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  • Family of Santa Maria Officer Albert Covarrubias Jr. responds to Santa Barbara County District Attorney's report

    June 26, 2012 9:23 PM

    The Covarrubias family breaks their silence Tuesday in their first TV interview since the Santa Barbara County District Attorney found the shooting death of Officer Albert Covarrubias Jr. by another officer as legally justified. KSBY spent more than an hour with Officer Covarrubias' father, as well as his widow.... more »
  • Santa Maria police looking for person responsible in the stabbing death of man

    June 20, 2012 8:44 PM

    Santa Maria police are looking for the person responsible for fatally stabbing a man early Wednesday. KSBY has learned the victim, who was in his late 40's, was stabbed in the chest. It happened on North Broadway and Bunny Street. Police got a call around 2:45 AM... more »
  • City of Paso Robles hit with lawsuit from former police officer

    May 30, 2012 8:18 PM

    The city of Paso Robles was hit with a lawsuit Tuesday from a former, fire police officer. In the papers, Brennan Lux claimed former police chief Lisa Solomon made sexual advances towards him. Solomon resigned from her role in March, after allegations of sexual misconduct, as well as a... more »
  • Officials ease enforcement for some illegal immigrants

    May 3, 2012 1:25 AM

    Federal immigration officials are easing up on illegal immigrants who commit minor traffic violations, and that includes DUIs. The move reflects the Obama administration's recent efforts to crack down on high-risk or violent illegal immigrants as opposed to those with clean records. Meanwhile, the US Supreme Court is... more »
  • Paso Robles officials ready for new police chief, ask Los Gatos firm for help

    May 1, 2012 10:57 PM

    Paso Robles officials told KSBY Tuesday that they're ready to find a new police chief, and have asked an executive search firm to help. It will cost the city just under $20,000 to get the help. This, after former police chief Lisa Solomon resigned back in early April. ... more »
  • Skateboarding not allowed in bike lanes in San Luis Obispo

    April 30, 2012 10:33 PM

    With gas prices still high in some parts of the Central Coast, many people have had to use other forms of transportation. For one local college student, he's been skateboarding to work for the past couple of years; and, just last month, he got a $203 fine for skating... more »
  • Drug Take-Back Program takes place Saturday

    April 27, 2012 10:10 PM

    Got unwanted or expired prescription drugs sitting around? Local law enforcement agencies want to help you dispose of the pills properly. The Fourth Drug Take-Back event will take place Saturday from 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. It's all part of a national effort by the Drug Enforcement Administration to improve... more »
  • 85 percent vote "No Confidence" in Santa Maria police chief

    February 25, 2012 2:24 AM

    A key vote tonight shows the majority of the Santa Maria Police Department is not happy with Chief Danny Macagni's leadership. The Police Officers Association counted the ballots and released the results shortly before 6:15 Friday night. The vote comes after two officers were shot by friendly fire three... more »
  • Female officer files lawsuit against Arroyo Grande police department and chief

    December 28, 2011 9:11 PM

    A female Arroyo Grande police officer has filed a lawsuit against the city police department and the police chief, claiming she was a victim of discrimination, sexual harassment and retaliation. Officer Michelle Cota filed the suit on December 22nd. The city is already in the middle of another... more »
  • Police warn about holiday thieves

    December 27, 2011 8:41 PM

    Santa Maria police are warning residents to keep an eye on what they're throwing away, as they may be tipping off thieves. This as many are tossing their holiday gift boxes, which carried flat screen TV and lap tops; just to name a few. "When you're throwing out the... more »
  • City council to consider police review board

    November 1, 2011 9:27 PM

    Should the Santa Maria city council create a citizens review board to help oversee the Santa Maria Police Department? That's one of the questions city leaders will discuss tonight. In August, Councilmember Alice Patino proposed the idea and asked for more information. A citizens review board is generally... more »
  • State legislation could ban checkpoint impounds

    September 6, 2011 10:10 PM

    Controversial legislation could have huge impacts on towing companies and cities across California. If signed, Assembly Bill 353 would eliminate a city's ability to impound vehicles of unlicensed drivers at DUI checkpoints. The bill has already passed the Assembly and the state Senate. It's now headed to Governor Jerry... more »
  • Santa Maria Police face day one of jail closure

