Daily Briefs

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Robber delivers blow at SLO post office, then steals mail

A 45-year-old man attacked a person retrieving mail at a downtown San Luis Obispo post office on Monday and ran off with some stolen items. But, witnesses tracked the suspect and officers arrested him promptly. Around 6:18 p.m., Christopher Andrew... (Continue reading)

California and feds clash over firefighting bill

The state of California is threatening to stop sending firefighters to fires in national forests if the federal government does not reimburse local agencies for the costs of battling blazes. [Mercury News] California Emergency Services Director Mark Ghilarducci said in... (Continue reading)

SLO driver racks up three DUI arrests in one week

San Luis Obispo police arrested one man for DUI three times in the span of a week, and they are now warning the driver may be back on the road. [Tribune] Police first arrested Iran Jimenez on June 30 near... (Continue reading)

Multiple fires burn on the Central Coast

Fires are burning on both the northern and southern edges of San Luis Obispo County, as well as in Santa Margarita. Additionally, a fire is burning near Lake Cachuma in Santa Barbara County, and a blaze burned briefly in Morro... (Continue reading)

Alamo Fire scorches 23,867 acres

The fast moving Alamo Fire has scorched 23,867 acres and is 10 percent, according to a Sunday morning report from Cal Fire. The fire ignited Thursday afternoon off Highway 166 near the Twitchell Reservoir in San Luis Obispo County. It... (Continue reading)

Firefighter injured in fire outside San Miguel

One person has been injured and one structure destroyed in the fast moving Parkfield Fire. The blaze, burning between San Miguel and Parkfield, has scorched 1,500 acres and is 30 percent contained, according to Cal Fire. At about 8 p.m.,... (Continue reading)

Alamo Fire rages burning 6,000 acres

The fast moving Alamo Fire doubled in size Friday night to 6,000 acres. The fire was 10 percent contained Saturday morning. The fire ignited Thursday afternoon off Highway 166 near the Twitchell Reservoir in San Luis Obispo County. It has... (Continue reading)

Multiple Central Coast fires and car crashes

A vehicle plunged about 200 feet off Highway 166 east of Santa Maria Friday morning. Rescue workers then found a dead body in the wreckage. The crash occurred around 7 a.m. near Rock Front Ranch. It is unclear what caused... (Continue reading)

SLO resident loses $20,000 after thief uses stolen wallet to cash out

A day after losing a wallet, a San Luis Obispo resident lost a combined $20,000 from multiple bank accounts, according to SLOPD. Police are now searching for a suspected identity thief who made the cash withdrawals. On June 21, a... (Continue reading)

Fleeing couple caught in Fresno after evading officers in SLO County

A 25-year-old man who had felony warrants out for his arrest in Fresno County and a pregnant girlfriend at his side led officers on a high-speed chase from Morro Bay to Atascadero on Wednesday. The fleeing couple managed to evade... (Continue reading)

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