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Hiker in Montecito Identified


The hiker whose body was found March 17, on lower Cold Springs Trail near Tangerine Falls in Montecito is 22-year-old Brenden Michael Vega of Ventura. He was hiking with his friend, 22-year-old Saylor Guilliams, also of Ventura at around 4 p.m. on Sunday, March 16. She was found by several hikers injured with two broken ankles and a broken wrist, …

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Morro Bay City Wide Yard Sale


A weekend of treasure hunting returns to Morro Bay April 5-6 when the community holds its annual City Wide Yard Sale. Hundreds of businesses, organizations and individual households throughout the city will be selling every imaginable type of treasure from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. both Saturday and Sunday. Treasure maps leading to participating locations can be found in the …

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Stolen Golf Cart Involved in Collision


On March 14 at approximately 4:52 p.m. SLOPD responded to the report of a stolen golf cart from an apartment complex. The stolen golf cart was recovered after it was involved in a collision at Bond and Hathway. A passenger was injured at the time of the collision and 20-year-old Jacob Rouch of Pismo Beach left the scene without providing …

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St. Patrick’s Day Calls for Increased Police Deployment


On Monday March 17, 2014, St. Patrick’s Day, the San Luis Obispo Police Department will be at maximum deployment in anticipation of a busy holiday. In recent years, celebrations during the St. Patrick’s Day holiday have continued to grow in popularity. This has led to an increase in the number of calls for service throughout the day and evening. Many …

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Police Ask for Help in Missing Person Case


The San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office is requesting the public’s assistance with a missing person investigation. Rafael Chavez Gonzalez, 66, was last seen on October 22, 2013, in the area of Highway 1 and Calendar Road on the Nipomo Mesa. Gonzalez is known to frequent the Oceano area and leads a transient lifestyle. He is described as 5’9”, 140 …

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Identities Released in Oceano Plane Crash


The Coroner’s Unit of the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office is releasing new information regarding a plane crash that occurred on 1-14-14 off the coast of Oceano. Based on DNA testing performed at a Department of Justice lab, the pilot of the plane has been positively identified as David Brian Casey, 63, of Friday Harbor, Washington. Positive identification of …

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Body Found Near Pico Creek


On 3-13-14, Sheriff's Deputies responded to a report of a body found inside a tent in the area where Pico Creek runs into the ocean. A Coroner's Detective responded to the scene to investigate. A white, male, adult who appeared to be in his mid to late 50's was discovered in the tent. It appears the man had been deceased …

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Car Crash Kills Woman on Friday


A car crash killed a 21-year-old Cayucos woman late Friday night. She was driving a 1999 Izusu Amigo traveling eastbound on Picachio Road with a male passenger. She lost control and drove down a steep embankment coming to rest in a creek bed. Firefighters used the Jaws of Life to extricate both from the vehicle. The driver died at the …

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$20,000 Worth of Furniture Stolen


The San Luis Obispo Police Department responded to a Commercial Burglary yesterday in the 3400 block of Broad with the loss of over $20,000 of furniture. The department is asking for assistance from anyone who may have information related to this theft. The theft occurred during the evening hours.  

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Goleta Traffic Unit to Conduct DUI Checkpoint


The Goleta Traffic Unit will be conducting a DUI / Driver’s License checkpoint on Friday March 14th, at an undisclosed location within the city limits between the hours of 7:00 p.m. and 3:00 a.m. Checkpoints are placed in locations that have the greatest opportunity for achieving drunk and drugged driving deterrence and provide the greatest safety for officers and the …

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