Santa Maria, CA

Suspect Arrested After Vehicle and Foot Pursuit

Originally Published By: County of Santa Barbara Webpage:. ” Vandenberg Village, Calif. – A suspect who led deputies on a vehicle pursuit, followed by a foot pursuit has been arrested. On Saturday, August 6, 2022, at approximately 6:52 PM, deputies initiated a traffic stop of a vehicle in the area of Highway 135 and Foster Road in Orcutt. The driver of the vehicle failed to stop and drove towards the Lompoc area while committing numerous traffic violations. Additional resources from County Air Support, California Highway Patrol, Lompoc Police and a Sheriff’s K9 Unit responded to assist. Deputies learned that the registered owner of the vehicle, 29-year-old Clinton Cellona, had an outstanding no-bail felony warrant for his arrest.
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Lompoc Hit-and-Run Leaves One Injured, One Arrested on Monday

A hit-and-run in a parking lot outside of a discount dollar store in Lompoc Monday evening sent one woman to the hospital in critical condition, while the driver of the vehicle was arrested and booked into Santa Barbara County Jail, according to Lompoc Police. The incident occurred around 7 p.m....

Local LGBTQ group protests Hobby Lobby coming to SLO

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PG&E warns customers of emerging scam campaign

Company providing tips on how customers can protect themselves. – In recent weeks, Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) has received dozens of reports on an emerging scam: utility impostors demanding immediate payment for a SmartMeter deposit to avoid disconnection. PG&E is sharing tips to help customers recognize the signs of a scam so that they can avoid falling victim.

Santa Maria Regional Transit offering free bus rides on Thursday and Friday in preparation for the school year

The Santa Maria Regional Transit will be offering free bus rides to the public on Thursday and Friday this week, hoping families and students can try out the new school-based bus routes before the school year begins next week. The post Santa Maria Regional Transit offering free bus rides on Thursday and Friday in preparation for the school year appeared first on News Channel 3-12.

Suspect attempts to shoot carjacking victim, gun does not fire

An intoxicated 19-year-old man allegedly attempted to shoot a driver in the head during a carjacking in Lompoc on Saturday night. Shortly after 10 p.m., Jonathon Garcia allegedly pointed a gun at the head of a man in a vehicle on the 1300 block of North L Street and attempted to pull the trigger multiple times, without success. The man drove away and called 9-1-1.

New fire station could be in the works for downtown Solvang

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