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Animal Control Officer Shot And Killed During Impound


The California Animal Control Directors Association (CACDA) offers its condolences to the family, friends and coworkers of slain Sacramento County Animal Control Officer Roy Marcum.  He was a 14-year veteran of the department. Officer Marcum was shot and killed while on duty on November 28, as he prepared to impound several dogs and cats as part of an eviction.  It ... Read More »

Additional Arrest Made In Association With Beached Panga Boat


A third man has been arrested in connection with a panga boat that was found abandoned on the shore just north of Piedras Blancas Lighthouse on Tuesday morning. Later in the day, while on patrol, CHP officers came upon a man who was walking along Highway 1 just north of the old Piedras Blancas hotel.  That is the same area ... Read More »

Parole Denied To Chowchilla Kidnapper


Parole is denied once again for one of the kidnappers in the 1976 Chowchilla bus case.  It was the 13th parole hearing for Fred Woods housed at CMC in San Luis Obispo who was one of three men convicted of kidnapping 26 students and their bus driver and holding them in a buried van in a Northern California quarry. The ... Read More »

ACE Award Goes To Local Business Owners


Congresswoman Lois Capps yesterday congratulated Susan and Tom Stenovec from San Luis Obispo on their family business being chosen as one of two national recipients of the 14th Annual Secretary of State’s Award for Corporate Excellence (ACE). Susan and Tom Stenovec’s family owns Tea Importers, Inc, the primary stakeholder of the Sorwathe Tea Plantation and Factory in Rwanda.  Together, these ... Read More »

Man Arrested After Vandalism Rampage


San Luis Obispo, CA — Last night at approximately 9:00 SLO PD Officers responded to the 700 block of Marsh to the report of a male breaking windows at businesses.  A person identified as 33-year-old Samuel Dabill threw himself against several windows of businesses but didn’t cause damage to them.   Then he approached a female getting into her car ... Read More »

Two Men In Custody After Police Find Beached Panga Boat


Yesterday, while on patrol, two San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's deputies discovered an open gate to a field north of the Piedras Blancas lighthouse off Highway One.  When they arrived on scene, they discovered a beached panga boat along with five men.   The men took off on foot and the deputies gave chase.  The deputies were able to capture ... Read More »

Electrical Socket Was Cause Of Kennel Fire That Claimed Seven Dogs


The cause of the structure fire, at the Thousand Hills Pet Resort in rural San Luis Obispo November 19 was determined to be electrical.   The fire killed seven dogs.  Authorities have narrowed down the cause of the fire to an electrical socket inside a kennel.   The fire, which burned unattended for at least an hour, destroyed three small ... Read More »

Nuclear Regulatory Commission To Hold Open House


San Luis Obispo, CA — The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) will hold an open house and poster session today to allow members of the community an opportunity to discuss the recently issued NRC Research Information Letter in response to Pacific Gas and Electric Company’s (PG&E) report on the Analysis of the Shoreline Fault Zone, and Diablo Canyon Power Plant’s performance. ... Read More »

Gas Station Robber Turns Himself In To Police


Paso Robles, CA — On November 25, at approximately 10:20 a.m., the Paso Robles Police Department responded to the Eagle Energy Gas Station on 2400 Golden Hills Road regarding a robbery that had just occurred. Officers determined a white male adult, approximately 50 years old, had robbed the on-duty cashier of money from the register.  No weapons were displayed or ... Read More »

SLO Registered Sex Offender Arrested In Miami On Federal Charges


On July 31, at approximately 9:00 a.m., the San Luis Obispo Police Department served a search warrant at 1271 Murray in San Luis Obispo.  Police investigators received information that 28-year-old Jason Lytle had downloaded child pornography onto his computer.  Lytle is a registered sex offender in the City of San Luis Obispo and failed to respond to the police department ... Read More »

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