Content Tagged As crime

Tagged News

  • Locals react to officer-involved shooting in Santa Maria, say crime is becoming too common

    June 28, 2012 10:36 PM

    UPDATE: We now know the identity of the man who was shot and killed in Santa Maria Thursday morning. Police say he is 22 year old Jose Luis Ortega, from Santa Maria. Ortega was killed after an officer-involved shooting this morning in Santa Maria. Police said the... more »
  • Santa Barbara files gang injunction to curb crime

    March 15, 2011 9:49 PM

    Santa Barbara city leaders are fighting back against gang crime in the community. Santa Barbara announced today it has filed for a gang injunction. That injunction targets 30 known gang members who live in the city. If approved, the court order would ban those gang members from certain areas of... more »
  • Lompoc and Santa Maria police report drop in gang activity

    February 16, 2011 1:14 PM

    Both the Santa Maria and Lompoc police departments say they saw gang crime drop last year. They attribute part of that drop to the success of youth programs in getting kids off the streets and out of a gang environment. Officers also say in a time of budget cuts,... more »
  • Safe Family: Women and Guns

    February 2, 2011 3:02 PM

    After a recent drive by shooting in Santa Maria, we received an email from a viewer scared about violent crime in Santa Maria. Tonight, we will take a look at a class teaching women how to confidently use guns and explore some of the benefits and risks associated with... more »
  • Police partnering with local residents to crack down on crime

    May 4, 2010 1:00 PM

    It's called Community Watch Santa Maria 2010. The program is the brainchild of Dr. Warren Gabaree of Santa Maria. He says community members must help the police to tackle youth violence and crime problems throughout the city. Gabaree says the community watch program would be a joint effort with... more »
  • Guardian Angels could form local crime-fighting chapter

    April 2, 2010 9:12 PM

    A team of volunteer crime-fighters could soon be roaming the streets of Santa Maria. A new karate school in Orcutt wants to create a local chapter of the Guardian Angels, an international crime fighting group made up of volunteers. Members wear signature red berets and white t-shirts. "I... more »
  • Armed robberies raise concerns about juvenile crime in Lompoc

    March 23, 2010 10:03 PM

    Police in Lompoc arrested two young people this morning in connection with two armed robberies overnight. Officers say the first robbery happened at 11:30 Monday night in the 500 block of West Barton Avenue. The second took place just an hour later in an alley near the 300 block... more »
  • Lompoc police believe third juvenile involved in armed robberies

    March 23, 2010 6:31 PM

    Police in Lompoc arrested two juveniles this morning in connection to two armed robberies. Officers are now looking for a third juvenile they also believe is linked to the crimes. Police say both were individual street crimes and the suspects stole cell phones. The first alleged incident happened in... more »
  • Purse thief still on the loose

    March 8, 2010 1:13 PM

    Two robberies attempted in less than an hour in Santa Maria Sunday have police searching for the suspect. The first incident happened yesterday around 6:00 p.m. in the Sears parking lot at the Santa Maria Town Center. Officers say a 68-year-old Guadalupe woman was walking from Sears when the... more »
  • Six arrested in connection to rural burglary and vandalism ring

    February 16, 2010 5:45 PM

    Six local residents are arrested in what sheriff's deputies call a crackdown on rural crimes. The five adults and one juvenile were arrested last week in connection with a string of burglaries and vandalisms at ranches and farms in the Santa Maria Valley. The six suspects are accused of... more »
  • Meth Awareness Month

    November 12, 2009 9:22 PM

    THESE ARE THE FACES OF METHAMPHETAMINE. ONE OF THE MOST ADDICTIVE ILLEGAL DRUGS IS GETTING SOME REAL ATTENTION. "The first time that I did it, it felt like I had been hit in the back with a two by four and I didn't ever want to do it again. I... more »

Most Popular

Top Videos

1 2 3 4