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No Arrests Made in Abandoned Boat Incident


The San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Office is releasing new information about the "super panga" boat that was discovered beached in the Estero Bluffs area near Cayucos January 15. The term "super panga" refers to its size. The 45-foot boat was found abandoned with 4,440 pounds of marijuana on board. The estimated street value is between six to eight million …

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Plane Crash Pilot Believed to be David Brian Casey


The San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Office is releasing new information on a plane crash that occurred on 1-14-14 off the coast of Oceano. Based on information gathered during the course of the investigation, including a wallet found at the crash site and interviews, the Sheriff's Office believes the pilot of the aircraft was David Brian Casey, 63, of Friday …

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Two Arrested Yesterday After Using Counterfeit Credit Cards


On Tuesday, 01/14/2014 at approximately 4:45, the Pismo Beach Police Department was dispatched to the Pismo Beach Premium Outlets in Pismo Beach on a report of two suspects attempting to pass counterfeit credit cards at numerous businesses. A short time later, Officer’s located 25-year-old Nathan Frank Smith of Los Angeles and 27-year-old Sara Ashley Petrill of Norwalk who were subsequently …

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Structure Fire Contained With None Injured


San Luis Obispo City Fire Department personnel responded to a reported structure fire in a garage at 158 San Jose Court in the City of San Luis Obispo at 11:05 earlier today.  The first SLO City Fire Department unit arrived within 4 minutes of being dispatched and found a rapidly spreading fire involving the attached garage of a 1,200 square …

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Super Panga Boat Discovered With 4,000 Pounds of Marijuana


A super panga boat was discovered on a beach in Cayucos Wednesday.  This is only the second super panga to show up in San Luis Obispo County. About 4,000 pounds of marijuana were discovered. Super pangas range from 45 to 55 feet rather than the typical 30 foot boat. The drugs found Wednesday are valued around $10 million depending on …

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Arrest of Santa Barbara Student Leads to Second Arrest


Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office Detectives with the Criminal Investigations Division arrested a University of California Santa Barbara student yesterday, January 14, following an investigation which began on January 8 and involved Sheriff’s Deputies with the Isla Vista Foot Patrol.   The Sheriff’s Deputies were in the process of citing a subject on a minor in possession of alcohol charge when …

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Highway 1 Bridge and Rockshed to Open to Traffic Soon


Highway 1 Bridge and Rockshed at Pitkins Curve (post-mile 21.5) is complete and open to traffic, Caltrans officials announced yesterday. The ¼ – mile long project limits extends from just north of Limekiln Creek Bridge to south of Lucia. The project includes a rockshed, a bridge and a retaining wall. Some of the most significant benefits of this project include: …

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Female Assaulted Last Night Near Chorro and Palm


The San Luis Obispo Police Department responded to the report of an assault that occurred at the intersection of Chorro and Palm last night about 11:30. A passerby saw a female in distress on the sidewalk and stopped to help and phoned the police. The female victim, age 21 of San Luis Obispo, was walking north on Chorro away from …

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Possible Plane Crash. No Aircraft Found


Yesterday about 2 p.m., San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's deputies responded to a 911 call from a person who reported hearing a plane having engine problems and then crashing into the ocean about a mile offshore of Oceano. Sheriff's deputies, detectives, and dive team along with State Parks, CHP, Port San Luis Harbor Patrol, Coast Guard, Five Cities Fire Authority, …

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Second District Supervisor Bruce Gibson to Seek Another Term


Second District Supervisor Bruce Gibson has announced that he will seek another term on the San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors. Election Day is June 3, 2014. “With ‘vision, leadership and service’ as my guiding principles, I am proud that our Board of Supervisors has championed environmental protection, job creation and financial stability in my time on the board,” …

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