October, 2018

Santa Maria man gets four-year sentence for accidental shooting death

A Santa Maria man who shot and killed his 13-year-old brother in what authorities described as an accident received a four-year prison sentence on Thursday. [KSBY] On Feb. 3, Fernando Navarro, 19, shot and wounded Leonardo Navarro in the 600... (Continue reading)

Biker allegedly fires shots at person outside Atascadero bar

A man suspected of belonging to a motorcycle gang allegedly fired shots at a person with whom he was fighting outside an Atascadero bar early Wednesday morning. [Cal Coast Times] The shots came close but did not hit the victim,... (Continue reading)

Teacher accused of filming girls’ underwear resigns

An Atascadero middle school teacher accused of videotaping numerous girls’ underwear resigned from his teaching position at a school board hearing on Tuesday. [Cal Coast Times] Chris Lynn Berdoll, 48, is charged with 44 felony counts related to production and... (Continue reading)

AG finds no laws broken in ‘racist’ incidents at Cal Poly

An investigation conducted by the California Attorney General’s Office found Cal Poly students involved in allegedly racist incidents earlier this year broke no laws, and their speech was protected by the First Amendment, university President Jeffrey Armstrong announced in a... (Continue reading)

Tennessee student threatens to shoot up Laguna Middle School

A 14-year-old girl in Tennessee allegedly sent an email that appears to have been a threat to carry out a shooting at Laguna Middle School and possibly San Luis Obispo High School. [Cal Coast Times] At about 4:50 p.m. on... (Continue reading)

Officer accused of rape leaves Paso Robles Police Department

A Paso Robles police sergeant who is accused of sexual misconduct while on duty, including rape, recently left the department. While several sources said Sgt. Christopher McGuire resigned, city staffers refused to disclose whether he resigned or was terminated. [Cal... (Continue reading)

Gov. Brown signs bill, makes officer misconduct records public

Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill on Sunday making certain police misconduct records public. This opens up officer misconduct records to attorneys, the media and members of the public in 2019. [Cal Coast Times] Current law designates all peace officer... (Continue reading)

SLO bicycle thief facing 7 years in prison

A thief who got caught breaking into a San Luis Obispo home and stealing a bicycle faces up to seven years in prison, according to the SLO County District Attorney’s Office. A jury convicted Cole Benjamin Malone of burglary on... (Continue reading)

Man struck, killed by train in Guadalupe

A man who was reportedly sitting on railroad tracks near Guadalupe and slowly getting up while a train was approaching was struck and killed on Monday. [Cal Coast Times] At about 3 p.m., the man was on the railroad tracks... (Continue reading)

Person of interest in Templeton man’s murder arrested for DUI

The man San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’ officials have named a person of interest in his father’s 2009 murder is currently in jail following a DUI arrest Sunday night. [Cal Coast Times] At about 8:20 p.m., Brian Greer, 51, was... (Continue reading)