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Albert Moriarty Jr. Pleaded No Contest to Felony Charges


  Albert Moriarty, Jr., accused of fraud and embezzlement, pleaded no contest yesterday to the seven felony criminal charges against him stemming from his operation as owner and president of Moriarty Enterprises in Grover Beach from 2007 through 2012. As part of his plea, he will be sentenced to five years of prison custody on September 17. Moriarty will also …

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Investigation Into Stabbing


  On August 3rd at 10:52 p.m. the police Department responded to the area of the Devaul Park on Madonna Road for a report of a stabbing at that location. A victim was located at a picnic table in the park. The suspect had fled towards Devaul Ranch prior to the police arriving. The victim and suspect had been in …

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Routine Traffic Stop Results in Drug Bust


  On August 01, 2014, at approximately 4:52pm, the Paso Robles Police Department’s Special Enforcement Team Detectives made a traffic stop on a vehicle for a mechanical violation. Detectives contacted the driver, who was a 17 year old Hispanic male that did not have a driver’s license. As the vehicle was to be towed for the traffic violation, the juvenile …

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Wanted Man Turns Himself In


  The San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's department says a man on their most wanted list turned himself in last Friday. Paul Jacob Speer who is 39-years-old, was wanted for molesting a child under 14. Speer was taken to county jail. His bail is a million dollars.

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Shark Warning in Morro Bay


  Morro Bay Harbor Patrol officials have issued a shark warning after a fisherman saw a shark about 18 feet long. Warning signs have been posted. The warning is expected to expire Wednesday.

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Forum on DAVA Renewal Application


  On Saturday, August 9, Rep. Lois Capps will be hosting a forum where people can receive an update and review from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) officials on their Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) renewal application, as well as information on applying for citizenship. USCIS will give a presentation and host a question and answer session on …

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High Speed Pursuit in Atascadero


  On July 28th, at approximately 2:50 AM, Atascadero Police Officers, working in a two man car, initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle for vehicle code violations. The driver of the vehicle fled from officers leading them on a high speed pursuit out of Atascadero on Highway 41 east. The pursuit was terminated in a rural area near Highway …

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Disabled Man Found Dead in Mobile Home


  A disabled man was found dead in a mobile home in Lompoc that was destroyed by fire early yesterday morning. He was identified as 60-year-old Douglas Arthur Garbers. Investigators say the fire started just before 2 A.M. in the Continental Mobile Home Park on the 800 block of North O Street. The fire chief says the fire appears to …

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Mid-State Fair Reports An Exceptional Year


  The California Mid-State Fair is proud to report another exceptional year, with solid numbers and increases in many areas. For the fourth consecutive year, over 400,000 people attended the Fair, coming from throughout California to enjoy one of the largest fairs in the State. Total Attendance was 415,421 compared to 411,001 last year.

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Traffic Stop Results in Drug Bust


  On 7-29-14, a San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Deputy initiated a traffic stop for a vehicle code violation at Northbound Highway 1 and Cayucos Drive in Cayucos. During a subsequent search of the vehicle, the Deputy found approximately 5.5 ounces of methamphetamine. It has an approximate street value of $5,500. The driver of the car, 31-year-old Guadalupe Pinedamanzanarez of …

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