Santa Maria Crime
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Recent Crime News
Thursday | via Edhat
Today is National Social Media Day, a term to describe a variety of community platforms that took the internet by storm less than 10 years ago. Since we're chatting about the Facebooks and Twitters of the world, there is just one more day to vote for your favorite Santa Barbara themed photos from our Day and Night Photo Contest. Comment?
Tuesday Jun 28 | via Edhat
Considerable clouds early. Some decrease in clouds later in the day. High around 75F. Comment?
Monday Jun 27 | via Noozhawk
A Santa Maria man was arrested Monday after allegedly brandishing a firearm during a dispute, according to the Santa Maria Police Department . Comment?
Friday Jun 24 | via Noozhawk
The case against a man charged in connection with a dead dog tossed at a group of teachers rallying in Orcutt was continued to July 29, when a judge on Friday ordered the defendant to show up for the hearing. Ryan Durazo, 20, of Orcutt and a 17-year-old minor were charged in connection with the March 18 incident. Comment?
Wednesday Jun 22 | via Noozhawk
A defense attorney is challenging the legality of the search that led Santa Maria police officers to discover the body of a 15-year-old girl's newborn baby, which had suffered knife wounds and was found stuffed in a plastic bag hidden behind shoes in a bathroom vanity. The circumstances surrounding the arrest of the girl earlier this year came to light Wednesday in a Santa Maria Juvenile Court h earing before Judge Arthur Garcia. Comment?
Wednesday Jun 15 | via Noozhawk
With Fourth District Supervisor Peter Adam casting the lone nay vote, the board approved a budget that county officials agreed reflects an improving fiscal environment as the effects and cuts of the recession begin to fade. In all, the budget outlines just over $1 billion in operating expenses - up 3 percent from last year - and slightly more in operating revenue, which amounts to a 4.8-percent increase over last year's funding . Comment?
Wednesday Jun 15 | via San Jose Mercury News
A man wanted in the fatal shooting of a businessman at his Oakland live-work space last week has died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, authorities said Wednesday. Gale Lee Boyd, 46, of Las Vegas, was declared brain-dead June 11, a day after he shot himself during a standoff in Santa Maria, in Santa Barbara County, sheriff's officials said. Comment?
Wednesday Jun 15 | via Cal Coast News
Cal Poly police made three arrests in a span of less than five hours Sunday night and early Monday morning. One of the arrests followed a police chase involving a motorcyclist on a stolen bike. Comment?
Saturday Jun 11 | via Cal Coast News
A homicide suspect from Oakland barricaded himself inside a white van at a Santa Maria truck stop on Friday morning before shooting himself during a standoff with law enforcement. Calstar personnel transported the injured suspect to a local hospital where he is being treated for a single gunshot wound. Comment?
Friday Jun 10 | via SFGate
The suspect in an East Oakland slaying was holed up in this white van for several hours at Santa Barbara County truck stop before shooting himself, officials said. The boulders were there before he arrived. 1 comment
Friday Jun 10 | via KRON 4
The suspect in a fatal shooting in East Oakland on Thursday morning has been admitted to a hospital in Santa Barbara County with a self-inflicted gunshot wound following a standoff with officers there on Friday, Santa Barbara County sheriff's officials said. The suspect is wanted by Oakland police for the fatal shooting of a 30-year-old man at a live-work space in the 1000 block of 22nd Avenue, west of Interstate Highway 880 and near the Embarcadero and the Oakland Estuary, at about 10:05 a.m. Thursday, according to Santa Barbara County Sheriff's officials. Comment?
Thursday Jun 9 | via Edhat
On June 8, 2016, at about 2201 hours, officers were sent to the 200 block of N. Smith Street regarding a subject suffering from a gunshot wound. Upon arrival officers located a male adult who sustained injuries consistent with a gunshot wound. Comment?
Thursday Jun 9 | via Cal Coast News
A man suffered a gunshot wound in Santa Maria late Wednesday night. He survived and is in stable condition in the hospital. Comment?
Thursday Jun 2 | via Noozhawk
Animal's owners and community members attend Santa Maria hearing for man accused of throwing dead poodle out of a truck into a group of rallying teachers Orcutt sisters Jackie and Ashley Schwark each hold a Beanie Baby made in honor of the namesake of Davey's Voice, a group formed after an animal torture case in Santa Barbara. Thursday marked the first scheduled court date for the man accused of tossing their dead dog from a truck in Orcutt in March. Comment?
May 30, 2016 | via Noozhawk
A man accused of human-trafficking two females will be tried on the charges, a Santa Barbara County Superior Court judge ruled last week. The preliminary hearing for Marcale Emon Alexander, who is from the Bakersfield area, occurred before Judge John McGregor, who determined that enough evidence exists to hold the defendant to answer to the charges. Comment?
May 30, 2016 | via Cal Coast News
A 52-year-old Santa Maria man was sentenced to more than 177 years in prison for raping and robbing women in San Luis Obispo County at gunpoint. His victims were prostitutes. Comment?
May 26, 2016 | via Edhat
SMPD detectives arrested three additional suspects in the stabbing murder of Marcos Ramos. Ramos was killed on January 25, 2016, in the area of Suey and Donovan. Comment?
May 26, 2016 | via Noozhawk
Pena, also referred to as Marcos Ramos, was fatally stabbed after a confrontation in the 1600 block of Donovan Road on Jan. 5, according to authorities. Police arrested two 16-year-old male juveniles and one 17-year-old male juvenile, all of Santa Maria, this week without incident. Comment?
May 25, 2016 | via Noozhawk
A 20-year-old Santa Maria man and a 17-year-old minor have been told to report to court to answer charges stemming from a dead dog tossed at teachers during a union rally in Orcutt two months ago. Ryan Durazo, 20, was sent a letter with instructions to appear at Santa Barbara County Superior Court in Santa Maria for arraignment in Department 9 at 8:30 a.m. June 2, Chief Deputy District Attorney Mag Nicola said. Comment?
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