Staff Blog Entries

Theft at Walmart turns into felony confrontation

Women with stolen underwear made plea deals

Loss-prevention-officer Chris said two women refused his requests to give up their stolen goods, even after he showed them his ...

Jury: Oceanside man who stabbed mom was insane

Adam Brown turned himself in to authorities five years ago

After one day’s deliberations, a jury unanimously agreed that 48-year-old Adam Brown was insane when he plunged a knife into ...

Motorcyclist charged with felony for punching bad driver

Defendant Robert Owens claims driver cut him off and then ran into his bike

The witness said, “I was going to McDonald’s.” As Charles Ferraro turned onto South Santa Fe Drive in Vista, he ...

Defendant who admitted stabbing is declared guilty of second degree murder

Christopher James Selena claimed it was self-defense

The 42-year-old defendant took the witness box and admitted stabbing the 23-year-old man to death. Christopher James Selena said that ...

Man accused of cutting-up-wife died in custody

Murder case against Frederick Hengl will be dismissed next week

“He really lost the will to live after his wife died.” The attorney for Frederick Joseph Hengl said the 69-year-old ...

Pumpkin fair at Bates Nut Farm this weekend

Free family fun daily in Valley Center, California

There is a lot of outdoor fun to be had this weekend during the Bates Nut Farm traditional Pumpkin Festival. ...

Sanity of Oceanside man questioned after murder conviction

Adam Brown re-trial for sanity, five years after mother was stabbed

“Mister Brown killed his mother,” the defense attorney immediately told the jury. Adam Brown has been held in custody since ...

Paul Pfingst is accused of secreting evidence

A deputy district attorney suggests criminal behavior by former DA

Paul Pfingst, a prominent criminal defense attorney and a former District Attorney for San Diego County, might face criminal investigation ...

Family of man shot by Encinitas neighbor seek millions in damages

Civil suits filed against Michael Vilkin in San Diego Superior Court

John C. Upton Senior is requesting $5 million in general damages and $1 million in special damages and “reserves the ...

Repeat DUI driver admitted manslaughter after head-on collision

Brian Joseph Webb II expects 15-years-to-life when sentenced

After more than a year in custody, a repeat DUI offender admitted gross vehicular manslaughter, resulting from a head-on collision ...

“They were putting in work for their gang” prosecutor said

Alleged Escondido gangsters made plea deals

Two young men from Escondido made plea deals in which they admitted assaulting other young men in their community, in ...

Fake hitman testified against California rock singer

Tim Lambesis’ attorney suggested it was all a “setup”

A fitness trainer named Brett said he knew Tim Lambesis at the gym where he worked, but just in passing. ...

Driver took the blame for cops shooting his passenger

Brian Lee Olsen made a plea deal after nearly six years in custody

A man held in custody almost six years awaiting trial on a murder charge made a plea deal admitting manslaughter. ...

Repeat felon expects 8 years for assaulting woman

Kenneth Wayne Welch made a plea deal

A repeat felon accused of trying to run down his girlfriend with his truck last June, this morning pleaded guilty ...

Bailed-out burglar is a no-show for court date

Bail bond was forfeited and judge issued bench warrant

An experienced burglar was arrested after he leaped from the second story of a home where he had been considering ...

San Diego County deputy said she got body-slammed

Anthony Garcia denies throwing deputy to ground before she shot him

“He basically body-slammed me on the ground,” said deputy Michelle Storms. The pale brunette said the man with whom she ...

Escondido man guilty of double-murder for shooting pregnant girlfriend

Ruben Anthony Cepeda convicted after 2 week trial

After less than four hours deliberations, a jury declared Ruben Anthony Cepeda guilty of two counts of second-degree murder for ...

Alleged robbery was just a weapons check, attorney suggested

Cops were directed to a Facebook page to find their suspect

A gangster who showed another man a large knife and told him to empty his pockets may have just been ...

Escondido men accused of burglary with baseball bats

Antonio Amador and Brandon Martinez deny crime spree

Two young men from Escondido are due in court Wednesday, September 4, facing six felonies each, after arrest on suspicion ...

Thieves “intended to pay it all back”

California dentist and wife admitted stealing from patients

Dr. Edward J. Bodek was interviewed at the time of his arrest, according to a probation report. “He admitted that ...

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