Daily Briefs

Suspect’s relatives allegedly helped him dispose of Paso Robles man’s body

Two relatives of the man accused of murdering 27-year-old Trevon Perry of Paso Robles testified last week they helped bury the victim’s body in the backyard of a house in Riverside. [Tribune] In Dec. 2019, Perry testified against a murder... (Continue reading)

Fire displaces three residents in Paso Robles

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A kitchen fire at a Paso Robles triplex on Monday displaced three residents with one suffering from smoke inhalation. Shortly before 1 a.m., a caller reported a fire inside a split-level residential triplex located at 605 Shannon... (Continue reading)

Another person injured in shooting in Santa Maria

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Less than two days after a shooting left three Santa Maria residents hospitalized, another person suffered a gunshot wound in the northern Santa Barbara County city. At about 7 p.m. on Monday, 911 callers reported a shooting... (Continue reading)

Coronavirus cases continue to drop in SLO County, more vaccines available

The average number of new COVID-19 cases in San Luis Obispo County has fallen to an average of 122 a day, or by 22 percent. Meanwhile, as the county receives more vaccines and some people cancel their appointments, there are... (Continue reading)

Lompoc man sentenced to 28 years in prison for murder

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A Lompoc man, who pleaded guilty to the murder of his 18-year-old girlfriend, received a prison sentence last week of 28 years to life. On March 25, 2020, Brenden Michael Terry, 21, shot his girlfriend, Sarah Stoffle.... (Continue reading)

Man killed in alleged racing crash in Atascadero

A man was killed during an alleged race between drivers of two Ford Mustangs on Highway 41 in southwest Atascadero Saturday night. At about 8:15 p.m., people reported two Mustangs, one blue and one black, racing on Highway 41. Atascadero... (Continue reading)

Three people shot in Santa Maria on Saturday

A late night shooting on Saturday left three Santa Maria residents hospitalized. After receiving multiple 911 calls reporting shots fired near the 1200 block of Mary Drive: officers arrived, secured the scene and started a shooting investigation. But while officers... (Continue reading)

Gov. Newson declares state of emergency in SLO and Monterey counties

Gov. Gavin Newsom on Friday declared a state of emergency for San Luis Obispo and Monterey counties because of destruction from the atmospheric river storm. During the storm, trees fell on homes, sinkholes developed and mud slides blocked roads. In... (Continue reading)

SLO County deputies seek your help in finding mail thief

The San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office is asking the public to help identify a man suspected of stealing a check out of a mailbox last month and then cashing it. Sometime between Dec. 15 and Dec. 20, a thief... (Continue reading)

Mail truck crashes into sinkhole in SLO

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A mailman drove a United States Postal Service truck into a sinkhole in San Luis Obispo on Thursday. The result of heavy rain, the sinkhole appeared at the dead-end on Olive Street just past the Homestead Motel,... (Continue reading)