Daily Briefs

Santa Maria sex offender compliance sweep nets one arrest

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A combined local, state and federal law enforcement operation conducted in the city of Santa Maria this week resulted in the arrest of one person for failing to register as a sex offender.  On Wednesday and Thursday,... (Continue reading)

Police searching for Santa Barbara bank robber

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Police are searching for a man who robbed a bank in Santa Barbara on Friday.  Shortly before noon, a man wearing a mask entered the First Bank branch at 3304 State Street and demanded money. The teller... (Continue reading)

Vehicles strike and seriously injure two people in Paso Robles

By KAREN VELIE Two people suffered serious injuries in early morning crashes in Paso Robles on Saturday. Shortly after midnight, a driver hit a bicyclist near the intersection of Buena Vista Drive and River Oaks Drive. Emergency personnel transported the... (Continue reading)

Man arrested for shooting five rounds at a vehicle in rural Paso Robles

By KAREN VELIE A San Miguel man is in jail after he fired multiple rounds at a vehicle following a domestic dispute on San Marcos Road in rural Paso Robles on Thursday evening. Shortly before midnight, a caller reported a... (Continue reading)

Person airlifted off Bishop Peak in SLO

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A helicopter airlifted an injured hiker off Bishop Peak in San Luis Obispo on Friday.  Shortly after 10:15 a.m., a 911 caller reported a medical emergency on Bishop Peak. San Luis Obispo fire crews then arrived and... (Continue reading)

Woman killed in crash on Highway 58 in Santa Margarita

By KAREN VELIE A woman was killed in a single vehicle crash on Highway 58 in Santa Margarita on Thursday evening, according to Cal Fire. Shortly after 8 p.m., a 911 caller said they spotted a vehicle on its side... (Continue reading)

Santa Margarita teen arrested for robbery

By KAREN VELIE A 15-year-old from Santa Margarita is in custody after he brandished a gun while trying to steal a bicycle on Thursday afternoon. Shortly after 3 p.m., a caller reported a Hispanic male attempted to rob him at... (Continue reading)

Elderly DUI suspect gets trapped in car on SLO hillside

By JOSH FRIEDMAN An allegedly intoxicated 72-year-old driver crashed his car in San Luis Obispo Thursday morning and spent about two hours stuck inside the vehicle hanging by his seatbelt.  At about 10:30 a.m., the Visalia man drove his white... (Continue reading)

Councilman John Hamon appointed mayor of Paso Robles

By KAREN VELIE Councilman John Hamon was appointed mayor of Paso Robles by unanimous vote during a special meeting on Thursday night. Hamon replaces longtime mayor Steve Martin, who passed away last month. The council then discussed whether to hold... (Continue reading)

Oceano man arrested for drugs and guns in Grover Beach

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Grover Beach police officers arrested an Oceano man overnight for drug and weapon offenses.  Officers contacted Jeremiah Natho, 25, in a parking lot in the 1200 block of W. Grand Avenue. Investigators learned Natho was on felony... (Continue reading)