Daily Briefs

Paso Robles shooter in custody, parents took him to San Miguel

By KAREN VELIE Update: Paso Robles officers arrested Carlos Luis Chavez in San Miguel on Sunday afternoon and booked him into the San Luis Obispo County Jail on a charge of being a felon in possession of a firearm and... (Continue reading)

Gunman cornered near Atascadero State Hospital

By KAREN VELIE Police have an armed teenager cornered near Atascadero State Hospital off of El Camino Real on Sunday afternoon. It is believed two teenagers committed a robbery near the corner of Portola Road and Highway 41 at 12:05... (Continue reading)

Man shot in the face in Paso Robles, suspect on the loose

By KAREN VELIE A suspect shot a man in the face on Dorothy Street near Melody Drive in Paso Robles on Sunday afternoon. Police officers are searching for a 20-year-old Hispanic male with a mustache. The alleged shooter is wearing... (Continue reading)

Morro Bay appoints council member, plans special election

By JOSH FRIEDMAN The Morro Bay City Council has appointed an interim member to replace the late Councilman Robert “Red” Davis, and it has opted to hold a special election for a full-time replacement in June 2022. Davis died in... (Continue reading)

Nine SLO County residents die in three days from COVID-19

By KAREN VELIE San Luis Obispo County reported nine new COVID-19 deaths on Friday, and a decline in new cases from a daily average of 73 on Tuesday to 71 on Friday. The SLO County Public Health Department opened a... (Continue reading)

Police arrest suspect following standoff in Atascadero

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Atascadero police officers arrested a suspect following a standoff that lasted several hours Thursday night. Shortly after 7 p.m., Atascadero police announced a suspect was barricaded inside a home in the 7200 block of Sombrilla Avenue. Authorities... (Continue reading)

School shooting threat at Atascadero High School

By KAREN VELIE Atascadero police responded to a threat of a potential shooting on Thursday or Friday at Atascadero High School, after a student discovered the threat on Snapchat. The text warned students not to go to school. This threat,... (Continue reading)

Man demanded money, allegedly set Morro Bay home on fire

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A man showed up at a Morro Bay home to demand money early Wednesday morning, then set the house on fire by knocking over a candle, the homeowner alleges. Early in the morning, a man known as... (Continue reading)

San Miguel man killed in crash on Highway 101

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A 38-year-old San Miguel man died after crashing his pickup truck on Highway 101 north of Paso Robles on Wednesday. Shortly before 12:40 p.m., the man was driving a 2003 Nissan Frontier northbound on Highway 101 north... (Continue reading)

Students vandalize Central Coast schools as part of social media challenge

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A social media trend of damaging or stealing school property, filming it and uploading the footage to TikTok is reportedly costing Central Coast high schools thousands of dollars and leading to criminal cases against students. The “devious... (Continue reading)