SPRING VALLEY (CNS) - A parolee-at-large who was arrested in a canyon in eastern San Diego County Friday had to be airlifted out due to apparent extreme drunkenness and a pre-existing foot injury, authorities reported.
Deputies and state agents were searching for the alleged parole violator when they spotted him in an open area off Jamacha and Sweetwater Springs boulevards in Spring Valley shortly before 9:30 a.m., sheriff's Sgt. Greg Hampton said.
After making contact with the man, who had failed to report to parole officials as required, the personnel decided that he could not walk out of the gorge because the trail leading out was soggy from recent rains, one of his feet was in a cast and he appeared to be "very drunk," the sergeant said.
An emergency-services helicopter was sent to the area to pick the parolee up and take him to Alvarado Hospital for an evaluation.
Initial reports that the man was wanted on a murder charge out of Texas might have been erroneous, according to sheriff's officials, who referred further inquiries to the California Division of Adult Parole Operations. The state agency was unable to provide clarification by late afternoon.
A masked gunman robbed four Vista businesses in quick succession before fleeing into a nearby vacant field where a sheriff's dog brought him down until deputies arrested him, authorities said Tuesday.
People from both sides of the gun debate are expected to speak out Tuesday afternoon in front of the Del Mar Fairgrounds Board of Directors.
A gunshot victim who was believed to have been shot in San Diego and was brought to a hospital in Coronado, where he died Monday night.
Local and state agencies are continuing their investigations into HiCaliber Horse Rescue, despite an announcement over the weekend that the Valley Center nonprofit is closing.
San Diego Congressional representatives on Monday urged the Navy to study the impacts of sewage spills from Mexico.
Southwest Airlines is canceling dozens of flights as it begins emergency engine inspections on its fleet of jets.
Carlos Asuaje homered and had a career-high four RBIs, Franchy Cordero went deep during a nine-run seventh inning and the San Diego Padres romped past the Colorado Rockies 13-5 on Monday night.
The City Council Monday voted to approve federal grant allocations that include $5 million for construction of a long-awaited community center at Bay Terraces Park in Southeast San Diego.
Legoland is days away from opening its new Castle Hotel and the new accommodations are fit for a king or queen.
An overturned semi truck put a snag in the evening commute Monday for drivers on northbound Interstate 805.