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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.

WANTED FUGITIVE - DANIEL JUAREZ MARTINEZ

 

May 31, 2014 (San Diego's East County) - The Sheriff's Department, San Diego Regional Fugitive Task Force (FTF) and Crime Stoppers are asking the public to be on the lookout for Daniel Juarez Martinez. He is wanted for attacking his wife and setting fire to their home in Bonita in February of this year. He also goes by the name Daniel Catavarrias and Daniel Juarez. He has tattoos including three black circles on his right arm and the letters "DD" on his upper body. Martinez is also known to dress as a woman.

LA MESA POLICE SEEK SUSPECT WHO ASKED "INAPPROPRIATE" QUESTIONS OF YOUNG GIRLS

 

Suspect may have approached children in San Diego, too, authorities warn

May 30, 2014 (La Mesa)--La Mesa Police seek public help to locate a man who approached two girls, ages 11 and 12, in a vehicle and asked them inappropriate questions on Friday, May 23 between 4 and 5 p.m.  The girls were walking in the 6000 block of Bob Street when approached by the man, who sped off northbound. 

The suspect has been described as a White male in his early 30’s. He has brown wavy hair, a mustache and goatee. He was wearing black framed eye glasses with clear lenses. He was well dressed and possibly has an earring in one ear. The suspect vehicle is described as a gold, silver, or grey older model four door sedan with beige interior.

RE-ARREST RATES UP SLIGHTLY UNDER REALIGNMENT

 

Source: County News Service

May 27, 2014 (San Diego)--The shift of felons from state parole supervision to County Probation supervision did not result in a spike in crime, as measured by arrests, said Probation Chief Mack Jenkins, citing a San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG) study released late last week.

SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT AWARDS COMMENDATIONS IN CONNECTION WITH GROSSMONT COLLEGE PARKING STRUCTURE ASSAULT

 

May 23, 2014 (El Cajon) -- A Grossmont College student, two sheriff’s deputies and a public safety dispatcher were honored Thursday morning by the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department for actions leading to the arrest of a man who accosted a lone female student as she was getting into her car in the Grossmont College parking structure last October.

SDSU POLICE WARN OF STRONG-ARM ROBBERY

 

May18, 2014 (San Diego) – Last night at 9:28 p.m., three unknown male suspects robbed and assaulted a victim while he was attempting to place his backpack and skateboard into his vehicle’s trunk.   The victim resisted the theft and was kicked and punched by the suspects, who fled on foot westbound on Hardy Avenue with the victim’s property.

SON ARRESTED FOR MURDERING MOTHER IN EL CAJON

 

By Miriam Raftery

May 15, 2014 (El Cajon)—El Cajon Police have arrested Virgil Dion Richmond, 25, who is charged with the stabbing murder of his mother, Diane Mosley, 59.

Mosely’s body was found inside her residence in the 800 block of Friendly Circle after officers responded to a 911 call of a possible stabbing.

EL CAJON POLICE OFFICERS SHOOT MAN WHO TRIED TO TAKE CHILDREN, AIMED GUN AT OFFICERS

 

 

By Miriam Raftery

May 15, 2014 (El Cajon) – A man who tried to take his children from his estranged wife at gunpoint.  Jose Albert Garcia, 34, later aimed his weapon at officers and has been shot in the chest, Lt. Tim Henton with the El Cajon Police reports.

Officers responded to a 911 call from Garcia’s estranged wife, who told officers he was at her door demanding that she give him their two children. Officers arrived and spoke with Garcia in the driveway, but he was “uncooperative” and refused to follow orders, Lt. Henton said. “He showed officers that he had a gun in his waistband, and eventually drew the gun.”

GRAND JURY: COUNTY IS BREAKING STATE EDUCATION LAW AT JUVENILE DETENTION FACILITIES

 

Source: San Diego County Grand Jury

May 10, 2014 (San Diego)--Recent changes in how at-risk youngsters in custody in San Diego County’s six juvenile detention facilities are educated violates state law, according to a report released May 8th by the San Diego County Grand Jury. The facilities are operated by the San Diego County Probation Department, with the educational component provided by the San Diego County Office of Education.

