Articles Tagged With ‘Lompoc’




Two shootings in Lompoc neighborhood near children

Unknown suspects carried out two shootings on a single block in Lompoc on Monday, the first of which occurred while children were playing in the area. Both shootings occurred in the 700 block of N. E Street, which is in... (Continue reading)

SpaceX rocket lights up Central Coast sky

  Falcon 9’s first West Coast land landing pic.twitter.com/zObJgzLI0C — SpaceX (@SpaceX) October 8, 2018 Hundreds of spectators gathered outside of Lompoc while countless other people watched and took photos and videos from up and down the California Coast Sunday... (Continue reading)

6 Santa Barbara County students overdose at high school

Emergency responders transported a half-dozen Lompoc area high school students to the hospital Monday after finding three of them unresponsive and determining all six were under the influence of Xanax. [Cal Coast Times] The incident concluded with deputies arresting one... (Continue reading)

Inmate disappears from Lompoc prison camp

For at least the fifth time over the last year, an inmate walked away from the minimum security Federal Correctional Complex in Lompocon Thursday. [KCOY] At about 4 p.m., prison officials discovered that Victor Hurtado, 42, was missing. Hurtado is... (Continue reading)

Arsonists reportedly seen running from Lompoc brush fire

A fire broke out in a Lompoc riverbed on Monday, and Lompoc police are now searching for two boys who are accused of starting the blaze. The blaze burned 2.2 acres in the riverbed near A Street and Central Avenue,... (Continue reading)

Lompoc mayor allegedly said he wants to shoot a councilman

While side-by-side at a street fair booth, the mayor of Lompoc allegedly arranged his fingers in the shape of gun, pointed his hand at a fellow councilman and said he wanted to shoot him in the head. The incident prompted... (Continue reading)

Lompoc prison fight leaves 12 people injured

A fight at the minimum-security Lompoc Federal Correctional complex on Wednesday evening left nine inmates and three prison staffers injured. [KSBY] Around 9 p.m., a fight broke out between inmates. Guards immediately contained the incident and sent the inmate population... (Continue reading)

Lompoc man missing more than two weeks after heading to Las Vegas

More than two weeks after a 27-year-old man departed his Lompoc home to visit a relative in Las Vegas, he is still missing and law enforcement officials are unsure as to his whereabouts. Zacharey “Tayler” Wilks never arrived at his... (Continue reading)

Lompoc teens arrested for torture and killing a rabbit

Three Lompoc teens — ages 13, 14 and 15 — stole a neighbor’s pet rabbit, then used a dog, knife and hatchet to torture and kill the animal, according to the city’s police department. When confronted, the teens allegedly threatened... (Continue reading)

Lompoc man of the year facing life in prison for child molestation

A longtime public servant and former Lompoc man of the year is facing life in prison after pleading guilty to 17 counts of child molestation charges. Anthony Michael Durham, 67, is expected to spend the rest of his life in... (Continue reading)