SAN DIEGO (CNS) - A young probationer was back behind bars Thursday for allegedly sneaking into an East County home and stealing watches and jewelry worth more than $20,000 while awaiting trial in a prior residential-burglary case.
Qadam Ali Sarwar, 18, was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of looting a residence in the 1300 block of Navello Terrace in El Cajon two days earlier, according to police.
Investigators identified Sarwar as a suspect in Monday's home invasion based on a report from a person who reported seeing him walking from house to house near the scene of the crime, behaving suspiciously and knocking on doors, Sgt. Eric Taylor said.
"Additional follow-up located the watches and ring from the burglary at an area pawnshop, and the person of interest was seen on video surveillance selling the items," the sergeant said, adding that the valuables were recovered and returned to the victim.
Each of the two Rolex timepieces was valued at in excess of $10,000.
When detectives located the suspect, he was carrying $2,880 in cash, according to Taylor.
At the time of his arrest, Sarwar, an El Cajon resident, was on probation in one earlier residential-burglary case and awaiting court hearings in connection with another.
The suspect was booked into county jail in downtown San Diego. He was being held on $25,000 bail pending arraignment, scheduled for Friday afternoon.
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.