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Reward Offered for Information on Vandals in Grover Beach


There is now a reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for vandalism and theft in Grover Beach. On Sunday December 1, at about 3:43 a.m. a Grover Beach Police Officer on patrol discovered a vehicle with a shattered window in the 300 block of South 13th Street. Further investigation revealed multiple vehicles in the ...

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Air Quality Alert Issued Due to Pfeiffer Fire


The San Luis Obispo County Air Pollution Control District and Health Department informs individuals that an air quality alert has been issued due to the potential impacts from the Pfeiffer Wild Land Fire near Big Sur. Due to changing winds and weather conditions, it is difficult to predict which areas of the county may be most affected by smoke from ...

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DUI Checkpoints Part of Holiday Crackdown


Several Central Coast police departments are holding DUI checkpoints Friday as part of the holiday DUI crackdown in Arroyo Grande, Santa Maria, and Santa Barbara. The checkpoints will be from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m.  

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Child Abduction False Alarm


The Paso Robles Police Department has determined the original report of a planned child abduction is unfounded and of no merit. PRPD detectives conducted follow-up interviews with the original reporting party in Stockton (CA) and discovered he had embellished information he received from a female acquaintance that lives in SLO County. The female acquaintance was also interviewed and confirmed the ...

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Bakersfield Man Sentenced to 15 Years to Life


A Bakersfield man was sentenced to 15 years to life in state prison after being found guilty of second-degree murder. Jerad Cross was driving in a construction zone outside of Paso Robles while under the influence of drugs on November 7, 2012. He didn’t notice the cars in front of him were stopped and he crashed into a truck. The ...

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Santa Maria Child Rapist Sentenced to 206 Years


Felix Nicolas, 39, was convicted of trying to hire a fellow inmate to kill his young accusers after they came to police. Santa Barbara County Senior Deputy District Attorney Kevin Duffy, who prosecuted the case, says the jury trial conviction and sentencing of Felix Nicolas could not have happened without the testimony from the two young childen. The two victims ...

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Recycle Your Old Electronics at the Exploration Station


Do not throw out your old electronics, instead take them to the Exploration Station in Grover Beach. It is completely free to drop off electronics. The Exploration station accepts almost everything except microwaves, batteries, light bulbs, and kitchen appliances. All electronic items dropped off will be reused for various children’s programs. Drop-off runs from noon to 5:00 pm on Wednesdays, ...

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Possible Child Abduction Planned


Possible Child Abduction Planned The Paso Robles Police Department is warning parents that someone may be intending to abduct a boy from a local school sometime before Christmas. The suspect has been described as a white male in his 60s, 5 feet 11 inches tall, 220 pounds with blond hair and blue eyes who drives a white Ford pickup with ...

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Santa Barbara County Fugitive at Large


The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office is requesting the public’s assistance to help locate a fugitive who escaped after stealing several vehicles and who went the wrong way twice on the Highway 101 freeway to avoid being arrested.  The suspect, 29-year-old Juan Miguel Bejar of Oxnard, is considered dangerous and may be armed.  If you see Bejar, you should not ...

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Security Heightened at Paso Robles Schools


On Tuesday, December 17, at approximately 1:00 p.m., staff from the Paso Robles Joint Unified School District notified the Paso Robles Police Department regarding a possible planned child abduction. District staff reported receiving information from a source outside the area who reported they had received information from a third party about this planned abduction. The unidentified third party told the ...

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