Probation Search Nets Three Arrests

VISTA–In an on-going effort to reduce crime and target prolific offenders in Vista, members of the Vista COPPS team conducted a 4th waiver probation search in two rooms at the Motel 6 in Vista. Evidence seized included 46 grams of methamphetamine, digital scales, drug paraphernalia, packaging material, and $2,800 in cash. Betsy Thomas, 36, and […]

Carlsbad Police Joins Task Force To Reduce DUI In North County

CARLSBAD–On Friday, between the hours of 8 p.m. and 3 a.m., and as part of the “Avoid the 8 on 78” campaign, the Carlsbad Police Department will be working with other north county law enforcement agencies on a special enforcement that aims to reduce the occurrences of driving while under the influence. The “Avoid the […]

San Marcos Man Shoots Brother-In-Law During Argument


SAN MARCOS–A San Marcos man shot his brother-in-law twice during an argument at his residence, a Sheriff’s deputy spokesman said Wednesday. The incident occurred before 8:30 a.m. in the 200 block of Avenida De Suerte in San Marcos. Deputies say 30-year-old Zaruen Hernandez and his brother-in-law, Navidad Santos, got into an argument. At one point, […]

Transit District‏ Urges Congress To Renew Investment In Public Transportation

OCEANSIDE–The North County Transit District is urging Congress to renew funding for the federal transportation bill, Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21), which is set to expire on May 3. Stand Up for Transportation Day is an effort to urge federal officials to support the passage of a long-term sustainable and […]

SANDAG, Caltrans Preserve Coastal Habitat Near Batiquitos Lagoon

Encinitas Deputy Mayor Catherine Blakespear,

CARLSBAD–A proposed 19-unit housing development on a coastal habitat near Batiquitos Lagoon has hit a snag. At a news conference Wednesday overlooking the lagoon, city and regional leaders, and conservation advocates announced the acquisition of 50.5 acres of prime coastal habitat in the cities of Carlsbad and Encinitas. In partnership with Caltrans, SANDAG completed the […]

Doshay To Released On $2.5 Million Bail

By Gina Yarbrough VISTA–A Fairbanks Ranch man accused of attempted kidnapping last month of a 7-year-old Skyline Elementary student in Solana Beach will be released on $2.5 million bail. At Thursday’s bail hearing, Prosecutor Ryan Saunders had recommended to Vista Superior Court Judge William Gentry that Jack Doshay be held on $25 million bail. Judge […]

Members Of Senior Volunteer Patrol Program Graduate


OCEANSIDE–On April 2, the Oceanside Police Department graduated twelve people into the Senior Volunteer Patrol Program. These volunteers just finished a two week academy consisting of instruction in a number of areas. Members of Senior Volunteer Patrol perform a variety of functions for the Oceanside Police Department. Their duties include issuing parking citations for handicap […]

Unknown Suspect Attempts Bank Robbery At Valley Center‏ Bank

Unknown bank robber

VALLEY CENTER–The Sheriff’s Department is asking the public’s assistance in identifying and locating a man who attempted to rob a bank in Valley Center. Deputies say the robbery occurred at 5 p.m. on  April 3 at the California Bank and Trust located in the 29000 block of Valley Center Road. Witnesses say the suspect walked into the […]

Man Accused Of Attempted Abduction Of Solana Beach Student Pleads Not Guilty

Jack Foshay's attorney, Paul Pfingst talks to the media after the arraignment at Vista Court. Photo: Gina Yarbrough/San Diego County News

By Gina Yarbrough VISTA–A 22-year old Fairbanks Ranch man accused of attempted abduction of a 7 year-old female student at Skyline Elementary School in Solana Beach pleaded not guilty today in a Vista court. Jack Doshay, the son of prominent philanthropist Glenn Doshay, a minority owner of the San Diego Padres, faces several felonies including […]

Arrest Made In Oceanside Arson And Homicide

OCEANSIDE–A 63 year-old Oceanside man was arrested for the death of his wife in an arson structure fire February 22 at the Lamplighter Mobile Home Park at 4660 North River Road in Oceanside. Rescue personnel found the body of 74 year-old Gertrude Hollis in the remains of the home. They also found her husband, Andrew […]