May, 2019

Burglars steal two vans from Atascadero Unified School District

The Atascadero Police Department is asking the public to be on the lookout for two Atascadero Unified School District vans that were recently stolen. [Cal Coast Times] On Friday morning, school district employees discovered someone had broken into one of... (Continue reading)

Police find suspected burglar hiding in underground bunker

An investigation into thefts of items from farms led detectives this week to a makeshift bunker in Santa Maria, where a man with outstanding warrants was living, according to the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office. [Cal Coast Times] On Monday,... (Continue reading)

Judge denies motion to remove parishioners from Grover Beach church

By KAREN VELIE A San Luis Obispo County judge denied a request to keep members of the Bethel Baptist Church from holding services at the church on Newport Avenue. The question of ownership led Judge Ginger Garrett to say she... (Continue reading)

Nine students ill at Paso Robles middle school from vaping

Emergency medical personnel responded to Daniel Lewis Middle School in Paso Robles on Friday after a student fell ill after vaping at school. [Cal Coast Times] Shortly before 11 a.m., emergency personnel responded to the school and discovered a total... (Continue reading)

Santa Maria man accused of burglarizing Pismo Beach home

Police arrested a Santa Maria man for allegedly burglarizing a Pismo Beach home early Wednesday morning. [Cal Coast Times] At about 2:15 a.m, a burglar kicked in a side door on the garage of a Pismo Beach home. During the... (Continue reading)

Serial thief captured in Arroyo Grande, school on lockdown

Law enforcement officers from multiple agencies chased an alleged serial auto thief through an Arroyo Grande residential neighborhood Thursday morning, prompting the lockdown of a middle school. [Cal Coast Times] At about 9:30 a.m., San Luis Obispo officers, Arroyo Grande... (Continue reading)

Santa Maria Uber driver wanted for rape, caught at Mexican border

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Authorities have arrested another Santa Maria Uber driver for allegedly raping a passenger, this time taking the suspect into custody at the United States-Mexico border. [Cal Coast Times] Late last month, a woman told police she had... (Continue reading)

Romance is in the air at the Charles Paddock Zoo

Visitors at the Charles Paddock Zoo in Atascadero may catch a romantic relationship blossoming at the Flamingo Habitat, between a pair of Crested Screamers. [Cal Coast Times] A female Crested Screamer recently came to the Charles Paddock Zoo from the... (Continue reading)

Atascadero High School students evacuated because of fire

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Officials evacuated Atascadero High School Thursday morning for about 20 minutes after a fire was found burning in a trash can in a boy’s restroom. [Cal Coast Times] At about 9:30 a.m., fire alarms rang throughout the... (Continue reading)

Motorcyclist injured in crash near Ragged Point

A motorcyclist suffered serious injuries and was airlifted to San Luis Obispo after crashing into a vehicle near Ragged Point Wednesday afternoon. [Cal Coast Times] The motorcyclist was riding southbound on Highway 1 north of Ragged Point when he crossed... (Continue reading)