Crime Beat

"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.

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.

ACLU REPORT FINDS RACIAL PROFILING BY SDPD

 

May 18, 2014 (San Diego)--A new report issued by the American Civil Liberties Union reveals a pattern of racial profiling in vehicle stops by San Diego Police officers.

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.

 

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