SAN DIEGO COUNTY, CA – The following is a collection of this week’s police, fire and courtroom stories from across San Diego County.
Crews Extinguish Brush Fire In Mission Valley
The fire burned near Interstate 5 in Mission Valley.
Arrest Made In Connection With Nov. 3 East County Shooting Death
A man was arrested in connection with the shooting death of a 26-year-old man earlier this month in Spring Valley, authorities said.
Boy Wounded In Shooting At North County Park
A 15-year-old boy was shot and wounded at an Oceanside Park, authorities said.
South Bay Police: Bar Shooting Suspect Arrested In Illinois
The suspect remains in custody in Illinois, pending extradition to San Diego County.
Man Sentenced For Selling Drugs Resulting In Santee Man’s Death
An El Cajon man who pleaded guilty to selling fentanyl-laced pills that caused another man’s death was sentenced to prison.
Toddler’s Fatal Fall At South Bay Apartment Complex Investigated
Paramedics took the toddler to Rady Children’s Hospital in San Diego, where he was pronounced dead.
Vista Jail Inmate Dies In Hospital
An autopsy is pending and the county Medical Examiner’s Office is attempting to locate the inmate’s family.
Man Dies After Leaving Truck In Reverse At Stop Sign In Hillcrest
The man died after being run over by his vehicle, police said.
Arrest Rates Drop In 2020 In San Diego County
The jurisdictions with the lowest arrest rates were Carlsbad and Solana Beach, and those with the highest were Escondido and El Cajon.
2 Arrested After High-Speed Chase In East County
Two people were taken into custody after leading officers on a high-speed chase in Lakeside, authorities said.
Shooting Damages Home In San Diego’s Grant Hill Neighborhood
At least one assailant opened fire on a man in a Grant Hill-area neighborhood, damaging a home but causing no reported injuries.
Man Injured After Rear-Ending City Sweeper In Allied Gardens
The man suffered several injuries, including fractured ribs and a broken sternum, police said.
Woman Pleads Guilty To Embezzling Over $350K From Ex-Employer
A Chula Vista woman who worked as an office manager for a local healthcare provider pleaded guilty to a federal wire fraud charge.
Fire Damages Rancho Penasquitos Home
A fire damaged a home in a neighborhood near Los Penasquitos Canyon Preserve, authorities reported.
FAA: Passenger On San Diego-Bound Flight Sexually Assaulted Flight Attendant
The unidentified passenger is accused of sexually assaulting a flight attendant and smoking marijuana inside the plane’s lavatory.
Appeal Filed In Scripps Ranch High Student’s Vaccine Mandate Suit
The lawsuit stated that the student’s religious beliefs, specifically her opposition to abortion, prohibit her from getting the vaccine.
San Diego Man Sentenced For Fentanyl Sale That Killed Woman
Brandon Jacob Shepherd, 26, pleaded guilty earlier this year to coordinating a sale of the drugs to the woman.
Trial Ordered For Man Charged In Poway Dad And Son’s DUI Deaths
Donald Lee Farmer is charged in the Feb. 12 deaths of 54-year-old Stephen Pirolli and his teenage son, Stephen Pirolli Jr.
CA Cash Grabbing Motorists Sought By CHP, FBI
Drivers who stopped to grab piles of dollar bills that spilled from an armored vehicle in SD on Friday were urged to return the funds.
Armed Robber Strikes Mira Mesa Gas Station
The armed robbery was reported in the 8900 block of Mira Mesa Boulevard, San Diego police Officer John Buttle said.
Truck Spews Money On SD Freeway; Drivers Scramble To Grab Cash
An armored truck accidentally dumped hundreds of bills all over a San Diego freeway, triggering a cash grabbing frenzy.
Man Dies In San Diego House Fire
A man was found dead after a house fire in the Talmadge neighborhood, fire officials said Sunday.
Man Killed When Four Jet Skis Collide Under Coronado Bridge
A young man was killed in a crash involving four jet skis under the Coronado Bridge, police said Saturday.
No Stores Or Customers Buy Alcohol For Minor Decoy In East County
A minor decoy tried to buy alcohol at five stores in Santee and Lakeside, but was refused by all clerks and customers, officials said.