Posts Tagged ‘San Luis Obispo County District Attorney’s Office’


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Los Osos man avoids prison time for rape of disabled teen

A Los Osos man has taken a plea deal that will allow him to spend just one year in jail for sexually penetrating a developmentally disabled 16-year-old girl. [Tribune] Steve Linzmeier, 57, pleaded no contest Tuesday to child molestation, sexual... (Continue reading)

SLO County bank robber gets 25 years to life

A Santa Maria man about to stand trial for three San Luis Obispo County bank robberies has accepted a 25 years to life sentence. George Jessie Gonzales pleaded no contest Tuesday to three counts of robbery, according to a San... (Continue reading)

Lenny Jones charged with molesting a third child

The San Luis Obispo District Attorney’s Office filed five additional criminal charges against Lenny Jones after deputies identified a third child who Jones allegedly sexually molested last month. Jones, Arroyo Grande’s 2014 Citizen of the Year, is accused of kidnapping,... (Continue reading)

Lenny Jones charged with molesting a child under 10

The San Luis Obispo District Attorney’s Office filed six criminal charges Wednesday against Lenny Jones for the alleged sexual molestation of two girls who were attending a birthday party at his Arroyo Grande home in March. The charges include felony... (Continue reading)

SLO prosecutors lose paid time off after whistleblower complaint

The San Luis Obispo County District Attorney’s Office is halting a longstanding practice in which prosecutors receive paid time off in exchange for taking on around-the-clock shifts in which they work on-call to assist law enforcement officers. The practice dates... (Continue reading)

Los Osos man charged in alleged rape of disabled teen

A 57-year-old Los Osos man is facing three felony charges and one misdemeanor for allegedly raping a developmentally disabled girl who was spending the night on his couch. [Tribune] Last Friday night, the 16-year-old girl spent the night at a... (Continue reading)

SLO County to cut down on prosecuting prostitutes

The San Luis Obispo County District Attorney’s Office plans to, by in large, stop prosecuting prostitutes. [Tribune] Prosecutors have announced that they no longer view prostitutes as criminals. Rather they are victims of exploitation or forced labor. Instead of prosecuting... (Continue reading)

SLO County criminology 101

In a court of law, what constitutes robbery or conspiracy or a hate crime? To help reporters accurately cover criminal court, the San Luis Obispo County District Attorney’s Office has sent media a criminal justice system glossary. It defines everything... (Continue reading)

Former Morro Bay cold case can go to trial

A San Luis Obispo judge has overruled a colleague in a once-cold Morro Bay murder case, determining Wednesday that the prosecution has a case worthy of trial. [Tribune] Nipomo resident James Lypps, 64, has been arrested for murder twice since... (Continue reading)

Atascadero man ruled sane at time of murder

The insanity defense did not succeed in the murder trial of an Atascadero man who shot and killed his neighbor. On Tuesday afternoon, a San Luis Obispo jury ruled that Mark Andrews, 51, was sane when he killed Colleen Barga-Millbury,... (Continue reading)



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