Articles Tagged With ‘Atascadero Police Department’

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)

Child abducted from Atascadero homeless shelter

A 4-year-old Atascadero boy was allegedly kidnapped from the Echo Shelter in Atascadero at about 4:30 a.m. on Friday. Police issued an Amber Alert for Jeremy Guthrie after his mother discovered him missing on Friday morning. Guthrie was last seen... (Continue reading)

Man attempts to lure Atascadero children into van

Local law enforcement officers are looking for a man who allegedly attempted to lure four Atascadero children into a van on Monday morning by offering them a ride. Sporting a long grey beard and driving a red Volkswagen van with... (Continue reading)

Grand jury says Atascadero needs more transparency

Atascadero’s handling of its $126,000 settlement with former Chief of Police James F. Mulhall “led to public confusion and complaints” about lack of transparency, according to a report released Thursday by the San Luis Obispo County grand jury. “There was... (Continue reading)

San Luis Obispo man nabbed after high speed chase

A San Luis Obispo man with outstanding warrants was arrested after allegedly leading police on a high-speed chase Saturday that started in Atascadero and ended in Monterey County. Shortly after 2:30 p.m., the Atascadero Police tried to stop Steven Christopher... (Continue reading)

Atascadero settlements costing taxpayers

An impending $1.9 million budget shortfall has several former Atascadero officials questioning the city’s alleged mismanagement of its police department which has resulted in more than a half million dollars in controversial personnel settlements. "Its clear that the city manager, the... (Continue reading)

Atascadero police chief’s settlement raises questions

Atascadero city officials released a settlement agreement Wednesday that says both the city and Police Chief Jim Mulhall “wished to end his employment,” even though they previously said Mulhall was retiring in order to spend more time with his family.... (Continue reading)

Atascadero police chief steps down suddenly

Atascadero police Chief Jim Mulhall resigned Friday claiming he was stepping down in order to spend more time with his family, according to a city press release. However, several sources told CalCoastNews earlier in the week that Muhall had been... (Continue reading)

Atascadero woman hides handcuffs in body cavity

A 51-year-old Atascadero woman drove into the garage of her home while allegedly intoxicated, was taken into custody, slipped out of her handcuffs and hid them in a place that baffled police last Thursday night. The unnamed woman’s 11-year-old son... (Continue reading)