Authorities Investigate Mobile Home Fire Fatality

OCEANSIDE–Fire and police investigators are continuing their investigation of what caused the residential fire that killed a 74 year-old female February 22.  Authorities are looking into the circumstances surrounding the fire which took place at 4660 North River Road in Oceanside.  Medical Examiner’s Office says exact cause of death is pending further pathology results. The […]

Carlsbad Police Investigate Hit And Run

CARLSBAD–Carlsbad police is investigating a hit and run collision involving a bicyclist who had been struck by a vehicle near La Costa Ave. and Piraeus St., on February 14, at approximately 10 a.m. The bicyclist sustained moderate injuries as a result of the collision including a concussion and abrasions.  The vehicle fled the scene following […]

Three Males Arrested For Assault With A Deadly Weapon

CARLSBAD–Carlsbad police arrested two 18 year-old males, and one juvenile male for assault with a deadly weapon, a police spokesman says. The suspects have been identified as Jim Gonzalez and Hector Zamora from Oceanside. Gonzalez and Zamora were booked into the Vista Detention Facility for assault with a deadly weapon, child endangerment, conspiracy, and gang […]

Police Arrest Sexual Predator In North County

Gilbert Chavarria

ESCONDIDO–Detectives arrested a man accused of breaking into childrens’ bedrooms in the North County and sexually assaulting them. Sheriff Bill Gore and Escondido Police Chief Craig Carter announced the arrest of Gilbert Chavarria Wednesday at Escondido Police Headquarters. Chavarria was taken into custody on February 16 after DNA and other evidence linked him to four […]

Carlsbad Police Honors Civilians, Officers And Supervisor


CARLSBAD–The Carlsbad Police Department honored officers and civilians at its annual award ceremony February 4. Corporal Rick Galanos, a 25-year veteran, was named the 2014 Police Officer of the Year.  Galanos was praised for being tireless and passionate when it comes to fighting crime. Community Services Officer II Tanisha Powell was selected as the 2014 […]

Man Arrested For Kidnapping And Burglary At Carlsbad Motel

CARLSBAD–On Monday morning, Carlsbad police responded to a report of a suspicious person who had possibly attempted to burglarize a motel room at the Carlsbad Inn. Prior to officers’ arrival at the Carlsbad Inn, the suspect fled southbound across the street to the Best Western Lodge located at 3180 Carlsbad Blvd. The suspect, 29-year-old Abraham Ledesma-Gomez […]

Man Stabbed At Pauma Valley Campground, Suspect Arrested


PAUMA VALLEY–A man was stabbed multiple times at the Rancho Corrido Campground in Pauma Valley, a Sheriff’s Deputy spokesman said Sunday. Deputies received a call of a reported stabbing at the campground. They located a male in his 40’s with stab wounds. The victim was flown by helicopter to a hospital where he underwent emergency […]

Sewage Spills In San Marcos Creek

SAN MARCOS–An estimated 1,950 gallon sewage spill occurred today at Redwing Street in San Marcos, a spokesman for Vallecitos Water District said today. The spill occurred when a pressurized sewer main developed a leak. Approximately 825 gallons of sewage was recovered and the remaining 1,125 gallons entered a storm drain that discharges to San Marcos […]

Man Shot During Armed Robbery

VISTA–A man was shot during an armed robbery Monday at Bistro in Vista, a Sheriff deputy spokesman said on Tuesday. Deputies say the victim was transported to Scripps La Jolla Hospital. The suspect was described as a Hispanic male adult, five feet, six inches to five feet, nine inches tall; weight approximately 150 to 180 […]

Dog Thrown In Trash Recovering From Neglect


ENCINITAS–A nearly hairless dog that was found in a trash can is now in foster care and receiving treatment at your Rancho Coastal Humane Society (RCHS) in Encinitas. “Hemingway” was rescued by an officer from the Department of Animal Services then transferred to RCHS through the FOCAS program. The 1-1/2 year old Shih Tzu is […]