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New gang injunction granted against O’side gang

OCEANSIDE — A Superior Court judge on May 25 signed a permanent gang injunction against members of a multi-generational Latino gang. The civil injunction granted by Judge Aaron Katz targets 29 members of Oceanside’s Center Street gang. This is the second court order against the gang; the first was granted in 2003. Authorities said the […]

Man found guilty of molesting niece

OCEANSIDE — A San Diego jury on May 26 convicted a 28-year-old man for molesting his niece while the girl was visiting her grandmother’s house in Oceanside. After nearly four full days of deliberation, the jury found Walter Emilio Blanco guilty of two counts of committing lewd and lascivious acts with a child under the […]

Man to stand trial for shooting rampage and police chase

ESCONDIDO — A 26-year-old man charged with firing on police officers as he led them on a pursuit through North County in March will have to stand trial on charges relating to the altercation, a San Diego Superior Court judge ruled May 26. Following a daylong preliminary hearing, Judge Harry Elias found enough evidence to […]

Sheriff candidates speak candidly about Arizona’s immigration law

SAN DIEGO — “Anybody here read the bill?” asked retired undersheriff Jay La Suer referring to Arizona’s recently enacted immigration law during a debate May 21 at Balboa Park. Only three people out of the hundred or so in attendance raised their hands. La Suer, as well as the two other candidates running for San […]

Felon pleads not guilty to gasoline attack on ex-wife

OCEANSIDE — A convicted felon accused of spraying his ex-wife with gasoline and attempting to light her on fire will have to stand trial on charges relating to the March incident, a San Diego Superior Court judge ruled May 20 at a preliminary hearing in a Vista courtroom. Danny Vinci, 43, is charged with making […]

Gardner gets life for murdering Dubois and King

SAN DIEGO — “Look at me!” Kelly King demanded of John Gardner before she addressed him May 14 in San Diego Superior Court. Gardner glanced up at the heartbroken woman briefly, but then quickly dropped his head down like he had done throughout most of his sentencing. “You have taken a life that was worth […]

Accused migrant killer maybe mentally unfit

OCEANSIDE — An Oceanside man accused of murdering his aunt’s lover will undergo a psychological evaluation to determine if he is mentally fit to stand trial, a San Diego Superior Court judge ruled May 11. Jesus Borja, 29, is charged with a single count of first-degree murder in connection with the May 18, 2008, slaying […]

Estranged wife gets community service, probation for attack on husband

RANCHO SANTA FE — A Del Mar woman will have to perform volunteer work and attend a domestic violence program for an attack on her estranged husband in his Rancho Santa Fe home, a San Diego Superior Court judge ruled May 13. Judge Harry Elias ordered Elizabeth Joy Remley to complete 100 hours of community […]

Gang member convicted of 2005 slaying of roommate

OCEANSIDE — Joaquin Martinez was the self-proclaimed “problem solver” for all issues in an Oceanside “meth” house, which included dismembering an overdosed roommate to keep the police from investigating her death, the 32-year-old defendant testified recently. In hindsight, Martinez may have locked the door to his own cell by admitting his troubleshooting techniques, which included […]

Man found guilty of robbing C’bad outlet store

CARLSBAD — A serial criminal was convicted May 4 of a clothing store robbery that may land the 50-year-old man in prison for life. A North County jury found Rodney Riggins guilty of robbery and theft charges relating to an April 15, 2009, hold up at The Gap clothing store located in the Carlsbad Premium […]