    June 27, 2011 10:32 PM

    If there wasn't enough going on in Santa Maria today for police, today was the first day they had to deal with a new way of handling anyone they want take to jail. As part of budget cuts, the branch of the Santa Barbara County jail that is located... more »
  • Investigators follow new leads in 50-year-old cold case

    June 15, 2011 8:56 PM

    Investigators believe a young Santa Barbara girl, who disappeared nearly 50 years ago, was killed and buried beneath the Winchester overpass in Goleta. 7 year old Ramona Price vanished near her home on Oak Avenue on September 2, 1961. The case ran cold until an author told detectives about 42-year-old... more »
  • Police still looking for armed suspect in attempted jewelry store robbery

    June 8, 2011 1:37 PM

    Santa Maria police are still looking for a masked man who implied he had a gun during a holdup on Tuesday afternoon at Fischer's Fine Jewelry in the 200 block of East Main Street. The store thought the weapon was a fake gun and got into a brief tussle with... more »
  • Police officer involved in traffic collision

    May 23, 2011 12:19 AM

    The Santa Maria Police Department says one of its officers crashed into another car around 3:45 p.m. while responding to a traffic collision. Authorities say the officer was heading northbound on Broadway when he broadsided a vehicle heading eastbound on mill. Two people inside the other vehicle had minor... more »
  • Policeman's daughter behind the wheel during fatal accident in Lompoc

    May 18, 2011 8:58 PM

    The teenage driver who struck and killed a 56-year old woman in Lompoc Friday night is the daughter of a Lompoc policeman. Officers say 18-year-old Lacey Strange is the daughter of Sergeant Chuck Strange. Investigators say she hit 56- year-old Rebecca Vegas, who was crossing the street near the intersection... more »
  • Police investigate two overnight crimes in Santa Maria

    May 16, 2011 10:06 PM

    Santa Maria Police investigated a fatal stabbing and a drive by shooting just blocks away from each other in the last two days. The stabbing happened around 2 a.m. Sunday in the 400 block of West Lemon Street. Police say a 42-year old man was stabbed to death when... more »
  • Death threats raise concerns at Arroyo Grande High School

    April 21, 2011 1:40 AM

    Students at Arroyo Grande High School are on alert tonight after receiving death threats. Arroyo Grande Police say at least six students have received death threats on their cell phones. The victims have been men and women of different races. Investigators say the victims' phone numbers may have been... more »
  • Students at Arroyo Grande High School receive death threats

    April 20, 2011 9:46 PM

    Parents and students are on high alert tonight. Local teenagers have been the target of some threatening phone calls. The threats were made to students at Arroyo Grande High School. Police say the threats are not specific to any gender or race. We received a call today from a... more »
  • Police investigating phone threats at Arroyo Grande High School

    April 20, 2011 6:06 PM

    A parent of a student at Arroyo Grande High School says at least six kids have received threats on their cell phones. The Arroyo Grande Police Department is investigating the threats, which they say do not target a specific race or gender. According to the parent, the phone calls... more »
  • Police searching for hotel flasher in Lompoc

    April 6, 2011 10:00 PM

    Lompoc Police need your help to find a man they say exposed himself at three local hotels. Officers say the suspect has flashed people on four different occasions, at three local hotels, all within the past month. The first incident occurred at the end of February at America's... more »
  • Police: Cross burning treated as hate crime from the start

    March 23, 2011 2:56 AM

    The city of Arroyo Grande reassured the public tonight it is doing all it can find those responsible for burning a cross near the home of a mixed-race family. The 11-foot cross was burned in the 100 block of South Elm Street. The mother tells KSBY News her family... more »
  • Santa Barbara considering a gang injunction

    March 15, 2011 12:55 PM

    Santa Barbara County leaders are discussing the possibility of starting a gang injunction in Santa Barbara. Recent gang activity in the city has renewed the push for an injunction. Currently, Santa Maria does not have a gang injunction. Lompoc has had an injunction since 2005. According to the American... more »
  • Three people robbed in Santa Maria within hours

    February 11, 2011 9:40 PM

    Officers respond to street robberies just hours apart last night. The first one took place just after 5:45 p.m. in the 600 block of South Lincoln. The second was just around the corner near the intersection of Morrison and Thornburg shortly after 7 p.m. The third was in the... more »
  • Community remembers former Santa Maria Police Chief

