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November 20, 1996 | ANNE-MARIE O'CONNOR, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A U.S. Border Patrol agent charged with sexually assaulting a Salvadoran woman immigrant near the border pleaded guilty Tuesday and was sentenced to 10 years in prison. Agent Charles Vinson, 42, was to go on trial Tuesday on four counts of sexual assault that could have carried sentences of 25 years to life in prison.
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May 11, 1999 | TONY PERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In the beginning, there seemed at least to be a grisly simplicity to it. A sweet-natured 12-year-old girl who was active in her church and did volunteer work at the library was stabbed to death in her bedroom late at night. Within days, police arrested the girl's bright but aloof brother and later two of his high school pals as accomplices. The brother and one of the friends allegedly confessed to police--although both later denied having committed the murder.
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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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November 20, 1996 | ANNE-MARIE O'CONNOR, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A U.S. Border Patrol agent charged with sexually assaulting a Salvadoran woman immigrant near the border pleaded guilty Tuesday and was sentenced to 10 years in prison. Agent Charles Vinson, 42, was to go on trial Tuesday on four counts of sexual assault that could have carried sentences of 25 years to life in prison.
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July 5, 1991 | BARRY M. HORSTMAN and JOHN M. GLIONNA, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The missing accomplice of a San Diego County sheriff's deputy who was killed by a fellow officer as he robbed a home here was one of a team of deputies that had recently searched the house for drugs, the house's owner claimed Thursday. The homeowner, Donald Van Ort, 32, was tied up and beaten by off-duty Deputy Michael Stanewich in the robbery that ended when Stanewich, an undercover narcotics officer, was fatally shot by a colleague and close friend.
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July 6, 1991 | MARK PLATTE and JOHN M. GLIONNA, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The victim of a beating by a San Diego sheriff's deputy called Friday on federal authorities to investigate the case and determine whether other deputies were involved in the plan to rob his home. Sheriff's Deputy Michael Stanewich was shot to death Wednesday by a fellow deputy called to the home during the robbery.
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July 7, 1991 | PATRICK McDONNELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When Gustavo De la Vina arrived in San Diego a year ago, he was no stranger to the U.S.-Mexico borderlands: Born and raised in the Rio Grande Valley, De la Vina had logged time during four decades in such outposts as Brownsville, Eagle Pass and El Paso.
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July 7, 1991 | MARK PLATTE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A San Diego sheriff's deputy identified as a possible accomplice in a foiled armed robbery in which one deputy fatally shot another has an ironclad alibi and has been ruled out as a suspect, investigators have told the victim and his attorney. As a result, officials said, the San Diego Sheriff's Department has all but dismissed the possibility that a second officer was involved in an attempted armed robbery Wednesday in the home of Donald Van Ort.
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May 11, 1999 | TONY PERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In the beginning, there seemed at least to be a grisly simplicity to it. A sweet-natured 12-year-old girl who was active in her church and did volunteer work at the library was stabbed to death in her bedroom late at night. Within days, police arrested the girl's bright but aloof brother and later two of his high school pals as accomplices. The brother and one of the friends allegedly confessed to police--although both later denied having committed the murder.
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July 4, 1991 | MARK PLATTE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An off-duty sheriff's deputy was shot and killed Wednesday by a fellow deputy, and close friend, who found him beating the owner of an Encinitas-area home during an armed robbery, authorities said.
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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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December 13, 1992 | Associated Press
A man who was wounded during a botched drug raid said federal agents were "having fun" after swarming his house and shooting him in the leg, arm and back. Donald L. Carlson, 41, of Poway was shot by members of the multi-agency Operation Alliance on Aug. 25. Speaking to reporters in his attorney's office, Carlson said Friday that the agents "acted like this was a fun event and they were enjoying what they were doing."
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July 10, 1991 | JOHN M. GLIONNA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
He was the kind of person everyone liked to have around an office--a prankster and joke teller who could dish out a rash of well-meaning jabs as well as take a joke with an easy smile. Looking back, his friends and colleagues say, Detective Michael Stanewich was something of a hero around the Sheriff Department's Encinitas Station. One year, he dressed up as Santa Claus at an office party, hamming it up with fellow deputies, asking what they wanted for Christmas.
NEWS
July 7, 1991 | PATRICK McDONNELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When Gustavo De la Vina arrived in San Diego a year ago, he was no stranger to the U.S.-Mexico borderlands: Born and raised in the Rio Grande Valley, De la Vina had logged time during four decades in such outposts as Brownsville, Eagle Pass and El Paso.
NEWS
July 7, 1991 | MARK PLATTE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A San Diego sheriff's deputy identified as a possible accomplice in a foiled armed robbery in which one deputy fatally shot another has an ironclad alibi and has been ruled out as a suspect, investigators have told the victim and his attorney. As a result, officials said, the San Diego Sheriff's Department has all but dismissed the possibility that a second officer was involved in an attempted armed robbery Wednesday in the home of Donald Van Ort.
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July 6, 1991 | MARK PLATTE and JOHN M. GLIONNA, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The victim of a beating by a San Diego sheriff's deputy called Friday on federal authorities to investigate the case and determine whether other deputies were involved in the plan to rob his home. Sheriff's Deputy Michael Stanewich was shot to death Wednesday by a fellow deputy called to the home during the robbery.
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December 13, 1992 | Associated Press
A man who was wounded during a botched drug raid said federal agents were "having fun" after swarming his house and shooting him in the leg, arm and back. Donald L. Carlson, 41, of Poway was shot by members of the multi-agency Operation Alliance on Aug. 25. Speaking to reporters in his attorney's office, Carlson said Friday that the agents "acted like this was a fun event and they were enjoying what they were doing."
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July 10, 1991 | JOHN M. GLIONNA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
He was the kind of person everyone liked to have around an office--a prankster and joke teller who could dish out a rash of well-meaning jabs as well as take a joke with an easy smile. Looking back, his friends and colleagues say, Detective Michael Stanewich was something of a hero around the Sheriff Department's Encinitas Station. One year, he dressed up as Santa Claus at an office party, hamming it up with fellow deputies, asking what they wanted for Christmas.
NEWS
July 5, 1991 | BARRY M. HORSTMAN and JOHN M. GLIONNA, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The missing accomplice of a San Diego County sheriff's deputy who was killed by a fellow officer as he robbed a home here was one of a team of deputies that had recently searched the house for drugs, the house's owner claimed Thursday. The homeowner, Donald Van Ort, 32, was tied up and beaten by off-duty Deputy Michael Stanewich in the robbery that ended when Stanewich, an undercover narcotics officer, was fatally shot by a colleague and close friend.
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July 4, 1991 | MARK PLATTE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An off-duty sheriff's deputy was shot and killed Wednesday by a fellow deputy, and close friend, who found him beating the owner of an Encinitas-area home during an armed robbery, authorities said.
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