SAN DIEGO (CNS) - A would-be carjacker was behind bars Friday accused of trying to forcible remove a man from his SUV at a gas station in Lincoln Park, police said.
The carjacking attempt in the 4700 block of Imperial Avenue was reported shortly before 10:30 p.m. Thursday, according to San Diego police Sgt. J.J. Salinas.
The victim told officers he was standing outside his Nissan Pathfinder, pumping gas, when another man in his late 20s walked up and said, "Give me your car." The victim then got into his vehicle and the other man opened the driver's door and tried unsuccessfully to pull the victim out of his vehicle, Salinas said.
The Pathfinder owner drove away and called police.
The would-be carjacker fled on foot, Salinas said, noting that officers arrested him in the area a short time later. His name was not immediately released.
Authorities asked the public Friday for help in identifying and tracking down a pair of thieves who have carried out a two-week series of bank robberies this month in the San Diego area.
Backers of an initiative that would allow San Diego State University to buy the SDCCU Stadium site in Mission Valley for campus expansion are scheduled to begin seeking petition signatures Saturday.
An unknown assailant jumped a woman Friday on a walking trail near Gillespie Field airport and choked her nearly into unconsciousness, fleeing when she managed to break free, authorities reported.
The San Diego Gulls allowed power-play and shorthanded goals in the first period and an empty-net goal in the third in a 4-2 loss to the Stockton Heat Friday night at Stockton.
San Diego County's unemployment rate dropped to 4.1 percent last month despite seasonal cutbacks in leisure and hospitality jobs, the state Employment Development Department reported Friday.
The San Diego Fire Rescue Foundation on Friday held an awards ceremony to recognize the men and women who put their lives on the line to keep San Diegans safe.
It has been ten years since devastating wildfires swept through San Diego, destroying thousands of structures and affecting so many lives.
From a baby tiger cub to monitor lizards and a macaw, authorities have seized dozens of animals and filed charges against 16 people as part of what they say is the largest wildlife trafficking sweep in Southern California.
Three officer-involved shootings over the past year, including the killing of a man who opened fire at a pool party at a La Jolla apartment complex, were legally justified, District Attorney Summer Stephan announced Friday.