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Winter Holiday DUI Campaign Comes To An End

The 2012/13 Winter Holiday DUI Mobilization crackdown on drinking drivers has ended and resulted in a significant number of DUI arrests from the Sobriety Checkpoints, Special Saturation Patrols and routine patrol in the San Luis Obispo County “Avoid the 14 ” DUI Campaign for the past 19 days. From 12:01 AM Friday December 14th, through Midnight Tuesday January 1, 2013 ... Read More »

Fatal Plane Crash In Oceano Dunes

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Yesterday a little after four, the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office responded to reports of a plane crash in the Oceano Dunes.  When units arrived, they discovered a single engine fixed wing airplane had crashed onto state parks land within the Oceano Dunes. There was only one occupant, the pilot, inside the plane.  He is described as a white ... Read More »

Flu Season Off To Early Start

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Influenza has arrived in San Luis Obispo County, with at least 10 cases identified in County residents over the past few weeks.  The Public Health Laboratory has so far identified six cases of H3 influenza, 1 case of H1 influenza, and three cases of B influenza.  None of the patients tested were inpatients at local hospitals.  The Public Health Lab ... Read More »

Defendant Pleads Guilty To Murder Of Dystiny Myers

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One of five people charged in the murder of Dystiny Myers, Ty Michael Hill, will spend the rest of his life in prison.  He pleaded guilty Wednesday afternoon to first-degree murder and other charges in the death of Myers, whose body was found near Santa Margarita in September of 2010. The 15-year-old Myers from Santa Maria had been beaten and ... Read More »

Police On The Lookout For Hit And Run Driver Who Struck Squad Car

SLO Police are still looking for a motorist who ran into a police car earlier this week. Sgt. Jeff Booth was driving a marked police vehicle when he entered the northbound 101 Freeway at the Prado Road entrance.  While traveling northbound on the freeway a vehicle traveling at an excessive speed ran into the back end of Booth’s vehicle. The ... Read More »

Feud Leads To Stabbing

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A man was arrested Sunday after allegedly stabbing another man with a knife. According to a sheriff's news release, Edward Tolosko, 58, accosted another man in a home near Los Osos at around 12:55 p.m. This apparently occurred as a result of a long-standing feud between the suspect and victim.   Tolosko fled the home after the incident, but was ... Read More »

Man Arrested After Firing Gun In Residence

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A man was arrested on suspicion of firing shots inside a residence Templeton on Sunday afternoon.   According to a sheriff's news release, "Deputies set up a perimeter whereupon the suspect was contacted by phone and subsequently convinced to surrender."    William Powell, 44, was taken into custody on a weapons violation.  Read More »

Fire at Atascadero Home

The Atascadero Fire Department responded to a house fire just before 4 a.m. Saturday morning.   According to fire officials, the fire began in a trash can in a rear patio and spread to the main part of the house.   Firefighters had the fire put out in about thirty minutes. No one was injured. It’s estimated to have caused ... Read More »

SLOFD Works Quickly To Extinguish Fire At Apartment Building

San Luis Obispo City Fire Department personnel responded to a reported structure fire at 729 Pismo Street Road in San Luis Obispo at 2:47 yesterday.  The first arriving unit found a rapidly spreading fire in the 113 year-old two-story 4 unit wood frame apartment building with occupants evacuating the from the heavy fire conditions present on both floors.  Four of ... Read More »

City Bus Stop Destroyed After Car Falls Off Flatbed Truck

Yesterday at approximately 12:45 in the afternoon, San Luis Obispo police officers were dispatched to a call of a collision where a Mitsubishi Eclipse collided with a City bus stop enclosure located at the southeast corner of Grand and Abbott. Initially, as information was being provided to dispatchers, a driver of the Eclipse could not be located. When officers arrived ... Read More »

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