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November 2, 1991
A robbery suspect who escaped from a police van while en route to court was arrested Friday in San Diego County. Police in his hometown, Escondido, arrested Glenn Robinson, 35, after tracing him to a home there, San Clemente Police Lt. Paul Falk said. Robinson, who used the name Travis Rhoades when arrested in San Clemente on Sunday, was held at San Diego County Jail on suspicion of robbery and attempted robbery, Falk said.
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October 13, 2012 | By Richard Winton and Lauren Williams, Los Angeles Times
With her husband locked up on suspicion of murder after being arrested near the Mexican border, a woman who mysteriously disappeared from the couple's palatial home — where investigators found signs of a violent struggle — was being sought by Newport Beach police. Peter Gregory Chadwick, 48, a business executive, was taken into custody Thursday on the 905 Freeway in San Diego County. Detectives are now retracing his movements since he left the home Wednesday and his 46-year-old wife, Quee "Q.C.
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January 13, 2000 | From Associated Press
Two of three inmates who walked away Monday from a minimum-security federal prison were arrested near the U.S-Mexico border. Escapees Lorenzo Guerrero, 20, and Rafael Arechiga-Rubio, 22, were arrested Tuesday by Border Patrol agents on Old Highway 80 near Interstate 8. A third escapee, Armando Medina, 22, has eluded capture. Warden Ray Andrews of the Taft Federal Correctional Institute said the prisoners were reported missing Monday night.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 8, 2001 | KEN ELLINGWOOD and SCOTT GOLD, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
A man wanted in connection with four killings in San Bernardino and Los Angeles counties was arrested by the U.S. Border Patrol after an agent following footprints found him hiding in the bushes with three other people near the border fence at Tecate, U.S. authorities said Friday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 4, 1997 | From Times Wire Services
A convicted killer who escaped from Vacaville prison last month was arrested Saturday morning after he allegedly robbed a diner with a sawed-off shotgun, police said. David Anderson, 36, was taken into custody at Rudford's restaurant about 1 a.m., according to San Diego police spokesman Bill Jacobson. Anderson, who was alone, did not resist arrest. Jacobson said the unidentified amount of money he had taken from the cash register was recovered.
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June 13, 2001 | TONY PERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After a three-month undercover sting investigation called "Operation Green Gold," authorities Tuesday arrested the owner of a produce packing business for allegedly buying hundreds of pounds of avocados from a police officer posing as a drug user turned fruit thief. The arrest of Ariel Varela, 47, co-owner of Varela Bros. Packing in Fallbrook, represented an escalation in the fight against that most Californian of crimes: avocado theft.
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December 21, 1995 | SEBASTIAN ROTELLA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Police arrested a U.S. Border Patrol agent Wednesday, charging him with accosting and sexually assaulting a Salvadoran woman immigrant near the border. The crime allegedly took place shortly after dawn last Friday in a lonely area near the Tijuana River, investigators said. The distraught victim reported the assault to other Border Patrol agents, who called San Diego police. Detectives arrested Agent Charles Vinson, 41, Wednesday afternoon at his home in suburban Chula Vista.
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January 11, 1990 | AMY WALLACE and H.G. REZA, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The two remaining members of a religious cult sought in the ritualistic slayings of an Ohio family of five were arrested Wednesday in central San Diego County, authorities said. Kathryn Renee Johnson, 36, and Daniel David Kraft, 25, were stopped by local and state authorities as they drove north on a remote highway near Julian, according to April Freud, a spokesman for the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 18, 1990
A Huntington Beach man was arrested Tuesday in connection with last week's fatal beating of his girlfriend's 14-month-old daughter, police said. Wayne Ichija Yoshisato, 26, was arrested at an undisclosed residence in San Diego County at 11 a.m. on suspicion of murder. He is expected to be charged with first-degree murder with special circumstances, child abuse and two counts of rape with a foreign object, police said. Huntington Beach Police Lt.
