Articles Tagged With ‘domestic violence’




Oceano man convicted of rape and assault of ex-wife

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A San Luis Obispo County jury has convicted an Oceano man of committing numerous crimes against his ex-wife, including rape and assault. On the evening of March 5, 2020, Bryce Littlejohns, 45, attacked his former spouse in... (Continue reading)

Santa Barbara County deputies arrest wanted man after standoff

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Santa Barbara County deputies arrested a Lompoc man for domestic violence and other offenses after a brief standoff on Tuesday. Shortly before 10 a.m., sheriff’s deputies learned that a wanted suspect, 27-year-old Eric Alexander Elijah Silva, was... (Continue reading)

Central Coast man arrested for attempted murder, assault with attempt to rape

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a Central Coast man Wednesday on charges including attempted murder and assault with attempt to rape following an incident at a hotel in Goleta, over which officials have disclosed few details. ... (Continue reading)

Man allegedly kills his wife in Santa Maria

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Police officers arrested a man who allegedly shot and killed his wife in Santa Maria Friday morning. This is the second time a man has killed a woman during a domestic dispute on the Central Coast this... (Continue reading)

SLO domestic violence arrest leads to child porn bust

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Police officers arrested a San Luis Obispo man twice in the span of a little more than a month, first for domestic violence and then for possession of child pornography.  On Nov. 11, San Luis Obispo officers... (Continue reading)

Shandon murder suspect has criminal record, mental health troubles

By JOSH FRIEDMAN The Shandon man who stabbed to death his stepmother and wounded his father Monday evening has a criminal record related to domestic violence and a history of mental health struggles. [Tribune] On Monday evening, 31-year-old Justin Buchanan... (Continue reading)

Developer Ryan Petetit pleads guilty to felony assault

By KAREN VELIE Developer Ryan Petetit plead guilty Tuesday to five felony counts regarding a domestic violence incident in 2015 that sent a 23-year-old woman to the hospital. [Cal Coast Times] Petetit plead guilty to assault with great bodily injury,... (Continue reading)

SLO man sentenced to 20 years for stalking and criminal threats

A San Luis Obispo man was sentenced on Tuesday to 20 years in prison for stalking a woman in person and on social media. [Cal Coast Times] During the summer and spring of 2016, Michael Sidney Smith, 50, followed a... (Continue reading)

ATV chase suspect was on the run after dragging girlfriend by hair

The ATV rider who led officers on a chase on Highway 101 Friday had been on the run for more than 48 hours after a CHP officer spotted him dragging his beaten girlfriend by the hair across a Northern California... (Continue reading)

Santa Maria man stabs wife in the head on Valentine’s Day

A Santa Maria woman’s Valentine’s Day concluded with a trip to the hospital for multiple stab wounds and lacerations to her head, face and neck, according to the city’s police department. Mariano Elias Cordonas, 37, allegedly stabbed his wife repeatedly,... (Continue reading)