Craigslist

ONLINE THREAT MADE AGAINST SAN DIEGO’S LGBT COMMUNITY

 

East County News Service

June 15, 2016 (San Diego) – 10 News is reporting that a post in the personal ads section on Craigslist showed a revolver being fired with a message threatening San Diego’s LGBT community with violence.


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CRAIGSLIST GAY "DATE" ROBS AND TASERS MAN, 74

 

East County News Service

April 9, 2015 (San Diego) – A 74-year-old College area man who answered a personal ad on Craigslist seeking a date got a shock—literally.  At 1:15 a.m. Tuesday, the suspect showed up at the victim’s home on El Cerrito Drive.  The suspect used a Taser on the elderly victim, tied him up and robbed him, 10 News reports.


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HUMAN TRAFFICKING TASK FORCE FORMED IN SAN DIEGO

 

By Hayden Parsley

January 31, 2016 (San Diego) - In San Diego, the second most trafficked illegal commodity is human lives (after narcotics). Our county has become a hub for this deplorable practice, but now a new taskforce has been formed to combat this crisis.


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SHERIFF ISSUES WARNING AND ADVICE FOR CRAIGSLIST USERS

 

By Miriam Raftery

August 22, 2013 (San Diego) -- San Diego Sheriff Bill Gore has issued a warning to the public to be careful when buying or selling items on Craigslist--and is offering tips on how to stay safe.

Numerous crimes in our region have been linked to Craigslist, including robberies, assaults and murders.


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THE SECRET LIFE OF ALBERTSON’S SIZZLIN’ SUMMER GIVEAWAY 2012

 

 
By Rebecca J. Williamson
 
July 10, 2012 (San Diego's East County) -- The secret life of a giveaway collect & win game?  Gosh, most people would think a secret life involves actors pictured on the cover of the grocery store tabloids.  But no. This secret life involves various states, $20 million in giveaways (including a million bucks cash prize) and many East County residents-- neighbors you wouldn’t think have a secret life. But they do.

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POLICE ARREST 3 JUVENILES IN ROBBERY-MURDER IN PARADISE HILLS

 

Victim shot by phony sellers after answering ad on Craigslist

 

May 12, 2011 (San Diego) - San Diego Police Department homicide detectives are investigating the murder of a teenager who was attempting to purchase an item offered for sale on Craiglist.com.


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SAN DIEGO’S “CRAIGSLIST KILLER” OF SDSU STUDENT STIRS OUTRAGE OVER EARLY RELEASE REQUEST

 

Family wants case reopened; believes daughter may have been sold to human traffickers

 
Case raises concerns over safety of advertising on Craigslist
 By Miriam Raftery
 
April 19, 2011 (San Diego) – John Steven Burgess confessed to drugging and killing San Diego State University freshman Donna Jou after meeting her on Craigslist, where she advertised tutoring services. Burgess, 38,  a convicted sex offender, claimed he accidentally overdosed Jou and panicked, then dumped  her body in the ocean. She was never found. 
 
Burgess was sentenced to just five years in prison, convicted of involuntary manslaughter. He sought early release for good behavior after serving just two years. After protests by the family,  California Deparment of Corrections last week announced  it would release Burgess from state custody, though he will serve another year in Los Angeles County Jail. The news sparked outrage due to his dark history of sexual predation and violence--even before he met Jou. 

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