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Two Arrested After Allegedly Stealing Firefighting Equipment

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On January 6, the San Luis Obispo Police Department received a report of a theft of property from a vehicle in the downtown area belonging to a San Luis Obispo City Firefighter. The stolen property included numerous articles of firefighting clothing, department equipment and accessories. Several hours later two males were seen by fire department personnel in possession of some ... Read More »

Sheriff’s Deputies Break Up Rooster Fight

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At approximately 11 a.m. on Sunday, January 5, Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a report of a large group of vehicles gathered on private property located near the Santa Maria Airport on Mahoney Road.  When Sheriff’s Deputies arrived, they discovered about 20 cars parked in a field and heard the sounds of roosters. Upon finding out that law ... Read More »

Los Osos Woman Killed In Car Accident

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A 44-year-old Los Osos woman was killed Sunday when she ran her 1985 Chevy pickup truck off the road near Sycamore Springs Resort on Avila Beach Drive at 12:25 a.m.  According to a California Highway Patrol news release, the as yet unidentified woman struck a small tree, traveled down an embankment, knocked over a telephone pole and then struck a ... Read More »

County Clerk-Recorder Won’t Seek A 6th Term In Primary Election

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County Clerk-Recorder Julie Rodewald has announced that she will not seek a 6th term in the upcoming primary election.  Ms. Rodewald has worked for San Luis Obispo County for 33 years and has served as County Clerk-Recorder since 1994.  Rodewald stated,  “ It has been a profound honor to serve the County’s residents for nearly 20 years.   The opportunity to ... Read More »

Man Who Vandalized “Faces Of Freedom” Veterans Memorial Turns Himself In

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The following is a news release from Ann Hatch, spokesperson for the “Faces of Freedom” Veterans Memorial in Atascadero: As many of you may have already heard by now, the man who vandalized the “Faces of Freedom” Veterans Memorial on New Year’s Day is in custody. Late Thursday, January 2nd, Sean David Cronin, 49, of Atascadero walked into the Atascadero ... Read More »

Increase In Prowling Activity Seen In SLO Neighborhood

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Over the last several weeks the Police Department has experienced an increase in prowling related activity in the area of Sandercock and Broad. On one occasion a prowler physically entered into a residence where a female victim was sleeping. The victim awoke, confronted the prowler and the prowler fled. The prowler was described as a Hispanic Male, 45-55 years of ... Read More »

County Jail Intercepts Greeting Card With Methamphetamines

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On 12-11-13, a Correctional Deputy at the County Jail intercepted a greeting card addressed to inmate Samantha Jo Long that was found to contain a white powdery substance wrapped in plastic and hidden between two sections of the card. The substance later tested positive for methamphetamine. No arrests were made at that time and Long was released from jail while ... Read More »

Santa Barbary County Sheriff’s Deputies Respond To Report Of Animal Cruelty

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On Thursday, January 2, at approximately 3:30 p.m., Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Deputies responded to a residence in the 4600 block of Hummel Drive in Orcutt to a report of an animal cruelty case. A male resident called 9-1-1 to report that his girlfriend, 43 year old Nellie Marie Palacios of Santa Maria, had gone into a home which she ... Read More »

Nvidia Chipmaker Responsible For Intricate Crop Circles In Small Town Of Chualar

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An intricate crop circle that appeared in the small town of Chualar wasn’t created by aliens after all. NBC-Bay Area reports Silicon Valley chip-maker Nvidia is behind the circle — first spotted one week ago by a photographer flying over the area. It turns out the company plowed through the grass to gain publicity for its new mobile chip, which ... Read More »

Investigation Into Vandalized Faces of Freedom Veterans Memorial

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The Atascadero Police Department’s Investigations Unit has been conducting follow up investigation into vandalism hit and run and damage to Faces of Freedom Veterans Memorial. Video surveillance has been recovered from the Faces of Freedom Veterans Memorial. The suspect vehicle description has been updated to a 1988 to 1997 Chevrolet Crew Cab pickup with complete black lumber rack, maroon in ... Read More »

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