Valley Center Crime
Crime, law and justice, and police blotter near Valley Center, CA or anywhere in the US.
Recent Crime News
10 hrs ago | via KFMB-TV San Diego
Surveillance video was made public Friday in an effort to identify a man who forced his way into a Vista home, threatened to kill the residents and drove off in their car with some of their property. When the bulletin was released, detectives from the Escondido Police Department recognized the suspect as Joe Colin Crowder, Jr. . Comment?
Tuesday Oct 4 | via The San Diego Union-Tribune
A Poway man convicted in August of setting a series of small arson fires alongside semi-rural roads after gambling at local casinos has been sentenced to nine years and four months in prison. Jonathan Cohen, 45, who investigators believe has been setting wildfires in San Diego's backcountry for years, was convicted of starting five fires on Lake Wohlford Road in Valley Center, Wildcat Canyon Road in Lakeside and State Route 67 in 2014 and 2015. Comment?
Friday Sep 30 | via KFMB-TV San Diego
A Poway man who set a series of roadside fires in Valley Center and Lakeside in 2014 and 2015 was sentenced Friday to nine years and four months in state prison. Evidence produced during his two-week trial placed Cohen in the vicinity of eight small fires along Lake Wohlford Road in Valley Center and Wildcat Canyon Road in Lakeside. Comment?
Monday Sep 26 | via The San Diego Union-Tribune
A mentally ill man accused of killing his mother in her Valley Center hilltop home more than six years ago was in Vista Superior Court for a brief hearing Monday and appears poised to raise insanity as his defense. An attorney representing David Leroy Lucero told a Vista judge that Lucero may change his plea from not guilty to not guilty by reason of insanity. Comment?
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