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Recent Crime News
Sunday May 1 | via KFMB-TV San Diego
The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reports that a 24-year-old man and a 16-year-old boy were arrested in the death of 39-year-old artist Michael Colby. The man has been charged with second-degree murder and is being held in lieu of $1 million bail. Comment?
Thursday Apr 28 | via KFMB-TV San Diego
An elderly woman's caretaker is in custody Thursday evening after allegedly attacking the woman's 93-year-old friend, all of which was caught on video. Margaret Wood, 93, was returning to her friend's home on the afternoon of April 16th to retrieve her keys and sunglasses she had left after a visit. Comment?
Tuesday Apr 26 | via KFMB-TV San Diego
A 47-year-old registered sex offender was back behind bars Wednesday for allegedly posing as a teenage boy online, carrying on sexually explicit conversations with a 16-year-old girl and showing up at her Escondido home one day after his parole ended. Rennard Cawkwell of Oceanside was booked into jail Tuesday -- his 47th birthday -- on suspicion of several felonies related to his online exchanges with the teen, including luring a minor for sex and sending harmful material to a minor, according to Escondido police and jail records. Comment?
Friday Apr 22 | via The San Diego Union-Tribune
Brandon Keiser, 35, was found shot to death in front of his Oceanside condo shortly after 10 p.m. on March 22. Police are continuing to investigate the homicide. courtesy photo Brandon Keiser, 35, was found shot to death in front of his Oceanside condo shortly after 10 p.m. on March 22. Police are continuing to investigate the homicide. Comment?
Friday Apr 22 | via Sierra Sun
Section 459 of the Penal Code provides that, "[e]very person who enters any house, room, a shop, warehouse, store, a or other buildinga with intent to commit a any felony is guilty of burglary." Seems clear, right? On May 18, 2011, victim "M" was working alone behind the counter at an Escondido store that provided food and other services for pregnant women and young children. Comment?
Wednesday Apr 6 | via The San Diego Union-Tribune
A federal appeals court ruled that even though a Palomar College police officer "clearly" used excessive force when he shot a student with a Taser just to frisk him for weapons, he shouldn't be held liable. The ruling by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals Tuesday effectively lets Officer Christopher Dillard off the hook for the encounter on the college's Escondido campus September 21, 2010. Comment?
Mar 31, 2016 | via The San Diego Union-Tribune
In 2000, James Bottomley walks out of the Julian sheriff substation into the custody of Escondido Police. UT/John Gastaldo In his recently published memoir, San Quentin convict James C. Bottomley, a La Jolla kid and Stanford grad, obsesses over how an outwardly model husband could have broken up his 25-year marriage, run his Carlsbad real-estate law practice into the ground, and murdered his maddening girlfriend, Marietta Cordero Birbilis, at the Escondido nurse's home on the day after Valentine's Day, 2000. Comment?
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