VISTA (CNS) - A tire shop employee who pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting two female customers at the Oceanside tire shop where he worked was sentenced Tuesday to probation and must register as a sex offender for life.
Jose Ortiz Giron, 42, who lived in Vista, pleaded guilty to a felony sexual battery in assaults that occurred in October and January at the Olive Tire Shop in the 200 block of Airport Road, near Mission Avenue.
A misdemeanor charge filed in connection with the attack on the second woman was dismissed in light of Giron's plea to the felony charge, prosecutor Laurie Hauf said.
Oceanside police said Giron groped both customers under and over their clothing while they waited for their vehicles to be serviced.
In addition to three years probation, Giron was given credit for 169 days in jail, Hauf said. Giron also will be deported because of his immigration status, the prosecutor said.
Authorities have identified a 69-year-old man who was gravely injured when he was struck by a car while walking in the same Poway intersection where sheriff's deputies were investigating a collision in which his wife struck and injured a pedestrian about 30 minutes earlier.
Arraignment is scheduled Thursday for a transient accused of repeatedly burglarizing the office of a South Bay community group before torching the premises last week.
A 92-year-old man, who allegedly shot and killed his 51-year-old son Wednesday night inside an Old Town San Diego apartment was arrested Thursday.
A firefighter was injured on Thursday morning when he was struck by a vehicle while battling the Woolsey Fire in Ventura County.
Offshore winds will weaken throughout the day Thursday. Gusty winds are possible in the mountains and inland valleys, though weaker and less widespread.
Students from Central Elementary School and other San Diego elementary schools on Wednesday took part in a special Thanksgiving dinner with their True Blue Buddies.
Firefighters were able to halt the spread of two small brush fires – one in Carmel Valley and another Sorrento Valley on Wednesday night.
The death toll from the massive Woolsey Fire burning through Malibu and surrounding areas appeared Wednesday to have risen to three, with authorities confirming the discovery of a charred body in a burned-out Agoura home.