Eva Knott

Eva Knott

Eva Knott covered crime and courts for the San Diego Reader.

Articles by Eva Knott

A fateful ride with Kellen Winslow, Jr.

Homeless 58 years old lived at Encinitas transit center

"He said, Hey, do you want to go get some dinner, something to eat? And I said, I already ate dinner. And so then he mentioned coffee. And I said, Sure! Coffee! And for some ...

Bonsall – suburbia's edge

San Luis Rey Downs track and golf course, fossilized bison, Highway 76 widened, Vessels Ranch, the Hank Show

Lilac fire survivor comes to the races On December 7, 2017, horse trainer Joe Herrick said, “Hell came to town.” Herrick was was involved in trying to rescue 450 thoroughbred horses caught in the raging ...

Eva Knott and the Reader

Oceanside, Escondido, Rancho Santa Fe, Solana Beach, Rincon, Carlsbad, Encinitas

Eva Knott has covered the North San Diego County crime scene for the Reader since 2010. Knott's favorite stories she has written for the Reader: Don’t Embarrass the Hells Angels The bar is called One ...

Vista drunk driver kills drunk pedestrian

15 years to life for second degree murder

The question printed at the top of the page was, “What is the most important thing you learned today?” David Palafox’s handwritten response was: “That drinking and driving can cause death.” It was part of ...

Witness calls 911 in midst of Escondido beating

Cops use carotid restraint

Javier said he was on the phone with 911 while he walked toward the fight, and he told the attacker to “Let go” of the man on the ground, but when the attacker turned away ...

Fallbrook – 56 miles and an eternity from San Diego

Oranges, avocados, crime, schools, attempt to change the town center

When I say Fallbrook, nothing comes to mind “They are going to fix the streets? For whom? Every other shop is vacant and has been for the last few years. There’s no draw for tourists. ...

Some bad news for the Vista Home Boys

The phone call from jail that alarmed police

San Diego County law enforcement invaded the apartment of known gangster Jose Antonio Sorto, Jr. in April of 2018. They believed that the man, better known as Stomps, controlled most of the meth flowing into ...

Rancho Santa Fe security and sheriffs try beanbags, pepper balls, dog on intruder

"My name is 'Slit your throat'"

Denise said she woke that Saturday morning to a brushing sound. It was along the outer wall of her apartment, along the stairwell leading to the front door. She wondered if the man who lived ...

Kellen Winslow goes after 18-year-old after school, 77-year-old at Crunch Fitness

Played footsie in the jacuzzi, says prosecutor

A judge ordered ex-NFL tight end Kellen Winslow Jr. to be held without bail, after new accusations that he inappropriately approached two more women in Carlsbad, while he was at liberty on $2 million bail ...