Daily Briefs

Coronavirus cases rise to 57 in the United States, CDC warns of pandemic

By CCT STAFF The number of coronavirus cases in the United States has increased to 57, with most repatriated from the Diamond Princess cruise ship, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Of those cases, 40 people... (Continue reading)

Intoxicated Nipomo man dies in the SLO County Jail

By CCT STAFF A 62-year-old man died in San Luis Obispo County Jail Monday night, shortly after a DUI arrest in Nipomo. At 3:10 p.m., a deputy arrested Gregory Luis Trujillo in front of the Nipomo Elementary School for suspected... (Continue reading)

Santa Maria officers searching for assailant in a stabbing

By CCT STAFF One man was taken to the hospital and another was detained, but eventually let go, after a stabbing in Santa Maria Monday afternoon. At about 2:20 p.m., two men were involved in a verbal altercation in the... (Continue reading)

Driver crashes into six parked cars in Atascadero

By CCT STAFF A driver crashed into six parked vehicles in the 4600 block of El Camino Real Sunday afternoon, according to the Atascadero Police Department. Both Atascadero police and firefighters came out to the scene, just south of San... (Continue reading)

Teens arrested for vandalism at Sinsheimer Park in SLO

By CCT STAFF Vandals damaged the playground area at Sinsheimer Park in San Luis Obispo on Sunday, the third incident since Oct. 2019. This time, police arrested four teens suspected of setting playground equipment on fire. Shortly after midnight, 911... (Continue reading)

Two Santa Barbara County sheriff employees arrested for sexual assault

By CCT STAFF After a lengthy investigation, Santa Barbara County sheriff deputies arrested two jail employees on Friday for allegedly sexually assaulting inmates. Detectives arrested Salvador Vargas, 34, of Santa Maria at his home and booked him into the Santa... (Continue reading)

Animal Services recommends criminal charges for Labrador owner

By CCT STAFF San Luis Obispo County Animal Services officials have recommended prosecutors file animal cruelty charges against the owner of a black Labrador retriever who duct taped the dog’s eyes and mouth shut and attached part of a dead... (Continue reading)

3 deputy sheriff’s associations back Andy Caldwell for U.S. Congress

By CCT STAFF Three leading law enforcement organizations in San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara and Ventura counties announced their endorsement this week for congressional candidate Andy Caldwell for District 24. Caldwell, a Republican, is challenging incumbent Congressman Salud Carbajal, a... (Continue reading)

California files suit against Trump over water diversion for farmers

By CCT STAFF In a battle largely pitting fish against farmers, the Trump Administration and California are clashing over water policy in the Golden State. [The Hill] This week, President Donald Trump signed a presidential memorandum intended to direct more... (Continue reading)

Serial thief arrested in Paso Robles

By CCT STAFF Paso Robles police arrested a 41-year-old man with an extensive criminal history on Friday for multiple crimes after linking him to a stolen car found parked on the 300 block of Oak Street. After discovering Ryan Dutra... (Continue reading)