Crime

Questions over ex-DA’s possible conflict  of interest in murder trial linger in court

Questions over ex-DA’s possible conflict of interest in murder trial linger in court

VISTA — Former San Diego County District Attorney Paul Pfingst is facing accusations in court that he altered evidence during the murder investigation of Jason Harper by his wife Julie Harper.

Encinitas man pleads not guilty to assault with a firearm

Encinitas man pleads not guilty to assault with a firearm

ENCINITAS — David Kaufman, 32, was charged with assault with a firearm and discharging a firearm in a grossly negligent manner.

Carlsbad friends stabbed by acquaintance at home

CARLSBAD — Two friends were stabbed by mutual acquaintance in one victim’s Carlsbad home late on Sunday night, July 14, according to the Carlsbad Police Department.

Murder trial postponed, death penalty considered

VISTA — The trial date for three North County residents charged with the murder of Brittany Dawn Killgore has been postponed as district attorneys consider asking for the death penalty.

Report shows increase in crimes, but experts urge caution against the numbers

Report shows increase in crimes, but experts urge caution against the numbers

COAST CITIES — Within the first six months of 2012, violent crime and property crime incidents increased throughout San Diego County compared to 2011, most notably in Carlsbad with a 73 percent increase in violent crime, according to statistics released by the FBI in January. Local law enforcement stated that the increase could be attributed […]

Finding salvation

Finding salvation

After spending 13 years in prison for a crime he didn’t commit, Adam Riojas regained his freedom, found God and became a pastor

Social media plays key role in prosecutions

Social media plays key role in prosecutions

SAN DIEGO — These days, people use social media to publicize all sorts of personal information to their friends and family.

Fighting, underage drinking and stabbings pervade RSF house party

RANCHO SANTA FE — More than 20 law enforcement officials and aerial support from a helicopter were required to tame an out of control party pervaded by fighting in the street, copious drinking and two stabbings just after midnight on Nov. 24.

Violent crimes down, thefts up in Del Mar

DEL MAR — Violent crimes in Del Mar decreased slightly in 2011 compared to the previous year, but property crime was up nearly 40 percent during the same time span, according to statistics released in April by the San Diego Association of Governments.