MARIJUANA DISPENSARY BURGLARIZED - THEN BUSTED--IN LAKESIDE

 

East County News Service

May 9, 2014 (Lakeside) – Sheriff’s deputies from the Santee station responded to a report of a burglary at the Aurora Green Dispensary at 8575 Los Coches Road, #2, in Lakeside.  After searching the area, they found Wendell Coleman, 37, hiding in bushes on nearby Snow White Drive and arrested him. Coleman had a large amount of marijuana and baked marijuana goods in his possession that the business owner identified as stolen property, said Lt. George Calderon.

GAMBLER TO STAND TRIAL ON CHARGES OF CHEATING BARONA CASINO

 

May 3, 2014 (Lakeside)--A world famous gambler accusing of cheating Barona Casino out of $8,000 will be arraigned in court on May 14.   In a preliminary hearing earlier this month at the El Cajon courthouse, Judge John Thompson found sufficient evidence for the defendant to stand trial.

KNIFE-WIELDING ROBBERY SUSPECT SOUGHT IN LAKESIDE

 

By Miriam Raftery

May 4, 2014 (Lakeside)--The San Diego Sheriff's Department Santee Station is asking for the public's help in providing any information that would lead to the arrest of a suspect who threatened a man with a knife and robbed him in Lakeside.

On Saturday, May 3rd, at 9:22 p.m. the suspect approached the victim who was riding his bike home from a meeting in the unincorporated area of El Cajon on Los Coches Road near Interstate 8. The suspect ran up to the victim and brandished a knife with a 4-6 inch blade and demanded cash. The suspect left the area on foot northbound towards Lakeside.

ELDER ABUSE THEFT CASE: SUSPECT SOUGHT IN LEMON GROVE

 

April 30, 2014 (Lemon Grove) - The San Diego County Sheriff's Department's Elder Abuse Unit and Crime Stoppers want your help in identifying and finding two men wanted on suspicion of scamming an elderly man out of $10,000.

FBI SWAT TEAM ARRESTS FUGITIVE IN SPRING VALLEY

55 Charged in Massive Crackdown on West Coast Crips Street Gang and Others

 

April 29, 2014 (Spring Valley)--FBI Special Agent in Charge, Daphne Hearn, has announced the arrest of Terrence Mack Carter, age 30, on Tuesday, April 29, 2014.  Carter was taken into custody by members of the San Diego FBI SWAT Team at approximately 3:00 p.m. today in the vicinity of the 9000 block of Kenwood Drive, Spring Valley, California. He was arrested after members of the San Diego FBI SWAT Team made entry into the apartment Carter was hiding in.

 

CUSTODY AWARDED TO ALLEDGEDLY ABUSIVE PARENTS

 

Proposed “Damon’s Law” seeks to protect abused children in California

By Jordan Schaffner

April 11, 2014 (San Diego’s East County)—Shockingly, parents accused of molesting and abusing their children have been awarded custody – including some cases in San Diego and East County.

One case, regarding a 16 year old boy, Damon Moelter, was first  heard at the El Cajon courthouse, where Damon accused his father,  Eric Moelter of sexually abusing him since he was 6 years old.   Although his father was never convicted, Damon’s experience has prompted legislation in Sacramento aimed at protecting other children in similar situations.

AMBER ALERT: TODDLER ABDUCTED

 

Update: This missing child has been found.

 

April 28, 2014 (San Diego's East County) - The California Highway Patrol has issued a statewide Amber Alert for three year old Tanya Ruiz. She is a Hispanic female, three feet tall, with brown hair and brown eyes. She was last seen wearing a brown shirt with flowers and blue jean shorts and sandals. She was abducted from the Fresno area last night at 7:45 p.m.

MAN FOUND DEAD IN SAN CARLOS MAY BE HIT AND RUN VICTIM

 

April 25, 2014 (San Carlos) – Police believe that 52-year-old Jackie Clinton Jackson, Jr. may be a victim of a hit-and-run accident.  Jackson was found by a passerby unresponsive in the street between parked vehicles in the 8000 block of Beaver Lake Drive in San Diego’s San Carlos neighborhood on April 24.

