ESCONDIDO (CNS) - A 29-year-old man was behind bars Tuesday, accused of claiming to have a bomb in his possession while robbing a bank in Escondido, authorities said.
Brandon Torres allegedly went into the Chase Bank branch office at 105 N. Centre City Parkway about 10 a.m. Monday and presented a teller with a demand note for cash, according to the FBI. He also allegedly had a manila envelope which he indicated contained a bomb.
During the robbery, the teller complied and the bandit fled on foot.
According to the FBI, an Escondido police officer responding to the robbery spotted an individual matching the bandit's description boarding a Sprinter train. The officer then followed the train to the Nordahl Road Station, where Torres was arrested as he exited the train, the FBI reported.
Two San Diego police officers were shot and wounded in a standoff at a College Area condominium that left the suspect dead late Saturday night.
Hundreds of statewide faith leaders will march Saturday afternoon to the Otay Mesa Detention Center, where they will protest immigration policies that separated more than 2,300 children from their parents.
A 325-acre blaze burning at Camp Pendleton Saturday was described as a ``training fire'' by a base official.
The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in San Diego County dropped today for the 16th consecutive day, decreasing nine-tenths of a cent to $3.697.
A crash on an Oceanside freeway Saturday morning left two cars on their roofs and sent one person to a hospital, a fire official
Cooler weekend for the County due to a low pressure trough moving through the Great Basin. Weak and shallow marine layer may still be slow to clear.
A stretch of road in National City was shut down briefly after a large crowd took to the streets to celebrate the Mexico national soccer team's 2-1 victory over South Korea today in the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
The San Diego Humane Society today urged residents to volunteer their homes as foster spaces for the influx of animals typically lost after Fourth of July.
A man was critically injured Friday night when he chased a ball into the street and was hit by a car.
Clayton Richard pitched three-hit ball over six innings for his fourth consecutive win and the San Diego Padres beat the San Francisco Giants 6-2 on Friday night.