Drunk Driving Warning for St. Patrick’s Day


St. Patrick’s Day brings to mind shamrocks, leprechauns, pots of gold, and good luck. But no amount of luck can save you from a drunk-driving crash. So whether you’re buzzed or drunk on St. Patrick’s Day, it doesn’t matter. NHTSA wants to remind everyone that Buzzed Driving Is Drunk Driving—drive sober. The Pismo Beach Police Department and other police agencies ...

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Man Arrested for Assault After Going to a Hotel Armed With Knife


On Saturday at approximately 11:45 a.m, 40-year-old suspect Joe Sigala entered the Best Western Motel in San Luis Obispoand confronted employees in the lobby with a knife. He took a master key from one of the employees and entered an unoccupied room and smashed a sliding glass door. He continued through the Motel and was confronted by an officer at ...

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Armed Robbery in SLO


On Saturday at approximately 2:21 a.m. the San Luis Obispo Police Department responded to a reported armed robbery in the area of Palm and Toro Streets in San Luis Obispo. Two 21-year old female residents of San Luis Obispo were walking on Palm Street when they were approached by three men wearing dark colored clothing and ski masks. At least ...

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Coroner Releases Identify of Man Who Fell Off Cliff


The Coroner’s Unit of the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office has released the identity of the man who died after falling off a cliff and into the water at Pirates Cove on Friday. The man is identified as 18-year-old Jose Rodriguez Gallardo of Santa Maria. Witnesses reported seeing the man walking along the cliff moments before he fell. The ...

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Man Sentenced to 38 Years to Life for Human Trafficking


District Attorney Joyce E. Dudley has announced that defendant Brannon Pitcher was sentenced to 38 years to life in State Prison.  Pitcher was convicted in the County’s first human trafficking trial. He was found guilty of two counts of human trafficking of a minor as well as the Special Allegation that he used force, fear, fraud, deceit, and violence while ...

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Fire Displaces Residents In Apartment Complex


A fire at the Vizcaya apartments on South Depot Street in Santa Maria displacing 33 people late Thursday afternoon. The fire broke out in one apartment and spread to others. One person was sent to the hospital with minor burns. The Red Cross was on scene to help those who were displaced. The cause of the fire is still under ...

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SLO Police Serve Search Warrant On Suspicion Of Child Pornography


On March 11, 2015 San Luis Obispo Police Detectives served a search warrant at the home of Christopher Kluck 57 in the City of San Luis Obispo. Detectives had recently received information from Arroyo Grande Police Department Detectives that Kluck was in possession of child pornography. The Arroyo Grande Detective who provided this information is trained and affiliated with the ...

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Sheriffs Respond To Shots Fired Near School


Yesterday, the Sheriff’s Office received a report of shots fired in the area north of Lillian Larsen School in San Miguel. Out of an abundance of caution, that school and the nearby Almond Acres Charter Academy were placed on lockdown at approximately 12:17 PM. Multiple Deputies responded to the scene to check the area. Both schools were determined to be ...

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LOVR On And Off Ramps Closed Monday


The northbound U.S. Highway 101 on & off-ramps at Los Osos Valley Road will be closed on Monday, March 16 from 9 pm until 6 am, weather permitting. This closure is needed in order to restripe, move k-rail, and shift traffic to a new alignment on the northbound 101 off-ramp. With this closure, the project officially shifts from Stage 2 ...

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Man Accused Of Murdering Wife Going On Trial


A man accused of murdering his wife is going to trial. James lypps, who was let go by a judge last month because of lack of evidence was rearrested, is expected to be arraigned the end of  this month. Sherre Neal-Lypps was found dead in the bathtub in her Morro Bay home in 2009. Lypps was not arrested until this ...

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