Daily Briefs

SLOPD detective convinced woman was raped at fraternity party

San Luis Obispo police detective Chad Pfarr said Cal Poly graduate Joseph Trupiano “absolutely” raped a woman at a fraternity party the night of May 7, despite the recent decision by the district attorney’s office not to file charges. The day... (Continue reading)

Campaign treasurer accused of fraud gets bail

Kinde Durkee, the campaign treasurer for many California Democrats who is accused of taking campaign funds for her personal use, was slated to be released from jail on $200,000 bond on Friday. [LAWeekly] last week, FBI agents arrested Durkee for... (Continue reading)

Pension reform eludes lawmakers again

With a cynical finish to its legislative season, the state Assembly Friday put the lid on efforts to reform public sector pensions by declaring its “intent” to take the matter up next year. [SacramentoBee] A trumpeted objective in January, pension... (Continue reading)

Lawmen attack North County gang violence

Law enforcement personnel blanketed Paso Robles over the Labor Day weekend as authorities rolled out their “Safe Streets” campaign, making 35 arrests and issuing 30 traffic citations. It was the first appearance of a joint agency force, officials of which... (Continue reading)

Woman convicted of murdering a CHP officer seeks new trial

Kaylee Weisenberg was scheduled to be sentenced in a San Luis Obispo Superior Courtroom Thursday morning when her attorney motioned for a new trial. Judge John Trice scheduled a hearing on the motion for a new trial for Dec. 15.... (Continue reading)

Four children taken after meth discovered in SLO home

San Luis Obispo police arrested three people after a search revealed meth along with evidence of drug sales in a home where four children lived, on Thursday. Detectives served a search warrant at the Perkins Lane  home of Joseph Hernandez,... (Continue reading)

Huge power outage dims South state

A power outage of monumental proportion has darkened San Diego County and parts of Southern Orange County, Palm Springs and Baja, Mexico, NBC Los Angeles is reporting. More than 1.4 million Pacific Gas & Electric customers, and others in outlying... (Continue reading)

Hidden camera found in Woods Humane Society bathroom

Police suspect a San Luis Obispo man of placing hidden cameras in several bathrooms and child pornography. After a visitor reported suspicious activity in a bathroom at the Woods Humane Society to the  San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s office, deputies... (Continue reading)

Is SLO firing fighting firefighter?

City officials appear to have taken the first steps toward terminating the employment of San Luis Obispo firefighter John Ryan Mason, including filing of a formal accusation in the wake of a June 4 bar room altercation in which he... (Continue reading)

Woman thwarts carjacking attempt

Arroyo Grande police are hunting a knife-wielding, foul-smelling man who attacked a 25-year-old woman after she had stopped her car briefly in a residential neighborhood. The unidentified Santa Maria woman was left with minor injuries in the Sept. 6 incident,... (Continue reading)