    December 6, 2010 9:52 PM

    Family, Friends, and colleagues from throughout California gathered to remember former Santa Maria Police Chief John Sterling. He passed away November 14th after complications with his liver. A memorial was held for him Monday afternoon at the Trinity Church of the Nazarene in Lompoc. Those who worked with Sterling... more »
  • Community on alert after suspicious van follows kids

    September 20, 2010 10:03 PM

    Parents and staff at Harloe Elementary are extra aware tonight after two kids reported a white van following them to school Friday morning. It happened near the intersection of South halcyon and Dodson way in Arroyo Grande. Two fifth graders reported being followed by a white van with no... more »
  • Police seize thousands of dollars in stolen property

    August 12, 2010 8:18 PM

    Atascadero Police have recovered thousands of dollars worth of stolen items from a U-Haul truck and believe more may be out there. Offficers say they recovered about $15,000 worth of stolen goods. Most of the items were taken during a burglary near Paso. Officers arrested Steven Bentley, 34,... more »
  • Officer in fair condition after horrific crash

    July 12, 2010 11:13 PM

    A police officer is recovering tonight after he crashed his patrol car into a tree while trying to help catch a burglary suspect in Santa Maria. It happened on north Broadway just before 4:30 Sunday morning. "It's clear that he shouldn't have survived and he did," said Santa Maria... more »
  • Lompoc Police to make announcement about January murder case

    June 10, 2010 1:53 PM

    The Lompoc Police Department says it has an announcement about its investigation into a homicide that happened in January. Lompoc Police Captain Larry Ralston says there are major developments in the shooting murder of Ysidro Madera. That happened on January 20th, on the 200 blk. of North K St.... more »
  • Pipe bomb found on Atascadero overpass

    June 9, 2010 2:38 PM

    A pipe bomb has been found on the Santa Barbara Road overpass in Atascadero, according to police. Officers at the scene say the bomb has a visible fuse, and the overpass is currently closed off. The bomb squad has been called to investigate. KSBY has a crew on... more »
  • Sheriff will not comment on possible jail closure until next week

    June 4, 2010 6:24 PM

    A spokesperson for the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Department says Sheriff Bill Brown will not comment on his plans to possibly close the North County jail until after Monday's Board of Supervisors meeting. The department says Sheriff Brown has been working on details to present to the board and... more »
  • Pedestrian hit and killed in Santa Barbara

    May 28, 2010 1:47 AM

    Santa Barbara police are trying to figure out what caused a car crash that killed a pedestrian. That crash happened around 7:30 a.m. Thursday near the corner of Coast Village Road and Butterfly Lane. Officers say 47-year-old Florinda Garcia Flores was walking on the sidewalk of Coast Village... more »
  • Santa Maria police arrest two men on robbery charge

    May 28, 2010 1:40 AM

    Two 19-year-old men are taken into custody, after officers say they were caught trying to rob someone in Santa Maria. Police were called out to the area of Fesler Street and McClelland at around 5:30 p.m. Wednesday to a report of a robbery that had just taken place. When... more »
  • FBI & Santa Barbara Police searching for suspected bank robber

    May 24, 2010 1:44 PM

    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 »
  • Juvenile stabbed in Santa Maria

    May 22, 2010 2:39 AM

    Santa Maria police say one juvenile is behind bars and another is in the hospital after a gang-related stabbing in the city. Officers were called out just before 6:30 p.m. Friday to the 500 block of South McClelland. They say that's where a large fight took place. One of... more »
  • Paso Robles police working to keep drunk drivers off the road

    May 22, 2010 2:19 AM

    The Paso Robles Police Department will be working to keep the roads safe from drunk drivers this weekend. Officers will be holding a DUI Checkpoint in the city from 7 p.m. Saturday until 1 a.m. Sunday. They want to remind folks to never get behind the wheel if they've... more »
  • Glendale woman tells police she ran away because of stress

    May 14, 2010 2:07 AM

    GLENDALE, Calif. (AP) - Police say a Glendale woman whose disappearance sparked a massive search made up a story that she'd been abducted and fled because of stress. Police Sgt. Tom Lorenz said Nancy Salas was reunited with her family in Glendale Thursday night. She was last seen around... more »
  • Atascadero police believe suspect fired gun at random

