Articles Tagged With ‘San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office’


San Luis Obispo County Sheriff – Coroner About Us
Formed in 1850, the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office is the oldest and largest law enforcement agency in the county, with enforcement covering over 3,200 square miles. In addition to being the primary law enforcement agency for San Luis Obispo County, the Sheriff is responsible for coroner services, the county jail which houses over 500 inmates, the civil division, and special investigations units like the Gang Task Force, Special Problems Unit, Narcotics Unit, Records and Warrants, Sheriff & EMS dispatch facility, Search and Rescue, the Posse Unit, Aero Squadron and Dive Team.

The Mission of the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office is to protect all life and property and to provide service, security, and safety to the community, as directed by law and moral responsibility.
http://www.slosheriff.org/



Pozo drug bust called into question

Police arrested eight people at a concert in Pozo last Sunday on various counts of minor drug dealing, causing some to question the cost of the large undercover operation and its questionable results. At the so-called “420 Festival” of more than... (Continue reading)

School secretary arrested for assaulting niece’s romantic rival

A San Miguel school secretary and two of her family members have been arrested for allegedly assaulting a pregnant teen in front of the victim’s two-year-old son, the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Department said. All three defendants in the case,... (Continue reading)

Nipomo death ruled a homicide

Police identified the body found on Bonita School Road as 32-year-old Pedro Gonzalez of Guadalupe. [KSBY] The San Luis Obispo Sheriff’s Department has ruled the death a homicide and continues to investigate. A passerby discovered Gonzalez’s body at 6:49 a.m.... (Continue reading)

Deputies investigating suspicious death in Nipomo

San Luis Obispo Sheriff detectives are investigating the suspicious death of a man found at 6:49 a.m. Monday on the side of Bonita School Road in front of an open field used for planting in Nipomo. Detectives are working to... (Continue reading)

Jail pink slips should send up a public safety S.O.S

By JOE CORTEZ San Luis Obispo Sheriff Pat Hedges recently had the unfortunate task of notifying 11 valued employees that they may soon be out of a job due to potential budget cuts in the upcoming fiscal year. The loss... (Continue reading)

Atascadero couple arrested for attempted murder

An Atascadero couple face charges of attempted murder, following a fight Friday night at Mr. Rick’s in Avila Beach. Michael Darrien Simmons, 43, and Janet Ella Simmons, 50, were both arrested by San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s deputies, after Michael... (Continue reading)

Deputies break up cock fight in Arroyo Grande

Acting on a tip, San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s deputies broke up a cock fight in Arroyo Grande Sunday morning, involving as many as 300 people. As officers arrived at 2109 Heidl Place around 10 a.m., the spectators began running... (Continue reading)

Candidate for Nipomo’s dumbest criminal

A Nipomo man has been arrested after he left a grocery store receipt with a name on it at a burglary he had committed in Guadalupe. The victim arrived home as Jeremy Carlos Madrigal, 38, was driving away with her belongings... (Continue reading)

Is Sheriff Hedges missing in action?

Is San Luis Obispo County Sheriff-Coroner Pat Hedges actively running the sheriff's department, or is he allowing a temporary employee to cover his repeated absences? Following the retirement of Undersheriff Steve Bolts on Jan. 1, Hedges declined to hire a permanent... (Continue reading)

Top two sheriff officials double and triple dipping

Though highly unusual, the methods San Luis Obispo County’s two top sheriff officials have adopted to double and even triple their incomes are entirely legal. In an interesting twist, San Luis Obispo County Under Sheriff Steve Bolts is taking home between... (Continue reading)