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Tuesday Jul 14 | via KFMB-TV San Diego
Authorities asked the public for help Tuesday in identifying a thief who stole a woman's wallet from her bridal suite at a Fallbrook resort on her wedding day. The burglary occurred at Pala Mesa Resort on Old Highway 395 on the evening of June 7, according to sheriff's officials. Comment?
Monday Jul 13 | via NBC San Diego
A De Luz woman was arrested after investigators say she shot her neighbor in a dispute over their shared driveway. The altercation started when Thomas Wessels, 65, and his wife tried to drive onto their property near 42200 Tenaja Truck Trail, a remote part of Fallbrook, on Friday. Comment?
Sunday Jul 12 | via San Diego NewsCape
The Fallbrook Crime Suppression Team and Detectives from the Sheriff's Fallbrook Substation conducted compliance checks on ten Fallbrook residents. All of the compliance checks were completed on known offenders and AB-109 early release probationers. Comment?
Thursday Jul 2 | via KFMB-am
A California man charged with murder in the killing of his business partner and the partner's family owed $30,000 to the victim, who planned to fire him, authorities said in court records released Wednesday. The newly unsealed documents show San Bernardino County Sheriff's investigators learned that victim Joseph McStay lent defendant Charles "Chase" Merritt money to cover a gambling debt before McStay and his family disappeared in February 2010. Comment?
Wednesday Jul 1 | via KNUS-AM Aurora
A California man charged with killing his business associate, the man's wife and two small children owed $30,000 to the victim and had other debts, authorities said in records released Wednesday. Victim Joseph McStay lent defendant Charles "Chase" Merritt money to cover a gambling debt before McStay, his wife and his 3- and 4-year-old sons disappeared in February 2010, according to newly unsealed court documents filed by San Bernardino County sheriff's investigators. Comment?
Wednesday Jul 1 | via NBC Los Angeles
Search warrants in the mysterious McStay family murders case were unsealed Wednesday and, among new revelations, the documents said the DNA of the accused was found in the family's vehicle abandoned near the U.S.-Mexico border. Charles Merritt who is facing the death penalty at his trial slated for Aug. 10 is suspected of killing business partner Joseph McStay, as well as McStay's wife, Summer, and the couple's children, 4-year-old Gianni and 3-year-old Joseph Jr. in February 2010. Comment?
Wednesday Jul 1 | via 10News
Investigators believe Charles "Chase" Merritt murdered a Fallbrook family of four in their home and used a futon cover to wrap Joseph McStay's body, according to newly-unsealed warrants. A San Bernardino judge unsealed 305-pages of warrants Wednesday in the murder case against the 58-year-old Merritt. Comment?
Wednesday Jul 1 | via The Wave
Judge Michael Smith has unsealed 306 pages of search warrant documents that may give more insight into what evidence authorities have against Charles "Chase" Merritt, who is charged with four counts of murder in the 2010 deaths of Joseph and Summer McStay and their two young sons. Media attorney Kelly Aviles made a brief court appearance in San Bernardino County Superior Court on Wednesday morning, July 1, but defense and prosecution attorneys did not show up. Comment?
Jun 24, 2015 | via Patch.com
A deputy tried to pull over Jesus Estrada, 21, in the area of Cole Grade Road about 11:45 a.m. A probationer who allegedly fled from a traffic stop Wednesday led authorities on a meandering chase from Valley Center to Fallbrook, where he ditched the stolen vehicle he was driving and made a futile attempt to escape on foot. A deputy tried to pull over Jesus Estrada, 21, in the area of Cole Grade Road about 11:45 a.m., sheriff's Sgt. Comment?
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