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SUSPECT ARRESTED AFTER BURGLARIZING VEHICLES AT LA MESA FIRE STATION

 

July 29, 2014 (La Mesa)--Firefighters from La Mesa’s Station 12 called police yesterday at 5:51 p.m. to report finding a man in their secure parking area who was burglarizing their personal vehicles.  As La Mesa Police officers responded, the suspect ran away and hid in the garage of a nearby home – where he began stealing items in the garage.

U.S. JUSTICE DEPARTMENT ASKED TO INVESTIGATE ALLEGED ABUSES IN SAN DIEGO JUVENILE DETENTION FACILITIES

 

By Miriam Raftery 

July 30, 2014 (San Diego's East County) - A complaint filed with the U.S. Department of Justice is alleging that authorities in San Diego’s juvenile detention facilities are endangering young people in custody through practices that pose substantial risks of serious harm, CityBeat reports.

MAN FOUND FATALLY STABBED AT HOTEL IN EL CAJON

 

By Miriam Raftery

July 31, 2014 (El Cajon)—El Cajon Police are investigating the stabbing death of a man found bleeding and unresponsive last night at the Villa Embasadora Hotel.

A WILD NIGHT FOR LA MESA AND EL CAJON POLICE

 

Suspects arrested for residential burglaries and Craig’s list sale of stolen property

July 30, 2014 (La Mesa) – Two separate incidents kept local police officers busy in the wee hours on July 26.

SEX OFFENDER NOW IN DECANSO; DEPUTIES NOTIFY COMMUNITY

 

 

July 24, 2014 (Descanso)-- Sheriff's Deputies went door to door yesterday  in Descanso to inform the community about a registered sex offender now living in their neighborhood.

SHERIFF'S DEPUTY SAVES LIFE WITH NALOXENE, THANKS TO NEW PROGRAM

 

By Miriam Raftery

July 23, 2014 (San Diego’s East County) – Just two weeks ago, Sheriff’s deputies at the Santee station became among the first law enforcement officers in the program to carry Naloxene, a drug that reverses the effects of heroin, under a new pilot program.

DESPITE MONITORING, SEX OFFENDER BREAKS INTO HOME, MOLESTS 70-YEAR-OLD WOMAN

 

By Miriam Raftery

July 22, 2014 (Jacumba) – Several registered sex offenders have been released recently in East County, with promises from authorities that electronic monitoring would protect people in the community.  But on Monday, a sex offender being monitored by authorities broke into a 70-year-old woman’s home in Jacumba and molested her, the Sheriff’s office has announced.

SANTEE SHERIFF SEEKS OWNERS OF STOLEN PROPERTY

2 arrests made in string of vehicle break-ins at golf courses

 

East County News Service

July 20, 2014 (Santee)--If you’ve been a victim of a car burglary at a local golf course, Santee Sheriff’s Station may have some good news for you.

POLICE SEEK SUSPECTS IN COLLEGE AREA STABBING

 

East County News Service

July 20, 2014 (San Diego)—Campus police at San Diego State University are seeking public help to locate three suspects who fled a party in the 5000 block of College Place where an SDSU student was stabbed by an unknown person during an altercation.  The attack occurred  at 12:30 a.m. The victim was transported to a hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

2 JAMAICAN MEN SOUGHT FOR QUESTIONING IN EAST COUNTY HOMICIDE

 

East County News Service

Photo: Latima “Latty” Dover

July 19, 2014 (El Cajon)—Two Jamaican men are sought as “persons of interest” by the Sheriff in a homicide investigation. The victim, Kevin McCalla, was found dead of gunshot wounds on a pathway in an apartment complex at 1475 Graves Avenue in the unincorporated portions of El Cajon back on June 25th  at 8:44 p.m.

