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  • Old man loses control of his van, hits teen

    Old man loses control of his van, hits teen
    ESCONDIDO, Calif. - A van driven by an 84-year-old man veered off an Escondido street Wednesday and struck a teenager, severely injuring the boy, authorities reported. The youth was sitting astride his bicycle, waiting to cross the street, when the...
  • Teacher accused of molesting student

    Teacher accused of molesting student
    Escondido, CA – Police arrested a high school teacher Friday after a student reported that he had repeatedly molested her several years ago. The 19-year-old girl reported that she began a relationship with her 35-year-old teacher, Mario Humerez,...
  • Woman's screams scare off attacker

    Woman's screams scare off attacker
    ESCONDIDO, Calif. -- Police in Escondido released a sketch Sunday of a man suspected of grabbing a 22-year-old woman and pulling her toward a car in an apparent kidnapping attempt. The woman was walking to work in the 800 block of Bennett Street near...
  • Brush Fire Contained After Threatening Homes in Acton

    Brush Fire Contained After Threatening Homes in Acton
    ACTON, Calif. (KTLA) -- Fire crews have fully contained a 100-acre brush fire near Hubbard Road and Escondido Canyon Road in Acton. The fire erupted just after 11:00 a.m. Thursday in a sparsely populated area and burned about 52 acres. It destroyed a...
  • Teen pleads guilty to 2nd rape

    Teen pleads guilty to 2nd rape
    VISTA, Calif. -- A young man already serving 15 years to life in prison for raping a teenager at gunpoint as she walked to school last summer pleaded guilty Monday to raping a 45-year-old woman at knifepoint several weeks earlier. Daniel Joseph...
  • Bomb squad sets off explosives during blast investigation

    Bomb squad sets off explosives during blast investigation
    Members of a sheriff's bomb squad set off several controlled explosions Friday as they searched a home where a backyard blast sent a gardener to the hospital the day before. Prior to the detonations, the California Highway Patrol closed Interstate 15 in...
  • Prosecutor: Renter turned home into 'bomb factory'

    Prosecutor: Renter turned home into 'bomb factory'
    A San Diego County man accused of making the largest cache of homemade explosive compounds ever found in one spot on U.S. soil was ordered by a judge Monday to remain in custody on $5 million bail. George Djura Jakubec, 54, pleaded not guilty to 12...
  • Escondido 'bomb factory' to be burned down

    Escondido 'bomb factory' to be burned down
    Authorities announced Tuesday that they will burn down a home in an unincorporated section of Escondido that contains a massive cache of explosives. Sheriff Bill Gore told the public at a town hall meeting in San Marcos Tuesday evening that the home on...
  • Workers prepare Escondido 'bomb factory' for burning

    Workers prepare Escondido 'bomb factory' for burning
    Workers began building a protective barrier Thursday alongside a North County home that will be burned to the ground to dispose of large amounts of illegal bomb-making chemicals found there. The house in the 1900 block of Via Scott in unincorporated...
  • Attorney asks court to postpone bomb house burn

    Attorney asks court to postpone bomb house burn
    The lawyer for a man accused of running a makeshift bomb factory in his rented Escondido home filed court documents late Tuesday requesting authorities to postpone Thursday's planned burning of the house. Attorney Michael Berg said in the court filing...
  • Identity theft suspect arrested in Escondido

    Identity theft suspect arrested in Escondido
    ESCONDIDO, Calif. -- An illegal immigrant working under the identity of another man was arrested in Escondido, according to police. Detectives arrested 42-year-old Eduardo Cervantes Aguila of Mexico Wednesday for using someone else's name and social...