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Booking Photo 06/12/2019: Todd Anthony Hortillosa (DOB 12/13/1977) Click to view article, Jury convicts Todd Anthony Hortillosa of the long-term molestation of three children.  He now faces a life sentence.

Jury convicts Todd Anthony Hortillosa of the long-term molestation of three children. He now faces a life sentence.

District Attorney Dan Dow announced today that a jury found Todd Anthony Hortillosa (44) of Pismo Beach guilty on ten counts of sex crimes against three children occurring over a nine year period.

10 Years in Prison/Restitution Ordered Click to view article, Former Bookkeeper Ginger Lee Mankins Ordered to Pay $1,304,524 in Restitution

Former Bookkeeper Ginger Lee Mankins Ordered to Pay $1,304,524 in Restitution

District Attorney Dan Dow announced today that former Arroyo Grande resident Ginger Lee Mankins (DOB 11/30/64) has been ordered to pay restitution to Rick Machado Livestock in the amount of $1,304,524.

Booking Photo (06/29/2020) Nicholas Christopher Ron, Jr. (DOB 08/16/1996) Click to view article, Nicholas Christopher Ron, Jr. (25) sentenced to 28 years to life in prison for the first-degree premeditated murder of Trevon Perry (27) with the use of a firearm

Nicholas Christopher Ron, Jr. (25) sentenced to 28 years to life in prison for the first-degree premeditated murder of Trevon Perry (27) with the use of a firearm

District attorney Dan Dow announced today that Nicholas Christopher Ron, Jr. (DOB 08/16/1996) has been sentenced to 28 years to life in prison for the March 15, 2020, first-degree premeditated murder of Trevon Perry (27). Ron also admitted that he personally used a firearm in the commission of the murder.

 UPDATE:District Attorney’s Office Secures Auction Services Sale Yields Embezzlement Victim $115,540 Click to view article, Auction sale yields $115,540 in proceeds for local construction company victimized by embezzlement

Auction sale yields $115,540 in proceeds for local construction company victimized by embezzlement

The San Luis Obispo County’s District Attorney’s Office has completed an auction for the sale of items seized as evidence during a criminal investigation involving embezzlement, resulting in $115,540 in victim restitution.

District Attorney’s Office Secures Auction Services; Proceeds will be given to embezzlement victim to offset losses Click to view article, The District Attorney's Office auctions off jewelry, expensive luxury items seized as evidence during a criminal investigation.

The District Attorney's Office auctions off jewelry, expensive luxury items seized as evidence during a criminal investigation.

The San Luis Obispo County’s District Attorney’s Office has secured the services of SLOCAL Estate Auctions, Inc. based in Morro Bay to auction jewelry, watches, sports memorabilia, designer shoes, handbags, artwork and other items seized as evidence during a criminal investigation involving embezzlement.

District Attorney Issues Final Report for Officer Involved Shooting Occurring in Nipomo August 21, 2020 Click to view article, District Attorney’s Office completes legal review of the officer-involved shooting of Scott Huffman in Nipomo on August 21, 2020

District Attorney’s Office completes legal review of the officer-involved shooting of Scott Huffman in Nipomo on August 21, 2020

After careful review, the San Luis Obispo County District Attorney’s Office has determined law enforcement officers did not violate the law when they used deadly force against Scott Cameron Huffman (42) of Bakersfield, so no charges will be filed against them.

Booking Photo: 10/27/21 Lario Garcia Tugas (DOB 05/31/1979) Click to view article, Jury convicts Lario Garcia Tugas of evading a peace officer and other related offenses

Jury convicts Lario Garcia Tugas of evading a peace officer and other related offenses

A San Luis Obispo County jury found Lario Garcia Tugas (DOB 05/31/1979) guilty of evading a peace officer with reckless disregard for the safety of others, driving a stolen motorcycle, and driving on a suspended license. The jury also found true that Tugas had been released from custody on bail when he drove the stolen motorcycle.

Nathaniel Alexander Jara (DOB 12/21/1997), Gabriel Luis Garay (DOB 07/04/1998), Robert Joseph Garay (DOB 07/20/1991) Click to view article, Three gang members sentenced to prison for 2019 shooting death of Daniel Fuentes

Three gang members sentenced to prison for 2019 shooting death of Daniel Fuentes

District Attorney Dan Dow announced today that Robert Joseph Garay (DOB 07/20/1991), Gabriel Luis Garay (DOB 07/04/1998), and Nathaniel Alexander Jara (DOB 12/21/1997) have been sentenced to state prison for the April 2, 2019, shooting death of Daniel Fuentes (41) of Arroyo Grande.