Daily Briefs

Child molester pleads guilty to touching child at store in SLO

By KAREN VELIE A repeat child molester pleaded guilty to child molestation after he grabbed the bottom of a 10-year-old child at Bath and Body Works in downtown San Luis Obispo. Jonathan Oscar Davis faces up to eight years in... (Continue reading)

Woman killed on Highway 166 in failed passing attempt

By KAREN VELIE One person was killed and multiple people were injured after a driver on Highway 166 in San Luis Obispo County attempted to pass a vehicle ahead of him. Shortly before 1 a.m., a black Chevy truck was... (Continue reading)

Firefighter battle car fire in Paso Robles

By KAREN VELIE Paso Robles firefighters extinguisher a car fire that had spread to nearby vegetation Monday evening. Shortly after 9 p.m., a caller reported a car on fire in a vacant lot at 401 Creston Road, adjacent to the... (Continue reading)

Train slams into car, drags it 600 feet near Guadalupe

By JOSH FRIEDMAN An Amtrak train slammed into a car that had gotten stuck on the railroad tracks south of Guadalupe on Monday and then dragged the vehicle approximately 600 feet.  Shortly before 5 p.m., a woman crashed a black... (Continue reading)

Three vehicles collide on Highway 166, several hospitalized

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A three-car collision on Highway 166 northeast of Santa Maria on Monday resulted in several individuals being driven and airlifted to the hospital.  Shortly before 12:50 p.m., a black truck collided with a white truck in the... (Continue reading)

Grover Beach police use drone to track down stolen vehicle

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Grover Beach Police Department personnel on Wednesday used a drone to help track down a stolen vehicle and arrest an auto theft suspect. Police learned of a reported stolen vehicle entering Grover Beach. Dispatchers directed officers to... (Continue reading)

Four females injured in Orcutt crash

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Two vehicles collided in Orcutt Sunday evening, injuring four people.  Shortly after 5 p.m., a silver sedan collided with an Orange Chevrolet near the intersection of Highway 1 and W. Cark Avenue, according to the Santa Barbara... (Continue reading)

Inmate dies during detox at Santa Barbara County Jail

By KAREN VELIE An inmate who was housed in a single observation cell because of ongoing alcohol detox along with other medical concerns died early Sunday morning. On Thursday, the suspect was involved in a hit-and-run drunk driving incident. He... (Continue reading)

Shooter fires bullets at apartment building in Paso Robles

By KAREN VELIE Paso Robles police are asking the public for help finding the suspects who fired shots at an apartment building on Saturday night. Shortly before midnight, an officer heard gunfire in the 700 block of 28th Street. The... (Continue reading)

Police arrest homeless man for vandalizing SLO business, making threats

By JOSH FRIEDMAN San Luis Obispo police officers arrested a homeless man on Friday who allegedly vandalized a downtown SLO business this week and threatened to kill its employees.  At approximately 7:14 a.m. on Wednesday, a 911 caller reported a... (Continue reading)