    May 13, 2010 2:27 PM

    Police are looking into several leads after gun shots were fired Thursday morning, according to Atascadero Police Chief Jim Mulhall. Although officials have not been successful locating the person responsible for firing the gun, police believe the shots were fired randomly as no victims have been located. Santa... more »
  • Lockdown lifted at Atascadero elementary school

    May 13, 2010 1:37 PM

    The Atascadero Police Department tells KSBY News the lockdown at the Santa Rosa Academic Academy has been lifted. The lockdown ended at about 10:15a.m. Thursday. The school called the lockdown after officials there heard reports of gunshots near the school. Police officers confirm shots were fired in that area,... more »
  • Police make arrest in robbery & kidnapping case

    May 7, 2010 2:08 AM

    Police in Santa Barbara have made an arrest in connection with a robbery and kidnapping that took place Thursday afternoon. Around 4:30 p.m., officers say a man confronted a woman walking in the parking lot at the La Cumbre Mall. Officers say he robbed her and forced her, at... more »
  • Santa Barbara police searching for armed man

    May 6, 2010 8:26 PM

    We have breaking news out of Santa Barbara where police are searching for an armed man. Officers say around 4:30 p.m. Thursday, the man forced a woman at gunpoint to drive him to the parking lot of the Santa Barbara Municipal Golf Course. The woman was robbed, but not... more »
  • NYPD clears suspicious truck near bridge

    May 6, 2010 12:37 AM

    NEW YORK (AP) - The New York Police Department says a truck abandoned several yards from a toll booth near the Manhattan side of the Robert F. Kennedy Bridge is empty and isn't a threat. The bridge has reopened for traffic after being closed briefly. Police say witnesses had... 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 »
  • San Luis Obispo police officers plead guilty to transporting drugs across the border

    May 3, 2010 6:01 PM

    Two San Luis Obispo police officers remain on administrative leave after pleading guilty to a federal misdemeanor charge of transporting misbranded prescription medications across the border at the San Ysidro border crossing near San Diego. Officers Dan McDow and Armando Limon were detained by customs and immigration enforcement on... more »
  • Man arrested for attempted car theft

    May 3, 2010 11:16 AM

    A Santa Maria man is arrested after police say he tried to steal a van, but got caught by the owner. It happened in the 1800 block of South Thornburg just before midnight. Police say the victim saw 20-year-old Christopher Hernandez trying to steal his car. When Hernandez saw... more »
  • Police say robbery suspect tried to run them over with car

    April 23, 2010 10:02 PM

    A suspect leads police on a wild chase after an armed robbery at a local gas station. The robbery happened just before 1:30a.m. Friday at the Kautz Chevron on the corner of 13th street and West Grand in Grover Beach. The robbery was captured on surveillance video, which we... more »
  • One person killed in collision in Santa Maria

    April 6, 2010 1:16 AM

    Santa Maria police officers say at least one person is dead after two cars collided in the city Monday night. It happened around 7 the intersection of College Avenue and Bradley Street, right in front of Fire Station Four. One other person was taken to the hospital... more »
  • Police officers serve and collect in Morro Bay

    April 3, 2010 1:39 AM

    The Morro Bay Police Department held a "Tip-a-Cop" event at the city's community center Friday night. Morro Bay's finest served as waiters to raise money for the Special Olympics. San Luis Obispo County Special Olympics Regional Manager Stephanie Hennessey attended the event and was thrilled with the officers' involvement.... more »
  • Police to hold Santa Maria DUI checkpoint

    April 2, 2010 5:28 PM

    The Santa Maria Police Department will hold a DUI and driver's license checkpoint on Saturday, April 3. The checkpoint will take place from 6 p.m. to 1 a.m. on a street in Santa Maria that police have identified as having a large number of DUI drivers. Every driver... more »
  • San Luis Obispo Police ask for help to find missing woman

    March 31, 2010 9:48 PM

    San Luis Obispo Police are asking for the public's help to find a missing San Luis Obispo woman. 60-year-old Gloria Howard was last seen in the 1600 block of Toro Street on Tuesday night. Her family has not heard from her since and they say she needs to take... more »
  • Hour and a half standoff in Paso Robles overnight

    March 30, 2010 3:31 PM

    A Paso Robles man is being held for a psychological evaluation at San Luis Obispo County Mental Health after an hour and a half standoff early this morning. Paso Robles police say it happened in the 900 block of Turtle Creek just before 1:00 a.m. Someone called to report... more »
  • Santa Barbara Police arrest man on molestation charges

