VISTA (CNS) - Sentencing was rescheduled Thursday to June 28 for a man who robbed a Carlsbad jewelry store after sneaking inside during off-hours through holes he cut in the building.
John Leslie Davis, 53, was convicted last month of two robbery charges for the holdup at Mulloys Fine Jewelry on State Street the morning of Oct. 21, 2009.
Prosecutors had previously asked Vista Judge Aaron Katz for a delay in Thursday's sentencing hearing, but answered up ready today when the case was called.
Noting the change could affect the defense's ability to be prepared, Katz postponed the hearing until the end of the month, a court clerk said.
According to police, Davis was armed with a handgun and wearing a Halloween mask when he burst into the business from a back room while employees were preparing to open the store.
He took jewelry, fled into a woman's bathroom in the business and disappeared, police said.
Investigating officers later found holes cut in the lavatory ceiling and the roof of the building, and concluded that the robber had gotten into and out of the store that way.
The thief evidently had chopped both holes in the structure at some earlier time in preparation for the robbery, according to police, who arrested Davis in February 2010 after linking him to the crime through DNA.
Several dogs were taken into the custody of San Diego County and put down, after a Lomita woman reported that her six dogs were attacked and some killed by a group of pit bulls.
Temperatures are expected to rise slightly on Sunday, according to the National Weather Service, but will remain cooler than normal.
John Coleman, a long-serving San Diego weatherman and founder of The Weather Channel, has died at the age of 83.
Thousands of people marched through downtown San Diego and San Marcos in the second annual Women's March Saturday. The San Diego event began at 10 a.m. at the downtown Waterfront Park on Pacific Highway, while the North County event began at 11 a.m. at Palomar College.
Thousands of people marched through downtown San Diego and San Marcos in the second annual Women's March Saturday. The San Diego event began at 10 a.m. at the downtown Waterfront Park on Pacific Highway, while the North County event began at 11 a.m. at Palomar College. The two marches were held in conjunction with other marches across the country.
The federal government shut down at the stroke of midnight Friday, which prompted the closure of many federal operations, such as national parks and monuments and that included the shutdown of Cabrillo National Monument.
A transient accused of fatally stabbing a man after they got into an argument near a 7-Eleven store in Poway pleaded not guilty Friday to a murder charge.
Coastal rail closures could complicate the commute for the thousands of people expected at Women's Marches set for downtown San Diego and San Marcos Saturday, though additional transit options are being made available.
A man arrested in the doctor's lounge at Sharp Grossmont Hospital in La Mesa after claiming to be an anesthesiologist pleaded not guilty Friday to a felony charge of treating the sick without a certificate.
People who bought new homes in Otay Ranch's Village of Escaya can start moving in Friday - later than planned but after the developer took steps to address methane found at the site.