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Two Men In Jail After Traffic Stops Leads To Meth And Heroin Discovery


On Saturday, July 6, at approximately 4:40 a.m., a PRPD officer conducted a traffic enforcement stop of a vehicle on Creston Road near Golden Hill Road for an equipment violation. The officer contacted the driver, identified as 38-year-old San Luis Obispo County resident Leonard Felipe Trujillo, and his passenger, identified as 34-year-old Paso Robles resident Jason Todd Hopkins.  Trujillo was ...

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Montecito Firefighters To Attend Granite Mountain Hot Shot Memorial


Four off duty Firefighters and one retiree of the Montecito Fire Protection District will be joining hundreds of other agencies and firefighters attending the Granite Mountain Hot Shot Memorial Service in Prescott Arizona.  The Granite Mountain Hotshot Crew lost their lives Sunday, June 30th, while battling the 2,000-acre Yarnell Hill fire that was started by lightning on June 28th. 26-year-old ...

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No DUI Arrests At San Luis Obispo Sobriety Checkpoint


The San Luis Obispo Police Department hosted a DUI Checkpoint on July 5th.  The checkpoint was staffed by officers from throughout the county as a part of the San Luis Obispo County DUI Task Force and was funded by the “Avoid the 14” Grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The purpose ...

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Coroner Attempts To Identify Body Found In Crashed Pick-Up In Santa Barbara Ravine


The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Coroner’s Office is in the process of positively identifying the occupant found in a vehicle discovered Thursday at the bottom of a ravine, 300 feet off of Painted Cave Road.  The vehicle is registered to an individual who was reported missing in Santa Barbara County in March of 2012.  Due to the fact the accident ...

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85 Acres Burned In Paso Robles Fire


A fire broke out near Adelaida Road near Vineyard Drive near Paso Robles yesterday afternoon about 1:15. 85 acres were burned and two structures were threatened before officials put out the blaze.  The cause is under investigation. No injuries were reported.

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Diablo’s Unit One Up And Running


Unit 1 at Pacific Gas and Electric Company's Diablo Canyon Power Plant returned to full power on July 4, 2013, following a safe shut down of the unit on June 26, 2013. Operators at Diablo Canyon safely shut down Unit 1 after minor leakage was detected by maintenance personnel on a small section of pipe located inside the containment building. ...

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Body Found In Water At Montana De Oro Identified As Cal Poly Student


The Coroner's Unit of the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Office has identified the body found in the water at Montana de Oro State Park on June 28. The man has been identified as 21-year-old Stefan James Wagner of Fresno. Wagner was reported missing on June 20 after disappearing in the waters off Montana de Oro State Park. An autopsy ...

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Bicyclist In Critical Condition After Collision With Vehicle


On Wednesday, July 3 at approx. 6:35a.m. the Paso Robles Police Department and Department of Emergency Services responded to an injury traffic collision west of Jardine Road on Highway 46 East. Officers determined a vehicle struck a 55-year-old male bicyclist after he entered the eastbound traffic lanes. The bicyclist was treated at the scene and transported via ambulance to a ...

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Helicopter Spots Truck Of Missing Person In Ravine Off Hwy 154


At around 12:30 p.m. July 4th, Santa Barbara County Air Support Unit Copter Two was flying over the area of Highway 154 and Painted Cave Road when a Deputy on board observed a vehicle located 300 feet down a cliff, at the bottom of a ravine, in an area of thick brush.  Sheriff’s Deputies and California Highway Patrol Officers responded ...

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Four Missing Hikers Rescued From Diablo Canyon Area


On Tuesday, the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Office received a call that four hikers in the Diablo Canyon area, reported they were lost.  The four men from Riverside County began their day hike in Avila Beach on Monday.  They became lost and spent the night in the area. They tried to hike out on Tuesday but were not successful ...

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