SAN DIEGO (CNS) - A Santee man was arrested on suspicion of unlawfully firing a gun on New Year's Eve, and authorities got reports of celebratory gunfire or fireworks in Vista, San Marcos, Escondido, Lemon Grove, Imperial Beach and Chula Vista.
The suspect arrested in Santee, at some apartments on East Bradley Avenue about 7:30 p.m., was jailed, but sheriff's deputies did not make public his name. About 10 shots reportedly were fired. Unlawfully discharging a gun, which can be filed as a felony, is punishable by a jail term.
About 10 p.m., other reports of gunfire started coming in, but authorities reported no injuries associated with the gunfire. In South Los Angeles, a bullet fired into the air came through the roof of a home and wounded a man in a leg.
Some east of El Cajon set off a bottle rocket that started a brush fire about 10:10 p.m. along Mountain View Road. By the time firefighters arrived, the fire was out, according to published reports.
Sheriff's deputies reported gunfire or fireworks being heard around midnight in several unincorporated San Diego County areas.
In a ceremony at the Veterans Museum in Balboa Park, people paid homage to those who lost their lives in service to our great nation.
A soldier from the San Diego area died as a result of a "non-combat related" incident in Kosovo, the Department of Defense said Friday.
Authorities Friday released the name of a lawman who opened fire on an assault suspect who allegedly charged him with a machete over his head in a busy intersection near Grossmont Center mall.
Law enforcement agencies across San Diego County are planning to crack down on drunken driving over the three-day Memorial Day weekend.
A two vehicle crash left one person critically injured Friday in Emerald Hills, according to authorities.
Some of the smartest high school students in San Diego County will be in Atlanta this weekend competing in the National Quiz Bowl Championship.
Californians Aware, a statewide group that advocates for government transparency, Friday expressed concern over a soon-to-take- effect San Diego Unified School District policy to delete most emails after one year.
Millions of Southern Californians will be taking to the roads and airways Friday as the Memorial Day travel crunch goes into high gear, and the large crowds will likely test the patience of motorists and airline passengers.