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17 hrs ago | via The San Diego Union-Tribune
Authorities say that Daniel James Czypinski directed unsuspecting clients who rented the facility to make their payment checks out to a company that Czypinski created, rather than the Carlsbad Unified School District. In 2012 and 2013, one coastal North County church paid Czypinski's company nearly $39,000 to rent the school theater known as the Cultural Arts Center, according to a sworn declaration by Dzung Luc, the Carlsbad police detective who investigated the case. Comment?
Wednesday Feb 3 | via KFMB-TV San Diego
Police say undercover narcotic detectives were watching a suspect on University Avenue when he got in a car and sped off Tuesday night. "The suspect continued westbound, struck two other vehicles then abandoned the vehicle in the southwest alley, just a block from here. Comment?
Friday Jan 29 | via The San Diego Union-Tribune
The story of a Carlsbad woman who killed her husband and was eventually convicted of second-degree murder will be featured this weekend on an episode of NBC's "Dateline." "The House on Badger Lane" will tell the tale of Julie Harper, who was sentenced earlier this month to 40 years to life in prison in the shooting death of Jason Harper. Comment?
Friday Jan 15 | via The San Diego Union-Tribune
A Carlsbad woman found guilty of murdering her school teacher husband was set to be sentenced Friday to at least 40 years in prison. Julie Harper, 42, was convicted in October of second-degree murder in the August 2012 death of her 39-year-old husband, Jason, a popular teacher at Carlsbad High School. Comment?
Friday Jan 15 | via NBC San Diego
A Carlsbad mother found guilty of second-degree murder for shooting and killing her husband in their home while their children were in another room watching cartoons is expected to be sentenced Friday. A sentencing hearing is scheduled in a north San Diego courthouse for Julie Harper, 42, who is facing 40 years to life in prison for killing her husband, Jason Harper, on Aug. 27, 2012. Comment?
Thursday Jan 14 | via KFMB-TV San Diego
Brett Brown, 29, was arrested at a Shelter Island hotel early Thursday morning in the death of 19-month old Lucas Orlando. Sheriff's deputies were called to the couple's home on Monday and found Lucas badly injured. Comment?
Wednesday Jan 6 | via Patch.com
A Carlsbad man out on bail in connection with a prior criminal case was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of threatening a neighbor with a machete and trying to commandeer her car while her baby was strapped in a child- safety seat. Louie Patrick Duran Jr., 43, was taken into custody at his home in the 1300 block of Laurel Tree Lane about 9:30 a.m. On Dec. 29, Duran allegedly approached his neighbor as she was getting into her car outside her home and thrust the blade of a machete into the driver's side door, preventing her from closing it, Carlsbad police Lt. Comment?
Wednesday Jan 6 | via The San Diego Union-Tribune
The woman had just put her child in their car on Laurel Tree Lane east of Aviara Parkway and was getting inside when a man wearing a motorcycle helmet approached about 6:30 p.m. Thursday. Before she could close the door, he plunged a machete into the doorway and demanded her car keys, Carlsbad police Lt. Comment?
Wednesday Jan 6 | via The Coast News
On Jan. 6, the city of Carlsbad Police Department arrested 43-year-old Louie Patrick Duran, Jr. of Carlsbad for an attempted carjack, assault with a deadly weapon, child endangerment and committing a felony while on bail. The attempted carjacking occurred on Dec. 29, 2015 and was reported to the Police Department at 6:32 p.m. Since Dec. 29, police have been actively investigating the incident in an effort to bring the event to today's conclusions. Comment?
Jan 3, 2016 | via The San Diego Union-Tribune
Joe Morrison and Fred, a sulphur-crested cockatoo that escaped this summer from its Carlsbad aviary and appears to be happily living with crows in the area. Photo courtesy of Joe Morrison Photo courtesy of Joe Morrison Joe Morrison and Fred, a sulphur-crested cockatoo that escaped this summer from its Carlsbad aviary and appears to be happily living with crows in the area. Comment?
Aug 7, 2012 | via Patch.com
A Carlsbad mother of three who shot and killed her schoolteacher husband as they argued in their upstairs bedroom more than three years ago was sentenced today to 40 years to life in prison. Julie Harper, 42, was convicted in a retrial last October of second- degree murder in the death of Jason Harper on Aug. 7, 2012. Comment?
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