The Atascadero man arrested Tuesday for having child pornography used to be an umpire for the Atascadero Girl's Softball league, according to a league board member.
Those who knew Andrew Pratt, 47, say he went by the name "Andy." The city says he was also contracted to work as... more »
Thirteen suspected members of two of the Central Coast's largest gangs are in jail tonight after an early morning FBI crackdown.
Those suspects all face drug charges after a major gang sweep early this morning. Special agents from a multi-agency task force have been conducting a year long investigation... more »
The Santa Barbara Police Department confirms the Rabobank location on Bath St. in Santa Barbara was robbed Monday morning.
Officers are still at the scene of that robbery, which happened at about 10:00a.m. Monday. Investigators say a suspect walked into the bank with a handgun and demanded cash. They... more »
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) - A former FBI white-color crime investigator in Orange County has pleaded not guilty to using a bureau computer to obtain information he was not authorized to access.
Peter H. Norell Jr. entered his plea Monday before a U.S. magistrate judge in Santa Ana.
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The FBI is asking for the public's help identifying the man who robbed a Santa Barbara Bank of America on Nov. 4, 2009. Detectives believe residents living in Santa Barbara and Ventura may know the man in this picture.
Detectives say the suspect entered the bank, walked to the... more »
The FBI wants to remind Internet users who get messages asking for donations to keep a critical eye before responding to those requests.
Officials say past disasters and tragedies have resulted in fraud.
They say before making a donation of any kind, check the following:
-Do not... more »
The Central Coast is now connected to a Homeland Security Database. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement, also known as ICE, said Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties started using the "Secure Communities" program on Tuesday. The database screens the immigration statuses of those arrested by checking fingerprints against a Homeland... more »
San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara counties on Tuesday connected to a Homeland Security database. The database screens the immigration status of those arrested and fingerprinted to see if they have a criminal background. The new program is called "Secure Communities."
It's a collaborative effort between the FBI, Immigration... more »
Detectives with the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Department and investigators with the FBI and regional law enforcement agencies are planning to make a major announcement today. The San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Department issued a statement saying the announcement has to do with the arrest of a major Southern... more »
Police concerns about a terrorist attack stemming from the 2003 arrest of Michael Jackson led to a request for federal help, according to FBI files kept on the late pop star. The Santa Maria Police Department in California asked for FBI "involvement" after Jackson was arrested for child molestation.
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