EL CAJON (CNS) - In response to a proliferation of graffiti in the city, El Cajon leaders announced Monday the creation of a program that offers cash rewards of up to $2,000 to tipsters who help nab taggers.
Police officials joined members of the El Cajon Community Development Corporation and San Diego County Crime Stoppers at Prescott Promenade Park on East Main Street to announce the new effort to address the local graffiti problem.
The mid-afternoon news conference included the unveiling of a billboard publicizing the "El Cajon Tagger Tip Line" and the four-figure cash incentive for information that leads to arrests of vandals.
Last year, there were at least 4,000 incidents of graffiti reported in the East County city -- a "significantly higher" number than during the previous year, according to police spokeswoman Monica Zech.
Several News 8 viewers contacted the newsroom after a story about the problems with the homeless in El Cajon on aired on Wednesday.
Authorities reached out to the public Thursday for information about an Egyptian man who was found dead under potentially suspicious circumstances in the ocean off the coast of Mission Beach.
University of San Diego has the best university in the state for business, management and marketing degrees according to rankings released today by college decision-making website College Factual.
A man who allegedly murdered the proprietor of an East Village flooring-materials store at the victim's downtown business while wearing a Halloween-style old-lady mask is in custody, facing charges of murder and robbery. San Diego police reported Thursday.
Santa Ana winds will make a return to San Diego County Friday, combining with low humidity levels and warm temperatures to create the potential for dangerous, wind-driven wildfires.
The San Diego Hip Hop 5K strives to provide a pathway to healthy activities that are mentally, physically and psychologically stimulating.
A man who allegedly murdered the proprietor of an East Village flooring-materials store at the victim's downtown business while wearing a Halloween-style old-lady mask is in custody, facing charges of murder and robbery.