Articles Tagged With ‘homeless’




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Homeless bus thief gets six years for Grover Beach crime spree

David James Krause

A 36-year-old homeless man has received a six-year prison sentence for an ambitious crime spree he embarked upon in June. On a single day, David James Krause, 36, started a fire; stole a bus and crashed it; burglarized a home;... (Continue reading)

Homeless woman stabbed in Santa Maria

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A homeless was stabbed early Monday while she was camping in a trashcan enclosure behind two businesses in Santa Maria. Police said the woman suffered potentially life-threatening injuries, but she is reportedly recovering from surgery. [KSBY] Santa Maria police and... (Continue reading)

Man attempts to set self on fire in protest

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A man doused his body with lighter fluid Sunday and then attempted to light himself on fire in protest against the San Luis Obispo Police allegedly pushing homeless people out of the city. On Sunday morning, the man was attempting... (Continue reading)

Homeless man found dead at SLO bus stop

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A local homeless man in his late 40s was found dead at a San Luis Obispo bus stop Thursday morning, according to the San Luis Obispo Police Department. At about 9:45 a.m., the police department received a call for a... (Continue reading)

Another homeless man arrested for arson in SLO

Mario Furtado

San Luis Obispo police arrested a homeless man for starting fires in a dumpster and two trash cans on Madonna Road Tuesday morning. The incident marked the second time this year police accused a homeless man of starting a fire... (Continue reading)

SLO homeless man arrested for stabbing another transient

Bradley Everett Porter

San Luis Obispo police arrested a 27-year-old man who stabbed a 22-year-old man following an argument early Wednesday morning. Police describe both the suspect and victim as transients from San Luis Obispo. Around 12:30 a.m., officers responded to a report... (Continue reading)

Hill changes course on homeless, Torres-Hill gets funding

Dee Torres and Adam Hill

By JOSH FRIEDMAN San Luis Obispo County Supervisor Adam Hill has altered his stance on solving the county’s homeless crisis, shifting from advocating for a new shelter to pushing for permanent housing. Hill’s stance has changed as his wife, Dee... (Continue reading)

Officers pose as homeless people to entrap unsuspecting drivers

A Regina police officer posing as a panhandler.

Regina, Canada police officers have discovered a new way to increase revenue, pose as a homeless person in an attempt to set up kind-hearted individuals willing to help those in need. Officers, wearing old clothes and holding cardboard signs, stand... (Continue reading)

Santa Maria to target rowdy homeless at bus stops

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The Santa Maria City Council voted unanimously for an ordinance that will allow rangers and officers to cite, fine and even arrest homeless people who sleep, loiter or cause disturbances at bus stops. City officials say they have received complaints... (Continue reading)

Homeless coalition seeking artists and sponsors

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Five Cities Homeless Coalition staff and volunteers are busy planning the fifth annual Empty Bowls Community Luncheon to benefit those facing homelessness and poverty in southern SLO County. The 2016 event is scheduled Thursday, Sept. 22, and will again be... (Continue reading)



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