El Cajon Police

OFFICER SHOOTS CROWBAR-WIELDING SUSPECT

September 1, 2012 (El Cajon) – El Cajon Police officers responded to 911 calls at noon today reporting that a man armed with a crowbar was chasing another man in the 500 block of East Main Street. When the first officer arrived and exited his vehicle, the suspect, armed with the metal bar, charged at the officer.


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POLICE ARREST SUSPECT IN "HIT AND RUN" BANDITS SERIES

August 10, 2012 (San Diego)--Detectives from the San Diego Police Department’s Robbery Unit have arrested a man suspected of being the mastermind of a criminal enterprise that included a series of strong arm robberies throughout the county. Cedric Johnson, 33, was arrested on August 7 in Los Angeles at his parole agent’s office.


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OFFICER SHOOTS ARMED WOMAN IN EL CAJON

July 8, 2012 (El Cajon)—A crisis negotiation with a woman brandishing a shotgun ended with an officer firing three rounds, striking the suspect.  The woman, Jamie Fitzgerald, is hospitalized for treatment of her injuries.


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POLICE WARN OF “HOT PROWL” BURGLARIES IN EL CAJON

May 28, 2012 (El Cajon) – This morning between 3 a.m. and 5 a.m., a series of “hot prowl” burglaries occurred at homes in the vicinity of Mollison and Bradley in El Cajon.  A “hot prowl” burglary occurs while residents are home, often at night while victims are sleeping. 


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MAN, 21, FOUND DEAD IN VEHICLE AT GROSSMONT COLLEGE

 
April 13, 2012 (El Cajon) -- El Cajon Police Department received a 911 call from a student of Grossmont College reporting an unresponsive male subject in a parked vehicle at 12:40 p.m. yesterday.  The vehicle was parked in the north-west lot of the campus. The student was returning from class and saw the subject in the driver’s seat motionless and unresponsive.  

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INDUSTRIAL ACCIDENT SENDS WORKER TO EMERGENCY ROOM

 
April 12, 2012 (El Cajon)--Just before 2:00 p.m. yesterday, Heartland Fire & Rescue in El Cajon, with assistance from San Miguel Fire Protection district and El Cajon Police, responded to reports of 48 year-old male injured on the job at Precision Metal Products, located at 850 West Bradley in El Cajon.

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WOMAN BRUTALLY ATTACKED AT HER HOME IN EL CAJON

March 21, 2012 (El Cajon) – A 17-year-old found her mother, Shaima Alawadi, unconscious in the dining room of her home at 565 Skyview at 11:15 morning. “Alawadi was transported to a local trauma center, where she is not expected to survive her injuries,” said Lt. Mark Coit with the El Cajon Police, who have assigned homicide investigators to the case.


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WOMAN’S HUSBAND AND MOTHER-IN-LAW ARRESTED IN EL CAJON MURDER-FOR-HIRE PLOT


January 20, 2012 (El Cajon ) – El Cajon Police have arrested June Carol Pickard, 57, and her son, Francis Richard Noble, 31. The two were arraigned Tuesday, accused of conspiring to hire a hitman to kill Noble’s wife.

Police learned of the plot after a former classmate of Noble came forward and revealed that Pickard had offered money for killing the 31-year-old victim. 


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TEEN STABBED IN EL CAJON


December 14, 2011 (El Cajon) – El Cajon Police are seeking a young man with spiked blond hair and a goatee who reportedly stabbed an 18-year-old at 4:42 this afternoon in a suspected gang-related crime.

The suspect wore a black jacket, white T-shirt, blue jeans and black and white Converse shoes. He was described as white, age 17-20, six feet tall with weight approximately 170 pounds.


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DA DECLINES TO PROSECUTE EL CAJON POLICE SERGEANT ON SEXUAL ASSAULT CHARGES

December 8, 2011 (El Cajon) – The San Diego District Attorney has declined to prosecute an El Cajon Police Sergeant accused of sexually assaulting a 20-year-old male volunteer. 

El Cajon Police department learned of the allegation on August 28, one day after the alleged assault occurred in Alpine. 