COURT RULES CALIFORNIA'S DEATH PENALTY UNCONSTITUTIONAL

 

By Miriam Raftery

July 17,2014 (San Diego’s East County)—A federal judge has ruled that California’s death penalty enforcement has become so arbitrary and lengthy that it amounts to a violation of the Constitutional prohibition against cruel and unusual punishment.  The ruling may be appealed to the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals; California Attorney General Kamala Harris is currently reviewing the ruling.

SEXUAL PREDATOR RELEASE IN EAST COUNTY WITHOUT MONITORING OR CONDITIONS

 

July 16, 2014  (San Diego’s East County)--David Chambless is a convicted child molester and sexually violent predator  with a mental disorder who has been living in Jacumba for the past five years, after being released from a state mental hospital.

LMPD PARTNERS WITH NEXTDOOR TO CONNECT WITH COMMUNITIES

 

July 15, 2014 (La Mesa) -- Today, the La Mesa Police Department announced today a partnership with Nextdoor (www. nextdoor.com).  Nextdoor is a private social media network for neighborhoods that builds stronger, safer communities by connecting neighbors together.

WOMAN ASSAULTED BY MEN IN SILVER PICKUP TRUCK IN ALPINE

 

July 14, 2014 (Alpine) – A woman who was parked on South Grade Road in Alpine at 8 p.m. on Monday, July 7th, has told Sheriff’s deputies that two men in a silver Ford Ranger pickup truck pulled over and then sexually assaulted her.

CRIME VICTIM SUES PEPPER SPRAY MAKER OVER CAN CONTAINING SILLY STRING

 

July 15, 2014 (San Diego) – What if you were assaulted by a robber and sprayed the attacker with pepper spray – only to have Silly String emerge from the can instead?

"OPERATION LEMON DROP" NABS REPEAT OFFENDERS IN LEMON GROVE

 

July 13, 2014 (Lemon Grove) – A multi-agency enforcement and probation compliance sweep occurred July 11 in Lemon Grove at the trolley station.  Out of 3,330 people checked for trolley fare compliance, 100 probationary searches leading to 53 arrests occurred.

ARSONIST ARRESTED IN COCOS FIRE

 

July 9, 2014 (San Diego)--The San Diego Sheriff’s Department has announced the arrest of an arsonist suspected of starting the Cocos Fire in San Marcos, which destroyed 40 homes and charred nearly 2,000 acres in May, spreading swiftly due to high winds and hot, dry weather conditions.

GUNSHOTS END WITH HOMICIDE INVESTIGATION IN SPRING VALLEY

East County News Service

July 1, 2014 (Spring Valley) – Sheriff’s homicide investigators seek information on the death of Spring Valley resident Darius Jerel Reeves, 24.  Deputies found his body in an apartment complex at 9121 Kenwood Drive after receiving reports of gunfire this morning at 2:35 a.m., said Lieutenant Jeffrey Duckworth.

An autopsy is pending to determine the cause and manner of death.

ALHIMIDI SENTENCED TO 26 YEARS IN PRISON

 

By Miriam Raftery

June 23, 2014 (El Cajon)--Kassim Alhimidi, an Iraqi immigrant who was convicted of bludgeoning his wife, Shaima Alawadi to death at their home in El Cajon in March 2012 has been sentenced to serve 26 years to life in prison.

ARREST MADE IN TRIPLE HOMICIDE; VICTIMS HAVE ROOTS IN LAKESIDE

 

By Miriam Raftery

June 23, 2014 (Lakeside) – A suspect has been arrested by San Diego Police in the case of a triple homicide  of three young people with ties to Lakeside, where their family runs an Italian restaurant.

YUM-YUM ROBBERS MAKE OFF WITH THE DOUGH

 

By Miriam Raftery

June 19, 2014 (La Mesa) - Two suspects robbed the Yum Yum Donut shop in La Mesa at gunpoint tonight at 9:47 p.m.  They have not been found and La Mesa Police seek public help to locate them.

PEDOPHILE EX-SCOUT LEADER PROPOSED FOR RELEASE IN CAMPO

 

June 17, 2014 (Campo)—The public can submit public comment now through June 23 on a proposal by the state to release sexually violent predator Allen Fields, 48, in Campo.  A hearing will be held on July 23 at 9 a.m. in Department 35 at the downtown courthouse.

