CRIME & SAFETY
Man killed in Ramona shooting identified: SDSO
The victim in a shooting on State Route 78 through Ramona earlier this week was identified by authorities on Friday.
Escondido Police Update
Congratulations to Officers Christian Solano and Michael Donahue on successfully graduating the 135th San Diego Regional Public Safety Training Institute at Miramar College. The officers completed their 24 weeks of rigorous academic and demanding physical training last week and will be headed to the streets with field training officers next week. Great job gentlemen and welcome to the wonderful Escondido team!
Underage Alcohol Purchase Sting Operation in Encinitas and Solana Beach: What Local Residents Should Know
On December 7, 2023, the San Diego County Sheriff's Department (SDSD) and the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) conducted operations in Encinitas and Solana Beach. These operations aimed to reduce alcohol availability to minors. They involved minors, supervised by officers, trying to buy alcohol from seven retailers. They also included a minor asking adults to buy alcohol for them outside a liquor store.
Man suspected of pointing gun at several people in parking lot arrested
A man suspected of driving erratically in a Vista movie theater parking lot and pointing a gun at several people was arrested Tuesday, authorities said.
San Diego Police say suspect in deadly hit-and-run drove with victim on her car for 65 feet
SAN DIEGO — Donna Chapman Jacobs, 76, pled not guilty in court after she was accused of hitting 42-year-old Del Mar resident Stephen Debow with her car around 7:15 p.m. Nov. 21, then leaving the scene. Debow died a few days later from the injuries he received in the...
Santee Residents Alert: DUI Checkpoint to be Held on December 15 by Local Sheriff's Department
The San Diego County Sheriff's Department has issued a warning against driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. On December 15, a DUI checkpoint will be set up by the Santee Sheriff's Station from 8:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m. at an undisclosed location in Santee. The checkpoint locations are selected based on data showing areas with a high number of DUI-related accidents. The main goal is to enhance public safety by removing suspected intoxicated drivers from the roads.
Escondido Fire Updates
On November 27, the Escondido Police & Fire Communication Center received reports of a vehicle’s engine compartment on fire across from Rose School. No injuries were sustained from this fire and the car was quickly extinguished. The next morning on November 28, Fire crews were dispatched to the 100...
Weekly Safety Report: Concerns Arise from Road Rage Incident and Issues with Windsor Pointe in Carlsbad
This week in Carlsbad, California, two incidents have raised concerns regarding safety in the community. The first incident involved a shocking road rage incident where a driver intentionally sideswiped and crashed into a Tesla. The second incident involved residents expressing their frustration with a state-funded homeless facility, Windsor Pointe, due to various crimes and disturbances reported in the area.
Carlsbad Police Release Video of Non-Fatal Officer-Involved Shooting on October 20th
The article reports on a video detailing an officer-involved shooting on October 20, 2023. The incident occurred in Carlsbad during a traffic stop of a white Ford Van. The driver, a lone male, fired at the officer, who returned fire and took cover.
Carlsbad officer-involved shooting: Video shows police firing weapon at armed suspect
CARLSBAD, Calif. (KGTV) — Newly released video shows a man opening fire at a Carlsbad police officer at close range after being pulled over for traffic violations, according to the San Diego Police Department. (Warning: This video contains scenes that some viewers may find disturbing.) The officer, later identified...
Man accused of threatening to shoot up Shoal Creek Elementary will remain behind bars without bail for now
POWAY, Calif. — A bail hearing scheduled for a man accused of threatening to commit a mass shooting at Shoal Creek Elementary was canceled on Friday morning after the defense chose not to argue against the prosecution's request to deny him a chance at bail. 38-year-old Lee Lor will...
Hikers Near Desert Shores Find Remains of Man Missing for 2 Years
DESERT SHORES — The skeletal remains of a Poway man in his 50s who had been missing for about two years were found by hikers in the Santa Rosa Mountains about a mile and a half west of Desert Shores on Sunday afternoon, Dec. 3. Although no foul play...
Pretrial Motions Start Friday for Man Accused of Killing Romoland Woman
Pretrial motions are slated to start Friday ahead of jury selection for the trial of a man accused of killing his 33-year-old girlfriend, whose remains are the subject of an ongoing search in southwest Riverside County. Hugo Lionel Hernandez, 46, of Oceanside is charged with murder for the 2019 slaying...
Ransomware group takes credit for California hospital attack and data leak
Inc. Ransomware has taken credit for the November cyberattack on Tri-City Medical Center in Oceanside, Calif., according to a report from Cyber News. The threat group claimed responsibility on Dec. 7 and posted nine file samples of data on the dark web it says was stolen during the attack. The files include medical records, surgical authorizations and financial records from the hospital.
Carlsbad Authorities Advise Residents on Safe Travel and DUI Prevention Over Holiday Season
The Traffic Safety & Mobility Commission and the Police Department in Carlsbad are advising residents to plan for safe travel during the holiday season. Recent data from the Police Department indicates that speeding and driving under the influence are the main causes of injury collisions. To address this, the city has implemented traffic calming measures and received two grants from the Office of Traffic Safety. These grants, totaling $240,000, will fund enforcement and education programs and efforts to reduce alcohol-related harm.
76-year-old woman enters plea in North Park fatal hit-and-run case
A 76-year-old woman who allegedly struck a pedestrian with her car in North Park, causing him injuries that resulted in his death nearly a week later, pleaded not guilty Thursday to a felony count of hit-and-run causing death and a misdemeanor vehicular manslaughter count. Donna Jacobs is accused of hitting...
Why Some Thieves Are Stealing Legos From Stores?
Legos are among the hottest Christmas gifts this year and thieves know it. Some Lego sets are being stolen and then resold for thousands of dollars online. Las Vegas Lego store Bricks and Minifigs was robbed four times since it opened a year ago. Inside Edition’s Steven Fabian has more.
Chula Vista councilwoman scolded at 1st appearance since fraud charge
An embattled Chula Vista city councilmember on Tuesday returned to council chambers for the first time since she was charged with fraud and amid calls for her to resign. Andrea Cardenas and her brother, Jesus Cardenas, have pleaded not guilty to felony counts of conspiracy to commit a crime, money laundering, and other charges stemming from an alleged fraudulent loan for their political consulting business, the San Diego County District Attorney's Office announced on Nov. 1.
Ex-Military Man Arrested for Threatening Mass Shooting at Local Elementary School
A 38-year-old ex-military man has been arrested for threatening to commit a mass shooting at a Poway Unified elementary school. The suspect, who allegedly suffers from PTSD, is accused of making the threat electronically and is currently being held without bail.