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A PURR-FECT THANKSGIVING TALE: TRAPPED KITTEN RESCUED IN EL CAJON

Firefighter who saved kitten will adopt it, if owner not found

Story by Miriam Raftery

Photos by El Cajon Police Captain Jim Redman


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VEHICLE STRIKES TWO PEDESTRIANS IN EL CAJON, WOMAN DIES

Update: The female victim has been identified as Melissa N. Ferreira, 25. She resided in San Diego with her parents.


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FBI AND EL CAJON POLICE DEPARTMENT SEEK PUBLIC’S ASSISTANCE TO IDENTIFY MAN WHO ROBBED WELLS FARGO BANK

November 18, 2011 (El Cajon) -- The FBI and El Cajon Police Department are seeking the public’s assistance to identify the unknown male responsible for robbing the Wells Fargo Bank, located at 1235 Avocado Avenue, El Cajon, California, on Thursday, November 17, 2011.


On Thursday, November 17, 2011, at approximately 2:10 p.m. the Wells Fargo Bank, located at 1235 Avocado Avenue, El Cajon, California, was robbed by an unknown male.

 


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FBI AND EL CAJON POLICE SEEK PUBLIC’S ASSISTANCE TO IDENTIFY PACIFIC WESTERN BANK ROBBER

November 2, 2011 (El Cajon)-- The FBI and El Cajon Police Department are seeking the public’s assistance to identify the unknown male responsible for robbing the Pacific Western Bank, 368 Broadway, El Cajon, California, on Tuesday, November 1, 2011.


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NISSAN MAXIMA DRIVER SOUGHT FOR HIT-AND-RUN IN EL CAJON SUNDAY NIGHT; ABANDONED PASSENGER WITH HEAD INJURIES

September 19, 2011 (El Cajon)—El Cajon Police seek the driver of a Nissa Maxima who lost control of his vehicle at 11:38 p.m. last night, crashing into two businesses on Main Street. The driver, whose identity is unknown, fled the scene and left a seriously injured passenger in the wreckage.

 


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SUSPECT ARRESTED AFTER WITNESSES COME TO AID OF OFFICER IN EL CAJON


September 19, 2011 (El Cajon ) – Richard Nevett, 45, has been arrested and charged with robbery and assault on a police officer following a chase in which two bystander came to the aid of an officer struggling to control the combative suspect.

 


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AUTOPSY CONFIRMS MURDER VICTIMS’ IDENTITIES, FINDS COLLIER ALSO KILLED SELF

 

Millionaire offers help to Collier's widow who lost child, mother, and home

August 27, 2011 (El Cajon) – The San Diego Medical Examiner has confirmed the identities of three people found dead in a murder/suicide that also left an El Cajon police officer critically wounded.

 


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EL CAJON POLICE OFFICERS' ASSOCIATION CREATES DONATION FUND FOR WOUNDED OFFICER JARRED SLOCUM'S FAMILY

 

Officer Faces a Difficult Recovery after Sustaining a Gunshot Wound to the Head

August 23, 2011 (El Cajon)--The El Cajon Police Officers’ Association (ECPOA) has opened a benefit account for wounded El Cajon Police Officer Jarred Slocum and his family. Officer Slocum is in critical but stable condition after receiving a gunshot wound to the head during a shootout on August 21st.  A press release issued by the ECPOA describes Slocum, 28, as a "loving father" of two young children and reveals that his wife is expecting a third child.

 

The ECPOA seeks community donations to assist the Slocum family during this tragic time.


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CHARRED BODY FOUND IN HOME OF SHOOTING ; DETAILS EMERGE ON HEROES WHO SAVED FALLEN OFFICER


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EL CAJON POLICE ARREST SUSPECTED BANK ROBBER BASED ON TIPS FOLLOWING MEDIA COVERAGE


August 3, 2011 (El Cajon)--San Diego FBI Special Agent in Charge Keith Slotter announces the arrest of Cathy Rae Salmond, 30, as a result of the investigation into the robbery of the Bank of the West in El Cajon on Friday, July 22.