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June 20, 1993 | MICHELLE FUETSCH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A 29-year-old man was arrested at the Mexican border Saturday in the killing of an 11-year-old Hollywood girl, who was shot to death in front of two other children, police said. Authorities said the man broke into the house, demanded to see the girl's mother and then shot the girl after the mother dashed out the back door to safety. Francisco Campos was arrested Saturday morning at the Mexican border and charged with the murder of Yahayra Barrera, who died in front of two 10-year-old girls.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 13, 2001 | TONY PERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After a three-month undercover sting investigation called "Operation Green Gold," authorities Tuesday arrested the owner of a produce packing business for allegedly buying hundreds of pounds of avocados from a police officer posing as a drug user turned fruit thief. The arrest of Ariel Varela, 47, co-owner of Varela Bros. Packing in Fallbrook, represented an escalation in the fight against that most Californian of crimes: avocado theft.
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July 1, 2000 | From a Times Staff Writer
Two men were arrested Friday for alleged involvement in what police say may have been a large-scale child pornography operation using the Internet. Police found more than 1,000 videotapes involving underage girls at a home in the blue-collar Mira Mesa section of San Diego. Police spokesman Bill Robinson said the size of the cache suggests that it was "a pretty well-organized operation."
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April 12, 2000 | TONY PERRY, TIMES STATE WRITER
Helped by a tip from baseball star Tony Gwynn, federal authorities have broken up what they say was one of the nation's largest and most complex schemes to sell fake sports and celebrity memorabilia. Twenty people were arraigned Tuesday in federal court in San Diego on charges of conspiracy, mail fraud and other crimes. Five more are awaiting arraignment and other arrests are likely, authorities said.
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January 13, 2000 | From Associated Press
Two of three inmates who walked away Monday from a minimum-security federal prison were arrested near the U.S-Mexico border. Escapees Lorenzo Guerrero, 20, and Rafael Arechiga-Rubio, 22, were arrested Tuesday by Border Patrol agents on Old Highway 80 near Interstate 8. A third escapee, Armando Medina, 22, has eluded capture. Warden Ray Andrews of the Taft Federal Correctional Institute said the prisoners were reported missing Monday night.
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April 4, 1999 | KEN ELLINGWOOD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
U.S. authorities Saturday arrested and prepared federal smuggling charges against three men who accompanied dozens of suspected undocumented immigrants who had to be rescued from the isolated mountains of San Diego County after a snowstorm that left eight dead. A spokesman for the U.S. Border Patrol said the three Mexican nationals, whose names were not released, were identified by several survivors as having smuggled them into the United States along a back-country corridor.
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January 25, 1999 | JASON LEOPOLD, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A 21-year-old Anaheim woman was killed Sunday morning when the driver of the car she was in lost control on a San Diego County freeway, bounced off the center guardrail and plowed down an embankment into a tree, the California Highway Patrol said. Jackeline Romero-Guzman suffered severe head injuries and was pronounced dead at Scripps Memorial Hospital in La Jolla, CHP officer Mark Gregg said.
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January 5, 1990
A Santa Ana man was booked Thursday on suspicion of drunk driving and evading arrest after he allegedly led police on a chase into San Diego which ended when his car ran out of gas. Mark Allen Tracy, 30, was taken to Orange County Jail after being arrested by Santa Ana police. The chase began Wednesday night when police tried to pull over the suspect's car, which was traveling on 17th Street in Santa Ana at 70 m.p.h., according to Lt. Greg Cooper.
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July 18, 1992 | JOHN H. LEE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Police arrested a junior high school student after he allegedly attempted to avenge a classroom slight with a .22-caliber pistol. The 13-year-old boy drew the gun Thursday in front of his first-period teacher, allowing her to take students to another room before he walked through a courtyard and he pointed the loaded and cocked pistol at another seventh-grader, authorities said. Police did not identify either youth.
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November 7, 1998 | JANET WILSON and RICHARD MAROSI and DANIEL YI, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
A young Laguna Niguel mother who shot and killed her baby last month in what she said was a tragic accident has been arrested on charges of first-degree murder, authorities said Friday. Sheriff's investigators took Shantae Molina, 20, into custody Thursday night while she was visiting with relatives at a restaurant in San Diego County. She is being held in Orange County Jail with no bail, and prosecutors plan to arraign her Monday.
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July 15, 1998 | KEN ELLINGWOOD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
U.S. Justice Department investigators on Tuesday rejected allegations that the Border Patrol falsified arrest data to overstate the success of Operation Gatekeeper, the high-profile crackdown on illegal immigration on the U.S.-Mexico border.
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