Articles Tagged With ‘Santa Maria’




Detective on the hook for faulty SWAT team raid

The 9th Circuit Court ruled Friday a Santa Maria couple can sue the detective whose faulty warrant led to a SWAT team storming their home in search of their son who was already in jail. [CourthouseNewsService] The Santa Maria Police... (Continue reading)

Santa Maria bank robbery suspect arrested

Law enforcement officers arrested a 45-year-old Santa Maria man on Sunday for allegedly robbing the Rabobank on North Broadway on Thursday. [KSBY] Officers took James Welbaum  into custody without incident in the area of Main and Pine streets in Santa... (Continue reading)

Brazen Santa Maria bank Robbery

FBI investigators and Santa Maria Police officers are investigating the Thursday robbery of the Rabobank on North Broadway in Santa Maria. At about noon, the robber passed a note written on the back of a deposit slip to a teller... (Continue reading)

Two police officers shot in Santa Maria

A gunman shot two Santa Maria Police officers before being shot and killed by police during a shootout that occurred shortly after 8 a.m. today on the 300 block of Agnes Avenue. [SantaMariaTimes] The two currently unnamed officers are undergoing... (Continue reading)

Atascadero appoints new police chief

The city of Atascadero announced the appointment of a new chief of police on Monday. Jerel Haley, currently a lieutenant with the Santa Maria police department, is slated to start his new post in mid-November. Former Atascadero Police Chief James... (Continue reading)

Central Coast residents owe millions in taxes

At least five Central Coast individuals may be targeted by a major legislative effort to penalize tax scofflaws by suspending professional or drivers’ licenses of the state’s worst offenders. Assemblyman Henry T. Perea (D-Fresno) has pushed his bill to the... (Continue reading)

Jackson’s family planned to help him flee a conviction

Michael Jackson’s family planned to fly the singer out of the United States rather than see him jailed if he was convicted at his 2005 child abuse trial in Santa Maria, his brother Jermaine Jackson told the Times of London... (Continue reading)

Woman thwarts carjacking attempt

Arroyo Grande police are hunting a knife-wielding, foul-smelling man who attacked a 25-year-old woman after she had stopped her car briefly in a residential neighborhood. The unidentified Santa Maria woman was left with minor injuries in the Sept. 6 incident,... (Continue reading)

Tony Cipolla joins KCOY

Former KSBY news anchor Tony Cipolla is heading to Santa Maria for a new TV gig with arch rival KCOY Channel 12. [Tribune] Next week, Cipolla will join Sara Cole as co-anchor of the morning show. Last October, KCOY began... (Continue reading)

SLO ad exec arrested for threatening an officer

Prosecutors in Santa Maria have filed a flurry of felony charges against a San Luis Obispo marketing executive for allegedly threatening a police officer, a charge partially refuted by video tape of the incident available on KCCN.tv. Jeffery Lind, 55,... (Continue reading)