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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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May 19, 1995 | SEBASTIAN ROTELLA and CHRIS KRAUL, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Shawn Timothy Nelson, the former Army tank crewman slain by police after going on a destructive urban rampage in a stolen M-60 tank, had talked about suicide and was tormented by family, financial and drug woes, police and friends said Thursday. Nelson's wild ride Wednesday evening left streets and freeways looking like battlegrounds. It culminated on a freeway near a hospital with which he had been embroiled in a legal fight.
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May 19, 1995 | SEBASTIAN ROTELLA and CHRIS KRAUL, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Shawn Timothy Nelson, the former Army tank crewman slain by police after going on a destructive urban rampage in a stolen M-60 tank, had talked about suicide and was tormented by family, financial and drug woes, police and friends said Thursday. Nelson's wild ride Wednesday evening left streets and freeways looking like battlegrounds. It culminated on a freeway near a hospital with which he had been embroiled in a legal fight.
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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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March 24, 1992 | DAVID SMOLLAR, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Attention! San Diego junior-high students! Big Teacher is watching you! Maybe. For the next two months, there will be a video camera box staring down the aisle of each of the six buses that carries students between Southeast San Diego and Standley Junior High School in University City.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 7, 1992
The entrance to the campus office of a UC San Diego satirical publication was found painted with a swastika and other hate symbols, university police said. An unidentified student on Sunday afternoon found the swastika and the word Nazi spray-painted in yellow on the front door of the campus newspaper, Koala, Detective Bao Luu of the campus police force said Monday. On the floor in front of the door was painted "Koala die," Luu said.
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August 31, 1994 | YVETTE CABRERA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Parking meter thefts have reached epidemic proportions in Los Angeles' most densely populated areas, with more than $500,000 worth of meters stolen or destroyed by vandals during the past 16 months, according to transportation officials. The vandals, generally transients and drug addicts desperate for the coins in the meters, smashed 1,675 city meters in the 12-month period ending in April, costing the city about $437,000. Officials said the total now approaches 2,200 meters.
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February 26, 1988 | RAYMOND L. SANCHEZ, Times Staff Writer
Walls outside the M. Larry Lawrence Jewish Community Center in La Jolla were defaced with swastikas early Wednesday, in what authorities say is the latest incident in a spate of anti-Semitic vandalism in San Diego. Two swastikas and a "couple of statements anti-Jewish in nature" were scrawled in gray paint on walls outside the center on the 4100 block of Executive Drive, San Diego police spokesman Bill Robinson said. The building's walls were defaced with swastikas Feb. 12.
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August 24, 1992 | DAVID SMOLLAR, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In the war against vandalism in San Diego city schools, painters Doug Musacco and Bill Adams cover every inch of the battlefield. Their stubborn enemy: the gang graffiti that blights dozens of campuses. Armed with rollers, brush and paint to match the color scheme at any school, the two men move from one site to another, day in and day out, erasing the always ugly, often violence-tainted names and slogans.
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March 24, 1992 | DAVID SMOLLAR, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Attention! San Diego junior-high students! Big Teacher is watching you! Maybe. For the next two months, there will be a video camera box staring down the aisle of each of the six buses that carries students between Southeast San Diego and Standley Junior High School in University City.
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