Retired Naval Chief Arrested For Theft Of Navy Property

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  SUN CITY–A 50 year-old retired Naval chief was arrested for theft of U.S. Navy property, according to mulitple law enforcement agencies. On April 15, the California Highway Patrol Border Division’s Investigative Services Unit, in a joint operation with Commander Navy Region Southwest Criminal Investigation Division and the Naval Criminal Investigation Service, received information of […]

Sheriff’s Dept. Receives New Patrol Helicopter

The Sheriff's Department's new ASTREA (Aerial Support to Regional Enforcement Agencies) $4.8 million Bell 407GX aircraft. Photo: Sheriff's Dept.

SAN DIEGO–Supervisors Bill Horn and Dianne Jacob joined Sheriff Bill Gore to unveil the Sheriff’s Department’s new patrol helicopter Thursday. The ASTREA (Aerial Support to Regional Enforcement Agencies) is a $4.8 million Bell 407GX aircraft. It will be used for patrol, search and rescue operations, as well as firefighting missions. A helicopter bucket (known as a “Bambi […]

Law Enforcement Officers Honored At Auto Theft Recovery Awards‏

Escondido Police Officer Juan Alva receives Officer of the Year from Lieutenant Jason Penner. Photo: Gina Yarbrough/San Diego County News

SAN DIEGO–Sheriff’s Deputies and San Diego police officers throughout the county were honored for their work in recovering stolen vehicles across San Diego county Thursday at the Auto Theft Advisory Committee’s 25th annual Vehicle Theft Recovery Awards. More than 300 officers, deputies, chiefs of police, CHP, and Sheriffs from 32 law enforcement offices gathered at […]