Santa Maria Schools on Lockdown Due to Service of Search Warrant
Source: Santa Maria Police Department
Santa Maria Police place two schools on lockdown as a precautionary measure during the service of a search warrant.
On Tuesday, October 12, 2021 at about 10:00 am, Santa Maria Police served a search warrant at an apartment on the 700 block of Meehan. The warrant was related to an ongoing shooting investigation. Santa Maria Police requested Battles Elementary and Libbon Elementary placed on lockdown as precaution during the service. The lockdown was lifted shortly after at about 10:45 am.
The investigation was related to a shooting which occurred on September 5, 2021. Santa Maria Police responded to the area of the 1600 block of north Bay regarding shots heard. Officers did not locate any shooting victims but did locate evidence of a shooting.
SMPD Detectives continue to work the investigation and ask anyone with information to contact Detective Robbins at (805) 928-371 x1361.