Articles Tagged With ‘Santa Maria’




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Armed Santa Maria gangster flees police

A gathering of gang members at a local park morphed into a police chase and six arrests on Wednesday, according to the Santa Maria Police Department. [Cal Coast Times] At about 3:30 p.m., gang members were reportedly gathered at Preisker... (Continue reading)

Santa Maria teenager killed in crash on dirt road

A 16-year-old girl was killed and her sister was injured in a car crash on a dirt road off Tepusquet Canyon Road east of Santa Maria on Thursday, according to the CHP. [Cal Coast Times] During the late afternoon, Jane... (Continue reading)

Arson suspected in Santa Maria department store fire

A fire broke out inside a Santa Maria department store Tuesday night, and fire officials suspect the blaze may have been set intentionally. [Cal Coast Times] At about 10 p.m., the fire started in Fallas, located in the Town Center... (Continue reading)

Victor Martinez sentenced to life in prison for Marilyn Pharis murder

Victor Martinez was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole on Monday for the rape and murder of Marilyn Pharis, in a courtroom filled with Pharis’ family and friends. Martinez did not look at those who spoke... (Continue reading)

3 Santa Maria men arrested for rape and pimping of a minor

Santa Maria police rescued an underage prostitute and arrested three men on various charges ranging from rape to pimping of a minor. [Cal Coast Times] After a report of prostitution, Santa Maria detectives contacted the victim, as well as three... (Continue reading)

13-year-old Santa Maria boy shot by brother

A Santa Maria teen is in jail after he shot and critically wounded his 13-year-old brother on Saturday afternoon, according to Santa Maria police. Police believe the shooting was accidental. [Cal Coast Times] Shortly after noon, Santa Maria Police officers... (Continue reading)

Santa Maria pastor accused of sexual assault, harassment

A former Santa Maria pastor who stepped down from his position last year allegedly sexually harassed, battered and assaulted a female church goer, according to a lawsuit filed in Santa Barbara County court. The lawsuit also names the ex-pastor’s wife,... (Continue reading)

Grover Beach women supplied oil field meth ring

A Grover Beach woman is facing a mandatory minimum sentence of 10 years to life in prison and a $10 million fine after pleading guilty in federal court to conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine as part of an oil field drug... (Continue reading)

Wallace case moved to Santa Maria after Guerrero appointed judge

The felony conflict of interest case against former South San Luis Obispo County Sanitation District administrator John Wallace is moving to Santa Maria following the appointment of a controversial attorney to the SLO County bench. Wallace is facing four felony... (Continue reading)

Santa Maria shooting leaves man in critical condition

A man was shot in the chest early Monday morning in Santa Maria. He is in critical condition, according to the city’s police department. Shortly before 1 a.m., the gang related shooting occurred on the 900 block of West El... (Continue reading)



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