Articles Tagged With ‘San Luis Obispo County District Attorney’s Office’

Serial arsonist convicted of setting fire near SLO Elks Lodge

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A San Luis Obispo man and serial arsonist faces at least 25 years in prison after a jury on Friday convicted him of intentionally setting a fire that burned a homeless camp near the SLO Elks Lodge.... (Continue reading)

SLO judge commits pedophile to state hospital

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A San Luis Obispo judge ruled that a serial child molester is a sexually violent predator and must stay in the custody of the California Department of State Hospitals. Following a four-day court trial, Judge Timothy Covello... (Continue reading)

Newsom reverses parole for Atascadero woman who killed CHP officer

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Gov. Gavin Newsom on Wednesday reversed the parole of an Atascadero woman who struck and killed a CHP officer, for which a jury convicted her of second-degree murder and gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated. At 22 years... (Continue reading)

Man sentenced to 142 years to life for sexually abusing two children

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A San Luis Obispo County judge on Wednesday sentenced a San Jose man to more than 142 years to life in prison for molesting two children.  Marco Antonio Navabarrera, 47, committed the crimes between 2015 and 2019,... (Continue reading)

Video shows altercation between driver and protesters in SLO

  By JOSH FRIEDMAN The attorney representing a Black Lives Matter activist facing misdemeanor false imprisonment charges has released previously withheld drone footage of a car colliding with a protester on Highway 101 in San Luis Obispo and another demonstrator... (Continue reading)

No trial for SLO doctor arrested for narcotics abuses after DA fails to arraign her in time

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A judge dismissed on Monday the felony charges against a San Luis Obispo doctor accused of running a prescription drug pill mill after prosecutors failed to arraign her in time and the statute of limitations expired. [Cal... (Continue reading)

Detectives recover $250,000 in silver stolen from rural Paso Robles

A man who recently lost approximately $250,000 worth of silver to theft has gotten it all back, according to the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office. [Cal Coast Times] On Nov. 24, sheriff’s deputies took a burglary report from a... (Continue reading)

Why were violent Paso Robles bank robbery suspects released?

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Two of the three suspects arrested for robbing Chase Bank in Paso Robles last week have been let out of jail, and San Luis Obispo County prosecutors have yet to file charges against any of the men.... (Continue reading)

Arroyo Grande campaign worker charged with vandalism

By KAREN VELIE A Caren Ray for mayor campaign worker with a history of vandalism and stealing campaign signs has been charged with felony vandalism for allegedly damaging more than $4,000 in city, business, campaign and personal property during the... (Continue reading)

Judge rules Dan Dow can personally prosecute case

Judge Barry LaBarbera ruled Friday that San Luis Obispo County District Attorney Dan Dow can personally try a sexual assault case against a Cambria man. [Cal Coast Times] Last month, attorney Ilan Funke-Bilu filed a motion that Dow should be... (Continue reading)