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SLO County to mandate mental health treatment

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San Luis Obispo County is planning to adopt a state program that will allow judges to order mentally ill individuals into treatment, not as punishment for a crime, but rather in response to the petition of local health officials. The... (Continue reading)

Deputies save Santa Maria man from self-immolation


A Santa Maria man stopped at a Buellton gas station Saturday night to fill up his pickup. Instead of simply filling up the tank, the man poured gas in the front seat of his truck, as well as all over... (Continue reading)

Deputy shoots at suicidal man in Orcutt


A Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s deputy fired a shot at a reportedly suicidal man in Orcutt on Monday. [KSBY] Around 4 p.m., deputies responded to report of a suicidal man on Julien Drive who was attempting to stab himself. The... (Continue reading)

Report of suicidal man stops traffic on Highway 101


Traffic backed up from the Five Cities to San Luis Obispo Thursday afternoon after county sheriff’s personnel responded to a report of a suicidal man near Avila Beach. [KSBY] Around 3 p.m., authorities responded to a trailer in the 5400... (Continue reading)

Trial ruled too tall a task for alleged Atascadero child snatcher

Annette Hale

A woman accused of abducting a 4-year-old boy from an Atascadero homeless shelter will stay in a mental hospital, rather than standing trial for her alleged crimes. [Tribune] Annette Hale, 56, allegedly kidnapped a then-4-year-old Atascadero boy in August 2011.... (Continue reading)

Feces-eating bank robber sentenced to seven years

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A 40-year-old man who said the Virgin Mary ordered him to rob a San Luis Obispo bank and eat his own feces has received a seven-year prison sentence. [KSBY] San Luis Obispo Judge Donald Umhofer said during Monday’s sentencing hearing... (Continue reading)

Suicidal driver plunges off cliff near Cayucos amid chase


A man ended a CHP chase Wednesday by plunging his car off a cliff near Cayucos, but he managed to survive with non life-threatening injuries. [Tribune] The CHP is not yet identifying the man. Officers say he was suicidal, and... (Continue reading)

Atascadero murder suspect heading to trial

An Atascadero man who said he shot his neighbor because he felt an “evil” coming from her is heading for trial in San Luis Obispo Superior Court. [KSBY] Jury selection begins Tuesday in the murder trial of Mark Alan Andrews,... (Continue reading)

Man who socked SLO clerk heading to ASH

An Arizona man who punched a female clerk in the face at a Downtown San Luis Obispo store in November will spend at least the next three months in Atascadero State Hospital. On Nov. 13, San Luis Obispo police arrested... (Continue reading)

Mental health hospital could come to Templeton

A nearly 100-bed mental health hospital may be built Templeton if the San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors voices approval. [Tribune] Louisiana-based Vizion Health LLC is proposing to build a 96-bed mental health hospital, along with a smaller assisted... (Continue reading)

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