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April 14, 2003 | From Associated Press
A robbery suspect shot a sheriff's deputy outside a Temecula casino and shot two more people -- one fatally -- inside another casino near San Diego before turning his gun on himself, sheriff's officials said Sunday. Saturday's shootings started with the robbery of a GNC store in Temecula. The suspect fled in a late-model Volvo with Texas license plates. A Riverside County sheriff's deputy stopped the vehicle about 9 p.m. outside the Pechanga Casino in Temecula.
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December 26, 2007 | Tony Perry, Times Staff Writer
Police chased and shot a 26-year-old man suspected of stealing a Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department patrol car early Christmas morning. The suspect, Regino Aguilar, was taken to a hospital with wounds that were not considered life-threatening. He will be booked into county jail on suspicion of auto theft, felony evading and assault, according to Lt. Kevin Rooney of the San Diego Police Department homicide squad. Aguilar allegedly stole the black-and-white vehicle from 7900 Compton Ave.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 18, 1989
A riot at the County Jail in Vista that left two inmates hospitalized "appeared to be racially motivated," a San Diego County Sheriff's Department spokesman said Sunday. Ten of the 53 inmates in one module of the jail were injured in the melee which broke out about 3:45 p.m. Sunday. Two of the inmates, Elbon Hairston, 27, and Gregory Jordan, 36, were taken to a local hospital for treatment. Hairston received puncture wounds in his side and back; Jordan suffered a possible broken jaw.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 16, 2005 | Tony Perry, Times Staff Writer
More than seven decades after the case horrified the city and triggered calls for a crackdown on "all known degenerates," the Sheriff's Department declared Thursday that it has solved the mysterious death of 7-year-old Dalbert Aposhian. When the boy's mutilated body was found floating in San Diego Bay in July 1933, police concluded that he had been killed by a sex fiend. The coroner's office made the same finding and said the murder weapon was probably a knife similar to those issued to sailors.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 12, 1990
A suspect wanted in connection with the June 5 stabbing death of a San Diego woman surrendered to sheriff's deputies Monday, authorities said. Franklin Charles Scott, 49, an auto mechanic, was taken into custody without incident and booked into County Jail in Vista on a murder charge, said Sgt. Harry A. Smith, spokesman for the San Diego County Sheriff's Department.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 1, 2004 | From Times Wire Reports
Jurors found San Diego County Sheriff Bill Kolender and 10 department employees not guilty of causing the death of a man being held in a county jail by denying him medical attention. The jury reached its verdict Thursday in U.S. District Court in San Diego. Juan Leon, 18, died in July 1999 at the George F. Bailey Detention Facility from a treatable inflammation of the stomach lining while awaiting trial on a probation violation.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 16, 1992
A 41-year-old transient whose pleas for help went unanswered by a passerby was found stabbed to death behind a liquor store late Friday night, the San Diego County Sheriff's Department reported. The victim was identified by the San Diego County Medical Examiner's office as Christopher James Somerville. Homicide detectives said the victim had occasionally worked at a liquor store in the 1400 block of North Highway 101 and slept behind it at night. Lt.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 22, 1992
An unidentified Latino man was found dead Tuesday in an orange grove in Bonsall, authorities said. Homicide detectives for the San Diego County Sheriff's Department are investigating the incident. The cause of death has not been determined, a spokesman said. The body was discovered about 4:15 p.m.
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November 6, 1992 | MICHAEL GRANBERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Sheriff's deputies entered a posh home here Thursday night and found four people dead after a neighbor reported not having seen them for two days, investigators said. The apparent murder victims lived in the 5100 block of Avenida Maravillas, near the Rancho Santa Fe Golf Club, where four-acre sites, spaced roughly a mile apart, sell for more than $2 million each, a spokesman for the San Diego County Sheriff's Department said.
