Santa Maria man facing life in prison for raping little girls

A Santa Barbara County jury convicted a Santa Maria man of committing numerous acts of molestation, including sexual intercourse, with two young girls. Manuel Ruiz Rios, 34, now faces life in prison, according to the Santa Barbara County District Attorney’s Office. Read More …

Serial thieves suspected of stealing from Paso Robles jewelry store

Paso Robles police are searching for a group of alleged serial thieves who burglarized a jewelry store on Tuesday.

At about 6:30 p.m., six individuals entered Siegel’s Jewelry at 739 12th Street, shortly before the store was closing. The group distracted employees and stole an undisclosed amount of jewelry.

It appears the group is responsible for a series of similar burglaries throughout the state of California, according to the Paso Robles Police Department. Read More …