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/



Sheriff’s spokesman Bryn in Parkinson’s corner

By DANIEL BLACKBURN Sheriff Pat Hedges won’t endorse a successor just yet, but his department spokesman isn’t bashful about trumpeting his choice. Rob Bryn wrote and distributed a press release last week announcing the candidacy of Ian Parkinson, a captain in... (Continue reading)

Deputies seeking sheriffs’ union split

By KAREN VELIE Members of the county’s largest and most influential union have mounted an aggressive campaign to divide the Deputies Sheriff’s Association (DSA) into two separate unions. If the action is successful, one union would be comprised of sworn peace officers,... (Continue reading)

Length of deputies’ visit to sheriff differs

By DANIEL BLACKBURN and KAREN VELIE How long did sheriff’s deputies spend at the home of Sheriff Pat Hedges and his wife, Sandy Oneal-Hedges, following a reported domestic disturbance? Official reports vary from more than an hour, to just 15 minutes,... (Continue reading)

War of the Hedges

By KAREN VELIE San Luis Obispo County Sheriff deputies responded Monday to a domestic disturbance call at the North County home of Sheriff Pat Hedges and his wife, Sandy Oneal-Hedges, according to the sheriff’s log. Sandy Oneal-Hedges called 911 at 5:36 p.m.... (Continue reading)

STAKEOUT CONFIDENTIAL: Seeing Guth and Yaguda in handcuffs

By THE EDITORS Law enforcement plans to grab Estate Financial Inc.’s principals some time Thursday raced through the investor community like rumors of rain during a drought. So we knew what was going to happen, we knew who, why, and where. But... (Continue reading)

EFI ‘s Guth, Yaguda arrested on multiple fraud charges

By KAREN VELIE and DANIEL BLACKBURN Beleaguered Estate Financial Inc. (EFI) principals Karen Guth and her son Joshua Yaguda were arrested Thursday morning on 26 felony charges. A parade of a dozen San Luis Obispo County Sheriff, District Attorney, and state vehicles... (Continue reading)

Commentary: Marijuana and the badge

By STACEY WARD When the sheriff came to town, backed by countless federal agents, to bust a legitimate, city-approved business, we could all breathe ahuge sigh of relief. No more squirrelly riff-raff posing as patients to get theirmarijuana fix. No more “medical”... (Continue reading)

FBI busts sheriff’s deputy Goossens for child porn

By DANIEL BLACKBURN and KAREN VELIE San Luis Obispo County Deputy Sheriff Bryan Goossens was arrested Monday by federal agents as part of a widespread roundup of suspected members of a child pornography ring. Two other county men also have been... (Continue reading)

UPDATE: Child sex groups horrific practices

A federal agent said today that a like-minded group which included San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Deputy Bryan Goossens and 51 others shared “very disturbing and graphic” images of children depicting bestiality and bondage. Calling the evidence “horrific,” Immigration and Customs... (Continue reading)

AG Brown “clarifies” muddy medical pot law

By DANIEL BLACKBURN California’s top prosecutor has dribbled out the maiden set of formal guidelines to help law enforcement interpret and apply medical marijuana laws, and San Luis Obispo County Sheriff Pat Hedges says he has found in them an ounce... (Continue reading)