SAN DIEGO (CNS) - A man who entered a La Jolla home and fondled a 22-year-old woman as she slept was convicted Thursday of two felonies and a misdemeanor, but the jury could not reach a verdict on a felony count of rape by a foreign object.
Brian Patrick Silva was found guilty of residential burglary, receiving stolen property and misdemeanor sexual battery, said Deputy District Attorney Robert Stein.
According to trial testimony, the victim went to Windansea Beach last Aug. 10 with friends, where she met Silva and Xavzier Pernell Paschal, and later returned alone to a house on Westbourne Street.
She testified that she saw the men near the house, but they were not invited in. She said she was mildly intoxicated when she went to sleep, and woke up to find Silva fondling her.
The men were pulled over by police several blocks away, and officers said they found stolen property in their car.
Paschal, who was not implicated in the fondling, pleaded guilty in December to first-degree burglary and receiving stolen property.
Judge Laura Parsky had the jurors deliberate more on the third felony charge in hopes that they could reach a consensus, but she later declared a mistrial on the count.
Silva faces nearly eight years in state prison when sentenced on May 13, Stein said.
Police were involved a pursuit late Saturday that ended with a deadly officer-involved shooting in Escondido.
Two people died early Sunday morning after a high-speed chase ended in a head-on crash in North County.
A man was shot and killed by police at an officer- involved shooting in Escondido, a sheriff's lieutenant said Sunday.
An approaching winter storm is poised to open an "atmospheric river" of subtropical rain clouds on Southern California this week, but the San Diego area is expected to see just a fraction of that moisture, forecasters said Sunday.
A man threw rocks at vehicles on Interstate 5 near Imperial Beach Sunday, and threatened police with a pickaxe as he ran into a riverbed.
San Diego Sen. Toni Atkins will make history Wednesday when she becomes the first woman and first lesbian to hold the California Senate's top job.
A 16-year-old boy was allegedly drunk when he crashed his car into a stopped vehicle, pinning a motorist between two bumpers, police said Sunday.
A 27-year-old man suffered fatal injuries as the result of a "punching game'' inside of a bar Saturday morning in the Gaslamp
neighborhood of San Diego.
A large plume of smoke filled the sky in Miramar on Saturday morning after a concrete supply building went up in flames.
SANDAG began removing call boxes along urban highways throughout the San Diego region this month and will continue to do so through June, reflecting a decrease in call volume due to the increase in cell phone ownership.