Articles Tagged With ‘Atascadero Police Department’

Five men arrested for firing rifles in Atascadero

Atascadero police arrested five men for shooting rifle in a creek bed off Highway 41 on Saturday. When police arrived to the wooded area, they heard shots which prompted them to shut down a portion of Highway 41 and to... (Continue reading)

Machete wielding burglar arrested

Atascadero Police arrested a man suspected of donning camouflage clothing and carrying a machete while he burglarized a home in Templeton on Nov. 2. Following up on reports of the machete wielding man in Templeton, deputies responded and discovered a... (Continue reading)

Is lying to lawmen illegal?

By DANIEL BLACKBURN Can a conversation with law enforcement be hazardous to your freedom? It all depends on an interpretation of your honesty. Police officials in Atascadero said field officers have been arresting people for lying to them. The admission... (Continue reading)

Atascadero police accused of illegal searches

By DANIEL BLACKBURN Atascadero police are routinely rooting through backpacks and belongings of youngsters in the city park, often without permission, in what officials describe as an attempt to staunch gang and criminal activity.            ... (Continue reading)

Atascadero has new pension plan

A two-tiered pension system has been adopted by the Atascadero City Council in what city officials term a “cost containment measure.” Current public safety officers can still retire at age 50, and these employees receive a pension computed on last... (Continue reading)

Allen earns police commander stripes

A veteran of the Atascadero Police Department, Joe Allen, has been elevated to the rank of commander, Chief Jerel Haley said. Allen joined the local department in 1995 after a four-year stint in Monrovia as a member of that community’s... (Continue reading)

Peace officers buying and selling assault weapons

California peace officers have bought more than 7,600 assault weapons that are outlawed for civilians in the decade since state lawmakers allowed the practice, according to data obtained by the Associated Press after it was revealed that federal authorities are... (Continue reading)

Chemical bomb exploded at Atascadero High School

The San Luis Obispo County Hazmat team was sent to investigate and clean up after someone detonated a device commonly called a chemical bomb shortly before 7 p.m. on Wednesday at Atascadero High School. Atascadero police said the explosion of... (Continue reading)

Atascadero appoints new police chief

The city of Atascadero announced the appointment of a new chief of police on Monday. Jerel Haley, currently a lieutenant with the Santa Maria police department, is slated to start his new post in mid-November. Former Atascadero Police Chief James... (Continue reading)

Kidnapped Atascadero boy found safe

After an extensive search, Atascadero Police located missing 4-year-old Jeremy Guthrie in a vacant building and returned him to his mother at about 5 p.m. on Friday. Police suspect Annette Hale, 53, who is not related to the boy, kidnapped... (Continue reading)