Articles Tagged With ‘San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office’

San Luis Obispo County Sheriff – Coroner About Us
Formed in 1850, the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office is the oldest and largest law enforcement agency in the county, with enforcement covering over 3,200 square miles. In addition to being the primary law enforcement agency for San Luis Obispo County, the Sheriff is responsible for coroner services, the county jail which houses over 500 inmates, the civil division, and special investigations units like the Gang Task Force, Special Problems Unit, Narcotics Unit, Records and Warrants, Sheriff & EMS dispatch facility, Search and Rescue, the Posse Unit, Aero Squadron and Dive Team.

The Mission of the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office is to protect all life and property and to provide service, security, and safety to the community, as directed by law and moral responsibility.

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Nipomo man arrested after 11-hour standoff


After a Nipomo man allegedly beat his wife, he barricaded himself in his home during an 11-hour standoff with San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s deputies. The suspect, who was reportedly armed with a knife, remained closed up inside his house... (Continue reading)

Nipomo nursery growing 52,000 marijuana plants


By KAREN VELIE Almost a dozen deputies served a search warrant at the Clearwater Nursery in Nipomo last month and discovered approximately 52,000 marijuana plants worth about $104 million at $2,000 a plant. Nevertheless, nursery staff provided the deputies with... (Continue reading)

Deputies catch three of four thieves in North County chase

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Four suspects fleeing San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s deputies in a stolen vehicle fled by foot after crashing the car in a rural Paso Robles riverbed. Several law enforcement agencies teamed up to catch the suspects, but one of the... (Continue reading)

Surfer dude steals bags, runs toward Pirate’s Cove

Pirates Cove

A man wearing Hawaiian-style flowered board shorts, a black hat and no shirt smashed a car window, stole two bags and took off running in the direction of Pirate’s Cove on Saturday afternoon. Sheriff’s deputies tracked down the thief, but... (Continue reading)

CHP conducts DUI checkpoint following Pozo Saloon concert


The California Highway Patrol, in conjunction with the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office, conducted a DUI and driver’s license checkpoint Saturday night in Santa Margarita. Authorities stopped drivers as they were leaving a concert at the Pozo Saloon. CHP... (Continue reading)

Man kills himself with razor in SLO County Jail


A 36-year-old Paso Robles man used a razor given to him by county jail staff to commit suicide, according to the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office. Correctional deputies found Jordan Benjamin Turner unresponsive inside his cell early Tuesday morning,... (Continue reading)

Burglars snatch narcotics from Nipomo drug store

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Two men broke into a Nipomo drug store early Sunday morning and stole $1,900 worth of narcotics. The suspects were caught on surveillance footage, but authorities did not manage to locate the thieves. [KSBY] Around 1:30 a.m., San Luis Obispo... (Continue reading)

Deputies identify teen found dead at Cal Poly

Cal Poly Large

The San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Department identified the 18-year-old found dead Tuesday on the Cal Poly campus as Robert Sean Douglas Aversano, a recent graduate of San Luis Obispo High School. According to an autopsy performed Wednesday, Aversano died... (Continue reading)

Unidentified body found near Cal Poly radio tower

Cal Poly Large

A hiker found the body of a white man in his early 20s near the radio tower on the Cal Poly campus on Tuesday. University police and sheriff’s detectives responded to the scene but did not succeed in identifying the... (Continue reading)

Remains found at Kristin Smart dig likely belong to animal

Kristin Smart

Authorities are currently analyzing remains recovered last week from a Cal Poly hillside to determine whether they are human or animal and whether they are related to the Kristin Smart case. Two sources who are familiar with the investigation, but... (Continue reading)

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