Articles Tagged With ‘San Luis Obispo County Jail’




Fourth SLO County Jail inmate dies

By KAREN VELIE A 63-year-old Morro Bay man died shortly after collapsing at the San Luis Obispo County Jail early Sunday morning. He is the fourth man to die while incarcerated in the county jail in less than 12 months.... (Continue reading)

Did lack of oversight lead to jail deaths?

By KAREN VELIE A San Luis Obispo County Jail inmate, who died from a heroin overdose, had not been seen by jail personnel for more than 10 hours when deputies became aware of his death, according to the coroner’s report.... (Continue reading)

Attempted murder suspect met victim online

A San Luis Obispo man who allegedly assaulted a 27-year-old woman he met on a social media site, is now also charged with attempted murder. After meeting online, Timothy Hayes, 33, and his victim dated for two days before he... (Continue reading)

Accused child molester turns himself in

A man on the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office’s most wanted list turned himself in to authorities on Friday. Paul Jacob Speer, 39, is charged with 20 counts of committing lewd acts with a child under the age of... (Continue reading)

Sheriff says overdose killed jail inmate

The San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Department said the third man to expire while in custody this year died from an acute heroin overdose. On May 30, Timothy Richard Janowicz, 29, was found dead on his bunk at the San... (Continue reading)

Paso Robles city employee sentenced to jail

By KAREN VELIE A former Paso Robles building, parks and streets maintenance supervisor arrested for allegedly embezzling thousands of dollars from the city, was sentenced to 20 days in jail on May 27. Facing three felony charges of grand theft... (Continue reading)

Oceano woman arrested for mailing addiction withdrawal drugs

A 25-year-old Oceano woman was arrested earlier this month for mailing addiction withdrawal drugs to an inmate at the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Department County Jail Honor Farm. Deputies arrested Linda Vanessa Johns for sending a controlled substance to... (Continue reading)

Third SLO County Jail inmate dies this year

A 29-year-old Atascadero man was found dead on his bunk at the San Luis Obispo County Jail early Friday morning. He is the third man to die while in the county jail this year. Shortly after 5:30 a.m., several inmates... (Continue reading)

ASH patient arrested for murder

Atascadero State Hospital officials arrested a 34-year-old patient for murder Wednesday following the death of another inmate. [LA Times] On Wednesday, a patient-on-patient attack occurred in a dorm room around 2:15 p.m. Responders rushed the victim to the hospital’s urgent... (Continue reading)

Questions surround inmate’s death

By KAREN VELIE The mother of a man who died after being incarcerated in the San Luis Obispo County Jail is questioning why her son was placed in a cell rather than taken to a hospital after officers determined he... (Continue reading)