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.
Dozens of local schools will undergo a risk and vulnerability assessment to make sure their campuses provide what's being called "a safe and secure environment for students and teachers."
If you want to vote in the June 5 gubernatorial primary election, you should register by Monday, May 21.
San Diegans now have to dial 10 digits for all calls - even local calls. As of Saturday, May 19, callers with area codes 619 and 858 have to enter the area code for all calls. Landline callers will have to dial one first, then the area code and phone number.
One person was hospitalized for smoke inhalation and six people were displaced from their apartments Monday morning after a fire broke out at an apartment complex in San Diego's Redwood Village neighborhood.
A search is underway for two men wanted in connection with an armed robbery at an East Lake home in the 1600 block of Claret Cup Drive late Saturday night.
Rady's Children's Hospital welcomed hundreds of former NICU patients and their families Sunday for a very special annual reunion. The group had the chance to say thank you and catch up with the doctors and nurses who helped care for the newborns.
Several fires that ignited across San Diego County last week are under investigation. One cause being considered is the possibility that the fires were started by homeless people.
Dozens demonstrated on the Del Mar corner of Jimmy Durante Blvd. and Via de la Valle saying gun shows should not be held at the the Del Mar Fairgrounds.
A fire at an apartment in downtown Chula Vista sent two children to a hospital early Saturday morning.