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Smuggling Patrols Upped; Pot Shop Raid: La Mesa, SD Co. Crime Log

Patch logo Patch 5/29/2021 Susan C. Schena
graphical user interface: This week's crime news from across San Diego County. © Provided by Patch This week's crime news from across San Diego County.

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

Border Patrol Amps Up At-Sea, Human Smuggling Watch For Weekend

  • Memorial Day holiday weekenders can expect to see more officers on land and water with helicopters and airplanes.

85-Year Sentence & Conviction Stands For Man's Robbery Spree

  • Juan Marquis Holiday challenged his trial due to "warrantless search of his home" after conviction for countywide crime spree in 2017.

Body Found In Joshua Tree ID'd As Missing North County Man

  • The 20-year-old was hiking in the area and was reported missing May 16, officials said.

I-5 Standoff With Police Ends When Suspect Shoots Himself

  • Pursuit of the domestic-violence suspect began as cops flagged down by naked woman claiming physical assault by boyfriend, officials said.

Convicted Carlsbad Killer, Skater 'Gator' Rogowski, Seeks Parole

  • This will be the fourth parole try for former skateboard pro, Mark "Gator" Rogowski, who confessed to 1991 killing of Jessica Bergsten, 22.

Marijuana Dispensary Raided By SWAT; 5 Arrested In Spring Valley

  • San Diego Co. Sheriff's deputies said the "illegal" cannabis shop had, among violations, marijuana-spiked food packaged like normal snacks.

Passenger Accused Of Assaulting Flight Attendant ID'd

  • Vyvianna Quinonez, 28, was arrested Sunday morning at the culmination of a flight from Sacramento to San Diego International Airport.

Police Seek Tips In Fatal Hit-Run In Ocean Beach

  • Frank Neal, 60, of San Diego was pronounced dead at the scene.

Motorcyclist Killed In Collision With Truck In East County

  • The 23-year-old victim was on North Johnson Avenue in El Cajon, officials said

Man Wounded In Drive-By Shooting In San Diego

  • The 24-year-old was in an apartment courtyard when struck by gunfire, police said.

Man Accused Of Stabbing 4 Family Members In Escondido

  • Officers were able to quickly take the suspect into custody without incident, a police lieutenant said.

Motorcyclist Struck In Fatal Valley Center Crash ID'd

  • The driver of the pickup truck that hit the motorcyclist is facing a charge of gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated.

Man Sentenced For Piloting Boat That Capsized Off Mission Bay

  • The sentence follows recent failed smuggling attempts off the San Diego coast, including two this month that resulted in fatalities.

Rancho Bernardo Apartment Fire Displaces Family

  • The American Red Cross was called in to help the residents — two adults and a child — arrange for emergency shelter.

2nd Suspect Arrested For Shooting At Chula Vista Shopping Center

  • Gunfire and shattered glass left one man and three youngsters injured, police said.

Convicted Felon Arrested, Charged With Possession Of Guns

  • Authorities said they found multiple guns and tools to modify guns in his Vista home.

Suspected Hit-And-Run Driver Injured In Escondido Crash

  • A suspected hit-and-run driver was in critical condition after he crashed into a big rig parked on an Escondido street, police said.

SD Firefighters Battle Brush Fire South Of Sea World

  • A brush fire was reportedly burning near Interstate-5, just south of Sea World.

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