Arroyo Grande felon caught with meth, heroin and gun at traffic stop

A traffic stop conducted Wednesday afternoon in Oceano netted 9 grams of methamphetamine and approximately 6.5 grams of heroin, as well as a loaded handgun, each of which were found inside the vehicle of a felon from Arroyo Grande, according to the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office. Read More …

SLO County deputy may avoid jail time for DUI

A San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s deputy pleaded no contest Wednesday to DUI for driving above the legal limit at the Oceano Dunes. The deputy, who was not booked in jail after his arrest, is now facing a sentence of one day behind bars, which he could avoid serving by choosing community service instead. Read More …

Santa Maria men rob Nipomo resident at knifepoint

Two Santa Maria men allegedly robbed a Nipomo resident at knifepoint Sunday night, prompting a search of the area that involved a helicopter and a K-9.

At about 10:30 p.m., the victim who lives on the 1800 block of Louise Lane called 9-1-1 to report they had been robbed at knifepoint, according to the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office. Read More …

Girlfriend of Honor Farm walkaway facing state prison time for aiding escape

A woman who allegedly served as the getaway driver in her boyfriend’s escape from San Luis Obispo County Jail’s Honor Farm is facing a stiffer potential sentence than her boyfriend who broke free from custody. Read More …

Detectives searching for witness in missing Paso Robles woman case

San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s detectives are searching for a man who may have witnessed the disappearance of a 62-year-old Paso Robles woman who has been missing for more than a month. Though foul play has not been ruled out in the case, sheriff’s officials say the wanted man is not a suspect. Read More …

Judge threatens to fine state over SLO County Jail’s mental health inmates

A San Luis Obispo County judge is considering fining the California Department of State Hospitals over the continuing failure to accept mentally ill inmates.

For years, the mentally ill have languished in the county jail even though the court has ordered the sheriff’s department to either transfer the mentally ill inmates to ASH or the county’s psychiatric facility Read More …