The previous owner of a King City towing company will testify for the prosecution in the King City Police Department corruption case, after pleading guilty Tuesday in court. 50-year-old Brian Miller pleaded guilty to both bribery and grand theft charges.
The Monterey County District Attorney's Office has offered Miller a lenient sentence of probation in exchange for his truthful testimony during upcoming court cases, prosecutor Steve Somers told KCBX.
Santa Maria Police are looking for a man they believe kidnapped and molested a girl this past Sunday night.
Investigators say the man took the girl from a common area at the apartment complex where she lived and escorted her to nearby Sanchez Elementary School where the lewd acts then took place. School was not in session at the time.
Sergeant Daniel Rios says the department has released the route, day and time that this crime occurred with hopes of generating more leads.
The King City Police Department is working to rebuild its force after embarrassing charges of corruption came to light this past February.
A total of six current and former officers--including the acting police chief at the time--were arrested for potential involvement in what prosecutors describe as a towing scheme targeting poor Latinos.
It's in this climate that the department is working to heal its relationship with the community, in part by adding new officers to the force.
Neighborhoods and police departments throughout the Central Coast are getting ready for Tuesday's National Night Out.
The annual event is designed for people to get to know there neighbors and local law enforcement in an effort to reduce crime.
Aside from the numerous local get-togethers, Sergeant Chuck Strange with the Lompoc Police Department says a block party will be held in the parking lot of Lompoc High School with free food and activities from 5 to 8 p.m.
In Santa Maria, a similar event takes place at Veterans Memorial Community Park and runs from 4 to 8p.
The city of Paso Robles offered $125,000 to settle a lawsuit by a former police officer who accused the department of traffic ticket quota system. The agreement was reached between the city and former officer Jon Tatro after opening statements of the trial concluded on March 13. The two parties signed the agreement March 20.