Thursday, April 18 2013 8:15 PM EDT2013-04-19 00:15:46 GMT
SANTA MARIA - The eight men and two women charged in the Ibarra homicide case returned to Santa Maria Court with their attorneys to be formally arraigned on murder and various other charges that couldMore >>
D.A. still deciding whether to seek death penalty in killing of Anthony Ibarra.More >>
Wednesday, April 10 2013 3:24 PM EDT2013-04-10 19:24:32 GMT
SANTA MARIA - Eight men and two women are charged in the homicide of 28 year old Anthony Ibarra whom prosecutors say was beaten, tortured and killed last month in a home on West Donovan Road in what prosecutorsMore >>
Ten men and women are charged in gang-related, torture-involved killing of Anthony Ibarra last month.More >>
Tuesday, April 9 2013 8:18 PM EDT2013-04-10 00:18:48 GMT
SANTA MARIA - If you own a home and rent it out you can sit back and collect the rent. But you're still potentially liable for everything that happens on or in the property including if there is a homicide.More >>
Santa Maria home where authorities say Anthony Ibarra was tortured and killed was rented out.More >>
Friday, April 5 2013 9:24 PM EDT2013-04-06 01:24:04 GMT
SANTA MARIA - All nine suspects have been arrested for the murder of one man and all set to be arraigned in court next Wednesday. Seven defendants are charged with murder and could face the death penalty. TheMore >>
Conflict Defense Team attorneys work under contract with the Superior Court in cases where there are multiple defendants.More >>
Wednesday, April 3 2013 11:29 PM EDT2013-04-04 03:29:36 GMT
SANTA MARIA - 19 year old Verenisa Aviles is the latest defendant to be charged in what prosecutors say was a gang-related, torture killing of Anthony Ibarra in a home on West Donovan Street on March 17. PoliceMore >>
Verenisa Aviles is ninth defendant charged in the alleged gang-related, torture killing of Anthony Ibarra.More >>
Tuesday, March 26 2013 10:27 PM EDT2013-03-27 02:27:43 GMT
SANTA MARIA - Six of eight defendants in the Anthony Ibarra homicide are facing murder charges with special allegations that include lying in wait, kidnapping, torture, committing murder for a criminalMore >>
Six of eight defendants in the Anthony Ibarra homicide are facing murder charges with special allegations.More >>
Tuesday, March 26 2013 8:55 PM EDT2013-03-27 00:55:35 GMT
SANTA MARIA - Some of the suspects arrested and charged in the murder of Anthony Ibarra in Santa Maria last week were released from prison under AB 109. AB 109 is California's controversial state prisonMore >>
Controversial state prison realignment called into question with involvement of defendants in alleged gang-related murder.More >>
SANTA MARIA, Calif. - A possible lover's quarrel could explain why a body was dumped in the back of a U-Haul Tuesday in Orcutt.
Police are calling 42-year-old Reyes Gonzales, a well-known gang member, and the latest of four suspects charged in the murder of 28-year-old Anthony Ibarra.
"He was booked into the county jail for violating his probation and subsequently to that arrest he has now been charged with murdering in connection with the investigation that has been ongoing," said Sergeant Dan Cohen, Santa Maria Police Department.
The investigation began Monday at 1142 West Donovan where police found evidence that an assault had occurred. It wasn't until Tuesday morning Ibarra's body was found stuffed in the back of a U-Haul truck found parked in an Orcutt neighborhood.
At the time, police arrested Ramon Maldonado, also a well-known gang member according to police, along with Carmen Cardenas and Pedro Torres.
Central Coast News asked police if Ibarra's body had any markings on it. "It would be inappropriate for me to comment on the state of the evidence," said Cohen.
The district attorney's office is alleging torture was used in Ibarra's death which would open the door for the death penalty.
"I can tell you that I am confident that at least two individuals are known and documented members of street gangs in the Santa Maria or Guadalupe area," said Cohen.
Sources tell Central Coast News the victim has two young children with a woman named Sunni Sosa, who we've learned is Gonzales' sister. Gonzales was also arrested last year after a drug raid at a home in Orcutt and charged with being under the influence of a controlled substance, child endangerment and probation violation.
"Your Santa Maria Police Department is investigating this crime diligently and was brought to resolution quickly and we will continue to work hard on this case," explained Cohen.
All four suspects are expected back in court on Friday morning for a formal arraignment on the charges against them.
Saturday, May 25 2013 2:16 AM EDT2013-05-25 06:16:27 GMT
VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. - Vandenberg AFB officials tell Central Coast News that Highway 1 has been blocked off near the main gate. Officials say they are investigating a stolen van. Very littleMore >>
VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. - Vandenberg AFB officials tell Central Coast News that Highway 1 has been blocked off near the Santa Maria gate because a driver made threats to base defenders.More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 11:06 PM EDT2013-05-26 03:06:34 GMT
ATASCADERO, Calif. -- An arrest has been made in the murder of Atascadero State Hospital worker Colleen Barga-Milbury. Police arrested 49-year old Mark Alan Andrews, who they say lives in the same neighborhoodMore >>
An arrest has been made in the murder of Atascadero State Hospital worker Colleen Barga-Milbury.More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 10:13 PM EDT2013-05-26 02:13:15 GMT
PASO ROBLES, Calif. -- As more and more of you hit the road to get to your Memorial Day Weekend destination, California Highway Patrol Air Operations is keeping you safe on the road from the skies. CHPMore >>
As more and more of you hit the road to get to your Memorial Day Weekend destination, California Highway Patrol Air Operations is keeping you safe on the road from the skies.More >>
Saturday, May 25 2013 10:11 PM EDT2013-05-26 02:11:00 GMT
OCEANO, Calif. -- The Boys and Girls Club in Oceano got a special visit from the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's K9 and Search and Rescue Unit. It's all part of a grant from the Sheriff's DepartmentMore >>
The Boys and Girls Club in Oceano got a special visit from the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's K9 and Search and Rescue Unit.More >>