Articles Tagged With ‘Santa Maria Police Department’

10 suspects now in custody for Santa Maria murder

Santa Maria police arrested a 10th suspect Tuesday in the murder of Anthony Ibarra, whom officers found dead in the back of a U-Haul truck last month. [KCOY] Officers arrested 29-year-old Jason Castillo for murder with a gang enhancement shortly... (Continue reading)

Ninth suspect arrested in Ibarra murder

Santa Maria police have arrested a ninth suspect in connection with the brutal slaying of Anthony Ibarra. [KCOY] Officers arrested 19-year-old Verenisa Aviles on an outstanding warrant Monday and charged her with murder Tuesday after reviewing evidence. Aviles is the second... (Continue reading)

Santa Maria police release findings on U-Haul dumping murder

Three days after the conclusion of the Dystiny Myers murder trial, the Santa Maria Police Department released its finding into the investigation of another Santa Maria homicide victim whose body the alleged killers attempted to disappear. [KCOY] The police department... (Continue reading)

Body found in U-Haul parked in Orcutt

Three Santa Maria men are in jail on murder charges after police discovered a body inside a U-Haul truck parked in an Orcutt residential neighborhood. [Santa Maria Times] Santa Maria police received a tip from the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s... (Continue reading)

DA finds no crimes in shooting of Santa Maria officer

Following the disciplining of nine Santa Maria police officers for their roles in the shooting death of officer Alberto Covarrubias, Jr., Santa Barbara County District Attorney Joyce Dudley announced Tuesday that her office found no evidence of criminal action by... (Continue reading)

Nine Santa Maria police officers disciplined

Santa Maria Police Chief Ralph Martin fired two top managers and reprimanded seven officers Thursday in connection with the shooting death of officer Alberto Covarrubias, Jr. [KSBY] In Jan. 2012, police had discovered that Albert Covarrubias, Jr., 29, knew he... (Continue reading)

Santa Maria police fail to catch fleeing suspect

Santa Maria police officers captured the vehicle, but not the man they were chasing Monday afternoon. [KSBY] Officers chased after a stolen car in the 500 block of West Mill Street around 12:10 p.m. Monday, but ended the pursuit because... (Continue reading)

Parolee leads police chase from Santa Maria to Avila

Santa Maria police chased a wanted parolee driving a stolen vehicle through south San Luis Obispo County on Wednesday. [KCOY] Parole officials sought Bradley Larson, who was driving a stolen vehicle Wednesday morning with three passengers and methamphetamine inside. Larson... (Continue reading)

Marijuana deliveryman robbed in Santa Maria

A man robbed a medical marijuana delivery man at gunpoint Wednesday evening in Santa Maria. [Noozhawk] An employee of the Go Green Compassionate Care Collective was delivering medical marijuana to a patient when the robber approached him with a handgun... (Continue reading)

Santa Maria Police shoot and kill another suspect

In the latest in a string of officer involved shootings, Santa Maria Police shot and killed a man Sunday night at a home on East Sunset Avenue. This is the fifth officer involved shooting in the north Santa Barbara County... (Continue reading)