Posts Tagged ‘Santa Maria Police’


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Late night shooting in Santa Maria

Santa Maria police are searching for three people suspected of participating in the shooting of a 30-year-old man Thursday night. Shortly after 11:30 p.m., three men wearing dark clothing approached the victim as he exited his parked car. One of... (Continue reading)

Suspect gets away from Santa Maria police chase

A driver in a reportedly stolen vehicle successfully fled the pursuit of Santa Maria police Wednesday night. [KSBY] Officers began to follow the vehicle after it was reported stolen. A police chase then began around San Ysidro and Miller Streets.... (Continue reading)

Arroyo Grande community leader robs bank

The former president of the Arroyo Grande Rotary Club allegedly robbed a Wells Fargo Bank in Santa Maria on Saturday. Shortly after 9 a.m., Arthur McClay Watkins, wearing a ski mask and brandishing a handgun, entered the bank and demanded... (Continue reading)

Suspected hotel arsonist arrested

Santa Maria police arrested a 57-year-old man suspected of setting a fire early Saturday morning that injured seven and left dozens homeless. Shortly before 3 a.m., residents of the residential hotel at 215 Broadway reported the blaze. Firefighters arrived to... (Continue reading)

Shooting of Santa Maria suspect deemed justified

The Santa Barbara County District Attorney’s office ruled an officer involved shooting last year in Santa Maria was justified. [KCOY] On Aug. 12, 2013, Santa Maria police shot and killed a man who led them on a high-speed chase through... (Continue reading)

Police give up after more than 2 hour standoff

After a two and a half hour standoff complete with road closures, Santa Maria police gave up and left the scene. [KCOY] Friday at about 9 p.m., police responded to a 911 call from a woman who said her grandson... (Continue reading)

Santa Maria police searching for man who escaped custody

Santa Maria police officers are searching for a man who escaped custody. On Sunday, officers arrested Juan Coria Olayo, 24, on drug- and theft-related charges. After officers transported Olayo to the police department, the unattended suspect wiggled out of his... (Continue reading)

Nine Santa Maria police officers disciplined

Santa Maria Police Chief Ralph Martin fired two top managers and reprimanded seven officers Thursday in connection with the shooting death of officer Alberto Covarrubias, Jr. [KSBY] In Jan. 2012, police had discovered that Albert Covarrubias, Jr., 29, knew he... (Continue reading)

Santa Maria police fail to catch fleeing suspect

Santa Maria police officers captured the vehicle, but not the man they were chasing Monday afternoon. [KSBY] Officers chased after a stolen car in the 500 block of West Mill Street around 12:10 p.m. Monday, but ended the pursuit because... (Continue reading)

Parolee leads police chase from Santa Maria to Avila

Santa Maria police chased a wanted parolee driving a stolen vehicle through south San Luis Obispo County on Wednesday. [KCOY] Parole officials sought Bradley Larson, who was driving a stolen vehicle Wednesday morning with three passengers and methamphetamine inside. Larson... (Continue reading)



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