Daily Briefs

SLO awards $150,000 to nonprofits to fight homelessness

By KAREN VELIE San Luis Obispo recently awarded $150,000 to 19 nonprofits including programs that focus on homelessness and transitional housing. The city provides financial support through grants to non-profit organizations in San Luis Obispo and in neighboring communities. The... (Continue reading)

Paso Robles police determine active shooter call a hoax

By KAREN VELIE A caller reported an active shooter at the Allegretto Vineyard Resort in Paso Robles on Wednesday afternoon, a claim officers later determined was a hoax. Shortly before 3 p.m., the caller reported an active shooter event, but... (Continue reading)

Grover Beach police search for hit-and-run driver

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Grover Beach police have identified the driver of a pick-up truck who allegedly rear-ended a car on Wednesday and then fled the scene. It is unclear, though, if officers have located and arrested the suspect. At about... (Continue reading)

Feds indict Central Coast men for selling fentanyl that caused jailhouse death

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Federal officials on Tuesday announced the indictments of two inmates at the Santa Barbara County Northern Branch Jail for allegedly causing the death of one inmate and serious injury to another through fentanyl. In the span of... (Continue reading)

Man with gunshot wounds exits hospital, gets arrested in Santa Maria

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Shortly after a man exited a hospital on Monday following a weeklong treatment for gunshot wounds, Santa Maria detectives arrested him on weapons and drug charges.  On May 1, at about 1 a.m., a 911 caller reported... (Continue reading)

SLO County prosecutors warn of real estate fraudsters

By KAREN VELIE The San Luis Obispo County District Attorney’s Office is warning real estate professionals and members of the public to be on alert for criminal fraud by thieves pretending to be property owners. In recent weeks, criminals posing... (Continue reading)

Suspects allegedly tried to lure young girls into cars in SLO

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Twice over the past two weeks, unknown male suspects allegedly attempted to lure elementary school children into vehicles in San Luis Obispo. On April 27, a girl reported that a white male inside a white van asked... (Continue reading)

Four people injured in DUI crash near SLO, video

By KAREN VELIE and JOSH FRIEDMAN Three people suffered major injuries and one man suffered minor injuries in a head-on DUI crash near San Luis Obispo on Monday evening, according to the California Highway Patrol. Shortly after 7 p.m., a... (Continue reading)

Man facing two homicide charges over Lompoc shooting

By JOSH FRIEDMAN The suspect in a fatal shooting in Lompoc late last month is now facing two homicide charges after a man shot and wounded in the incident died of his injuries. Shortly after 3 a.m. on April 30,... (Continue reading)

Nipomo man found not fit to stand trial for arson

By KAREN VELIE A judge ruled a Nipomo man who allegedly broke into the Santa Maria courthouse on Feb. 18 and started a fire is not competent to stand trial. On April 20, a judge ruled 31-year-old Eric Spies was... (Continue reading)