League of American Bicyclists Gives SLO a Gold Rating


When the League of American Bicyclists recently updated their list of Bicycle Friendly Communities (BFC) there was great news for the people of SLO. The City of San Luis Obispo, which was previously designated as a Silver level BFC, has earned the next highest designation, that of Gold. California has 55 Bicycle Friendly Communities, 4 of which are in San Luis …

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Death of 19 Year-Old in Isla Vista Ruled Accidental


The Santa Barbara County Sheriff-Coroner’s Office is responding to media requests for the release of information about the Coroner’s investigation into the October 11, 2015, death of 19 year-old Andres Sanchez in Isla Vista. Based upon the information and evidence gathered during the Coroner’s death investigation, the manner of death is being certified as Accidental.  The cause of death was …

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Man Arrested in Suspicious Death Case in SLO


Yesterday, the Sheriff’s Office received a report of a suspicious death in the 600 block of Rancho Oak Drive in rural San Luis Obispo. When Deputies arrived, they discovered the body of a 54-year-old deceased man. The victim and another man were roommates at the home. That man has been identified as 40-year-old Charles Chad Giese of San Luis Obispo. …

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Victim Identified in Paso Robles Homicide Case


The Sheriff’s Office is releasing the identity of the victim in a homicide investigation in the 4200 block of Old Nacimiento Road in rural Paso Robles on 11-14-15. The man has been identified as 34-year-old Benjamin Derrel Terra of Paso Robles. Terra is the apparent victim of gunshot wounds. An autopsy is pending to determine the exact cause of death. …

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Man Arrested in Connection With Series of Commercial Burglaries


On Friday, at approximately 4:00pm, Paso Robles Police Department Officers arrested 29 year old Carlos Aguirre Camacho of Paso Robles, CA in connection with a series of commercial burglaries in the Paso Robles area. Camacho was booked into San Luis Obispo County Jail on four counts of Commercial Burglary. Camacho’s arrest was the result of a week long investigation into …

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Suspect Identified in Barricade Incident in Rural Paso Robles


The Sheriff’s Office is releasing the name of the suspect involved in what began as a barricaded subject incident and then turned into a homicide investigation in the 4200 block of Old Nacimiento Road in rural Paso Robles. The suspect is identified as 61-year-old Nicole Honait Luxor of Paso Robles. She was booked into jail on one count of murder. …

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Man Arrested for Allegedly Having Sex With 14-Year-Old


  On November 10, 2015, Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s detectives arrested 35-year-old Justin Lee Davidson of Lompoc for allegedly having sexual intercourse with a 14-year-old female on at least two occasions at his residence in the Mission Hills neighborhood.  Davidson was a family friend of the victim. Davidson was booked into the Santa Barbara County Jail for Sexual Intercourse with …

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Recent Phone Scam Reported in Paso Robles


The Paso Robles Police Department is warning the public about a recent phone scam which victimized a local resident. This scam, known as the ‘IRS phone scam,’ preys on victims by intimidating them into believing they owe taxes or face fines/imprisonment for failure to pay these taxes. In this case, the scammer is also claiming to be an officer or …

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SLOPD Awarded $190,000 Grant From OTS


The San Luis Obispo Police Department has been awarded a $190,000.00 grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) for a year-long program of special enforcements and public awareness efforts to prevent traffic related deaths and injuries. The San Luis Obispo Police Department will use the funding as part of the city’s ongoing commitment to keep our roadways safe …

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Man Allegedly Broke in and Stole Dog From County Animal Services Center


Tuesday the Sheriff’s Office received a report of a burglary which had occurred during the overnight hours at the County Animal Services Center in San Luis Obispo. A staff member at the center says someone broke into the kennel and took a black and brown brindled colored pit bull mix named “Sid.” The dog had been quarantined at the kennel …

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