Articles Tagged With ‘Morro Bay Police Department’




Morro Bay sex offender missing

A convicted child molester and a registered sex offender has disappeared, and Morro Bay police are turning to the public for help locating the man. John Joseph Garcia Jr. was living in the 700 block of Morro Bay Boulevard. Garcia... (Continue reading)

Morro Bay hires new chief after dropping police outsourcing plan

Months after dropping a plan to disband its police department, the city of Morro Bay has selected a new police chief. Gregory Allen, currently the acting police chief of the Salinas Valley city of Greenfield, served more than 30 years... (Continue reading)

Morro Bay city manager searching for another job

Morro Bay City Manager David Buckingham applied for a job in a Montana city of approximately 7,000 people and is now a finalist for the position. Buckingham has spent a little more than two years as Morro Bay’s top executive.... (Continue reading)

Man’s body found near Morro Rock identified

Authorities have identified a body found in the water near Morro Rock Saturday morning as that of Raymond Garland Reade, 74. Reade was a resident of Los Osos. The San Luis Obispo County coroner ruled Reade’s death a suicide based... (Continue reading)

Morro Bay sex offender arrested for murder

A registered sex offender from Morro Bay is in jail for allegedly murdering his father at their home at 419 Napa Avenue. On Friday, Morro Bay police officers arrested William Joel Schonberger, 22, for allegedly killing a 59-year-old relative at... (Continue reading)

Man’s body found in Morro Bay waters

A man in his 50s was pronounced dead Saturday morning after his body was found in the water near Morro Rock. Morro Bay police said the death does not appear to be suspicious. Shortly before 9 a.m., Morro Bay police... (Continue reading)

Man suspected of killing relative in Morro Bay

A 23-year-old man is in jail for allegedly killing a 59-year-old Morro Bay man. The suspect and victim are believed to be related, according to the Morro Bay Police Department. Shortly before 6 a.m., the a California Highway Patrol officer... (Continue reading)

Lypps acquitted of killing his wife in formerly cold Morro Bay case

Following a cold case DNA discovery and twists and turns in court, a Morro Bay murder case ended Monday without a conviction. A San Luis Obispo County jury found Nipomo man James Lypps not guilty of murdering his wife at... (Continue reading)

Alleged arsonist arrested for setting two fires in Morro Bay

Authorities arrested a suspected arsonist for setting two fires in Morro Bay Tuesday evening. Officials have yet to release the suspect’s identity. [KSBY] Shortly after 5 p.m., the fires were discovered along a trail on Black Hill between Morro Bay... (Continue reading)

Trial begins in formerly cold Morro Bay murder case

Trial has finally begun in the murder case involving a Nipomo man accused of having murdered his wife at the couple’s then-Morro Bay home in 2009. The prosecution says James Lypps, 66, strangled and then drowned his wife, while the... (Continue reading)