Escape Captured; Ghost Gun Conviction: San Diego County Crime Log

SAN DIEGO COUNTY, CA – The following is a collection of this week’s police, fire and courtroom stories from across San Diego County.

1st Conviction Under San Diego’s Ordinance Banning ‘Ghost Guns’

The city’s Eliminate Non-Serialized Untraceable Firearms ordinance went into effect last October.

Find out what’s happening in San Diegowith free, real-time updates from Patch.

Inmate Who Walked Away From Barrio Logan Halfway House Captured

John Ledesma, 24, was booked into Donovan State Prison in Otay Mesa pending filing of escape charges.

Find out what’s happening in San Diegowith free, real-time updates from Patch.

1 Dead, 5 Injured At Border Near Otay Mesa

Authorities said one man was pronounced dead at the scene. Five other people were transported to a hospital.

Report Of Child-Abduction Attempt At Moonlight Beach Deemed False

“After a comprehensive investigation, detectives… have determined (that the incident) did not occur.”

Man Pleads Not Guilty To Murder In Clairemont Resident’s Stabbing

Raul Marquez, 28, was rooted in the murder count, as well as an allegation of using a knife in the killing.

Pedestrian Struck By Car In Pacific Beach

Police are investigating after a pedestrian was injured in a suspected vehicular assault and a shot fired report in Pacific Beach.

Inmate Found Unresponsive, Dies In San Diego Central Jail

A man died while in custody at the San Diego Central Jail, law enforcement said.

Victim Of Teralta West Homicide ID’d

Authorities publicly identified a man found slain last weekend in the Teralta West area.

Trial Begins For Man Accused Of Raping 3 Women In San Diego County

Seth Alan Roberts, 22, is accused in three separate attacks in Bonita, Pacific Beach and Otay Mesa in late 2018.

3 Explosions Reported In Vista; No Injuries Reported

“The explosions occurred in open areas and parking lots with no obvious target or motivation,” officials said.

San Diego Wins Appeal In State Lead Testing Mandate Case

The ruling applies to all water testing that occurred since the 2017 mandate.

Officials ID Man Killed In MTS Bus Encounter In Downtown San Diego

Anthony J. McGaffe, 28, died about an hour after police were called in response to “a violent disturbance” aboard an MTS bus.

Ex-SD Resident Arrested In Costa Rica After Alleged Flight From US

Authorities said he was deported from Costa Rica so that he could be sentenced in the US for tax evasion and conspiracy convictions.

Motorist Wounded In Possible Road-Rage Shooting In South Bay

The shooting appeared to have been an isolated incident, according to police.

Probationer Suspected In Spree Of East County Thefts Arrested

A probationer is back in custody following his arrest on suspicion of carrying out a spate of thefts and a street robbery in El Cajon.

Mechanical Failure Caused Deadly Navy Helicopter Crash

One crewmember was rescued and five were declared dead after a Navy helicopter crashed off San Diego last year.

Man Shot, Police Locate Suspect In Hillcrest

The suspect ran away from the scene into a nearby canyon. After setting up a perimeter, police apprehended the suspect.

Man Fatally Shot Outside His Bay Ho-Area Workplace

Paramedics took the seriously injured man to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Man Pleads Guilty To Manslaughter, DUI In Cyclist’s Solana Beach Death

Lucas Beau Morgans, 22, faces up to 15 years in prison when he is sentenced later this year for the June 22, 2021, death of Allen Hunter II.

Man Accused In CHP Officer’s Shooting On I-8 Appears In Court

Yuhao Du, 25, is accused of lunging for CHP Officer Antonio “Tony” Pacheco’s service weapon, causing the gun to fire.

Woman Pleads Not Guilty To Murder In Man’s South Bay Stabbing Death

A woman accused of stabbing a man in National City pleaded not guilty to a murder charge.

Man Convicted Of 1978 Cop Killing Wins Challenge Of Parole Reversal

Cecena, 61, has been granted parole five times since 2014, but each time California’s governor has reversed the parole grant.

Man Shot While In Car In Pacific Beach

Police are looking for a shooting suspect after a 79-year-old man was struck in Pacific Beach.

Carlsbad Man Pleads Not Guilty To Murder, Other Charges In Fatal Crash

Douglas Payne, 51, of Carlsbad, is accused of hitting the 65-year-old victim on southbound Interstate 5, north of Cannon Road.

Suspect Jailed In Spate Of Suspected Arson Fires In North County

Rogelio Ramirez, 22, was booked into county jail on suspicion of intentionally sparking six fires in Vista and Oceanside.

Man Injured In San Diego Hit-And-Run Crash

The victim sustained a fractured right femur in the collision, police said.

Clairemont Man Fatally Stabbed At Home

The victim’s name was withheld pending family notification.

Driver Pleads Guilty In Poway Father And Son’s DUI Deaths

Donald Lee Farmer, 20, faces between four and eight years in state prison when he is sentenced on June 30.

Santee Jail Inmate Charged In Fatal Shooting Of Woman In Bonita

A woman already in jail on unrelated charges has been re-arrested on suspicion of fatally shooting another woman last fall, officials said.

Police Investigate Deadly Stabbing In Clairemont

Police detained three suspects, according to online records.

3 Men Shot At Shelter Island Beach

The men were taken to a hospital with injuries not considered to be life-threatening, police said.

Man Jailed In Death On Bus After Intervening In Fight In San Diego

Homicide detectives arrested Edward Hilbert, who was booked into San Diego Central Jail.

Fire Sparks At Commercial Building In Escondido

Nine fire engines, two truck companies, two rescue ambulances and three battalion chiefs responded to the fire.

2 Recreational Vehicles Damaged By Fire In Barrio Logan

A fire caused $55,000 worth of damage to two recreational vehicles and a fence in Barrio Logan, fire officials said.

House Fire In Logan Heights Displaces 2 Adults, 2 Children

Four residents were displaced from a house fire that also caused $60,000 in damage.

Man Killed In East San Diego Park

Homicide detectives are investigating the death of a 31-year-old man in Teralta Park in East San Diego.

Leave a Comment