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Several Packages Stolen In Morro Bay Area


Over a three-day period, from December 13 to 16, several packages left at residences in Morro Bay by delivery companies were stolen from the front porches after they were left by delivery employees. It is likely that the suspect(s) followed the delivery trucks around and stole the packages after they were left at each residence. As of this date, there ...

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Santa Maria Resident Arrested After Attempting to Bring Drugs into Jail


A Santa Maria resident, 25 year old Banesa Gutierrez, whose boyfriend is one of the suspects in the Anthony Ibarra murder trial, was arrested on December 17, for attempting to smuggle drugs into the Santa Barbara County Jail and for child endangerment. The service of the search warrant and subsequent arrest of Gutierrez was the culmination of a month long ...

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Pfeiffer Fire Almost 90% Contained


Fire crews continue to make headway on a more than 900-acre wildfire near Big Sur. At last report, the "Pfeiffer Fire" was almost 90% contained with full containment expected by 6:00 this evening. The blaze has consumed more than 20 homes with dozens of area residents still under evacuation orders. The cause is believed to be an illegal campfire on ...

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Lois Capps To Take Tour of Main Street Produce


Today, Rep. Lois Capps will meet with the owners of Main Street Produce and take a tour of their business. Main Street Produce cools, packages, and ships strawberries and broccoli grown by their sister company, Main Street Farms. Weather permitting, Capps will also tour the farming fields. “Agriculture is one of the main drivers of the Central Coast economy,” Capps ...

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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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