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Reward Offered For Information On Murder Of Joseph Padilla

Joseph-Padilla

The San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s assistance with information leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspect(s) involved with the June 21, 2013, murder of Joseph Padilla. On June 21, 2013 Joseph Padilla was located in front of a residence in the 1300 block of 19th street in Oceano CA. Padilla suffered from ... Read More »

SLO City Fire Chief To Retire In September

Charlie-Hines

San Luis Obispo City Fire Chief Charlie Hines is retiring September 10.  Hines was hired in October 2010.  Hines plans to spend more time with his family. He’ll have time to think about his decision to rehire back on the force firefighter John Mason, who was charged but not convicted of assaulting a man in a San Luis bar while ... Read More »

Police Continue To Search For Suspect Seen Shooting At A Woman In Nipomo

Police-lights

The San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help in trying to locate the driver of a truck who is suspected of shooting a firearm toward a woman in Nipomo on 7-21-13. The victim was walking when the incident took place.  The victim was then told to get into the vehicle and the two drove off. ... Read More »

SLO County Sheriff ‘s Office Upgrades Dispatch Center

Dispatch-Center

On 7-22-13, San Luis Obispo County Sheriff Ian Parkinson unveiled the Sheriff's Office new state-of-the-art radio dispatch center.  The system was developed by the Raytheon Company and Twisted Pair Solutions.  It is an IP based system and features several upgrades from the previous system which was 14 years old and no longer being manufactured. Among the features, is an application ... Read More »

Whale Of A Tale

Whale-Eating

If you see a whale, don’t get in the way of its food.  That’s the message a local scuba diver is sending to other divers after nearly getting swallowed by a humpback whale near Morro Bay.  Shawn Stamback tells Central Coast News he saw a school of fish come out of nowhere Saturday and then a whale jump out of ... Read More »

Police Search For Suspect After Shots Fired In Nipomo

Smoking-Gun-Barrel

Local police are looking for a man who apparently shot his gun at a woman.  Witnesses report the described suspect shot towards an unidentified female who then got into the truck with the suspect in the area of Cyclone & Grande in Nipomo over the weekend.  Additional shots were heard, though there have been no reports of injuries. He is ... Read More »

Suspected Suicide Victim Identified

Brian-Lawler

The Coroner's Unit of the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Office has identified the man found dead after a fall from the top of a parking structure in downtown San Luis Obispo on 7-18-13. The man has been identified as 26-year-old Brian Joseph Lawler of San Luis Obispo.  An autopsy will be conducted next Thursday.  Read More »

Motorcycle Fatality Identified

Motorcycle-2

The motorcyclist who died in a head on crash on Highway 227 June 13 has been identified as 31-year-old Robert McDonald of Pismo Beach. His bike struck a car driven by 66-year-old Linda Ford of Bakersfield across from the Cold Canyon Landfill. It happened a little after one in the afternoon. Read More »

Suspect Arrested In Santa Maria CVS Robbery

Joe-Talaugon

Santa Maria Police arrested a man they say robbed a CVS Pharmacy in the 700 block of East Main Street Sunday morning. Officials say a man with a gun stole money from the cash register. Investigators were able to identify him from surveillance video.  Police arrested 53-year-old Joe Talaugon of Santa Maria Sunday afternoon. Read More »

Man Falls To His Death In Apparent Suicide Jump From Parking Structure

Ambulance-Driving

On Thursday, July 18, 2013, at approximately 4:30 the San Luis Obispo Police Department received multiple 9-1-1 calls reporting that someone had just jumped from the top of the parking structure located at 919 Palm St. Units were on scene almost immediately and began assisting with CPR, which was already in progress.  San Luis Obispo City Fire and San Luis ... Read More »

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