Daily Briefs


No charges against man who took SLO police chief’s gun

San Luis Obispo County District Attorney Dan Dow has decided not to file charges against the man who found SLO Police Chief Deanna Cantrell’s firearm on a toilet paper holder in El Pollo Loco and then turned it over to... (Continue reading)

Person killed in single vehicle crash in Arroyo Grande

One person was killed and another suffered injuries after a vehicle crashed into a tree Friday night in Arroyo Grande. [KSBY] At about 10:30 p.m., a vehicle — possible an off-road vehicle — crashed into a tree on private property... (Continue reading)

SLO sheriff deputies seize about $20 million of illegal marijuana

Deputies raided an illegal marijuana grow located in a rural area near Lopez Lake on Thursday. It appeared Mexican nationals operated the grow which was estimated to produce a harvest worth more than $20 million, according to the San Luis... (Continue reading)

Crash ignites fire north of Santa Margarita

A pickup truck crashed on Highway 101 Friday afternoon, which sparked a fire that spread into brush and is threatening homes near south Atascadero and rural Santa Margarita. [Cal Coast Times] Shortly before 12:30 p.m., the truck crashed on Highway... (Continue reading)

Suspect arrested after gunman fires shots at Santa Maria home

Santa Maria police arrested a man after a suspect fired shots at a home in a residential neighborhood Friday morning. At about 8:20 a.m., shots were fired at the home on the 1400 block of Elm Street. Gunfire struck the... (Continue reading)

Paid parking launched in downtown Paso Robles

Paid parking began on Wednesday in Paso Robles as part of a plan to free up and create customer parking near downtown shops. [Cal Coast Times] The first two hours are free for those wishing to park between 10th and... (Continue reading)

Fire exposes illegal Santa Barbara County pot grow

Hours after a fire burned 17 acres east of Lompoc on Wednesday, Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s deputies raided a property damaged by the blaze, the latest in a string of busts targeting illegal marijuana grows. [Cal Coast Times] The fire... (Continue reading)

SLO County jury finds man guilty of trying to hire a hitman

By KAREN VELIE A San Luis Obispo County jury found Beau Brigham guilty Wednesday of trying to hire a hitman to kill his stepmother. Brigham faces up to nine years in prison. [Cal Coast Times] The Jury found Brigham, a... (Continue reading)

SLO County investigators still trying to solve Oceano murders

Months following a pair of murders in Oceano, the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office says detectives have developed a forensic profile of the killer in one of the homicides, though authorities still have not made an arrest and are... (Continue reading)

More than 5,000 customers lose power in SLO, Atascadero and Templeton

A power outage in San Luis Obispo and one in North County resulted in more than 5,000 customers losing power on Wednesday. An incident involving a power line sparked a fire in the area of Johnson and Flora streets in... (Continue reading)