June, 2020

Coronavirus cases surge in San Luis Obispo County

Amid large public protests and the reopening of more businesses, San Luis Obispo County has seen an increase in newly confirmed coronavirus cases. The county, however, does not disclose tracking information to the public. While the county discloses the general... (Continue reading)

Two officers and suspect shot in Paso Robles

By KAREN VELIE Two law enforcement officers were shot Thursday during a manhunt for a transient man allegedly on a shooting spree, according to the police scanner. The suspect, 26-year-old Mason James Lira, is down and unresponsive, according to the... (Continue reading)

Gunshots fired near Firestone Brewery in Paso Robles

Update: The northbound off-ramp to U.S. Highway 101 at Highway 46 West near Paso Robles is closed because of law enforcement activity. The southbound lanes of U.S. Highway 101 are also heavily congested. Original story: Multiple gunshots were fired near... (Continue reading)

Missing Santa Barbara nurse found safe

The Santa Barbara Police Department announced a Cottage Hospital Nurse who was missing for nearly two weeks was located on Wednesday, and she was found safe and unharmed. Ashley Lynn Zachman, 36, disappeared after leaving work at 5 p.m. on... (Continue reading)

SLO County releases name of deputy shot by gunman

By CCN STAFF The San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office released the name of the deputy who was shot in the face by a gunman in Paso Robles on Wednesday, as 28-year-old Nicholas Dreyfus. In response to a gunman’s ambush... (Continue reading)

Gunman shops at Paso Robles gas station, still on the loose

By CCN STAFF More than 24 hours after a Central Coast transient shot a deputy in the face and killed a man, law enforcement officers are still searching for the gunman, though he was spotted overnight at a Paso Robles... (Continue reading)

SLO County Sheriff identifies gunman who ambushed officers

By CCN STAFF The San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office identified the gunman who ambushed officers in Paso Robles, shot a deputy in the face, and killed a man on Wednesday as 26-year-old Mason James Lira. Lira, a Central Coast... (Continue reading)

Deputies release photo of Paso Robles shooting suspect

By CCN STAFF The San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office released a surveillance photo of a man suspected of shooting a sheriff’s deputy in the face and killing another man on Wednesday morning. A manhunt for the suspect is ongoing.... (Continue reading)

Grover Beach man attempts to rob two women at knifepoint

Grover Beach police officers arrested a man who allegedly tried to rob two women inside an ATM kiosk on Tuesday. At about 4:45 p.m., the man, armed with a knife, attempted to rob two different women while they were trying... (Continue reading)

Paso Robles shooter suspected of killing a man

The man in his 40s found dead behind Cool Hand Luke’s near the train station Wednesday morning died from a gunshot to the head from close proximity, according to the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office. Shortly after 3 a.m.,... (Continue reading)