Most wanted Texas fugitive captured in Cayucos

San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s deputies captured a Texas fugitive who had been on the run for more than seven months in Cayucos on Sunday.

Blake Everett Reed, 32, of Hawkins, Texas, had been on the Texas 10 Most Wanted list for charges including aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, assaulting a public servant, harassing a public servant and evading arrest with a vehicle. Read More …

Morro Bay shoplifter tracked down in stolen vehicle

A shoplifting incident on Saturday at a hardware store in Morro Bay led to the arrests of three San Luis Obispo County residents and the discovery of a stolen vehicle.

Shortly before 2 p.m., an employee at Miner’s Ace Hardware in Morro Bay reported a man had picked up an item from the store and then fled without paying. Read More …

Santa Maria teen allegedly kidnaps girl, tries to rape her

An 18-year-old Santa Maria man is in jail after he allegedly assaulted, kidnapped and attempted to rape a 15-year-old acquaintance on Wednesday. B

Shortly after 2 p.m., Nicholas Padilla was driving in the 2600 block of W. Main Street in Santa Maria with the girl when he stopped his car and began striking the girl with his hands. Read More …