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RV Fire Claims The Life Of Elderly Woman

CAL FIRE/San Luis Obispo County Fire and Morro Bay Fire Department responded at 6:35 last night to a recreational vehicle fire located just outside Morro Bay at the Rancho Colina Mobile Home Park in the 1000 block of Atascadero Road. Firefighters arrived within minutes and reported smoke coming from inside the recreational vehicle.  The recreational vehicle appeared to be used ... Read More »

Hit And Run Driver That Collided With Police Vehicle Arrested


Authorities have arrested the guy who collided with a San Luis Obispo police car on December 31.  His name is Wade Evin Hamby from Clovis. On January 5 police arrested Hamby at 243 p.m. in Santa Maria.  He was taken into custody for fleeing the scene of an accident, which resulted in the injury to another person.  That person was ... Read More »

Man Seriously Injured After Rollover Accident On 101

On January fifth, an accident occurred causing injury to a man driving a Jeep Cherokee. He was reportedly driving recklessly southbound on 101 just past Willow Road. The man clipped a Kia in front of him, swerved out of control, hit the center divider and rolled over.  He was seriously injured, as he was not wearing a seatbelt. The occupants ... Read More »

SLOCFD Responds To Student Housing Fire, Keeps Blaze From Spreading

San Luis Obispo, CA — San Luis Obispo City Fire Department personnel responded to a report of smoke inside the Stenner Glen Apartments at 1050 Foothill at 12:04 p.m. yesterday.  Upon arrival fire crews found thick, black smoke billowing from a bedroom window on the 2nd floor of Tower 7.  This fire had the potential of spreading to multiple units ... Read More »

Felon Arrested After A Swim In Goleta Slough Lagoon


Goleta, CA — Over the weekend, Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Deputies spotted a known felon who they tried to arrest at a traffic stop on South Fairview Ave. near the Santa Barbara Airport.  The suspect, Binisio Nicolas Pereda, failed to yield and took off to the Goleta Slough area, where the Air Support Unit observed a subject to be swimming ... Read More »

SB County Jail On Lockdown After Fight Breaks Out In Exercise Yard


Santa Barbara, CA — There was a disturbance in the Main SBC Jail exercise yard last Friday.  At the time of the incident there were approximately 36 inmates in the exercise yard.  Custody Deputies immediately responded and quelled the incident.  One inmate was transported to the hospital for a non-life threatening injury received during the disturbance, while five inmates were ... Read More »

Plane Crash Victim Identified


The Coroner's Unit of the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Office has identified the pilot who died in a plane crash on Wednesday afternoon at 4:05 in the Oceano Dunes. The man is identified as 56-year-old Glen Philip Ray of Grover Beach. Coroner's investigators say Ray died as a result of sharp force trauma injuries.  The Sheriff's Office conducted the ... Read More »

Capps Sworn Into Congress


Yesterday Congresswoman Lois Capps was sworn in as a member of the 113th Congress of the United States.  Capps represents the 24th Congressional district of California, which includes the entirety of Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo Counties, and a portion of Ventura County. “It’s an honor to represent the Central Coast for another term in the United States House ... Read More »

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


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 »

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