Articles Tagged With ‘Santa Maria Police Department’

Serial groper on a bike striking in Santa Maria

Santa Maria police are searching for a man reported to have sexually assaulted several women this month. [KSBY] The suspect has reportedly been riding a bicycle up to women and groping them from behind. Most of the reported assaults have... (Continue reading)

Los Osos man suspected of serial burglaries

In the past four days, law enforcement officers have twice arrested a Los Osos man accused of committing burglaries from Paso Robles to Los Angeles County. Arroyo Grande police arrested Ryan Antone Dutra, 35, on Sunday after receiving reports of... (Continue reading)

Santa Maria liquor store robber gets away

A man robbed a Santa Maria liquor store Sunday night and evaded capture. [KSBY] The robber entered El Ranchero Liquor Store on West Main Street around 9:45 p.m. on Sunday. He showed a gun and demanded money and merchandise from... (Continue reading)

Arroyo Grande community leader robs bank

The former president of the Arroyo Grande Rotary Club allegedly robbed a Wells Fargo Bank in Santa Maria on Saturday. Shortly after 9 a.m., Arthur McClay Watkins, wearing a ski mask and brandishing a handgun, entered the bank and demanded... (Continue reading)

Suspected hotel arsonist arrested

Santa Maria police arrested a 57-year-old man suspected of setting a fire early Saturday morning that injured seven and left dozens homeless. Shortly before 3 a.m., residents of the residential hotel at 215 Broadway reported the blaze. Firefighters arrived to... (Continue reading)

Shooting of Santa Maria suspect deemed justified

The Santa Barbara County District Attorney’s office ruled an officer involved shooting last year in Santa Maria was justified. [KCOY] On Aug. 12, 2013, Santa Maria police shot and killed a man who led them on a high-speed chase through... (Continue reading)

Paso Robles gas station robber caught in Santa Maria

Santa Maria police arrested a man Thursday who is accused of robbing a Paso Robles gas station on Monday. Following the robbery of the Shell gas station on 24th Street on Monday, Paso Robles police analyzed fingerprints and identified Azar... (Continue reading)

Police give up after more than 2 hour standoff

After a two and a half hour standoff complete with road closures, Santa Maria police gave up and left the scene. [KCOY] Friday at about 9 p.m., police responded to a 911 call from a woman who said her grandson... (Continue reading)

Murder suspect nabbed after high-speed chase

An Oceano murder suspect led San Luis Obispo Sheriff deputies on a high speed chase that ended in Guadalupe on Sunday. Sheriff investigators discovered Joseph Munoz, 35, traveling in a car driven by Cassandra Deleon, 24, of Santa Maria and... (Continue reading)

Santa Maria police searching for man who escaped custody

Santa Maria police officers are searching for a man who escaped custody. On Sunday, officers arrested Juan Coria Olayo, 24, on drug- and theft-related charges. After officers transported Olayo to the police department, the unattended suspect wiggled out of his... (Continue reading)