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Fourth Lompoc police officer arrested in under 12 months

Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a Lompoc police officer accused of domestic violence on Friday, marking the fourth arrest of a member of the Lompoc Police Department in less than 12 months. According to police, an unnamed police officer... (Continue reading)

Lompoc police officer shot teen armed with a fork

Lompoc police said the teen shot in the chest by an officer Saturday night was armed with a fork. Police arrested the hospitalized 17-year-old on two counts of attempted homicide. On Friday afternoon, the teen’s parents called Santa Barbara County... (Continue reading)

Lompoc police officer shoots teenager

A Lompoc police officer shot a teenager who was under care for mental health issues on Saturday. On Friday afternoon, the teen’s parents called Santa Barbara County mental health services for help with their 17-year-old son who was fighting with... (Continue reading)

Santa Maria man arrested for murdering mother

A Santa Maria man is accused of murdering his mother, whose body turned up in the Orange County city of La Habra in July. [KEYT] Authorities arrested Gabriel Espinoza Tuesday at his Santa Maria home. In July, a man found... (Continue reading)

Lompoc police officer arrested for violating court order

Santa Barbara County Sheriff deputies arrested a Lompoc Police officer for the second time in less than two months because of domestic violence allegations. On Thanksgiving, Matthew Lee Hill, 29, allegedly contacted his ex-girlfriend in violation of a court order.... (Continue reading)

Third Lompoc police officer arrested this year

Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a Lompoc police officer accused of assaulting his girlfriend on Sunday, marking the third arrest of a member of the Lompoc Police Department this year. [KEYT] Deputies responded to call from a neighbor about... (Continue reading)

Dying Lompoc woman names her killer

As she was dying, a Lompoc woman named the man who is believed to have fatally shot her Monday night. [KEYT] Lompoc police found the woman in the backyard of a home in the 300 block of North Daisy Street,... (Continue reading)

Lompoc city employee arrested for hit-and-run DUI

Lompoc police arrested an on-the-job city employee Tuesday for a hit-and-run while under the influence of alcohol. [KSBY] Officers say Lompoc Parks and Recreation Department employee Kelly Didrickson backed a city vehicle into another car in the 800 block of... (Continue reading)

Kayaker airlifted off coast of Montana de Oro

An emergency crew airlifted a kayaker trapped off the coast of Montana de Oro on Monday afternoon. [Tribune] Lompoc resident Guy Harvell, 43, abandoned his kayak after overturning it shortly after noon Monday. Harvell then clung to a rock about... (Continue reading)

Alleged Utah child molester caught in Lompoc

A man who fled the state of Utah in 2012 after allegedly sexually abusing a child had been living in Santa Barbara County. [KEYT] Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Jose Luis Coronado, 52, Friday. Coronado is accused aggravated sexual... (Continue reading)



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