Articles Tagged With ‘Santa Maria Police Department’

Santa Maria man arrested for biting child

Santa Maria police arrested a man Saturday for allegedly biting a 2-year-old child. The child did not require medical treatment. Nevertheless, 25-year-old Raul Campos Herrera is facing charges of corporal injury to a child — a felony punishable by at... (Continue reading)

Day care provider arrested for child abuse and torture

Santa Maria police arrested a 50-year-old private day-care provider Tuesday on child-abuse and torture charges. After interviewing multiple victims and witnesses, officers obtained an arrest warrant for Georgina Imelda Ruiz-Bojorquez. Shortly after 9 a.m., officers arrested Ruiz-Bojorquez at her home.... (Continue reading)

Santa Maria meth dealer steals alcohol sting money

An alleged methamphetamine dealer offered to buy alcohol for a Santa Maria police operative and then attempted to walk away with the booze. [KEYT] On Friday, police failed in their attempt to catch liquor stores selling alcohol to minors and... (Continue reading)

Man jacks car and attempts to rape teen

Santa Maria police are looking for a man who stole a car and then attempted to rape a 16-year-old girl early Saturday morning. Shortly before 7 a.m., the teen was waiting in a car while a relative dropped several children... (Continue reading)

Santa Maria robbers target Taco Bell

In recent months, Santa Maria robbers have targeted liquor stores, convenience stores, Kmart and a steakhouse. On Monday, it was Taco Bell’s turn to get robbed. [KEYT] Just after 6 a.m., two masked gentlemen entered the Taco Bell located at... (Continue reading)

Santa Maria man attacks family with fire extinguisher

A Santa Maria man allegedly launched an unprovoked attack Thursday by breaking into a family apartment and spraying a fire extinguisher. [KEYT] Police arrested Jose Luis Picos, 48, who is accused of entering a Santa Maria apartment on 900 East... (Continue reading)

Teen shot in Santa Maria

A 16-year-old young man suffered a gunshot wound Wednesday afternoon in Santa Maria. [KSBY] The shooting occurred around 4:50 p.m. in the 1600 block of North Pine Street. The teen suffered a single wound and received treatment in a local... (Continue reading)

Hancock College athletes arrested for murder

Santa Maria police arrested two Allan Hancock Basketball players, including the leading scorer of the team, early Saturday morning for allegedly murdering a man on Dec. 30. Officers booked Ali Mohammed, 19, from Los Angeles, and Lavelle White, 22, from... (Continue reading)

Customers dine, snatch and dash in Santa Maria

A coupled opted not to pay for their dinner at a popular Santa Maria steakhouse Monday night, choosing instead to demand payment from the restaurant. [KEYT] Shortly before Cool Hand Luke’s steakhouse closed, a man and woman called the restaurant... (Continue reading)

Armed robbers hold up Santa Maria Kmart

Santa Maria police have caught one of two alleged robbers who displayed a knife as they made their escape from Kmart with stolen merchandise. [KSBY] Jorge Zamora, 39, allegedly entered Kmart around 9 p.m. with an unidentified man who grabbed... (Continue reading)