Articles Tagged With ‘Santa Maria’




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Santa Maria teen who killed her baby sentenced to group home

A Santa Maria teen convicted of killing her newborn will go to a group home, rather than spending time at a state juvenile facility. [KCOY] Last January, the teen, who is referred to in court as Maribel S., gave birth... (Continue reading)

Surgeon left syringe in patient’s stomach at Santa Maria hospital

A 54-year-old woman left Marian Regional Medical Center in Santa Maria free of a tumor that had formed in her uterus. Little did the woman know that she left the hospital with something new inside her body, a surgical syringe.... (Continue reading)

Alleged sex abuse victim recants but judge dismisses her testimony

A 15-year-old girl who accused her relative, a Santa Maria youth basketball coach, of molesting her over the course of multiple years took to the witness stand Monday and recanted her story. Nonetheless, a judge ruled the alleged victim’s testimony... (Continue reading)

Note leads to grenade found near Orcutt

A man walked into the Santa Maria airport Saturday morning, handed a note to a TSA agent and then left. The note led authorities to a field south of Orcutt where they discovered a grenade. [KSBY] Around 10:30 a.m., sheriff’s... (Continue reading)

Men accused of murdering Marilyn Pharis to appear in court

The two men accused of sexually assaulting and murdering Santa Maria woman Marilyn Pharis, 64, are due to appear in court this week for preliminary hearings. [KSBY] Last week, Santa Barbara County prosecutors announced they would not pursue the death... (Continue reading)

Santa Maria chief admits to fabricating news, local press angry

Santa Maria Police Chief Ralph Martin has admitted to fabricating a story about two Guadalupe men being arrested for identity theft, a tale local media subsequently reported. Martin said he made up the story in order to save the lives... (Continue reading)

Speeding thieves nearly rear-end cop on Highway 101

Eight Santa Maria residents traveling in a stolen SUV nearly rear-ended an officer Monday evening on Highway 101 after coming up behind his vehicle at a speed of 94 mph. [KSBY] After evading an accident, the police officer stopped the... (Continue reading)

Deputies break up Santa Maria cockfight

Acting on an anonymous tip, law enforcement officers broke up a cockfighting tournament taking place east of Santa Maria on Sunday, according to the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office. The tournament allegedly attracted individuals from Los Angeles, Santa Barbara and... (Continue reading)

Did Santa Maria police set a suspect’s house on fire?

The Santa Maria Police Department SWAT team put an end to a multi-hour standoff by firing chemical agents into a domestic violence suspect’s home. Shortly after the chemicals were deployed, the house caught on fire, according to the police department.... (Continue reading)

Car with Trump bumper sticker torched in Santa Maria

An arsonist allegedly set fire to a car in Santa Maria on Sunday that had a Donald Trump bumper sticker. [KCOY] On Sunday evening, a driver parked a green Ford Mustang in a lot in front of the popular El... (Continue reading)



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