Daily Briefs


Paso Robles police shoot taser at hit-and-run driver

By CCT Paso Robles police officers subdued a violent hit-and-run suspect with a taser on Tuesday. Shortly after 11 a.m., callers reported a car crashed into a parked truck on Paso Robles Street near Highway 101. Following the crash, the... (Continue reading)

Paso Robles winery owner accused of shooting neighbor’s golf cart

By CCT STAFF San Luis Obispo County prosecutors have filed charges against the founder of Paso Robles winery Tobin James Cellars for allegedly shooting the wheels of a neighbor’s golf cart and vandalizing his truck during a violent confrontation last... (Continue reading)

Man convicted of sexually molesting Arroyo Grande girl

By CCT STAFF Nearly a decade after the initial crime occurred, a Santa Maria man has been convicted of sexually molesting a then-pre-teen girl in Grover Beach. When Jay Vee Batul Estoque was 20 years old and the victim was... (Continue reading)

Couple arrested in Morro Bay for identity theft and counterfeiting

By CCT STAFF A traffic stop in Morro Bay Saturday evening led to the arrest of a man and a woman from Bakersfield on a host of charges related to identity theft and counterfeiting. Shortly before 8 p.m., an officer... (Continue reading)

Six coronavirus cases confirmed in California

BY CCT STAFF Health officials have confirmed three new cases of the Coronavirus in California, bringing the total in the Golden State to six. [CNN] California now has more than half of the the 11 confirmed cases of the virus... (Continue reading)

Mountainbrook Church pastors resign after sexual misconduct investigation

By CCT STAFF Mountainbrook Church Lead Pastor Thom O’Leary and his wife Executive Pastor Sherri O’Leary resigned after an investigation validated allegations of groping and alcohol abuse. The church board placed Thom O’Leary on paid leave on Nov. 4, a... (Continue reading)

19,000 PG&E customers without power in north San Luis Obispo County

Update: PG&E reports a failed transformer at the Templeton substation caused the outage. By CCT STAFF More than 19,000 PG&E customers from Paso Robles to Atascadero are without power from an outage that started at about 9:30 p.m. on Saturday.... (Continue reading)

CHP defends arrest of “Mule Man” in Paso Robles

By CCT STAFF Amid public outrage over the arrest last week of John Sears, known as the “Mule Man,” the California Highway Patrol sent out a press release noting that at least seven people called 911 to complain that Sears... (Continue reading)

Teens in Paso Robles and SLO accused of operating fundraising scam

By CCT STAFF Both Paso Robles and San Luis Obispo police are warning residents about a door-to-door scam being carried out by teens pretending to be raising money for local high school activities. Last week, an officer tried to stop... (Continue reading)

Fleeing driver crashes into motorcycle in Arroyo Grande

By CCT STAFF A domestic violence suspect crashed into and injured a motorcyclist while leading San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s deputies on a chase in rural Arroyo Grande Thursday evening. Shortly before 8 p.m., deputies responded to a domestic violence... (Continue reading)