| Dec 8, 2010
| 7:40 AM
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...
| Dec 15, 2010
Authorities upped the ante Wednesday for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the serial bank robber dubbed the "Geezer Bandit."
The FBI and several other banks have combined their offering to $20,000. The crook is believed to be...
| Dec 17, 2010
It's a police officer's last line of defense. And for the Escondido Police Department new bulletproof vests will protect them when it counts the most.
"Any damage that might've been done before, hopefully that's going to change," said officer Scott...
| May 6, 2011
| 8:54 AM
ESCONDIDO, Calif. -- A video made by activists challenging Escondido's policy of checking driver's licenses at a sobriety checkpoint shows police breaking the window of a car after the driver refuses to show his identification.
The driver, Angel...
| May 10, 2011
| 9:07 AM
ESCONDIDO, Calif. -- A teenager with a learner's driving permit smashed his car into an Escondido yogurt shop Sunday morning.
The 17-year-old boy apparently pressed the accelerator instead of the brake, causing the vehicle to drive through the glass...
| Dec 24, 2010
Choosing the right avocado for the season can be surprisingly tricky, even or especially at farmers markets. Good choices are available all year, but a knowledgeable buyer needs to juggle four factors: variety, season, growing area and fruit size. Every...
| Jan 2, 2011
Over the past two weeks, 571 people were arrested on suspicion of drunken driving in San Diego County, according to the San Diego County Sheriff's Department.
One death attributed to a drunk driver was reported Dec. 18 in El Cajon, but authorities were...
| Jul 12, 2010
| 7:50 AM
A 17-year-old boy was in custody at Juvenile Hall Monday on suspicion of forcing a teenage girl off a bike path in Escondido at gunpoint and raping her in broad daylight.
The boy was picked up at Washington Park Saturday by an officer who thought he...
| Jul 9, 2010
| 3:29 PM
ESCONDIDO, Calif. -- Police are searching for the man who robbed and raped a teenage girl in a culvert near an Escondido park.
The 16-year-old told investigators she was walking in the flood-control channel off North Ash Street and East Valley Parkway...
| Jul 15, 2010
| 10:44 PM
An Escondido man wearing a GPS tracking bracelet was tracked down and arrested for allegedly raping a teenager, according to law enforcement agents.
Authorities said they took Wenceslao Mendez, 34, into custody after the father of a 15-year-old female...
| Jul 18, 2010
The search for a Swedish tourist last seen jogging north of Escondido will continue Monday, according to the tourist's friend.
Reza Lavasani Dana, 33, was on vacation and staying with Tony Fathi, a friend, when the two went jogging about midday Thursday....