Daily Briefs

Atascadero police return missing World War 2 letters

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Atascadero police officers located letters written by a soldier during World War II lying among allegedly stolen property, then tracked down the children of the deceased veteran and returned to them the family heirlooms. In September, officers... (Continue reading)

SLO County Supervisor Hill died from cocaine and antidepressants

By CCN STAFF Investigators have determined San Luis Obispo County Supervisor Adam Hill committed suicide through an overdose of cocaine and amitriptyline — an antidepressant, according to a county employee. The final coroner’s report should be available to the public... (Continue reading)

Five face charges stemming from San Luis Obispo protest

BY CCN STAFF Five people are facing misdemeanor charges stemming from a protest that turned violent in San Luis Obispo following the May 25 death of George Floyd. On June 1, protesters blocked traffic on Highway 101, and later engaged... (Continue reading)

Grover Beach man accused of identity theft

Arroyo Grande police officers arrested a Grover Beach man for identity theft Wednesday morning. Officers from both the Arroyo Grande and Grover Beach police departments served a search warrant at the home of Christobal Lopez in the 400 block of... (Continue reading)

Another SLO County Jail inmate tests positive for coronavirus

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A San Luis Obispo County Jail inmate tested positive for coronavirus over the weekend, marking the fifth Covid-19 case at the facility. The inmate was asymptomatic upon testing positive on Saturday, five days following the person’s arrest.... (Continue reading)

Man killed during Cayucos sewer plant construction

By KAREN VELIE A 26-year-old construction worker was killed Tuesday morning near Highway 1 and Toro Creek Road in Cayucos while working on the a pipeline for the new sewer project. Cal Fire and California’s Occupational Safety and Health Agency... (Continue reading)

Charges dropped against SLO man accused of threatening to shoot minorities

The San Luis Obispo County District Attorney’s Office dropped its case last week against a retired SLO city firefighter who was accused of threatening to shoot minorities. [Tribune] Prosecutors made the decision to drop the charges against Richard Orcutt, 63,... (Continue reading)

Students ignore social distancing at party at Pirate’s Cove

  View this post on Instagram   Oklahoma Drill and Move-In carts at Pirates today #week2 A post shared by Barstool Cal Poly (@calpolybarstool) on Sep 26, 2020 at 7:42pm PDT By JOSH FRIEDMAN Video footage has surfaced on social... (Continue reading)

Grover Beach man arrested for murder, conspiracy

BY CCN STAFF Deputies arrested a 33-year-old Grover Beach man for murder on Monday, at the same golf course his alleged victim’s dismembered body was discovered last week. Shortly after 5 p.m. on Monday, Santa Barbara County deputies arrested Benjamin... (Continue reading)

Party at Santa Barbara vacation rental turns violent

A large party at a vacation rental in rural Santa Barbara turned violent late Sunday night or early Monday morning, resulting in two individuals ending up in the hospital. The fight broke out during a party at home in the... (Continue reading)