TWO YOUNG PEOPLE KILLED IN LAKESIDE CRASH; DRIVER CHARGED WITH MURDER

 

By Miriam Raftery

April 25, 2014 (Lakeside) – San Diego residents Carlos Kristopher Vargas and Monica Yvette Lupercio, each 20 years old , died of injuries sustained in a vehicle accident April 19 on westbound Interstate 8  near the Lake Jennings exit in Lakeside.  Vargas and Lupercio  were passengers in the backseat, both wearing seatbelts when the vehicle drifted into the median. 

The driver , Mario Alberto Carranza, had a blood alcohol level four times the legal limit. Because of a prior DUI on his record, Carranza has been charged with murder. He pled not guilty and his hearing is set for May 1st.

MASSIVE CRIMINAL GANG SWEEP NABS DOZENS, INCLUDING EAST COUNTY DEFENDANTS

 

Charges include execution-style murders, racketeering, gun-running and drug smuggling involving El Cajon High School students

East County News Service

April 25, 2014 (San Diego)—U.S. Attorney Laura Duffy today unsealed a complaint revealing charges filed against 35 people, including many alleged members and associates of the West Coast Crips criminal street gang.  The defendants, include many from East County.  They face charges of participating in three drug- and gun-related conspiracies, including one that alleges a racketeering enterprise with execution-style murders, a takeover-style robbery, high-speed chases, witness intimidation and other acts of violence.

HOT PROWL BURGLARY IN COLLEGE AREA

 

April 23, 2014 (San Diego) – Campus police at San Diego State University have sent an alert warning students about a hot prowl burglary that occurred around 3:50 a.m. this morning.  A female victim awakened to find an unknown man burglarizing her apartment.

LA MESA POLICE ARREST SDPD OFFICER FOR DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AGAINST HIS WIFE

 

 

April 23, 2014 (La Mesa) – San Diego Police Officer Gilbert Anthony Lorenzo has been arrested by La Mesa Police yesterday for felony domestic violence against his wife. La Mesa Police Chief Matt Nicholas said that the victim did not require medical attention.

Officer Lorenzo, who has worked for SDPD for seven years, was released on $50,000 bail and has been suspended from duty, SDPD Chief Shelley Zimmerman said.

SAN DIEGO POLICE SEEK MASKED MAN IN BLACK VEHICLE WHO KIDNAPPED & SEXUALLY ASSAULTED GIRL, 12

 

Update: Police have concluded that this incident was a hoax; the girl has admitted she was not abducted by a stranger.

By Miriam Raftery

April 23, 2014 (San Diego) – San Diego Police are seeking a man in  a black mask, driving an older black SUV or van who reportedly kidnapped and sexually assaulted a 12-year-old girl. The girl was walking near the 4700 block of F Street about 7 p.m.Monday evening when she was abducted at gunpoint.

According to police, the suspect is described as a black man, 40-50 years old, with tattoos on his hands and arm. He wore a black mask, shirt and pants and was driving an older black SUV or van.  He was armed with a handgun.

SHERIFF WARNS OF WARRANT SCAM CALLS

 

April 22, 2014 (San Diego)--It's a startling phone call you could receive: "There's a warrant out for your arrest." A scam going on right now in many counties hopes that fear will cause you to act without thinking.

CHURCH BURGLARY SUSPECTS ARRESTED

 

April 14, 2014 (Ramona) – San Diego Sheriff’s department announces the arrest of two suspects believed to have robbed St. Mary’s Episcopal Church in Ramona as well as a residential burglary in San Marcos.

ARRESTS MADE IN MURDER OF LAKESIDE WOMAN FOUND BURNED IN ALPINE

 

By Miriam Raftery

April 22, 2014 (Alpine)—Four suspects have been arrested in connection with the murder of Lakeside resident Kimberly Renee Hayes. According to Lt. Glenn Giannantonio with the Sheriff’s homicide unit, Hayes was murdered in an apartment in El Cajon on March 8; the next morning her body was dumped and set on fire on a dirty road off Sequan Truck Trail in Alpine.

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