Articles Tagged With ‘Santa Maria’

Officer shoots carjacker in Santa Maria, video released

By KAREN VELIE The Santa Maria Police Department released video on Friday of an officer shooting a carjacker in Santa Maria in December. On Dec. 15, 24-year-old Francisco Gomez allegedly stole a woman’s car at gunpoint.  Shortly afterwards, a patrol... (Continue reading)

Construction site fire injures three people in Santa Maria

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A fire at a construction site injured two men and a woman in Santa Maria early Tuesday morning. Shortly after midnight, a caller reported a recreational vehicle engulfed in flames at a construction site in the 3500... (Continue reading)

Two pedestrians hit by a car in Santa Maria in about 30-minute span

In a span of about 30 minutes Wednesday evening, two pedestrians were struck by a vehicle in Santa Maria. [Cal Coast Times] First, shortly before 7 p.m., a vehicle struck a pedestrian in the 300 block of W. Main Street,... (Continue reading)

85-year-old pedestrian hit and killed in Santa Maria

A driver struck an 85-year-old pedestrian who was walking on a Santa Maria street Wednesday evening, and the elderly man ended up dying as a result of the collision. [Cal Coast Times] Shortly before 6 p.m., callers reported a collision... (Continue reading)

Two men shot and killed in Santa Maria in two days

An 18-year-old Santa Maria man died of gunshot wounds early Saturday, just two days after a 21-year-old man was shot and killed. [Cal Coast Times] Shortly after 1 p.m. on Saturday, police responded to reports of gunshots in the area... (Continue reading)

Another person shot and killed in Santa Maria

A male victim was shot and killed in Santa Maria Thursday night, according to the city’s police department. [Cal Coast Times] At about 10:25 p.m., a shooting occurred in the area of Bunny Avenue and Blosser Road. Officers arrived and... (Continue reading)

Phony attorney allegedly scammed Santa Maria farmworkers

By JOSH FRIEDMAN An unlicensed legal consultant pretending to be an attorney allegedly scammed immigrant farmworkers on the Central Coast, resulting in two individuals paying a combined total of $12,000 in legal fees, only to have deportation proceedings initiated against... (Continue reading)

Santa Maria chase morphs into deadly apartment fire

An attempted traffic stop in Santa Maria on Tuesday turned into a chase that ended with a man and his girlfriend barricading themselves in an apartment bathroom and setting the home on fire. The man died, and his girlfriend was... (Continue reading)

Motorcyclist killed, passenger seriously injured in Nipomo crash

For the fourth time in a span of 36 days, a motorcyclist died in a South County crash. [Cal Coast Times] At about 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, John Ricker, 62, of Arroyo Grande was stopped at the intersection of Wineman... (Continue reading)

Morro Bay police arrest serial burglars

Morro Bay police officers were able to track down and arrest a pair of Santa Maria women who were allegedly using methamphetamine and committing numerous thefts, by trailing a stolen credit card. [Cal Coast Times] Over the past few days,... (Continue reading)