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.
Temperatures Monday are warm, above average for the coast but below average at the desert. Santa Ana wind event will produce low humidity and gusty winds.
Bike riders, scooter users and pedestrians -- and bad drivers -- in Mission Beach and Pacific Beach will be targeted for safety enforcement by San Diego police Sunday.
Just a few days ago thunderstorms rolled through San Diego bringing measurable rain to the county for the first time in months. But things are about to change as strong Santa Anas are headed our way.
A man led police on a short car chase and barricaded himself in a Mission Bay motel before officers were able to arrest him Sunday.
An overflowing sewage line in Del Mar prompted authorities to warn visitors to stay out of the water at a section of the city's shoreline Sunday.
Authorities were searching for a suspect on Sunday following an attempted sexual assault in Little Italy.
Chase De Leo scored on the final shot of the shootout to give the San Diego Gulls a 6-5 victory over the Ontario Reign Saturday night in Ontario, their first win of the 2018-19 American Hockey League season.
Just two weeks after a shark attacked 13-year-old Keane Webre-Hayes, he received a special gift from Wildlife Officers.
Dozens of fleet footed San Diegans stepped up to fight domestic violence on Saturday as a part of the 11th Annual "Walk A Mile in Her Shoes" event.