SAN DIEGO COUNTY, CA – The following is a collection of this week’s police, fire and courtroom stories from across San Diego County.
Ex-San Diego County Sheriff’s Deputy Sentenced For Sex Crimes
Earle Yamamoto, 41, was convicted of 16 felony counts related to rape and child molestation.
Car Struck By Train In Encinitas
The driver of an Audi sedan is alive after colliding with a North County Transit District coaster train in Encinitas.
Judge Vacates San Diego County Approvals Of Otay Ranch Projects
A judge vacated San Diego County’s approvals of the proposed Otay Ranch projects near Chula Vista.
Woman Dies After Being Hit By SUV On I-5 In San Diego
A woman died after she was struck by an SUV on Interstate 5 near Pershing Street, the California Highway Patrol said.
Suspect Sought In Fairmount Village Shooting
A man who allegedly used a knife to confront another man in the Fairmount Village neighborhood was shot in a leg.
Man Sentenced In Mother’s Ocean Beach Stabbing Death
A man who killed his mother by stabbing her dozens of times in OB was sentenced to life imprisonment without the possibility of parole.
SDFD Crews Put Out Kitchen Fire In Apartment
Fire crews extinguished a kitchen fire on the fifth floor of an apartment building in the Gaslamp Quarter.
East County Man Accused In Grantville Shooting Death Arrested
Alvin Wilson of El Cajon is accused in the Sept. 12 shooting of La Mesa resident Jason Twyman, who died three days later in a hospital.
Man Arrested On Suspicion Of Groping Girls In Public
David Miguel Corona was booked into county jail on suspicion of two counts of lewd and lascivious acts on a child under 14, officials said.
Man Flees On Foot After Running Over Pedestrian In North County
Authorities continued their search for a hit-and-run suspect that pinned a man underneath a truck in a retail parking lot in Vista.
Defense Contractor Charged With Making False Statements
A defense contractor who lives in Mira Mesa is accused of meeting with an unnamed Chinese contact and agreeing to work as a consultant.
Victim In Palm Trolley Station Stabbing Dies
Jose Rangel, 20, has been arrested on suspicion of murder.
Police ID Officer Involved In Chollas Creek Shooting
Officer Justin Hibbard joined the force in January. He is assigned to the department’s field training administration, Lt. Jud Campbell said.
Carlsbad Man Receives Multiple Life Terms For Molesting Girls
Investigators found video recordings of the crimes on hard drives inside his car, according to trial testimony.
Investigators Serve Warrants At Locations Linked To 101 Ash St.
The search warrants served follow a lawsuit filed by the San Diego City Attorney’s Office to void the city’s lease-to-own agreements.
San Diego Police Plan DUI Checkpoint At Undisclosed Location
A DUI/driver’s license checkpoint is planned for this weekend at an undisclosed location within the city, police announced.
County Supervisors Vote To Oppose Further SVP Placements
In San Diego County, there are five SVPs placed in neighborhoods throughout the region, and three more are awaiting placement hearings.
Skateboarder Hurt In Accident Near Ocean Beach
Police confirmed the skateboarder was transported to the UC San Diego Medical Center with serious injuries.
Mother, Boyfriend Arrested In Connection With Toddler Being Shot
The mother of a 2-year-old and her boyfriend were arrested in connection with the toddler being shot in a leg in Ramona, authorities said.
2 From East County Theater Company Face Sex Abuse Charges
Two people are facing charges in connection with alleged sexual abuse of students in their care at the Christian Youth Theater in El Cajon.
Sheriff’s Deputy Involved In North County Shooting Identified
“… The deputy in this case is currently on administrative assignment until he is cleared to return to full duty.”
Man Who Killed Woman At South Bay Restaurant Convicted Of Murder
A jury found that Albert Lee Blake, 51, killed 28-year-old Maribel Merino Ibanez at a Church’s Chicken restaurant in Otay Mesa.
Fire Causes $200K In Damages In Oak Park Home
A vacant house sustained $200,000 in total damages from a fire started by a car Tuesday, according to the San Diego Fire Department.
Skateboarder Hurt In Collision With Car Near Ocean Beach
A 27-year-old man riding a skateboard was hit by a car.
Small Brush Fire Starts In Homeless Camp In San Ysidro
SDFD was assisted by fire department crews from the cities of Chula Vista, Coronado, National City and Poway.
An 83-year-old man died in a two-vehicle crash over the weekend in El Cajon.
Man Hit By Car Dies Over The Weekend In Fallbrook
A man walking a bicycle died after being hit by a car on Ammunition Road in Fallbrook, authorities said.
Motorcyclist Injured When Car Turns In Front Of Him In San Diego
The motorcyclist suffered multiple fractures and internal injuries and was taken to a hospital by paramedics, officials said.
Man Stabbed And Shot By 5 Attackers In Barrio Logan Neighborhood
The victim was taken by paramedics to a hospital for treatment.
1 Person Hospitalized In Apartment Fire, 21 People Displaced
One person was hospitalized for smoke inhalation and 21 people were displaced Sunday in a fire at an apartment complex in Birdland.
Two People Injured in Vehicle Crash Near De Anza Cove
Fire crews rescued a person from a vehicle that crashed Sunday near De Anza Cove, fire officials said.
Moped Driver Seriously Injured In Mission Valley Collision
A 27-year-old man riding a moped was hospitalized Saturday with serious injuries after colliding with a sedan in Mission Valley.
A toddler was shot and wounded in the leg Sunday and brought to an urgent care center by a woman, sheriff’s officials said.