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Self-Storage Burglaries; Seized Yacht: La Mesa, SD County Crime Log

Patch logo Patch 7/1/2022 Kristina Houck
A man suspected in a series of burglaries at a self-storage facility was arrested after stolen items, including firearms, were found in his East County home. © San Diego County Sheriff's Department A man suspected in a series of burglaries at a self-storage facility was arrested after stolen items, including firearms, were found in his East County home.

SAN DIEGO COUNTY, CA – The following is a collection of this week's police, fire and courtroom stories from across San Diego County.

CHP's July 4 'Maximum Enforcement' Campaign Starts Friday

The CHP will crack down on aggressive, distracted and intoxicated driving during the Fourth of July holiday.

Felon Arrested For Series Of East County Self-Storage Burglaries

Authorities recovered firearms, brass knuckles, illegal batons, a firearm silencer and over 45 grams of meth, the sheriff's department said.

Woman Killed After Argument With Neighbor In San Diego, Police Say

Samantha Cae Muniz was booked into Las Colinas women's jail in Santee on suspicion of first-degree murder.

Seized Russian Superyacht Docks In San Diego

The Amadea, a $300 million luxury vessel, was seized from a Russian oligarch, federal authorities said.

Woman Sentenced For Escondido Crash That Killed 4, Including 2 Kids

Killed in the crash were Yovanny Felix, 10; Emmanuel Riva, 11; their grandma, Carmela Camacho, 50; and Camacho's boyfriend, Abel Valdez, 33.

Man Sentenced To Prison For University City Scissor Stabbing

Brandon Ganskow, 37, pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter in connection with the July 8, 2019, death of 56-year old Kevin Crosthwaite.

4 Of 5 Navy Officers Convicted In 'Fat Leonard' Bribery Case

Four of five former Navy officers charged with accepting bribes from a foreign defense contractor were convicted by a federal jury.

Man Pleads Guilty To Manslaughter In Woman's Fentanyl-Related Death

The pills led to the September 2020 death of Sally Manchester Ricchiuti, daughter of developer Doug Manchester.

Man Sentenced To Time Served In Death Of UCSD Student

Jurors acquitted Christian Alexander Ortiz, now 26, of murder and found him guilty of the lesser charge of involuntary manslaughter.

Brush Fire Prompts Neighborhood Evacuations In North County

The fire erupted alongside a stretch of train tracks in Oceanside moved up an adjacent slope toward homes.

Man Sentenced To Life Without Parole For San Diego Business Owner's Slaying

Kevin Eugene Cartwright, 55, was convicted by a San Diego jury earlier this month of first-degree murder and other charges.

Police Search For Suspect In National City Shooting

A black Dodge Charger was seen leaving the area.

Detectives Investigate 'Suspicious' Death Of Man In San Diego

A body was found wrapped in a blanket inside the trunk of a parked car in the Mountain View neighborhood of San Diego.

Motorcyclist Severely Injured In Crash On I-15 In Tierrasanta

Paramedics took the victim to a hospital.

Richard Donovan Prison Guard Charged In Bribery Scheme, Smuggling

Benito Jamar Hugie, 47, is accused of accepting "thousands of dollars" in bribes to smuggle dental molds, jewelry and other items.

San Diego County Man Sentenced For Role In Jan. 6 Capitol Siege

Philip James Weisbecker pleaded guilty to a federal misdemeanor for joining the mob that entered the Capitol building.

2 Dead, 1 Arrested In Valley Center Shooting

A man suspected of fatally shooting his brother-in-law and father-in-law is facing murder charges, authorities said.

2 Reported Dead In Valley Center Shooting

Deputies from the San Diego County Sheriff's Department are investigating the fatal shooting.

Motorcyclist Struck By Truck In Kearny Mesa

The man was taken to a hospital with serious injuries to his lungs and back.

Boy Killed By Hit-And-Run Driver In Escondido

A 14-year-old boy was struck in a crosswalk. Police arrived to find him lying in the roadway after the driver fled.

Arson Suspect Arrested In Carlsbad Brush Fire

The 10-acre vegetation fire near the Buena Vista Lagoon briefly forced the evacuation of homes.

Firefighters Mop Up 10-Acre Carlsbad Fire, Roads Closed

A smokey blaze that charred at least 10 acres in Carlsbad prompted officials to issue evacuations to residents around the Buena Vista Lagoon.

Small Group Rallies Over Supreme Court Overturning Roe v. Wade

Thousands gathered at two separate rallies in downtown San Diego to protest the decision hours after it was announced.

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