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Over 200 Roosters Impounded After Police Discover Cockfighting Ring In Nipomo


On March 8, Deputies from the San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Offices, assisted by officers of the San Luis Obispo County Department of Animal Services served a search warrant at a rural property located in the 1400 block of Orchard Road in Nipomo. The search warrant resulted from an investigation by the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's ... Read More »

Motorcyclist Killed In Accident On Sunday


A 47-year-old Santa Margarita man died Sunday afternoon after losing control of his motorcycle. CHP says around 3 p.m., the man was driving his motorcycle on Pozo Road, south of Las Pilitas Road. They say the man failed to make a sweeping left-hand curve, causing the motorcycle to leave the road. The driver then lost control and was thrown off ... Read More »

Templeton Gun Shot Fatality Appears To Be Accidental


On March 6 about 9 p.m., the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call reporting a man with an apparent gunshot wound at the 2800 block of Cloudy Meadow Road in rural Templeton.  The Sheriff’s Office responded to the 911 call with patrol deputies, detectives, coroner investigators, and a forensic specialist.  Through the course of the investigation ... Read More »

Boat Filled With $1 Million Of Marijuana Washes Ashore Near VAFB


A boat crashed on a beach near Vandenberg Air Force Base and it was filled with bales of marijuana that officials say is worth over one million dollars.  The "L.A. Times" reports the boat was found Thursday afternoon overturned on the shoreline north of Wall Beach.  According to base officials, the pot was taken away by Homeland Security investigators and ... Read More »

Unlicensed Carpinteria Driver Collides Into Fuel Tanker, Causes Major Back-Up On 101


At approximately 8:40 am yesterday, a 45-year-old, unlicensed, Carpinteria woman was entering US-101 northbound on the Santa Monica Road onramp.  Due to her unsafe speed for the wet roadway conditions, the woman lost control of her vehicle and allowed it to enter the northbound lanes of traffic, directly in the path of a big rig tanker truck hauling jet fuel. ... Read More »

Driver Arrested For DUI After Crashing Into House


San Luis Obispo Police Officers responded to a report of a traffic accident Wednesday night about 11:15 with a vehicle colliding into a house at the intersection of Orcutt and Johnson. The investigation revealed that 23-year-old Cassandra Cheatham was driving her vehicle northbound on Orcutt when she veered off the road and struck a curb and small embankment.  Her vehicle ... Read More »

Sheriff’s Office Investigates Suspicious Death In Templeton


The San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a suspicious death that occurred in the 2800 block of Cloudy Meadow Road in the Hidden Valley Ranch properties West of Templeton. On Wednesday, March 6,  just after 9:00 p.m., the Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call reporting a subject was located near a residence with an apparent gunshot wound. Deputies ... Read More »

Arroyo Grande Student Suspended After Alleged Facebook Threat


There may be more of a police presence at AG High School today.  That’s because one boy student Facebooked a female student and told her not to come to school today. No specific threat was mentioned, but the girl notified authorities. The boy who has been suspended will not be at school today. Read More »

Felon In Possession Of Firearm Arrested


An Arroyo Grande man was arrested for having a firearm, which is illegal if you’re a felon and that’s what Aaron Kirby is. Kirby was recently released from jail and was arrested on March 6 about 10:56 a.m. Kirby was pulled over during a traffic stop and a 22-caliber rifle was found on the floor of his car. He was ... Read More »

Man Found Dead In Car At Rite-Aid Parking Lot Identified


The Coroner's Unit of the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Office has identified the man who was found dead in his vehicle in the Rite-Aid parking lot at 740 Quintana Road in Morro Bay on March 2. The man is identified as 82-year-old Richard Edwin Engh, a transient from the Morro Bay area. Coroner's investigators do not suspect foul play. ... Read More »

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