san luis obispo county sheriff's office

A Central Coast county has made a big move, hiring its first time ever full-time forensic pathologist.

San Luis Obispo County officials say the hiring is historic in multiple ways, because Dr. Joyce Carter is also the nation’s first African-American Chief Medical Examiner.

A Central Coast law enforcement agency is trying to be proactive in dealing with the homeless.

The San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office has launched what it’s calling a “Community Action Team.” The team funded by the county will have two deputies solely focused on homelessness issues in unincorporated areas of the county.

The team will look for people who come in regular contact with patrol deputies, and will try to get them connected with social service to get them help with problems like mental health issues or substance abuse.

Authorities are investigating the death of a 36 year old man in a Central Coast jail.

Andrew Chaylon Holland was found unconscious and unresponsive in a cell at the San Luis Obispo County Jail Sunday.

Sheriff’s office officials say because the Atascadero man had been striking and injuring himself, he was in a glass observation cell so he could be checked every 15 minutes. When he was unresponsive during a check, jail deputies and medical staff tried to revive him. They were unsuccessful.

An autopsy is pending. He had been under the care of a doctor.

A Central Coast man has been arrested on charges than he made, possessed, and distributed child pornography.

San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s office detectives say they received information that two ten year old girls in Minnesota had been sending nude photos of themselves to a man in Los Osos. Investigators say they determined that Ian Trent Shaw Anderson was sending child pornography back to the girls.