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Oceano neighbors take action after murder

Oceano residents are still grappling with the murder of 91-year-old Larry Bross.

The unsolved murder is still under investigation.

The San Luis Obispo County Crime Stoppers program is now offering a reward of up to $10,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person responsible for the murder.

Neighbors are upset that no leads have been made and have banned together with law enforcement to take measures in hopes to keep the neighborhood safer.
They started the Oceano Beach Neighborhood Watch Group.

“For quite a while we have had things going on in the neighborhood where people are breaking into vacant homes and vacation rentals,” said 39 year Oceano resident Bob Lyga.

Lyga says the murder was the last straw. The group is following the San Luis Obispo Sheriff’s office recommendations. They have started with posting beware signs.

“So far we have bought eight signs, and we put those up, and we have more signs that were delivered today,” said Lyga.

The group hopes the signs will deter the many homeless in the area and anyone else who is up to no good. Many in the group are also installing security cameras.

“I’ve got a camera that is out on the street, it shoots out on the street 24 hours a day,” said Lyga.

Officials recommend others to do the same and are also offering classes and specialized training to give residents more power to patrol their own community.

“They told us that we could get certified and that we could do ride alongs,” said Lyga.

For more information on the watch group, residents can visit the Oceano Beach Neighborhood Watch Facebook page or

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