May, 2019

Paso Robles apartment complex owner ordered to stop collecting rent

A San Luis Obispo judge has issued a temporary restraining order requiring a Paso Robles apartment complex that was allegedly infested with vermin and plagued with numerous other hazards to stop collecting rent until necessary repairs are made. [KSBY] Earlier... (Continue reading)

Woman finds burglar inside her Paso Robles home

A Paso Robles woman confronted a man who broke into her home Wednesday morning, prompting a police search that resulted in the arrest of the burglar. [Cal Coast Times] At about 10:20 a.m., a man entered the house in the... (Continue reading)

Meth, heroin and bad checks land Arroyo Grande man in jail

A man who allegedly tried passing fictitious checks at two Arroyo Grande banks and who was reportedly found in possession of drugs was arrested Wednesday. He is being held in the San Luis Obispo County Jail with his bail set... (Continue reading)

California Valley fire burns 900 acres

A grass fire quickly spread across a section of the California Valley Wednesday evening, burning approximately 900 acres. [Cal Coast Times] At about 5 p.m., the fire was reported burning near the Belmont Trail. Windy conditions helped spread the blaze,... (Continue reading)

SLO City employee headed to cushy pay-to-stay jail

By JOSH FRIEDMAN and KAREN VELIE The San Luis Obispo city employee, whose unprovoked assault on a woman and a man at an Avila Beach bar caused public outrage, will serve his time behind bars at a “pay-to-stay” jail. [Cal... (Continue reading)

San Luis Obispo man accused of assaulting an escort

Police arrested a San Luis Obispo man Saturday morning for allegedly threatening and assaulting an escort he found through an online advertisement. [Cal Coast Times] At about 6 a.m., neighbors of Leo Dejesus Neri, 30, reported a woman screaming for... (Continue reading)

Suicidal man in Templeton with a knife, evades deputies

A reportedly suicidal man with a knife managed to run away from probation officers and sheriff’s deputies who were chasing him Tuesday evening, and authorities are still searching for the suspect. [Cal Coast Times] Shortly before 6 p.m., sheriff’s deputies... (Continue reading)

San Luis Obispo County’s tarnished brass

By KAREN VELIE Officer Trevor Shipman kept his job with the Fresno Police Department after he shot and killed a man during a traffic stop over a seat belt violation. The family of the deceased man then filed a lawsuit... (Continue reading)

Thieves utilize a backhoe to nab Atascadero bank’s ATM

A thief or thieves used a backhoe to try to steal an ATM from an Atascadero bank Monday night, ultimately giving up on the effort after partially removing the machine, according to police. [Cal Coast Times] At about 10:30 p.m.,... (Continue reading)

Nurses at Sierra Vista and Twin Cities hospitals picketing

As part of a multi-state protest at Tenet Healthcare facilities, nurses will picket on Tuesday outside of Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center in San Luis Obispo and Twin Cities Community Hospital in Templeton. [Cal Coast Times] Nurses have planned protests... (Continue reading)