September, 2020

Attorney says SLO police did not do a “good faith” search

By KAREN VELIE In a new court filing, the attorney for Cheyne Orndorff and Vanessa Bedroni is challenging a claim by police that they acted in good faith when they conducted a warrantless search of the couple’s home. That search... (Continue reading)

Grover Beach man accused of identity theft

Arroyo Grande police officers arrested a Grover Beach man for identity theft Wednesday morning. Officers from both the Arroyo Grande and Grover Beach police departments served a search warrant at the home of Christobal Lopez in the 400 block of... (Continue reading)

Another SLO County Jail inmate tests positive for coronavirus

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A San Luis Obispo County Jail inmate tested positive for coronavirus over the weekend, marking the fifth Covid-19 case at the facility. The inmate was asymptomatic upon testing positive on Saturday, five days following the person’s arrest.... (Continue reading)

Man killed during Cayucos sewer plant construction

By KAREN VELIE A 26-year-old construction worker was killed Tuesday morning near Highway 1 and Toro Creek Road in Cayucos while working on the a pipeline for the new sewer project. Cal Fire and California’s Occupational Safety and Health Agency... (Continue reading)

Charges dropped against SLO man accused of threatening to shoot minorities

The San Luis Obispo County District Attorney’s Office dropped its case last week against a retired SLO city firefighter who was accused of threatening to shoot minorities. [Tribune] Prosecutors made the decision to drop the charges against Richard Orcutt, 63,... (Continue reading)

Students ignore social distancing at party at Pirate’s Cove

  View this post on Instagram   Oklahoma Drill and Move-In carts at Pirates today #week2 A post shared by Barstool Cal Poly (@calpolybarstool) on Sep 26, 2020 at 7:42pm PDT By JOSH FRIEDMAN Video footage has surfaced on social... (Continue reading)

Grover Beach man arrested for murder, conspiracy

BY CCN STAFF Deputies arrested a 33-year-old Grover Beach man for murder on Monday, at the same golf course his alleged victim’s dismembered body was discovered last week. Shortly after 5 p.m. on Monday, Santa Barbara County deputies arrested Benjamin... (Continue reading)

Party at Santa Barbara vacation rental turns violent

A large party at a vacation rental in rural Santa Barbara turned violent late Sunday night or early Monday morning, resulting in two individuals ending up in the hospital. The fight broke out during a party at home in the... (Continue reading)

SLO County deputy released from hospital following shooting

San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Deputy Richard “Ted” Lehnhoff was released from the hospital Sunday, three days after being shot in the leg during a gun battle with a wanted felon in Templeton. Following the deputy’s release from the hospital,... (Continue reading)

SLO city attorney’s end-around makes challenged police video public

CORRECTION: Christine Dietrick did not initiate settlement talks, and did not propose sentencing changes. By KAREN VELIE City Attorney Christine Dietrick gave a Tribune reporter a police video as lawyers argued over its admissibility in court on Thursday. The newspaper... (Continue reading)