Articles Tagged With ‘Santa Maria’




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)

Police evacuate lobby after Arroyo Grande man brings suspicious package

Santa Maria police evacuated the lobby of their own station on Monday after an Arroyo Grande man arrived with a suspicious package that contained a powdery substance. [Cal Coast Times] Joseph Skoda, an Arroyo Grande resident and United States Air... (Continue reading)

Suspect attempts to abduct girl walking to school in Santa Maria

Santa Maria police are searching for a man who allegedly attempted to abduct a girl who was walking to school Monday morning. [Cal Coast Times] At about 9 a.m., the man was following the girl in a black truck, according... (Continue reading)

Neighbor shoots Santa Maria father over toddlers making noise

Angry over noises coming from two young children in an upstairs apartment, a Santa maria man allegedly shot the children’s father on Saturday. [KCOY] Shortly before 2 p.m., the currently unnamed assailant began banging on the ceiling of his apartment... (Continue reading)

Santa Maria man gets four-year sentence for accidental shooting death

A Santa Maria man who shot and killed his 13-year-old brother in what authorities described as an accident received a four-year prison sentence on Thursday. [KSBY] On Feb. 3, Fernando Navarro, 19, shot and wounded Leonardo Navarro in the 600... (Continue reading)

Police arrest Santa maria teen for making threats

Santa Maria police officers arrested a juvenile Sunday for making a criminal threat against Pioneer Valley High School. [Cal Coast Times] Earlier in the day, officers learned of a threat posted on social media that was directed at the Santa... (Continue reading)

Drive-by shooter fires into car and home in Santa Maria

Santa Maria police are searching for the person or persons who shot into a home and a car causing minor injuries to one victim late Friday evening, police said. [Cal Coast Times] Shortly before 11 p.m., shots were fired into... (Continue reading)

Teenage counterfeiter passed fake bills at school

A school resource officer at Pioneer Valley High School in Santa Maria busted a 13-year-old boy on Thursday for attempting to pass a $100 counterfeit bill at the school store. [Cal Coast Times] Officers then searched the teen’s home, where... (Continue reading)

Santa Maria man shot, stabbed, killed

Santa Maria police are investigating the violent murder of a man who was found with gunshot and stabs wounds early Saturday morning. [Cal Coast Times] Shortly before 1 a.m., dispatchers sent officers to the area of Sunrise Drive and Bradley... (Continue reading)

Suspect stabs woman in Santa Maria motel

An unidentified man stabbed a woman at a Santa Maria motel early Tuesday morning. [Cal Coast Times] The woman survived the stabbing which occurred at about 2:30 a.m. at the Colonial Motel at 1866 South Broadway. The victim is reportedly... (Continue reading)