Articles Tagged With ‘San Luis Obispo County Jail’




Jailhouse death preceded by excess force claim

By KAREN VELIE and JOSH FRIEDMAN A 28-year-old man filed a $1.5 million lawsuit against the San Luis Obispo Police Department claiming officers physically assaulted him. He died less than two weeks later just hours after another encounter with city... (Continue reading)

San Luis Obispo County Jail inmate dies from H1N1 flu

Correction: The inmate had been in the jail for three months. A San Luis Obispo County Jail inmate died Monday of the H1N1 flu virus. The SLO County Sheriff’s Office confirmed that 35-year-old Rudy Joseph Silva was transported to Sierra... (Continue reading)

Pismo Beach man allegedly mailed meth to the jail

San Luis Obispo County deputies arrested a Pismo Beach man for allegedly sending his incarcerated girlfriend a greeting card containing methamphetamine in December. A deputy at the jail discovered meth wrapped in plastic and hidden in the card sent to... (Continue reading)

Former deputy remains in jail on bank robbery charge

Former Santa Barbara County sheriff’s deputy Bruce Valentine will remain in San Luis Obispo County on a bank robbery charge for at least two more weeks unless he can raise $250,000 bail. [Tribune] Valentine, 70, is charged with robbing Rabobank... (Continue reading)

Fake San Luis Obispo audiologist sentenced to jail

An Atascadero man who falsely claimed to be an audiologist was sentenced Monday to one year in jail. Even though he never attended college, Aaron Marquis, 46, passed himself off as a doctor. He saw patients and dispensed hearing aids... (Continue reading)

Moriarty accused of running a Ponzi scheme

Grover Beach financier Al Moriarty is accused of placing nearly $10 million of investor funds in his personal bank account, according to San Luis Obispo County District Attorney’s office investigators. Moriarty, 80, then used the funds to pay other investors,... (Continue reading)

Nipomo man pleads to sexual battery

A man who pled guilty to sexual battery in the attempted rape of a Nipomo woman is slated to be sentence to 180 days in San Luis Obispo County Jail on Wednesday. Christobal Hernandez Lopez Sr., 65, a former Nipomo... (Continue reading)

SLO offender arrested for soliciting sex from minors

San Luis Obispo police arrested a registered sex offender Thursday for soliciting sex from two minors. [Tribune] Michael George Johnson, 49, allegedly attempted to solicit sex from two social acquaintances and dissuade them from reporting themselves as victims. Johnson, whose... (Continue reading)

Stalker stabbed in Oceano

A 43-year-old man stopped by his girlfriend’s house early Wednesday morning and left with a hunting knife stuck in the right side of his body. On Tuesday, Donald Ralph Juarez left San Luis Obispo County Jail went to visit his... (Continue reading)

Hit and run driver arrested

California Highway Patrol officers arrested a man on Saturday who crashed into the back of a San Luis Obispo police vehicle before fleeing the scene. On Dec. 31, shortly after Sgt. Jeff Booth entered the highway from the Prado Road... (Continue reading)