Articles Tagged With ‘Gangs’




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Gang members convicted of Nipomo beating

Javier Chang

A San Luis Obispo jury convicted two gang members last week of multiple crimes stemming from a Jan. 2015 beating of a non-gang member in Nipomo. The convictions included charges of assault with a deadly shoe. Then on Tuesday, the... (Continue reading)

SLO sheriff to expand gang task force

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The San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors allocated more than $230,000 to add two deputies to the Sheriff’s Gang Task Force. Sheriff Ian Parkinson says gangs from Santa Maria, as well as Monterey and Kern counties, are moving into... (Continue reading)

Gang member found dealing drugs in Pismo Beach hotel

Gabriel Ray Fuentes

Authorities arrested a Santa Maria gang member for dealing drugs out of a Pismo Beach hotel. A search of the man’s room reportedly produced more than 5 ounces of methamphetamine and more than 25 grams of heroin. The San Luis... (Continue reading)

Person injured in Santa Maria shooting

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A person was shot in Santa Maria Sunday night in an incident police believe was gang related. The victim suffered a single gunshot wound, which is not believed to be life threatening. [KCOY] The shooting occurred just before 9:30 p.m.... (Continue reading)

Salinas, like Santa Maria, rife with gang violence

Salinas Police

Salinas and Santa Maria, two cities similar in size and demographics, are experiencing epidemics of gang violence. Both cities had record homicide totals last year. [KSBY] In 2015, there were 13 murders in Santa Maria and 40 in Salinas. There... (Continue reading)

Central American gangsters suspected in Santa Maria murders

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Authorities arrested 15 foreign nationals from Honduras and El Salvador early Thursday morning as part of a multi-state operation targeting suspects in the city of Santa Maria’s recent murder spree. All of the suspects who were arrested are members or... (Continue reading)

Sheriff’s deputies engage in standoff with empty motel room

Richard Anthony Rodriguez

San Luis Obispo County Sheriff deputies cordoned off a Paso Robles Motel 6, shut down a road and spent more than 12 hours on Friday attempting to contact a suspect they claimed was barricaded in the room. However, after deputies... (Continue reading)

SLO father and son arrested for fatal stabbing

Joe Olivio Jr. and Joe Olivio III

A father-son duo from San Luis Obispo were arrested this week for the December 2014 murder of a 14-year-old boy in Northern California. The teen was stabbed in Eureka and left bleeding for more than eight hours before he died... (Continue reading)

Motorcyclist busted for meth in Grover Beach

Jason Robert McMaster

The San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Gang Task Force arrested a an alleged violent gang member Monday after he was spotted riding his motorcycle in Grover Beach. Gang task force officers had reason to believe 42-year-old Jason Robert McMaster was... (Continue reading)

5 shot, 1 killed in Santa Maria

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One person was killed and four others suffered gunshot wounds during three separate gang related shootings in Santa Maria on Friday night. Shortly before 6 p.m., a gunman shot a man in the upper torso at 1240 W. Bethel Lane.... (Continue reading)



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