Articles Tagged With ‘Santa Maria Police Department’

Dystiny Myers murder suspect was a police informant

By KAREN VELIE One of the people accused of participating in the violent murder of Dystiny Myers was an informant for the Santa Maria Police Department gang suppression unit, a detective testified on Monday. Ty Michael Hill is facing the... (Continue reading)

Thanksgiving day drive-by shooting in Santa Maria

A passenger traveling in a vehicle shot a man in Santa Maria early Thanksgiving morning. [KCOY] Santa Maria police say that a four-door, white Acura pulled up to a man walking home on the 600 block of W. Cypress Steet... (Continue reading)

Santa Maria teen claims officer raped her

A former Police Explorer in Santa Maria filed a federal lawsuit on Aug. 7 against the city, members of its police department and the estate of Officer Albert Covarrubias Jr., alleging that Covarrubias used his position of authority to rape... (Continue reading)

Atascadero man steals police car for bank robbery get away

An Atascadero man allegedly robbed a Chase Bank in Santa Maria, fought with an officer and stole a Santa Maria police car before injuring several people in a series of collisions. [KSBY] Phillip Craig Bailey, 43, allegedly told the teller... (Continue reading)

Bomb threat shuts down Santa Maria police station

A suspicious  metal box left at the Santa Maria police station has resulted in the evacuation of buildings in the area and the shutting of streets around the department, Corporal Alfredo Ruiz said. Department staff requested assistance from the Santa... (Continue reading)

Santa Maria police shoot and kill another suspect

Santa Maria police officers shot and killed a man Thursday following a high-speed chase. This is the fourth recent officer involved shooting in north Santa Barbara County and the second time in less than a week that a suspect involved... (Continue reading)

Man shot, killed by Santa Maria police

A man chased by authorities through the streets of Santa Maria died of multiple gunshot wounds Tuesday night after investigators say he confronted a police officer with a gun. (KCOY) It was another in a string of officer-involved shootings in... (Continue reading)

Shooting of Santa Maria police officer deemed justified

After Santa Maria police discovered one of their own was possibly having sex with a 17-year-old, they worked with the girl to get him to admit to the crime. When two officers, including his cousin, attempted to arrest officer Alberto... (Continue reading)

Teen files claim of rape against officer

The teenager who allegedly had a sexual relationship with Santa Maria police Officer Alberto Covarrubias Jr. has filed a claim against the city that alleges department officials knew about the illicit relationship as far back as New Year’s Eve. [KCOY]... (Continue reading)

Oceano man arrested for sexual assault

Santa Maria police arrested an Oceano man on Friday for allegedly sexually assaulting three girls over several years. Gildardo Maximino Mendoza, 48, is charged with aggravated sexual assault of a child under 14 and committing lewd and lascivious acts on... (Continue reading)