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Owner’s Dog Unharmed by House-sitting Crooks

Photo: Stock Image Everyone needs a vacation once in a while, but travel plans can be problematic for home owners with pets. One solution, of course, is to engage the

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Missing License Plate Leads to DUI and Narcotics Arrest

Photo: Stock Image 23-year-old Solvang resident Eduardo Andres Sanchez made several mistakes when he got behind the wheel of his car and went for a drive just after the midnight

Santa Barbara

Three Arrested in Fatal Holiday Shooting

Photo: Stock Image A holiday house party at a Santa Maria residence on the afternoon of December 17, 2023 came to a violent end when three men attempted to rob

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Child Torture and Abuse Arrest

Photo: Stock Image It’s unlikely that 35-year-old Santa Maria resident Jenny Altaira Patino will soon be nominated as Mother of the Year if the felony charges filed against her by

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Pepper Balls Bring Standoff to End

Photo: Image of suspect Jacob Epifanio Lopez| San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office There was a time not long ago when any felony suspect refusing to comply with the lawful

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$250K Bail for Assault with Deadly Weapon with Vehicle and Firearm

Photo: Image of suspect Leonel Narcisco Sanchez | Santa Maria Police Department A two-month-long investigation by the Santa Maria Police Department’s Detective Bureau into the circumstances surrounding the February 1st

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High Schooler Arrested with Gun on Campus

Photo: Stock Image As if the high school years weren’t stressful enough for today’s teenagers, the thought of classmates walking around on campus while packing heat might be just enough

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Former Insurance Agent Convicted on 29 Counts Including Elder Abuse, Money Laundering

Former licensed insurance agent Brett E. Lovett, 53, of Camarillo, has reportedly been found guilty of 29 felony counts including grand theft, elder abuse, money laundering, and burglary. According to

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Online Sex Predator Arrested

Photo: Stock Image In a glaring example of the dangers lurking in online social media sites, where adult male sex predators troll personal profiles in search of young victims, Santa

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16 Felony Counts for Armed Jewel Thief

Photo: Stock Image For the past six weeks, the retail staff and management of jewelry stores in  the city of Santa Barbara—many of which cater to a clientele considered by