San Diego County approves body cameras for sheriff’s deputies

SAN DIEGO – The San Diego County Board of Supervisors voted today to spend more than $1.1 million to outfit sheriff’s deputies with body-worn cameras. According to a county staff report, the cameras will initially be deployed at sheriff’s stations in Alpine and Ramona, with full implementation taking about four or five months. Sheriff Bill Gore said video recorded […]

San Diego police dog bites handcuffed man

San Diego police dog bites handcuffed man

SAN DIEGO – A local activist called today on San Diego police Chief Shelley Zimmerman to release body-worn camera footage showing a police dog biting a handcuffed man. The Rev. Shane Harris, president of the National Action Network’s San Diego chapter, also called on the dog in the video to be taken out of service and said the footage […]

San Diego Bay Park shooting

SAN DIEGO – A young man who was shot during a confrontation with a man he accused of checking out his girlfriend at a convenience store in the Bay Park neighborhood was hospitalized in serious but stable condition today, police said. The 18-year-old victim and his girlfriend walked up to the 7-Eleven store at the corner of Clairemont Drive […]

SD Escondido SWAT

ESCONDIDO – A SWAT standoff at an Escondido home ended today with the arrests of two brothers. Officers sent to check out a report of gunfire shortly before midnight spotted shotgun shell casings on the ground and saw a man retreat into the home in the 700 block of West Seventh Avenue, Escondido police Lt. Justin Murphy said. A […]

Ralls wins Best of Division in San Diego County Fair’s baked goods contest

Joe Naiman [email protected] Robin Ralls won Best of Division honors in the Quick Breads and Pastries division of the San Diego County Fair’s Baked and Decorated Food and Candy competition. The cranberry orange cream cheese loaf with toasted pecans also earned the Lake Elsinore resident first place in the division’s Fruit, With or Without Nuts […]

UPDATE: Two men dead and two men wounded, including man in eight-hour standoff

NATIONAL CITY – Two men were killed and two men were wounded today, including an armed man who surrendered to National City police after an eight-hour standoff, authorities said. “We’re still trying to figure it all out,” National City police Officer Thomas Wilkins after the wounded man believed to be the suspect surrendered to police about 5:45 p.m. in […]

Poway couple arrested for having yorkie dogs in filthy conditions plead guilty to animal abuse

SAN DIEGO – A Poway couple who were arrested after more than 170 Yorkshire terrier and Yorkie-mix dogs were found in filthy conditions in their home and other locations pleaded guilty today to a pair of felony animal abuse charges. Mark Vattimo, 72, and Christine Calvert, 62, will be placed on three years probation when they are sentenced July […]

San Diego mall shooting

SAN DIEGO – Authorities today released the name of a 43-year-old active-duty Navy man killed over the weekend in an apparently unprovoked shooting at the Westfield Horton Plaza mall that also left the victim’s cousin wounded. James Celani of San Diego and his relative were shot about 11:45 p.m. Saturday during a confrontation with two other men on the […]

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