ESCONDIDO (CNS) - Escondido police arrested 16 juveniles for curfew violations, including two 15-year-old girls who found in the company of a register sex offender, a lieutenant said Saturday.
Two girls out past 11 p.m. were found in a car a 25-year-old registered sex offender in local "hangout area," Escondido police Lt. Chris Carter said.
The man was let go, but the girls were taken into custody as part of a sweep that netted 14 other underage arrests, he said.
Police later released the minors, some as young as 12, to their parents or guardians or took them to juvenile hall, Carter said.
Several of the teens were booked on suspicion of other crimes, including vehicle burglary, possession of stolen property and possession of alcohol, Carter said.
Some of those arrested were referred to a "diversion" program instead of going to court, which includes performing community service and taking anger management and decision-making classes, Carter said.
Escondido police have cited about 80 minors for curfew violations since March.
A charity run, meals for the needy, a long-running music festival and -- shhh! -- holiday shopping were on tap for Thanksgiving Day in San Diego.
The California Highway Patrol arrested 15 in San Diego County on suspicion of drunken driving, during the first night of its annual Thanksgiving "maximum enforcement period."
The always-heated topic of whether to begin holiday shopping on Thanksgiving Day will be raised again Thursday, as many chain stores will open their doors around San Diego one day before the so-called "Black Friday."
A charity run, meals for the needy, a long-running music festival and holiday shopping are on tap for Thursday's Thanksgiving Day in San Diego.
Your living room often becomes your work space if you work from home. If you have kids, the house can be even more chaotic. Well now, more women are able to take 10-15 steps out of their home and into their "she shed."
Around 60,000 passengers are expected to pass through San Diego's Lindbergh Field daily during the upcoming holiday weekend.
Thanksgiving meals were provided to the needy around San Diego County Wednesday, one day ahead of the holiday.