Arroyo Grande police searching an assailant with a knife

August 3, 2019

Arroyo Grande police are searching for a suspect who stabbed a man Friday evening and then fled the scene. [KSBY]

At about 6:30 p.m., the suspect stabbed a 36-year-old man in the 600 block of Lancaster Drive near The Pike. First responders transported the victim to a local hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.

The suspect fled in a 2004 Acura. Officers searched the area but did not manage to locate the suspect.


For those who don’t know “The Pike” is the barrio adjoining Oceano, for decades, but maybe not much longer…


For those who don’t know, “The Pike” is a STREET that is the boundary between Oceano and Grover Beach/Arroyo Grande. Oceano is the last vestige of what it used to be like all over around here about 40 years ago, except 40 years ago folks of all classes and colors were happily if imperfectly living-and-let-live instead of just “barrio” subjects.

Ah, the old days, when the Central Coast was home to all types of working class families instead of being dominated by retirees and permanent tourists.