    March 26, 2010 2:54 AM

    Santa Barbara Police have arrested a man they say molested his daughter for years. Police say the girl, who is now a teenager, told officers about the abuse. Detectives then arrested 45-year-old Robert Ornelas in downtown Santa Barbara Wednesday afternoon. They say Ornelas made statements that confirmed the... more »
  • Santa Maria Police asking for help to find runaway girl

    March 25, 2010 9:35 PM

    Santa Maria Police are asking for the public's help to find a 10-year-old girl who they say ran away. Officers were called out to the Target Shopping Center on East Betteravia just after 3 p.m. Thursday. When they arrived, they learned that 10-year-old Gina Ponce had an argument with... 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 »
  • Illinois man accused of sex acts with an Arroyo Grande minor

    March 23, 2010 8:30 PM

    An Illinois man is awaiting extradition to San Luis Obispo County for allegedly engaging in sex acts with a local teen. The Superior Court issued an arrest warrant on March 11 after an Arroyo Grande Police Department investigation into Lionel Meza, 43, revealed he had engaged in sexual activity... more »
  • Stabbing victim threatens Atascadero Police with knives

    March 18, 2010 2:53 AM

    Atascadero Police arrest a man they say threatened officers with a pair of knives. Officers were called out to the 7000 block of Santa Lucia Road on Wednesday after a report of an argument. When they arrived, they say 27-year-old Quincy Simms pulled out two large carving knives and walked... more »
  • Santa Maria police looking for suspects after shooting

    March 16, 2010 2:56 AM

    Santa Maria police officers are looking for a group of suspects after a shooting in the city. That shooting happened just before 8:20 p.m. Monday near the 7-11 on South Blosser. Officers say an 18-year-old was standing in the alley when a blue car drove by. Four people were in... more »
  • Autopsy scheduled for body found in Pismo Beach

    March 9, 2010 7:00 PM

    Pismo Beach police officers say an autopsy is scheduled tomorrow for the body found near Ira Lease Park yesterday. A man walking near Pismo Creek discovered the body just before 3:30 p.m. Investigators say it appears to be a 40-year-old white man, and they believe he is local, but... more »
  • Officers on the lookout for stolen truck in Paso Robles

    March 7, 2010 3:29 PM

    The Paso Robles Police Department says a truck was stolen from Paso Robles just before noon today. They are asking for public help in finding the vehicle. The owner says someone stole his green 1995 Dodge truck, with a green pinstripe and a camper shell. The license plate number is... more »
  • Shots fired after apparent road rage incident

    March 6, 2010 9:56 PM

    Santa Maria police officers responded to a report of shots fired in Santa Maria this afternoon. It happened near the area of West Fesler and North Railroad just after 1:00 p.m. Witnesses say they first saw two vehicles racing in the 500 block of West Chapel. One vehicle was... more »
  • Santa Barbara police arrest a man they say fired a revolver in his home

    February 26, 2010 2:54 AM

    A Santa Barbara man is behind bars, after police say he fired a revolver inside his house. Officers were called out to the 100 block of Palisades Drive in Santa Barbara around 5 p.m. Thursday, after neighbors heard gun shots. When officers arrived, they say 65-year-old Leonard Donohue refused... more »
  • San Luis Obispo police arrest man after gas station robbery

    February 24, 2010 3:11 AM

    San Luis Obispo police say they arrested a suspected robber, nearly an hour after a heist. Officers say a man walked into the Shell gas station in the 200 block of Santa Rosa Street just before 8 p.m. Tuesday. They say he pulled out a knife and told the... more »
  • Santa Barbara DUI checkpoint results

    February 21, 2010 5:11 PM

    The Santa Barbara Police Department held two DUI checkpoints last night, as part of a constant effort to keep roadways safe. Officers set up the checkpoints on East Canon Perdido and Garden streets. Only one person was arrested for DUI out of more than 300 vehicles screened. Officers say... more »
  • Santa Maria man arrested and accused of child molestation

    February 20, 2010 2:27 AM

    Santa Maria police arrest a Grover Beach man on child molestation charges. Police say they started investigating 32-year-old Ryan Olsen back in January. At that time, a woman told them she was sexually molested by Olsen nearly 10 years ago, when she was under the age of 13. ... more »
  • Goleta police warn residents about door-to-door scam

