Man Found Unconscious From Apparent Drug Overdose in Bar Restroom


On October 24 at approximately 4:30 P.M. probation officers were in the city of Paso Robles conducting probation compliance checks. Deputy Probation Officers Jason Hendrix and Christine Carlton assisted the Paso Robles Police Department by responding to a report of a male subject intoxicated in the bathroom of the Downtown Brew in Paso Robles. Upon arrival, the two probation officers …

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Car Crashes Into Arroyo Grande Home


At 5:20 p.m. Saturday Five Cities firefighters received reports that a car had hit a home on the 1100 block of Stonecrest Drive. They arrived at the scene and found that the driver of a car had accidentally driven over a parking block, crashed through a fence, and plunged several feet before hitting the outside of a home. The home …

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Reward Offered In Atascadero Bank Robbery


​Crime Stoppers is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person suspected of robbing the CoastHills Federal Credit Union on August 8th. The robber was described as a white male in his mid-20s, 6 feet tall, 165 to 175 pounds with brown curly hair, a mustache and goatee. He was wearing a black …

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Santa Maria To Replace Yellow Street Lights


​The City of Santa Maria and PG&E are working to retrofit more than 5,000 street lights with LED Bulbs. Over the next several weeks the yellow lights in the city will be replaced with the new, more energy efficient LEDs. The project is being paid for by the city and will cost about $2 million. The money comes from the …

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Farmers Market Celebrates 35th Anniversary


San Luis Obispo's Saturday Farmers Market is celebrating 35 years on the Central Coast.  For the next three weekends they will host special events, including cooking and gardening demonstrations, live music, and a ceremony honoring the market’s early supporters and participants. The Farmers Market is held from 8 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. on Saturdays in the parking lot of the …

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Robbery At Coast Hills Federal Credit Union


Yesterday about 4 p.m., officers from the Atascadero Police Department were dispatched Coast Hills Federal Credit Union on 8900 Pueblo Avenue for a report of a robbery that had just occurred.  The suspect had entered the business and demanded money from one of the bank tellers.  The suspect then exited the business and possibly entered a vehicle parked in the area …

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More Than Ten Thousand Marijuana Plants Discovered In SLO County

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Members of the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Narcotics Task Force along with state and federal authorities discovered more than 10,000 marijuana plants in two marijuana growing operations in the county. Illegal marijuana grows, such as these found on private property and public lands, and present a very real danger to the public's safety.  This week detectives destroyed almost seven …

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Road Rage Ends In Suicide


On August 7 the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Office received a 911 call regarding a report of shots fired at a pickup truck in the 100 block of Hondonada Road in rural Arroyo Grande. Detectives believe the incident began when a car driven by 56-year-old Robert Hernandez was attempting to turn left onto Appy Way off Lopez Drive when …

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Wanted Gang Member Arrested


On August 7th, at 07:15 AM, the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office Gang Enforcement Unit located and apprehended 29-year-old Ernest Gil of Santa Maria, during a traffic stop at the intersection of North Thornburg Street at Mill Street in the city of Santa Maria.  Gang Detectives knew Gil to have two warrants issued for his arrest, including a no-bail warrant …

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Man Arrested After Car Jacking Woman at Chumash Casino


At approximately 2:30 a.m. this morning, a woman getting into her car at the Chumash Casino parking structure got quite a scare when a man jumped into her car, put a knife to her throat and ordered her to drive.  During the ordeal, the woman managed to open the driver’s side door and yell for help.  The suspect became panicked, …

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