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

Former San Diego resident pleads guilty to terrorism

A former San Diego resident has pleaded guilty to federal charges for providing money and other resources to support terrorist activity in Syria.

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Teenager reports kidnapping attempt in North County

Authorities were investigating the attempted kidnapping of a 13-year-old girl in Vista on Friday.

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2 suspects flee, 1 arrested after series of robberies in San Diego area

Two of the three suspects were arrested on Friday after a series of thefts from gas stations and convenience stores in San Diego and Chula Vista.

Woman convicted of unemployment benefit fraud involving detainees

Nyika Gomez, 41, pleaded guilty in July to federal wire fraud and aggravated identity theft charges.

Suspect jailed in deadly Imperial Beach shooting

A 47-year-old man was behind bars on Friday on suspicion of shooting his stepmother and stepbrother two weeks ago in Imperial Beach.

DA office acquits officers in 2 fatal shootings, dead in custody

The office cleared nine local police officers of any potential criminal liability in use of force incidents.

Man surrenders after 9-hour standoff with MPs in East County

A man has been arrested after a nine-hour standoff with law enforcement in Spring Valley.

1 person found dead in a fire in Poway

One person was found dead in a house fire near Espola Road in Poway on Friday.

The testimony ends with the hearing of a sailor indicted in the fire of the USS Bonhomme Richard

Ryan Sawyer Mays, 20, is charged with aggravated arson and willfully endangering a ship for allegedly setting fire on July 12, 2020.

Women’s content rights on GirlsDoPorn.Com attributed to victims

The US Attorney’s Office has charged various people involved in the SD-based website with sex trafficking, conspiracy and other charges.

Man found dead next to disabled car on SR-94 in Golden Hill

An unidentified man was found dead next to a broken down car on State Route 94 in Golden Hill.

Fire damages north county house

A mid-afternoon fire damaged a home in Oceanside.

Rob Miramar Armed Thieves Gas Station

A pair of thieves, one wielding a handgun, robbed an Arco gas station in the Miramar area.

San Diego County District Attorney’s Office to Host Virtual Opioid Summit for Teens

County schools have been invited to participate in the summit.

Man pleads guilty to murder in 2018 after killing outside San Diego gym

Ernesto Castellanos Martinez, 45, should be sentenced to 45 years in life imprisonment for the murder of Alexander Mazin, 27.

Man dies in hospital after being hit by car in Sorrento valley

The pedestrian was taken to hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Man pleads not guilty to shooting at South Bay that killed man

The shooting outside a bar in Chula Vista killed a man and injured a teenager.

Driver Killed in Solo SUV Crash at Valley Center

The driver was thrown from the SUV and died instantly.

Man thrown from motorbike and seriously injured in Barrio Logan

A biker was in hospital after a man suspected of drunk driving struck him in Barrio Logan, police said.

Suspect steals Amazon delivery truck, flees from police in San Diego

Police located the vehicle on State Route 52 and chased the driver to Interstate 8 and Second Street, where spikes were deployed.

CHP Tackles Organized Theft In San Diego Area Retail

Authorities arrested 27 suspected thieves and made 21 more arrests during a weeklong siege against retail theft and highway violence.

Navy: a sailor accused of having set fire to a warship was “dissatisfied”

Ryan Sawyer Mays, 20, is accused of setting the fire, which burned for several days while the ship was docked at Naval Base San Diego.

8 arrested in San Diego area prostitution bite operation

During the county-wide crackdown, authorities worked undercover, posing as clients of illegal sex services.

Man in custody after trying to speed up port of entry

A man is in federal custody after an unsuccessful attempt to enter the United States through the San Ysidro Port of Entry at full speed.

Man shot dead in East County apartment identified

The 25-year-old was shot dead in his Spring Valley apartment.

Hit-and-run at border checkpoint closes I-15

A United States Customs and Border Protection officer was involved in a hit and run accident at a United States border patrol station in Temecula.

Man killed while walking on I-5 in San Diego

A pedestrian walking on the highway was killed by a vehicle.

Cruise ship returns to California as crews cancel search for woman

After more than 31 hours searching for a woman who fell overboard on a cruise ship near Ensenada, Mexico, authorities called off her search.

Man injured in assault on East Village in San Diego

A man in his 50s was hospitalized after an assault in the East Village neighborhood, police said.

Pedestrian hit by suspected drunk motorist in San Diego

24-year-old woman driving Jeep arrested on suspicion of drunk driving for allegedly violating a pedestrian’s right of way

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