    February 20, 2010 2:17 AM

    Police officers want to warn you about a possible scam in some South Coast neighborhoods. The chair of UC Santa Barbara's Music Department says he's received reports of people posing as students and going door to door in Goleta and Santa Barbara. They claim to be collecting donations... more »
  • San Luis Obispo man recalls chasing down burglay suspect

    February 19, 2010 4:15 PM

    A San Luis Obispo man who caught a potential burglar in his home spoke to KSBY News about the incident. Brian Sinclair, 21, of San Luis Obispo, arrived home to his apartment in the 12-hundred block of Murray Street around 1:00 a.m. Friday, and found someone in his apartment... more »
  • DUI Checkpoint planned for Santa Maria

    February 18, 2010 3:51 PM

    The Santa Maria Police Department will be holding a sobriety and driver's license checkpoint tomorrow, Feb. 19, from 6:00 p.m. until 1:00 a.m. Drivers will be detained momentarily while an officer explains the purpose of the checkpoint. Each driver stopped will be checked. The checkpoint will be placed on... more »
  • CHP helicopter over Shell Beach looking for possible swimmer

    February 14, 2010 11:23 PM

    A spokesperson for Cal Fire says a California Highway Patrol helicopter is circling the Shell Beach area, looking for a possible lost swimmer. A call came in around 6:20 p.m. this evening, from a concerned citizen who says they saw someone swimming in the ocean near the Cliff's Hotel, then... more »
  • Neighbors say alleged kidnapper is innocent

    February 10, 2010 9:23 PM

    An 82-year-old man is in custody tonight after police say he kidnapped a six-month-old child in Grover Beach. Officers say Peter Hewitt of Arroyo Grande kidnapped the infant at about 9:30 last night in the Vons parking lot on West Grand Avenue. Police say the man drove with... more »
  • Santa Maria Police Department honors outstanding employees

    February 10, 2010 6:22 PM

    Santa Maria police honored a few of their own at the 15th Annual Awards Luncheon held Wednesday. The awards celebrate outstanding service by men and women from the department. The following awards were given out at the luncheon: Distinguished Citizen Award - Dan Sampson, Terminal Manager of Estes... more »
  • Santa Barbara police asking for help after thefts at Bishop High School

    February 10, 2010 2:49 AM

    Santa Barbara police are asking for your help, after thieves break into Bishop High School. Police say on the nights of January 6, 10 and 24, suspects smashed their way into the school's computer lab classrooms. Some I-Mac computers were stolen in the first two cases, but not the... more »
  • Three-day gang summit begins

    February 9, 2010 1:27 PM

    Santa Maria's gang problem has been growing, especially among youth. City officials, experts, and leaders from throughout the community are meeting to take a closer look at the issue. Santa Barbara County Supervisor Joe Centeno is a former Santa Maria police chief. He organized the meeting, inviting more than 100... more »
  • New police station bond on Arroyo Grande City Council agenda

    February 8, 2010 5:05 PM

    Arroyo Grande Police officers say they need a new police station, and the community seems to agree. On the agenda for tomorrow night's city council meeting is a bond measure that police want to add to the June ballot. Chief of Police Steven Annibali says the station needs repairs,... more »
  • Judge upholds death sentence for man who killed former Lompoc cop

    February 8, 2010 2:18 PM

    The man who killed a former Lompoc police officer is sentenced to death Monday morning. A San Mateo County Superior Court judge this morning upheld a jury's recommendation to sentence 26-year-old Alberto Alvarez to death for killing former San Luis Obispo resident Richard May in 2006. May was... more »
  • Police looking for second suspect in San Luis Obispo burglary

    January 29, 2010 5:40 PM

    One man is in custody and police are looking for a second man after a burglary at an apartment. Police say the burglary took place on the 500 block of Hathway around 4 a.m. Friday morning. The victim told officers that two men entered his apartment and got away with... more »
  • Lompoc police to hold DUI checkpoints

    January 27, 2010 6:57 PM

    The Lompoc Police Department is holding two DUI checkpoints this week in an effort to crackdown on drunk drivers. The checkpoints will take place in Lompoc on Saturday, January 30 and Monday, February 1. Police will be stopping vehicles between 6 p.m. and 2 a.m. at an undisclosed location... more »
  • Gang forum to be held Thursday in Santa Maria

