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Paso Robles Teen Arrested On Suspicion Of Burglarizing Three Homes


On Thursday, June 13, the Paso Robles Police Department arrested 18 year-old, Thomas Justice Roufs, of rural Paso Robles related to three residential burglaries. Patrol Officer Christopher McGuire located fingerprints at the scene of a May 28, 2013 residential burglary on Running Stag Way, Paso Robles. The fingerprints were submitted to the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Crime Lab for ...

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SLO Fire Department Works Quickly To Extinguish Residential Fire


San Luis Obispo City Fire Department personnel responded to a reported structure fire at 230 Kentucky Ave in the City of San Luis Obispo at 4:49 pm Saturday.  The first arriving SLO City Fire Department unit found a small kitchen fire in the 1,200 square foot single-story residence.  The elderly female occupant and neighboring Cal Poly students were attempting to ...

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Two Bodies Found Inside Tent At La Panza Campground


On 6-13-13, the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Office received information that two bodies had been discovered inside a tent in the La Panza Campground in the Los Padres National Forest. The bodies were badly decomposed indicating they had been at that location for some time. The deaths do not appear to be suspicious. The investigation is on going to ...

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Vegetation Fire Quickly Contained South Of Lompoc


June 13th at 1:50 pm, the Santa Barbara County Fire Department (SBCFD) responded to a vegetation fire located at 6773 Highway 1, one mile south of the highway, south of Lompoc.  SBCFD responded three engines, water tender, a dozer and a battalion chief to the scene.  SBCFD was assisted by Lompoc Fire Department and Vandenberg Fire Department. Upon arrival to ...

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Abandoned Dog Picked Up By Animal Services In Templeton After Running Into Traffic


Over the last few days, Animal Services has received several of reports regarding a pit bull type dog, which appeared to have been abandoned in the vicinity of Vineyard and Posada Ave., near Twin Cities Hospital in Templeton.  Several of these reports indicated that the dog was wandering in areas of heavy traffic, occasionally walking into the roadway, and that ...

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Grand Jury Bashes Templeton Community Services District


The 2012-2013 San Luis Obispo Grand Jury has concluded its investigation into the procedures and practices of the Templeton Community Services District and its Board of Directors. The inquiry and subsequent investigation were prompted by published news reports critical of the activities of the CSD and allegations that its board of directors had not followed regulatory requirements or industry best ...

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Teens Confess To Los Osos Church Vandalism


On 6-11-13, as a result of its investigation, the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Office was able to identify and contact those responsible for the acts of vandalism on 6-9-13 at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church in Los Osos. Seven stained glass windows and three other windows had been broken at the church. After initially denying their involvement, two male ...

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Meth Attributed To Cause Of Fatal April Accident In Grover Beach


Meth was the cause of a fatal crash of a local couple.  On Tuesday April 2, 2013 at about 9:17 p.m. Grover Beach Police Officers and Five Cities Fire personnel were dispatched to an injury traffic collision in the 900 block of El Camino Real. Initial reports from reporting persons indicated a single vehicle vs. tree collision occurred.  Upon the ...

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Man Stabbed After Breaking Into Girlfriend’s Oceano Home


On June 12, about 4:50 a.m. the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Office received a 911 call of a stabbing that occurred at a house in the 300 block of McCarthy Avenue in Oceano. When deputies arrived they discovered 43-year-old Donald Ralph Juarez in the driveway of the house with a hunting knife stuck in the right side of his ...

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SLO Sheriff’s Office Expanding GREAT Summer Camps


Because of great demand, the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Office is pleased to announce that it's expanding its popular GREAT summer camps. This year there will be four GREAT camps for elementary and middle school children. The first will be held June 17 through 21 at Lillian Larsen Elementary School in San Miguel. The GREAT (Gang Resistance Education and ...

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