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February 13, 1991
Oceanside police are investigating what they call the "suspicious" death of 19-month-old girl at her home. Police went to the home in the 400 block of Edgehill Lane about 11 a.m. Tuesday after receiving a call that a baby was having difficulty breathing, authorities said. Oceanside Police Department spokesman Bob Burke said a "suspect is under investigation," but declined to identify the suspect. No arrest had been made as of late Tuesday.
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January 18, 1991
A 25-year-old man was shot several times and killed in an Oceanside park Thursday afternoon, police said. Michael Charles Jackson of Vista was pronounced dead at at the scene by a Life Flight doctor, Jerry Hilbrand of the county medical examiner's office said. Police arrived at John Landes Park, in the 4000 block of Lewis Street, about 2:45 p.m. and found Jackson apparently shot by a handgun several times in the upper body, said Eric Anderson, spokesman for the Oceanside Police Department.
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October 9, 1990
Today is the last day to register to vote in the Nov. 6 general election. Voters will cast ballots for the next state governor, San Diego's four Congressional delegates, most of the county's state legislators and several ballot propositions. Residents who have changed their residence, want to change their political party membership, are new U.S. citizens or will turn 18 years old by Nov. 6 must register before they can vote.
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May 9, 1990 | YOLANDA RODRIGUEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Nearly five months have passed since Leticia Hernandez disappeared from her family's Bush Street home in Oceanside. But her mother, the police, and a major corporation have not given up the hope that the 7-year-old girl will be brought home safely. On Tuesday, Oceanside police said investigators are reviewing the more than 1,800 possible leads that the case--which has attracted national attention--has generated.
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February 22, 1990
Leticia Hernandez, missing from her Oceanside home since December, has been seen for a second time in Florida, said Bob George spokesman for the Oceanside Police Department. Police also obtained a description of another woman who may be with the couple that have been sighted across the South with the little girl. The latest sighting was in Branford, Fla., on Feb. 5, just three days after she was seen at a service station off Florida 98 in Panama City, George said.
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January 26, 1990 | YOLANDA RODRIGUEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A nationwide telecast of "Unsolved Mysteries," which included a segment on the disappearance of Leticia Hernandez, prompted calls from all over the country to the program's phone bank in Culver City, police said. The hourlong program aired locally at 8 p.m. Wednesday, but it wasn't until near the end of the show that Leticia and several other missing children were mentioned.
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September 7, 1989
A 33-year-old man held his estranged wife and another man at gunpoint for nearly 30 hours inside an Oceanside home before surrendering Wednesday afternoon, police reported. The incident began at 7 a.m. Tuesday when Dale Hutchinson allegedly took over his former home on the 200 block of Saguaro Place, said Gary Church, a spokesman for the Oceanside Police Department.
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June 29, 1989 | LESLIE WOLF, Times Staff Writer
One year ago, the Oceanside Police Department and City Hall were engaged in bitter fighting over wages. But enmity turned to amity Wednesday night when the City Council, with accolades from police officials, approved a budget that will spend $18.7 million to strengthen the city's police force. "The significant increase in the budget and staffing for the Police Department certainly is appreciated," said Police Chief Lee Drummond, "but, more importantly, it shows the council is willing to give us the resources we need."
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May 13, 1989
A 32-year-old Oceanside man was shot to death Friday during a struggle with three San Diego County marshals after they attempted to serve him with a mental health detention order, authorities said. Kenneth Blacic was shot once in the upper body about 1:30 p.m. by a marshal after Blacic grabbed another marshal's gun during the fight, and it discharged, said Lt. William Donnelly of the Oceanside Police Department. No one was hit by the accidentally discharged bullet, Donnelly said.
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January 11, 1989 | GENE YASUDA, Times Staff Writer
Oceanside Police Officer Lou Roane has inherited a perplexing problem. Charged with augmenting minority representation on the county's third-largest police force to mirror the community's demographics and provide better service, Roane has taken part in two outreach programs to recruit quality minority candidates. But Roane, like his predecessors, is discovering the difficulties of the task.
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