Posts Tagged ‘Cell phones’


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Buellton man arrested for secretly videotaping women undressing

A woman using a restroom at a senior living facility in Solvang was stunned to discover she was being videotaped via a cell phone hidden in the ventilation system. Santa Barbara Sheriff deputies discovered the phone, which had videos of... (Continue reading)

CMC guard sentenced for selling contraband

A California Men’s Colony guard who sold contraband to inmates was sentenced to 30 days in jail for accepting a bribe. Kevin Jon Venema, 50, pled guilty to one count of accepting a bribe. In September, CMC internal affair’s investigators... (Continue reading)

Paso Robles man arrested for possession of child porn

Paso Robles police arrested a registered sex offender on Thursday for possession of child porn. Police received a tip that Robert McGuire, 37, was browsing Facebook at the Apple Store in San Luis Obispo. McGuire is barred from possessing a... (Continue reading)

Oceano manager refuses to disclose phone records

OPINION By JULIE TACKER Oceano Community Services District General Manager Tom Geaslen entered into a contract with the OCSD last April. The contract included his $126,000 salary through the end of the year, mileage reimbursement and health benefits and a... (Continue reading)

Voice mail message warns of impending murder

By KAREN VELIE A mentally ill man who allegedly murdered his neighbor in San Luis Obispo had told a friend, police and his landlord of his aggravation over a missing cell phone prior to the forewarned assault, several inside sources... (Continue reading)

CMC inmate uses cell phone to set up robbery

An inmate at the California Men’s Colony (CMC) in San Luis Obispo County is facing additional prison time after he allegedly used a contraband cell phone to rob a man of a Rolex watch. Jermaine Shermal Nelson, who is currently... (Continue reading)

Your cell phone may be ratting you out

Law enforcement agencies nationwide have dramatically increased surveillance of American citizens through their cell phones over the past five years. (New York Times) With data provided by a congressional inquiry, the newspaper reported Sunday that more than 1.3 million demands... (Continue reading)

CMC guard guilty of smuggling

A employee at the California Men’s Colony in San Luis Obispo County was sentenced Tuesday to 90 days in jail for smuggling tobacco to prisoners. [Tribune] Kevin George Malone, 48, was found guilty of three bribery counts in accepting $20,000... (Continue reading)

Cops’ cell phone searches still OK

California law enforcement agencies can continue to search the digital contents of cell phones taken from arrested persons after Gov. Jerry Brown’s veto of a legislative attempt to require warrants for such actions. [SanFranciscoChronicle] The torpedoed bill’s author, state Sen.... (Continue reading)

Urging Gov. Brown to sign SB 914

OPINION By PETER SCHEER Sitting on Governor Brown’s desk right now is SB 914, a First Amendment Coalition-sponsored bill that would restrict warrantless police searches of citizens’ cellphones. I am writing to ask you to join us in urging the... (Continue reading)



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