CRIME EXPERTS SPEAK AT RANCHO SAN DIEGO AND JAMUL BUSINESS ROUNDTABLE

 

By Janis Russell

June 12, 2014 (El Cajon)- The East County Chamber of Commerce had its Rancho San Diego and Jamul Business Roundtable at Hooley’s in El Cajon on Thursday May 29. Jesse Navarro, director of community relations from District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis’ office, and two representatives from the Sheriff’s office spoke about issues businesses and residents have been facing.

ARREST MADE IN BRUTAL LA MESA ASSAULT AFTER CONFRONTATION AT MCDONALDS

 

June 17, 2014 (La Mesa)—Jorge Alberto-Rocha Osuna, 26, is on life support with life-threatening injuries after a bizarre confrontation that began in the drive-in lane at McDonald’s, then ended in a vehicle intentionally striking the victim and pinning him against a building at a residence in the 3600 block of Avocado Village Court. Both locations are in unincorporated portions of La Mesa.

UNCLE ARRESTED IN CAMPO MURDER CASE

 

By Miriam Raftery

June 15, 2014 (Campo) –A Campo man has been arrested and charged with the murder of his nephew.

The victim was Teddy Iouwqe Pablo, a 23-year-old resident of the Campo Indian reservation.  He suffered traumatic injuries at a home on Highway 94 on the reservation, according to Sheriff’s Homicide Lieutenant Glenn Giannantonio.

HIT AND RUN FATALITIES, ON RISE COUNTYWIDE, TAKE HEAVY TOLL ON VICTIMS' FAMILIES

 

 

 

By Stevon Marshall

June 10, 2014 (San Diego)--Most say the hardest feeling in the world is for a parent to bury a child, but how about a child having to bury a parent? That’s the reality for a hit and run incident victim’s child.

Anouchka  Mihaylova (photo), 62, a Bulgarian immigrant and professor at UC San Diego, died in her husband’s arms after being struck by a hit and run driver on May 17th while walking to their favorite restaurant in Rancho Bernardo. She is among a growing number of victims countywide killed  this year by drivers who fled the scene.

The accident has left her family surprised and  heartbroken. Her death is also a blow to the medical community.  Before her passing, Anouchka Mihaylova worked in the Department of Bioengineering at UCSD, where she was doing research on the artificial heart.

SHERIFF'S WARN RESIDENTS OF SEXUALLY VIOLENT PREDATOR RELEASED IN BORREGO

 

June 8, 2014(San Diego)--Sheriff's Deputies went door to door today in Borrego Springs to inform the community about a Sexually Violent Predator (SVP) now living in their neighborhood. Terry Allan Stone was released from Coalinga State Mental Hospital on Tuesday, June 3rd and has registered as an SVP with the Sheriff's Department.

PUBLIC HELP SOUGHT TO FIND SUSPECT IN THEFT OF VETERANS GRAVE MARKERS AT ALPINE CEMETARY

 

June 6, 2014 (Alpine)--The Alpine Sheriff's Station and San Diego County Crime Stoppers want your help in identifying and locating a man wanted in connection with a series of thefts at a cemetery.

FELONY ROBBERY AND ASSAULT SUSPECT ARRESTED IN CAMPO

 

East County News Service

May 31, 2014 (Lake Moreno)—A felon suspected of pepper spraying a clerk during a robbery and seriously injuring a man after striking him in the face with brass knuckles has been arrested.  James Ibarra, 29, was taken into custody on May 29 in the 2900 block of Evergreen Street in the Lake Morena area of Campo.

MAN ARRESTED FOR KILLING MOTHER, WOUNDING BROTHER IN EL CAJON

 

June 1, 2014 (El Cajon) – A man accused of stabbing his mother to death and wounding his 14-year-old brother shortly before 1 a.m. on Friday is under arrest.

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