Articles Tagged With ‘San Luis Obispo County District Attorney’s Office’

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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)

Trial begins in formerly cold Morro Bay murder case

James Victor Lypps

Trial has finally begun in the murder case involving a Nipomo man accused of having murdered his wife at the couple’s then-Morro Bay home in 2009. The prosecution says James Lypps, 66, strangled and then drowned his wife, while the... (Continue reading)

Former Cal Poly student avoids more jail time over Facebook threat

Charles Raymond Bird

A former Cal Poly student who sent a death threat late last year to the leader of the pro-diversity group SLO Solidarity has accepted a plea deal that will allow him to avert spending anymore time behind bars. Charles Raymond... (Continue reading)

Woman charged with manslaughter in deadly crash

Bridget Dawson

The San Luis Obispo County District Attorney’s Office filed a misdemeanor vehicular manslaughter charge against the woman whose car struck and killed a bicyclist on Highway 227 in July. On July 14 shortly before 7 p.m., a vehicle driven by... (Continue reading)

SLO County proposal on taxi DUIs becomes California law


A bill setting a new blood alcohol content (BAC) limit for taxi and Uber drivers was signed into law Wednesday by California Gov. Jerry Brown. San Luis Obispo County prosecutor Lee Cunningham authored the bill, and Central Coast Assemblyman Katcho... (Continue reading)

DA charges jail nursing supervisor with theft

Susan Cameron

A San Luis Obispo County Jail nursing supervisor was charged earlier this month with petty theft, being under the influence and possession of a controlled substance, all misdemeanors. On June 7, Susan Cameron allegedly distracted her coworkers with cake before... (Continue reading)

Los Osos man facing prison time for burning his own home

Mark Hannah

On top of destroying his own home and suffering third-degree burns on 30 percent of his body, a Los Osos man is now facing prison time — up to eight years and eight months. On Wednesday, a San Luis Obispo... (Continue reading)

Two SLO County politicians charged with election fraud

Lisa Marrone

Two members of the California Valley Community Services District Board of Directors are accused of felony voter election fraud for allegedly lying under penalty of perjury about where they live. In order to sit on the district board or run... (Continue reading)

Drunk driver charged with second degree murder

Jerald Brandon Holman

The San Luis Obispo County District Attorney’s Office filed second degree murder charges against a man who allegedly killed two children in a drunk driving accident on Highway 166 on Labor Day. Prosecutors filed eight felony counts Thursday against Jerald... (Continue reading)

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)

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