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Victims Identified In Fatal Hit And Run Accident


Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office Coroner Investigators were able to confirm the identity of the two women struck and killed on State Route 154 at Rancho San Marcos Golf Course on December 21/Friday night just before midnight. The women have been positively identified as Sara Ornelas, a 54 year old resident from Santa Barbara and Barbara Romero, a 49 year ... Read More »

Single Car Accident Leaves One Dead In Paso Robles

On Saturday at 10:21am the SLO County Sheriff's Dispatch received a report of a single car traffic accident involving an unresponsive single occupant. The vehicle had apparently left the roadway and came to rest in the wooded area near the intersection of Adelaida Road and Nacimiento Lake Drive in Paso Robles. The single occupant was pronounced dead on scene and ... Read More »

Women Killed in Car Accident Identified

A woman whose car ran off the road in Paso Robles on Saturday night was found dead when sheriff deputies arrived on the scene. Mary Stacey, age 49, was found in her car in a wooded area near Adelaida Road and Nacimiento Lake Drive. The cause of death has not been released. Read More »

Two Pedestrians Killed in Hit And Run Accident


A fatal hit and run happened Friday east of Lake Cachuma in the Santa Ynez Valley. San Luis Obispo resident Martin Macerena was driving west on Highway 154 when he was involved in an accident that involved two other cars. The drivers were ok, but two pedestrians were killed in the crash. Their names have not yet been released. Macerena ... Read More »

Port San Luis Harbor District Board Member Retires


The Port San Luis Harbor District is in a bit of a transition. Carolyn Moffatt, who served on its board for 24 years, has retired. During her time of service, she helped the district deal with changes in the rules for commercial fishing, restoration of the Port San Luis Lighthouse, and the cleanup of oil in Avila Beach. Last week, ... Read More »

Man Suspected Of Ramming Police Car Turns Himself In


A man who allegedly rammed a San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s patrol car last Wednesday turned himself in to the County Jail on Friday night. Marc Steele, 37, is in custody for suspicion of six felonies, including being a felon in possession of a firearm.  Read More »

Sonic Booms Rattle The Central Coast


San Luis Obispo, CA  — Yesterday, the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Office received several reports of what appeared to be seismic activity in the county.  The Sheriff's Office has confirmed through various state and federal agencies that there has been no seismic activity in our area.  It's believed the activity was caused by sonic booms from military aircraft flying ... Read More »

Body Found In San Miguel Riverbed


San Miguel, CA — Yesterday, the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Office received information about a body found in a transient camp in the riverbed in the San Miguel area about 11:40 in the morning.  The body of a man was located and transported to the Coroner's Office.   The man has now been identified as 54-year-old Clifton Bruce Roberts ... Read More »

Paso Robles Laundromat Murderer Receives Sentence


Paso Robles, CA — John Woody Jr. was sentenced to 56 years to life in prison yesterday for the stabbing death of Martin McWilliams of Paso Robles in 2011.   What would have been 25 years was turned into 56 because Woody committed the crime with a knife and had a prior felony conviction.  Read More »

Three People Arrested After Santa Barbara Drug Bust


Santa Barbara, CA — A multi-week narcotics investigation has resulted in the arrest of three people and the seizure of methamphetamine, cocaine, and currency. On Tuesday, December 18th, Santa Barbara Sheriff’s Narcotics Detectives, with the assistance of the Santa Barbara Police Department, served several search and arrest warrants in the city of Goleta and Santa Barbara. During the search warrants ... Read More »

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