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Stories by Steve Horvath

Bike rider crashes at Santa Fe Depot

Reportedly had plastic jug labeled "vodka"

San Diego Fire and Rescue personnel responded to a call about an injured man at the Santa Fe Depot trolley platform on Saturday afternoon, October 26, at about 1:45 p.m. An Amtrak mechanical employee called ...

Teen Spring Valley girl caught with heroin at border

Over two pounds, concealed in trunk

An 18-year-old Spring Valley resident was arrested on Monday, September 23, after U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers discovered what they suspected was heroin in the trunk of her car as she entered the United ...

Arrested on the Amtrak to L.A.

Aggravated armless man instigates tussle

San Diego police arrested a man with no arms on Wednesday, September 4, at the Santa Fe Depot on Kettner Boulevard after he allegedly began threatening passengers and then became violent with a female employee ...

Baby Saved at San Ysidro Border

Border Patrol to the rescue

On Tuesday morning, November 27, at about 6:30, U.S. Customs and Border Patrol agents at the San Ysidro border crossing helped save the life of a month-old baby who appeared to be suffering from serious ...

Passenger Falls off Train Downtown

On Saturday, February 5, at about 3:15 p.m., emergency personnel responded to a call from the Santa Fe Train Depot after a passenger fell off a train from San Luis Obispo. According to information obtained ...

Meeting to Discuss Food Stamp Program in San Diego County

It is not a crime to be poor in the United States, but according to a report from the Supportive Parents Information Network (SPIN), many San Diego applicants for the San Diego County Health and ...

Taxi-Fare Dodger Gets Free Ticket to Los Angeles

On October 3 at about 8:15 p.m., San Diego police responded to a disturbing-the-peace call at the Santa Fe Depot on Kettner Boulevard. The incident occurred shortly after 8:00 p.m., when a taxi driver dropped ...

The Beverly Hillbullies?

The union representing some of the covered employees at the San Diego Union-Tribune newspaper filed an unfair-labor practice charge with the National Labor Relations Board in Washington, D.C., on February 24. The grievance, filed by ...

Man Attacks Puppy

San Diego County Animal Control officers arrested a 50-year-old La Jolla resident on Wednesday, February 24, in connection with animal abuse after he brought an injured ten-week-old puppy to an emergency veterinary clinic on Tuesday ...

Weedy Wheels

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers arrested an American teenager on Wednesday, February 17, when he attempted to smuggle marijuana into the U.S. At about 3:00 p.m., the 18-year-old male, who is also a resident ...

The Longest Arm

A suspect has been arrested in connection with three bank robberies that occurred during the past several months in San Diego County. According to a report obtained from the local FBI office, 34-year-old Alberto Alatorre ...

Gracias por la Migra

An immigrant from Mexico who entered the country illegally was rescued from a mountain near Jamul on Wednesday, February 10, at about 4:00 a.m. The 29-year old male used his cell phone to call 911 ...

Synchronized Smugglers?

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers working at the three ports of entry in San Diego County seized over 5000 pounds of marijuana valued at 3.2 million dollars on Thursday afternoon, January 28. According to ...

Dangerous Skate-Rats

Three San Diego police units responded to a report of an assault at the Santa Fe train depot on Monday, December 21, at about 5:15 p.m. The incident happened at the north end of the ...

Pills and Eggs

A person was reported for using narcotics at a table at the Denny’s restaurant in the 2100 block of Pacific Highway at about 3:50 a.m. on Tuesday, December 15. An SDPD dispatcher told responding police ...

Dregs Net

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the San Ysidro port of entry arrested five wanted fugitives between 6:00 a.m. Sunday and 6:00 a.m. Monday, November 23. Included in the roundup was a man wanted ...

Stalled Trolley

An Orange Line trolley incurred a mechanical problem at about 6 p.m. on Thursday, November 19. The trolley lost power from its overhead electrical source as it was coming into the One America Plaza station. ...

Wrong Time

San Diego police took a 17-year-old documented East San Diego gang member into custody on a curfew violation Tuesday, November 10, at about 11:30 p.m. after a disturbance in the 4200 block of 46th Street. ...

More Downtown Construction

More than two years after Congress approved funding for a new federal courthouse in downtown San Diego, the contract for the $295.7 million project was awarded to Hensel Phelps Construction of Irvine. On October 1, ...

Outstanding Transportation

The American Public Transportation Association (APTA) presented San Diego’s Metropolitan Transit System with the 2009 Outstanding Public Transportation System Achievement Award at its annual meeting on Tuesday, October 6, in Orlando, Florida. “The APTA Award ...

Two Capers

According to police radio, San Diego police were dispatched to Polk Street and Marlborough Avenue at about 2:40 p.m. on Wednesday, September 16, in connection with a fight involving about 20 people. A police dispatcher ...

BB Gun Shots Fired

San Diego police responded to a shooting at the Courtyard Marriott, located at 595 Hotel Circle South, on Saturday, September 12. At about 11:45 p.m., a police officer at the scene asked the dispatcher to ...

Follow the Ping

San Diego police searched the Santa Fe train depot for a missing person on Friday night, September 11. They were looking for an Orange County woman who had been reported missing earlier that day. Police ...

Adrift?

A counselor from the 32nd Street Naval Base contacted the San Diego Police Department at about 4:15 p.m. on Wednesday, September 9, regarding a “check on welfare call” in connection with a sailor who did ...

Skate Scrap

At 9:33 p.m. Tuesday, September 8, San Diego police were dispatched to a call in the 1800 block of Palm Avenue in Imperial Beach. The reporting party called 911 and said there was a fight ...

Wild West Weekend

San Diego police were dispatched to several locations downtown at around 2:00 a.m. on Sunday morning, September 6. At 1:57 a.m., police responded to a report of a fight in the lobby of the Hard ...

Too Late

A 28-year-old male died by suicide early Wednesday morning, September 2, after hanging himself. At 1:10 a.m., San Diego Police responded to a residence on Florida Street between University and Lincoln avenues after a woman ...

Gang Street

At 6:20 p.m. on Tuesday, September 1, San Diego police responded to a 911 call about a shooting in Logan Heights. The reporting party told police dispatchers, “A person was sitting on the hood of ...

Stripped

San Diego police were called to the Dream Girls Cabaret Wednesday night, August 26, after a disturbance involving customers who left the establishment without paying their bill. According to an SDPD report, two units were ...

Hard Times

San Diego police responded to a call on Sunday night, August 16, at about 11:50 p.m. near University Avenue and Park Boulevard in Hillcrest. A man called police and said his sister was jumping in ...

Happy Birthday

A young man celebrating his 22nd birthday at a party held Saturday, August 8, received more of surprise than just the party when he received a visit from the police. San Diego police responded to ...

After Midnight

San Diego police arrested one person for driving under the influence and issued a misdemeanor citation to another person for making threats in connection with a disturbance that began at a Pacific Beach bar. On ...

What’s with Stabbing, People?

San Diego police responded to a stabbing incident in Middletown at around 12:35 a.m. on Saturday, August 1. An argument among partygoers turned violent at a residence in the 2400 block of India Street, according ...

Four for Fighting

Several people were involved in a fight shortly after 11 p.m. on Sunday evening, July 26, near the Hillcrest Medical Center north of Washington Street. According to a resident who had just gone to bed, ...

Train Travel Shake-Up

An earthquake occurred at 6 p.m. Friday evening, June 19, off the coast of Southern California. The USGS website reported the quake as a 4.1 magnitude event with its epicenter 45 miles west-southwest of Oceanside, ...