Articles Tagged With ‘Santa Maria’

Santa Maria police officer admitted illicit relationship

At a contentious Santa Maria City Council meeting, the police chief said prior to the shooting death of Officer Albert Covarrubias Jr., the department taped the officer admitting he had sexual contact with a 17-year-old girl. [KSBY] On Tuesday night,... (Continue reading)

KCOY Underground asking viewers to boycott

The KCOY Underground is asking viewers to boycott KCOY News in February as part of an attempt to force the station back to local broadcasting and make a change in ownership. In early January, KCOY laid off meteorologist Jim Byrne... (Continue reading)

Santa Maria police officer shot by best friend

The father of the Santa Maria police officer who was shot and killed while on duty Saturday morning by a fellow officer describes the shooter as his son’s best friend. [KSBY] Officer Matt Kline had attempted to arrest Albert Covarrubias,... (Continue reading)

Santa Maria police officer accused of sex with teen

The Santa Maria police officer who was shot and killed earlier today allegedly had a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old girl, Chief Dan Macagni said. Police discovered the 29-year-old suspect knew he was going to be arrested for sexual misconduct... (Continue reading)

Santa Maria police officer kills another officer

Santa Maria police shot and killed a fellow officer early today while attempting to serve a warrant on the man for alleged sexual misconduct against a minor. [KCOY] Department officials are not releasing the identity of the dead officer until... (Continue reading)

KCOY lays off 13 people

UPDATE: KCOY laid off meteorologist Jim Byrne and 12 others on Wednesday. KCOY parent company Cowles California Media Company is consolidating in order to cut costs, inside sources said. Many news staffers will be replaced with its Salinas news team which... (Continue reading)

South SLO County shooter hits three homes

A ground and air search for a shooter responsible for peppering homes on three streets with bullets Sunday afternoon ended after San Luis Obispo Sheriff deputies discovered a man target shooting with a rifle on the north side of the... (Continue reading)

Santa Maria police officers shot each other

The only bullets fired in Thursday’s fusillade killing a 24-year-old Santa Maria man and wounding two officers came from police weapons. A local newspaper initially reported that the fatally wounded man, Samyr Ceballos, started a shootout. “Never once did I... (Continue reading)

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)