VISTA (CNS) - A veteran Carlsbad police detective pleaded guilty Thursday to a felony charge of second-degree burglary for stealing heroin from the department's property impound room.
Michael C. Koch, 44, will be sentenced -- probably to probation -- on June 20 at the Vista Courthouse.
A statement released by the Carlsbad Police Department after Koch's Jan. 19 arrest said "numerous" police employees witnessed the thefts.
Police Chief Gary Morrison expressed "tremendous disappointment" and placed Koch on paid administrative leave.
The defendant had been with the Carlsbad Police Department for 18 years.
Scattered showers and lower temperatures are in the forecast Friday for San Diego County with snow possible in the mountains at gradually lower elevations throughout the day.
Teachers in the Solana Beach School District, who have been without contracts for months, on Thursday pushed for new contracts, but the district is not backing down.
A Ramona man was arrested Thursday on suspicion of stealing tip jars from a half-dozen Poway businesses.
People who take their pets to Del Mar's dog beach wanted to know who planted the incredible garden there.
Local first-responders who put their lives on the line to help victims of the deadly Montecito mudslides were back home Thursday.
A man accused of stabbing a woman to death near an Encanto Park made his first court appearance Thursday.
The San Diego Blood Bank Thursday solicited donations through the end of the month in honor of Father Joe Carroll, who will undergo surgery Feb. 1 due to complications with diabetes.
If you need ideas to help you keep that New Year's resolution going head to Santee for an active lifestyle expo and race this Saturday.