Manhattan Beach Executive Charged With Raiding Company Coffers

SAN DIEGO–A Manhattan Beach attorney and corporate executive, appeared in magistrate court in Los Angeles County yesterday to face allegations that he embezzled over a quarter-million dollars from his former employer, MWRC Internet Sales LLC (“MWRC”). As alleged in a five-count indictment, James (“Jim”) Miller—an attorney who worked for Body Glove, International and served as the […]

Ringleader Sentenced In Million-Dollar Bank Fraud Conducted in California and Nevada Casinos

SAN DIEGO–The ringleader of a million-dollar bank fraud scheme was sentenced last Friday to 57 months’ imprisonment for leading and organizing a 14-defendant conspiracy to steal more than $1,000,000 from Citibank using cash advance kiosks in a dozen casinos from Southern California to Las Vegas. A judge presiding over the case also ordered that 32 year-old […]

State Route 905 To Temporary Close For Repairs

SAN DIEGO–Caltrans said Thursday that construction crews will close eastbound State Route 905 (SR-905) from La Media Road to Siempre Viva Road on Friday at 10 p.m. until 8 a.m. on Saturday. The westbound direction will close later in the evening as construction progresses. The full closure is needed for bridge work over SR-905 as […]

San Diego Unified School District To Return Armored Personnel Vehicle

SAN DIEGO–The San Diego Unified School District today announced it will be returning an armored personnel vehicle acquired through the Department of Defense (D.O.D.) Excess Property Program (1033 Program) to the D.O.D. “Some members of our community are not comfortable with the district having this vehicle,” said Superintendent Cindy Marten. “If any part of our […]

First Local Enterovirus D68 Cases Reported In San Diego County

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SAN DIEGO–Three San Diego County children were among the first four cases of enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) respiratory infection confirmed in California this year, the San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency announced today. The three local children, along with a child visiting San Diego County, were hospitalized earlier this month for respiratory illness at Rady […]

Man Tries To Lure Alpine Girl Into His Car

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ALPINE—Sheriff’s deputies are searching for a man who tried to lure a 12 year-old Alpine girl to his car. The incident happened on September 12 around 4 p.m. in the 2000 block of Arnold Way in Alpine. The girl’s mother called the Sheriff’s department to report the incident on Monday. The girl told deputies she […]

Fugitive Arrested After Escape From San Diego Jail

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SAN DIEGO—A male fugitive who escaped from the San Diego Central jail yesterday was arrested by police today. Don Andrea Torrillo escaped from the jail yesterday about 6 p.m.. On Wednesday, about 7:30 p.m., the San Diego Fugitive Task Force comprised of Sheriff’s Detectives and US Marshal’s successfully located and took Torrillo into custody. Torrillo […]

18 Arrested In Operation Tip The Scale

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NORTH COUNTY—Law enforcment officers arrested 18 people during the 16th Operation Tip the Scale in the North County. More than 50 deputies, officers, and drug treatment professionals took part in the operation on Thursday from 3 to 11 p.m. in San Marcos and Escondido. The mission of Operation Tip the Scale is to reduce drug-fueled […]

District Attorney Files Murder Charge Against Husband Of Missing Wife

SAN DIEGO–District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis has filed a murder charge against a 46 year-old man in connection with the disappearance of his wife. Anthony Simoneau was arrested by authorities in Honolulu, Hawaii Thursday evening and is currently being held in the Honolulu City Jail.  The District Attorney’s Office will seek his extradition back to San Diego. Simoneau’s wife […]

Survivor Of Suicide Loss Talks About Depression

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SAN DIEGO–Diana Waugh is a survivor of suicide loss – not once, but twice. Today, Waugh, 71, spoke at a news conference to release the San Diego County Suicide Prevention Council Report to the Community. The North Park resident decided to share her story to raise awareness about depression and suicide. She recounts her struggles here in her […]