City of Santa Maria, California
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City of Santa Maria, California, News Briefs, Police Services

Santa Maria Police Department news briefs are generally posted on this webpage the same day they are issued. Briefs issued on weekends and holidays will be posted the following regular workday. Media organizations receive news briefs by e-mail (see below).

August 27: Checkpoint to be Held  
August 23: Homicide and Arrest   Suspect Photo (Ismael J. Cruz)
August 21: Attempted Homicide Arrest   Suspect Photo (Michael H. Santiago)
August 17: DUI Saturation Patrol Results  
August 16: DUI Checkpoint Results  
August 14: DUI Checkpoint to be Held  
August 11: Injury Traffic Collision, Miller at Betteravia  
August 11: Back to School 2014  
August 9: Search Warrant Arrest   Suspect Photo (Ruben M. Martinez)
August 3: Traffic Collision  
July 27: DUI Checkpoint Results  
July 25: Attempted Murder-Stabbing  
July 22: Missing Juvenile Found  
July 22: Missing Juvenile  
July 22: DUI Checkpoint Results  
July 20:
Police Explorer Competition
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Police Explorer Competition group photo

July 19: Assault with a Deadly Weapon   Suspect Photo (Marcello Alvarez)
July 19: DUI Checkpoint Results  
July 14: Drugs Possessed for Sale, Arrests   Suspect Photo (Ernest Johnson)
Suspect Photo (Richard Marinello)
Suspect Photo (Bobby Johnson)
Suspect Photo (Rochelle Depalma)
July 14: DUI Saturation Patrol  
July 13: Hit and Run Collision (gas leak)  
July 13: Gas Leak Hermosa  
July 11: Suspicious Package/Device  
July 11: Warrant Sweep  
July 11: Narcotics Search Warrant, Arrests   Suspect Photo (Dustin Palmer)
Suspect Photo (Kara Jeffords)
Suspect Photo (Alicia Starnes)
July 10: Results of Roving DUI Patrol  
July 10: Roving Patrol  
July 10: Court Sting  
July 9: Crime Stats   |  Part I Crimes 2012 and 2013  
July 7: Crime Statistics News Conference  
July 5: DUI Motorcycle Enforcement this Weekend  

Other newsworthy cases are Locally Wanted Persons

The City maintains a list of local news media contacts and requests the media's assistance to keep the list accurate and up-to-date. Local media professionals may contact Mark van de Kamp in the City Manager's Office at (805) 925-0951 ext. 372.

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