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


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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)

SLO’s sex offender on Craigslist dodges prison stint

A registered sex offender who used Craigslist to solicit sex with underage women in San Luis Obispo received a six-month jail sentence after accepting a plea deal on Monday. Robert George Roe, 55, pleaded no contest to a single felony... (Continue reading)

DA charges SLO Craigslist user for seeking sex with minors

Two days after San Luis Obispo police arrested a 55-year-old sex offender for soliciting sex with a minor, the county district attorney’s office filed charges against the man. On Wednesday, police found Robert George Roe naked in a San Luis... (Continue reading)

Two charges dropped against Pismo Beach woman

The San Luis Obispo County District attorney agreed to drop charges of resisting arrest and battery of a police officer against a Pismo Beach woman as part of a plea deal. Andrea Hansen, 32, agreed to plead guilty to public... (Continue reading)

Morro Bay attorney charged with embezzlement

A Morro Bay attorney was arrested Wednesday and charged with felony grand theft by embezzlement, according to the San Luis Obispo County District Attorney’s Office. John Patrick Fennacy, 50, specializes in estate planning, was a former Morro Bay planning commissioner... (Continue reading)

Morro Bay man arrested again for murder

By KAREN VELIE The day after a local judge ordered a Morro Bay man released from jail, the San Luis Obispo District Attorney’s Office had him arrested for allegedly murdering his wife. On Friday, San Luis Obispo County Superior Court... (Continue reading)

DA investigator leaves position under allegations of perjury

A San Luis Obispo County District Attorney investigator who allegedly lied in an affidavit to a judge while on loan to the Sheriff’s Narcotics Task Force is no longer in the employ of the county prosecutor. “Effective Feb. 14, A.J.... (Continue reading)



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