Articles Tagged With ‘Santa Maria’




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Santa Maria Police chief testifies about criminal aliens

Victor Aureliano Martinez Ramirez

By KAREN VELIE Santa Maria Police Chief Ralph Martin said Thursday at a congressional hearing that the United States is running a catch and release program for criminal aliens that is putting the public at risk, during his testimony to... (Continue reading)

Man arrested for setting large Santa Maria apartment fire

Police have arrested a 19-year-old Southern California man for starting an apartment complex fire in Santa Maria last year that displaced 100 people and caused $1 million in damage. One person also had to be hospitalized after suffering burns due... (Continue reading)

6 arrested in equipment theft investigation

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Following a five-month joint investigation, sheriff deputies from Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties arrested six people suspected of participating in an agriculture and construction equipment theft ring. Deputies investigated more than twenty different cases involving several farming and... (Continue reading)

Argument turns deadly at Toys “R” Us parking lot

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An argument between a mother and daughter at the Santa Maria Toys “R” Us parking lot ended with one one dead and the other injured. Kimberly Wilson, 55, was sitting in the driver’s seat of her car and her daughter... (Continue reading)

Drunk driver traps pedestrian under car

Rene Castro

A Santa Maria woman  was arrested Saturday after she drove over a pedestrian trapping the woman underneath her car. Rene Castro was charged with felony DUI and both possession of methamphetamine and illegal drug paraphernalia. Shortly after 4:30 p.m., firefighters... (Continue reading)

Pedestrian killed in Pismo Beach

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A 40-year-old man was struck and killed Saturday morning by a car on Highway 101 in Pismo Beach. Shortly before 3 a.m., the victim was walking in a southbound lane of the highway just north of Oak Park Boulevard when... (Continue reading)

Women attempt to kidnap baby in Santa Maria

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Two women allegedly attempted to take an 11-month-old child on Tuesday from a cart at the FoodMaxx grocery store on Broadway in Santa Maria. The child’s aunt strapped her niece in the cart’s child seat and walked about four feet... (Continue reading)

Santa Maria church leader arrested for child molestation

Daniel James Moreno

A 25-year-old Santa Maria man who is both a youth sports coach and a local church leader for youth is accused of sexually abusing a child. Police arrested Daniel James Moreno early Monday morning. Around 12:40 a.m., officers responded to... (Continue reading)

Santa Maria child airlifted after hit-and-run

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A suspect drove a pickup truck through a Santa Maria apartment complex, hit a 5-year-old boy and fled on Saturday, according to the city’s police department. A helicopter then airlifted the boy to a Santa Barbara hospital. [KCOY] The child... (Continue reading)

Body of missing Santa Maria teen found in Nipomo

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The body of missing Santa Maria teen Ivan Nunez was discovered hanging from an abandoned structure near Range Place and Orchard road in Nipomo on Feb. 17, and was identified Friday, according to the San Maria Police Department. The death... (Continue reading)



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