NEWS
October 6, 1992 | LEE ROMNEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The San Diego County Sheriff's Department on Monday dispatched a team of detectives to investigate the beating of three Central American migrants with bats last week, and the FBI launched a civil rights investigation. Sheriff's officials said they hoped to send a strong message that vigilante actions will not be tolerated.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 1, 2004 | From Times Wire Reports
Jurors found San Diego County Sheriff Bill Kolender and 10 department employees not guilty of causing the death of a man being held in a county jail by denying him medical attention. The jury reached its verdict Thursday in U.S. District Court in San Diego. Juan Leon, 18, died in July 1999 at the George F. Bailey Detention Facility from a treatable inflammation of the stomach lining while awaiting trial on a probation violation.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 31, 2003 | From Times Wire Reports
The San Diego County Sheriff's Department was hit by a computer virus that forced jail workers to manually book prisoners Saturday and disconnected employees from the Internet and e-mail. The virus, which struck early Friday, did not do any serious damage, said Lt. Don Crist. But jail workers could not operate the computer programs they usually use to fingerprint and book suspects, so they had to do the jobs manually, he said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 16, 2003 | From Times Wire Reports
Nine cities served by the San Diego County Sheriff's Department may have to pay 19% more for law enforcement services, an increase they say would force them to cut back on public safety and other city services. Sheriff's officials say the proposed increase is needed to cover rising costs for things such as gasoline, salaries and employee benefits. Nine cities -- Del Mar, Encinitas, Imperial Beach, Lemon Grove, Poway, San Marcos, Santee, Solana Beach and Vista -- are served by the department.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 14, 2003 | From Associated Press
A robbery suspect shot a sheriff's deputy outside a Temecula casino and shot two more people -- one fatally -- inside another casino near San Diego before turning his gun on himself, sheriff's officials said Sunday. Saturday's shootings started with the robbery of a GNC store in Temecula. The suspect fled in a late-model Volvo with Texas license plates. A Riverside County sheriff's deputy stopped the vehicle about 9 p.m. outside the Pechanga Casino in Temecula.
NEWS
December 21, 2000 | Associated Press
A federal jury has awarded $1.5 million to a promoter who said a concert he organized to foster racial harmony was illegally disrupted by sheriff's deputies. The U.S. District Court jurors found that the San Diego County Sheriff's Department violated the constitutional rights of Shawn Green of Chula Vista by searching people who attended the concert and disrupting the event, attorney Michael Marrinan said Wednesday.
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March 23, 2000 | KEN ELLINGWOOD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Law enforcement authorities were looking into a report Wednesday that an illegal Mexican immigrant was shot and wounded by assailants on the U.S. side while crossing with a group in rural east San Diego County. The woman, identified by Mexican consular officials as Elsa Maria Santos Dominguez, turned up in Mexico and was being treated in a Tecate hospital for a gunshot wound to the arm. The Mexican Consulate in San Diego asked county authorities for a careful investigation.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 27, 1990
A car show was shut down by San Marcos officials Sunday when a large group of spectators became rowdy. City Manager Rick Gittings said a shopping center parking lot at San Marcos Boulevard and Pacific Street was too small to accommodate the crowd, which overflowed onto the streets and created traffic problems. The San Diego County Sheriff's Department estimated the crowd at 6,000 spectators, including gang members from Los Angeles, San Bernardino and San Diego. There were no arrests or injuries.
NEWS
March 31, 1997 | TONY PERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Caught between the media's deafening clamor for information and the families' impassioned pleas for privacy, authorities investigating the mass suicide here sought a middle course: providing frequent briefings but withholding some key details. It was a policy that won praise from many in the media horde that descended on this ritzy community, many of them veterans of breaking stories that have deteriorated into rancorous confrontations between police and media.
NEWS
February 18, 1997
Federal investigators searched a remote canyon in northeast San Diego County on Monday for clues in the crash of a sheriff's helicopter that killed a deputy and injured the pilot. The 1983 McDonnell Douglas 500D helicopter was on patrol when it lost power and crashed at 7:44 p.m. Sunday in Sycamore Canyon, about 20 miles northeast of downtown San Diego. Pat Coyle, 42, a sheriff's deputy for almost nine years, died about three hours after the crash at Sharp Hospital in San Diego.
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