Accident On Hwy 101


Buellton, CA — A Paso Robles man, 34-year-old Jorge Plascencia-Toro, died after his pickup truck rolled over on Highway 101 north of Buellton early Monday morning.  He was driving a 1994 Toyota pickup southbound near Twin Oaks at 4:35 a.m. when the vehicle drifted onto the right shoulder, drove up an embankment, then flipped over and landed on its roof. ... Read More »

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