LA MESA (CNS) - A 52-year-old La Mesa man was in jail Saturday for allegedly making sexual comments to a Helix High School student and grabbing her arm, as well as attempting to coax two Grossmont High School girls to get into his van, police said.
The Grossmont High School students, 14 and 15 year old girls, were walking to school May 10, when a man, later identified as Daniel Hubbard, passed by them three times in a tan van, La Mesa police said.
He then asked the girls if they needed a ride to school and told them to get into the van. He allegedly yelled at them to get into the van at one point then sped away when the two teens ran toward the school, police said.
A school resource officer sent a flyer that described the incident with all students and the officer received an anonymous call with suspect information, police said.
On Wednesday, an 18-year-old Helix High School student was on her way to school when she was allegedly approached by Hubbard, who pulled up alongside her in an older pickup truck, police said. He made comments to her and whistled, but the victim ignored him and continued to walk.
Hubbard then allegedly pulled to the curb and began walking with the victim and made several sexual comments to her. When she told him to leave her alone and she needed to get to school, he grabbed her left forearm and tugged on her arm, police said.
The victim pulled back and slapped his hand away and ran toward the school, police said.
Hubbard was booked into jail Friday for suspicion of attempted kidnapping, false imprisonment and annoying a child. He was held at San Diego Central Jail in lieu of $100,000 bail and was scheduled to be arraigned at 1;30 p.m. Tuesday, according to police and jail records.
Several dogs are in the custody of San Diego County, after a Lomita woman reported that her six dogs were attacked and some killed by a group of pit bulls.
Thousands of people marched through downtown San Diego and San Marcos in the second annual Women's March Saturday. The San Diego event began at 10 a.m. at the downtown Waterfront Park on Pacific Highway, while the North County event began at 11 a.m. at Palomar College.
Thousands of people marched through downtown San Diego and San Marcos in the second annual Women's March Saturday. The San Diego event began at 10 a.m. at the downtown Waterfront Park on Pacific Highway, while the North County event began at 11 a.m. at Palomar College. The two marches were held in conjunction with other marches across the country.
The federal government shut down at the stroke of midnight Friday, which prompted the closure of many federal operations, such as national parks and monuments and that included the shutdown of Cabrillo National Monument.
Chilly temperatures and scattered showers started the weekend. Temperatures at the coast and inland communities hovered around 60 degrees with some areas of San Diego County receiving rain during the morning hours.
A transient accused of fatally stabbing a man after they got into an argument near a 7-Eleven store in Poway pleaded not guilty Friday to a murder charge.
Coastal rail closures could complicate the commute for the thousands of people expected at Women's Marches set for downtown San Diego and San Marcos Saturday, though additional transit options are being made available.
A man arrested in the doctor's lounge at Sharp Grossmont Hospital in La Mesa after claiming to be an anesthesiologist pleaded not guilty Friday to a felony charge of treating the sick without a certificate.
People who bought new homes in Otay Ranch's Village of Escaya can start moving in Friday - later than planned but after the developer took steps to address methane found at the site.
Recent assaults by tactical teams on prototypes of President Donald Trump’s proposed wall with Mexico found their imposing heights should stop border crossers, The Associated Press has learned, a finding that’s likely to please security hawks but raise concerns about costs and environmental damage.