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May 18, 1995 | SEBASTIAN ROTELLA and JACK CHEEVERS, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
A man driving a stolen Army tank went on a wild ride Wednesday evening in San Diego, bowling over power poles and fire hydrants and flattening at least 40 cars before he crashed into a highway divider and was fatally shot by police. Police in squad cars and a helicopter helplessly chased the M-60 tank for nearly half an hour until the 53-ton vehicle ran astride a concrete divider along California 163 and marooned itself.
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April 25, 2014 | By Tony Perry
SAN DIEGO - One person is dead and another was wounded after an attempted armed robbery at a medical marijuana dispensary in the North Park neighborhood, police said Friday. The shooting occurred around 12:30 p.m. Two suspects left in a Mercedes-Benz. Initial reports say a security guard shot and killed one robber but was wounded. He was taken to a local trauma center.   ALSO: Drought covers 100% of California for first time in 15 years Sword-swinging man shot by officers in South L.A., police say School bus driver may not have hit brakes before crash, CHP says   Twitter: @LATsandiego tony.perry@latimes.com
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October 26, 1991
A police officer was ordered to stand trial on charges of attempted murder and attempted armed robbery in a bloody, midnight attack in August on three swimmers on Torrey Pines State Beach. Municipal Judge Ronald Domnitz said the evidence presented against San Diego Police Officer Henry Hubbard, 29, during a two-day preliminary hearing was strong and set a Nov. 6 Superior Cout arraignment date. Hubbard is being held on $2-million bail.
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May 3, 1997 | From a Times Staff Writer
Two people were killed Friday during a fiery gun battle as police attempted to arrest suspects from a bold jewelry robbery last week at a Saks Fifth Avenue store in the city's Mission Valley district, officials said. When police tried to arrest two suspects at a home in National City, a brief gun battle broke out and police shot tear gas into the home, which ignited, as did a palm tree.
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November 15, 1990 | CAROLINE LEMKE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Fred, the comedic cockatoo made famous in the 1970s television series "Baretta," was stolen from his cage at San Diego Wild Animal Park, police said Wednesday. The missing cockatoo was one of three that portrayed Robert Blake's pet in the ABC series about an unconventional cop. The winner of a Patsy--the animal equivalent of an Academy Award--Fred had been performing in shows at the Wild Animal Park for the last six years. The theft of the 30-year-old cockatoo occurred between 4:15 p.m.
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January 5, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Police sought a masked gunman who made off with more than $350,000, mostly in checks, during a robbery at Children's Hospital in San Diego. No shots were fired and there were no injuries during the holdup of a hospital financial officer and two unarmed security guards, police spokesman Bill Robinson said. The three were transferring the day's receipts to a main office of the hospital when the gunman sprang from nearby bushes and ordered them to turn over the money bag.
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January 7, 1988
The U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco upheld the 1984 theft convictions of a former Navy radioman from San Diego who tried to sell stolen top secret cryptographic code cards to federal agents. Michael Tobias is serving a 20-year prison term for seven counts of stealing federal property. Tobias tried to sell the cards to a federal agent because his sense of "patriotism" kept him from going through with a sale of the cards to a foreign government, he claimed.
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February 28, 1996 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
An 11-year-old boy dressed in a friar's robe fired a rifle at cable workers, joggers and beauty shop patrons Tuesday before shooting a guard who held the sixth-grader for police, authorities said. The security guard was shot in the hand, but no one else was injured in the incident in San Diego's usually quiet Clairemont district, said police spokesman Bill Robinson.
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May 18, 1995 | SEBASTIAN ROTELLA and JACK CHEEVERS, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
A man driving a stolen Army tank went on a wild ride Wednesday evening in San Diego, bowling over power poles and fire hydrants and flattening at least 40 cars before he crashed into a highway divider and was fatally shot by police. Police in squad cars and a helicopter helplessly chased the M-60 tank for nearly half an hour until the 53-ton vehicle ran astride a concrete divider along California 163 and marooned itself.
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April 3, 1995 | RENE LYNCH
It was supposed to be a time for family and friends to gather in celebration of the Iranian New Year. Instead, the Haghighi family spent Sunday mourning a mother's death and the arrest of her son on suspicion of murder. Afshin Haghighi, 22, is being held for psychiatric evaluation after being arrested Saturday in the bludgeoning of his mother, Zahra Haghighi, 54, of Irvine, an Orange County Sheriff's Department spokesman said.
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July 3, 1992 | From a Times Staff Writer
Former San Diego Police Officer Henry Hubbard, who maintained for nearly a year that he was not guilty of a string of rapes and robberies last summer along local beaches, reversed himself Thursday and pleaded guilty or no contest to all 38 felony charges. Hubbard pleaded guilty to 26 charges and no contest to 12. Included in the 38 counts were seven rapes, attacks that dominated a string of crimes along the coast from La Jolla to Solana Beach.
NEWS
October 26, 1991
A police officer was ordered to stand trial on charges of attempted murder and attempted armed robbery in a bloody, midnight attack in August on three swimmers on Torrey Pines State Beach. Municipal Judge Ronald Domnitz said the evidence presented against San Diego Police Officer Henry Hubbard, 29, during a two-day preliminary hearing was strong and set a Nov. 6 Superior Cout arraignment date. Hubbard is being held on $2-million bail.
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October 20, 1991 | From Times Wire Services
Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies broke up a gem courier robbery ring, arresting three suspects and recovering more than $1 million in jewelry, authorities said Saturday. Mark Dimasi, 22, and his brother, Phillip Dimasi, 21, of Upland and Socrates Moore, 19, of Victorville were booked at the Crescenta Valley sheriff's station on charges of attempted murder, conspiracy and robbery, Deputy John Ashley said. The suspects are blamed for at least four robberies since Aug.
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February 28, 1996 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
An 11-year-old boy dressed in a friar's robe fired a rifle at cable workers, joggers and beauty shop patrons Tuesday before shooting a guard who held the sixth-grader for police, authorities said. The security guard was shot in the hand, but no one else was injured in the incident in San Diego's usually quiet Clairemont district, said police spokesman Bill Robinson.
NEWS
June 28, 1991 | From a Times Staff Writer
A man led police on a 90-minute high-speed chase down busy freeways and surface streets Thursday--in the midst of it, abducting a woman at gunpoint--before officers closed in and rammed his car to a halt. The hostage--Shanna Parsons, 21, of Mission Viejo, who was abducted as she returned to work from lunch--escaped minutes before the crash when the vehicle slowed in traffic on the Santa Ana Freeway. With the car moving about 30 m.p.h. and the gunman's .
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April 16, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Two men convicted of kidnaping and robbing four college students in a crime rampage that netted them only $57 were sentenced Monday to life in prison. Timothy Long and Terry Alphonso Turner hung their heads as Superior Court Judge William Mudd rejected their pleas for leniency. Long, 19, of South Bend, Ind., and Turner, 27, of Los Angeles had blamed their criminal behavior on malt liquor.
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