 


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MISSING MAN FOUND BY SEARCHERS IN EL CAJON

June 29, 2011 (El Cajon) – An injured man who called 911 after falling down an embankment last night has been found following an intensive search and will be transported to a hospital, Melissa Aquino, public affairs officer with the San Diego Sheriff’s Office, advises.


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ARBY’S ROBBED N EL CAJON

June 1, 2011 (El Cajon) – A man threatened a clerk at gunpoint, then robbed the Arby’s restaurant at 325 North Second Street in El Cajon last night at 9:45 p.m. The suspect is described as an African-American adult in his mid-20s, six feet tall, 200 pounds, wearing a grey-hooded sweatshirt and blue shorts. He brandished a silver semi-automatic handgun.

 


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SHOOTING INCIDENT IN EL CAJON

 

May 4, 2011 (El Cajon) - El Cajon Police officers responded to reports of gunshots at a residence on Lorna Street early Monday morning, just after 3:00 a.m. When they arrived, officers discovered a male victim who had suffered multiple injuries.


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SUSPECT SHOT BY EL CAJON POLICE OFFICER IDENTIFIED

 

4 juveniles arrested on drinking, drugs and graffiti charges

 

April 22, 2011 (El Cajon) – El Cajon Police have released new details regarding a shooting that occurred April 19 at 11 p.m. near Johnson Elementary School. Victor Charles Hernandez II, 28, was shot by Officer Jason Briley; the bullet passed through his wrist and lodged in his chest.


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MAN SHOT BY EL CAJON POLICE AT JOHNSON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL LAST NIGHT

April 20, 2011 (El Cajon) – A bullet fired by an El Cajon Police offer at a fleeing subject late last night passed through the man's wrist and lodged him his chest. 

 

Officers had responded to a call of several people on campus drinking and causing a disturbance at Johnson Elementary School at 500 East Madison Street around 11 p.m.  Two suspects fled and the officers were separated as they chased the suspects.


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FATHER WHO KIDNAPPED SON ARRESTED IN EL CAJON

April 17, 2011 (El Cajon) – Following a manhunt during the night for a man who abducted his 9-year-old son at gunpoint from a couple babysitting the child at 1800 East Lexington, El Cajon Police arrested Anthony Cortez, 28 early this morning. Cortez returned the child unharmed to the mother and police took him into custody at her home.


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WOMAN ACCUSES SAN DIEGO POLICE OFFICER OF RAPE IN EL CAJON

 

Updated February 9, 2011

February 7, 2011 (El Cajon) – El Cajon Police Department reports that late Wednesday night, February 2, they received a call from a hospital. The hospital informed police that a woman patient alleges that she was raped at an El Cajon residence by a San Diego Police officer and a woman.

El Cajon Police is investigating the case. ECM news partner 10 News cites sources who indentifed the officer as SDPD Vice Detective Arthur Perea.


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CAR THIEF CRASHES INTO BEDROOM IN EL CAJON

 

February 6, 2011 (El Cajon) – A parolee accused of stealing a car has been arrested after crashing the vehicle into the bedroom of a home at 627 Verdin Street in El Cajon shortly before dawn this morning. Thankfully the home's occupants were spared a rude awakening, since no one was sleeping in the bedroom that was struck.


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MOTORCYCLIST IN FATAL NEW YEAR's EVE EL CAJON CRASH IDENTIFIED

February 5, 2011 (El Cajon) – The san Diego Medical Examiner’s office has identified Jason Patrick Kelsey, 35, as the motorcyclist who died January 31st in an accident in the 1000 block of Broadway in El Cajon. According to El Cajon Police, Kelsey collided with a Honda Accord that was in the westbound lane and crossed into his path at 6:38 p.m.


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12-YEAR-OLD INJURED IN EL CAJON COLLISION

 

February 5, 2011 (El Cajon) – A 12-year-old child was seriously injured in an accident that occurred at 10:37 a.m. in the 1300 block of Melody Lane in El Cajon. Police seek witnesses who may have more information.

According to witness statements and evidence at the scene, the pedestrian, 12, darted from the sidewalk across the roadway and into oncoming traffic. The motorist was traveling eastbound on Melody and was unable to avoid hitting the child, who suffered serious injuries and was transported to Children’s Hospital.


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