Daily Briefs


San Luis Obispo man caught peeping in coed’s window

By CCT STAFF A 55-year-old man is in jail today after a witness said she caught him peeping into her roommate’s window on the 100 block of Hathway Avenue early Saturday morning. Shortly after midnight, the witness reported the prowler... (Continue reading)

San Luis Obispo man killed in crash

A San Luis Obispo man died early Tuesday morning after walking across a highway in the Northern California city of Roseville and being struck by two vehicles. [Sacramento Bee] At about 12:45 a.m., Eddie Chronister, 40, was walking southbound across... (Continue reading)

Bookkeeper accused of embezzling from Creston construction company

By JOSH FRIEDMAN San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a bookkeeper on Wednesday who allegedly stole nearly $1 million from a Creston construction company. Joy Noel Wilde, a 41-year-old Atascadero resident, forged and deposited 63 company checks totaling $957,000... (Continue reading)

Cal Poly fraternity accused of waterboarding, video

A Cal Poly fraternity is under investigation after a video of a hazing incident similar to waterboarding was posted on social media. Earlier this year, during a “beer die match” at Beta Theta Pi, pledges were subjected to “punishment” for... (Continue reading)

Suspect in armed car theft in Atascadero arrested

By CCT STAFF A suspect who allegedly stole a vehicle from an Atascadero home on Tuesday was arrested Wednesday at a home in Paso Robles where police found a stolen vehicle and a firearm. On Tuesday afternoon., Joshua Steven Meyer,... (Continue reading)

DUI repeat offender rams Santa Maria police car

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A felon, who has at least three prior DUI convictions, drove under the influence Wednesday night. He led Santa Maria officers on a chase during which he rammed a police car and crashed into another vehicle, injuring... (Continue reading)

Pismo Beach police search for armed robbery suspect

By CCT STAFF A man armed with a semi-automatic handgun robbed a payday loan business in Pismo Beach on Wednesday afternoon. [Cal Coast Times] Shortly after 4 p.m., the suspect entered the Check Into Cash on 875 Oak Park Boulevard,... (Continue reading)

Human skull found in Morro Bay identified

By CCT STAFF The San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Department identified a skull and additional human remains found alongside Highway 1 in Morro Bay in June as belonging to a 70-year-old transient man from Arizona. [Cal Coast Times] While doing... (Continue reading)

Sherry Gong sentenced to six months in SLO County Jail

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A San Luis Obispo judge sentenced Sherry Gong, the wife of SLO County Clerk-Recorder Tommy Gong, on Wednesday to about six months in jail for embezzling more than $32,000 from the booster club of the Atascadero High... (Continue reading)

Car thief points gun at victim in Atascadero, gets away

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A thief stole a vehicle from an Atascadero home on Tuesday and crashed twice while fleeing but managed to get away from police and witnesses who were pursuing him by pulling a gun and then hopping inside... (Continue reading)