    January 21, 2010 2:50 AM

    Santa Maria police are working to find solutions to gang problems in the city and they want to hear from the community. The police department will be holding a town hall meeting Thursday night at 6:30 p.m. at the Veterans' Memorial Community Center on West Tunnell. Besides police officers,... more »
  • Police search underway in Morro Bay

    January 15, 2010 7:25 PM

    Morro Bay Police say they've served a search warrant at an undisclosed location on Java Street. People driving through may see police in the area, and officers say they will release more information as it becomes available. KSBY has a crew on the way. Keep checking for updates,... more »
  • Transient arrested in SLO, accused of attacking teenage girl

    January 12, 2010 2:48 AM

    San Luis Obispo police arrest a transient they say attacked a teenage girl. Officers say the 16-year-old girl was walking on the 1000 block of Olive Street Monday afternoon, when 60-year-old Fritz Holmer started walking toward her. When the two were about to pass each other, officers say... more »
  • Four people arrested after home invasion robbery in Santa Maria

    January 10, 2010 3:47 PM

    Santa Maria Police say they've arrested four people in connection with a home invasion robbery overnight. The robbery happened about 30 minutes past midnight in the 1100 block of North Palisade Drive. One of the people in the house was able to secretly call 911, before being discovered... more »
  • Suspected DUI driver crashes, traps one man in San Luis Obispo

    January 7, 2010 3:02 PM

    San Luis Obispo Police say that one man was trapped between two cars after a chain reaction involving a suspected drunk driver. Gabriel Payne, 39, of San Luis Obispo, was driving his red Toyota 4-Runner southbound on Augusta, when he ran into a parked car Thursday morning. That car... more »
  • Guadalupe man slams car into building in Santa Maria

    January 2, 2010 11:26 PM

    A car accident in Santa Maria sends a Guadalupe man to the hospital. Reyes Escobedo, 54, was driving west on Stowell just before 1:00 a.m. this morning, when he lost control of his Chevy truck and drove into a parking lot at 1217 South Blosser. Officials say he then struck... more »
  • Santa Monica Police say missing British woman has been found

    January 1, 2010 12:00 PM

    SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) - Santa Monica police say the 19-year-old British woman thought missing since Dec. 18 was never in danger and did not know she was being sought. Police Sgt. Jay Trisler says officers received a tip Thursday and found Leona Dawn Perryman of Dorset, England, living on... more »
  • Santa Barbara Police work to keep the roads safe from drunk drivers

    December 23, 2009 1:37 PM

    The Santa Barbara Police Department is working to keep the roads safe from drunk drivers. It's joining law enforcement from across the state as part of California's 18 Day Holiday DUI Crackdown Campaign. Officers will hold a DUI checkpoint in Santa Barbara on Sunday, December 27th, from 6 p.m.... more »
  • Five people arrested in prostitution sting in Pismo Beach and Grover Beach

    December 14, 2009 6:33 PM

    Officers arrest five people as part of a coordinated prostitution sting in Pismo Beach and Grover Beach. Police officers from Pismo Beach and Grover Beach, along with a San Luis Obispo District Attorney Investigator conducted a sting on Sunday, designed to target prostitution. Investigators say they contacted several... more »
  • Three arrested for DUI at Santa Maria checkpoint

    December 13, 2009 4:19 PM

    A DUI and drivers license checkpoint landed three people in jail Saturday night. The Santa Maria Police Department held a DUI and drivers license checkpoint in the 600 block of West Main Street between the hours of 6:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. Police say 112 vehicles were screened. Of... more »
  • Fight in Santa Maria leaves one person dead, another in serious condition

    December 13, 2009 3:59 PM

    An 18-year-old's life is cut short after a fight at a Santa Maria party. Santa Maria Police were called out to a fight in the 2200 block of North Easy Street just after 10 p.m. Saturday night. That's where police say rival gang members from three Santa Maria gangs... more »
  • Paso Robles police warn of increase in auto burglaries

    December 11, 2009 12:06 PM

    Paso Robles police are reminding residents to make sure to lock their vehicles, after an increase in auto burglaries on the east side of the city. Officers say they have noticed a rise in thefts from unlocked vehicles. They encourage residents never to leave any items of value in... more »

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