San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s deputies have made one arrest in connection with several auto burglaries and thefts in the San Miguel area.
Donald William Kimble was arrested Sunday on suspicion of possessing stolen property, unlawful use of personal identification and theft of a bank access card.
He remained Wednesday in County Jail on a parole hold.
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Kimble, 57, used a stolen ATM card from one of the vehicle burglaries, according to Sheriff’s Department spokesman Rob Bryn.
In a separate incident, deputies discovered a purse under a trailer at the Casa Blanca Mobile Home Park in San Miguel that had been previously stolen from an undisclosed location; money and additional items in the purse were recovered.
In a third case, deputies are attempting to identify the owner of two wooden sculptures — a bear smoking a pipe, and a curled-up wolf — found on a North County street.
It’s unknown whether the items were stolen or lost. Anyone with information can call North Station Cmdr. Ben Hall at 434-4290.
— Cynthia Lambert
Arroyo Grande police, in conjunction with other members of the county’s Avoid the 14 task force, will set up a DUI checkpoint Saturday in Arroyo Grande.
The message for the final holiday weekend of the summer is that drunken driving won’t be tolerated, Arroyo Grande police Cmdr. Chuck Gerhart said in a news release.
The program, which started in October, is financed by a three-year, $450,000 grant from the state Office of Traffic Safety.
From Aug. 20 to Monday, officers representing 13 county law enforcement agencies arrested 71 people on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, Gerhart said.
On Saturday, sheriff’s deputies conducted a warrant sweep seeking people with outstanding warrants related to charges of driving under the influence, Gerhart said.
Deputies attempted to serve 120 warrants; they served 11 and arrested six people, he said. One person was released with a citation.
The campaign includes the Atascadero, Arroyo Grande, Grover Beach, Morro Bay, San Luis Obispo, Paso Robles and Pismo Beach police departments; the CHP; State Parks’ Hearst Castle and Oceano Dunes divisions; Cal Poly and Cuesta police departments; the county Probation and Sheriff’s departments; and the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control.
— Cynthia Lambert
Several classes at Cuesta College’s South County centers are still available for registration.
Classes at Arroyo Grande and Nipomo high schools start Sept. 7. The classes at the South County centers were given a later start date than the college’s two other campuses, allowing students to register for an open class online until 11:59 p.m. the night before the start date.
Once a class begins, students can register by attending and receiving an add code from the instructor.
Students can register for full-semester classes at the South County centers until Sept. 22 with an instructor’s approval. These classes range from one to six credits, and most are transferable to the University of California or California State University systems.
The classes are all offered in the late afternoon or evening and include course offerings in the following areas: drama, astronomy, business, English, English as a second language, early childhood education, family studies, math, philosophy, speech communications and more.
Shorter classes are also available; they range from two to eight weeks.
Students can search for open classes by clicking on “Find Fall Classes” at www.cuesta.edu and selecting either Arroyo Grande High or Nipomo High as the location.
— Cynthia Lambert