SAN DIEGO (CNS) - A Colorado man accused of trying to videotape customers in the bathroom of a Starbucks near San Diego State University pleaded not guilty this week to trying to use a hidden camera, it was learned Thursday.
An attorney for James Burkhart, 25, entered a plea on his behalf on Tuesday, said Gina Coburn of the City Attorney's Office, which handles misdemeanor cases.
Burkhart's arraignment had been scheduled for Nov. 9, but since defendants are not required to appear for misdemeanor hearings, such proceedings are often handled ahead of time.
SDSU spokesman Greg Block said the camera was found near a trash can in the restroom at the College Avenue Starbucks shop on July 17. It was unclear how long it had been there and if it had recorded footage of any unsuspecting victims, Block said.
The spokesman said it was unclear why Burkhart was in San Diego. He said the defendant has no ties to the university and was not employed by the coffee shop.
Burkhart was allowed to remain free on his own recognizance, Coburn said. She said a readiness conference was scheduled for Dec. 15.
The San Diego Rescue Mission opened its doors to the homeless community on Saturday for its annual Thanksgiving celebration.
A man died after his body caught fire, police said Saturday. At 11:30 p.m. Friday, police received a call regarding a person on fire in a field near 5200 Pacific Highway in Mission Bay Park, according to the San Diego Police Department.
Hoping for the best but preparing for the worst, local business owners and first responders teamed up for an all-to-real feeling hazard drill on Saturday.
A 5-year-old girl who was abducted from New York by her 32-year-old mother, who does not have custody of the child, was found safe Saturday in San Diego, police said.
Before Saturday, Marine veteran Joshua Ray, his wife and six children had just one vehicle to use for all of their family business, and Ray had to take the train from Oceanside to San Diego every day to get to work.
A sea of pink will travel through San Diego starting Friday for the Susan G. Komen San Diego 3-Day. The 60 mile journey kicks off early Friday morning and ends Sunday evening at the final destination – the celebratory Closing Ceremony.
A man arrested on suspicion of committing a murder in Imperial Beach earlier this week remained jailed Saturday.
Spencer Abbott had two goals and two assists after missing two games and Eric Fehr scored twice in his debut with the San Diego Gulls in an 8-3 victory over the Tucson Roadrunners Friday night.
On Friday, a fourth woman came forward with disturbing allegations of sexual assault by a San Diego County Sheriff’s Deputy.
Malcolm Young, the rhythm guitarist and guiding force behind the bawdy hard rock band AC/DC who helped create such head-banging anthems as "Highway to Hell," ''Hell's Bells" and "Back in Black," has died.