SAN DIEGO (CNS) - Two men pleaded guilty Thursday to charges stemming from the theft of a $250,000 Ford GT from a Rancho Santa Fe home and two Porsches from other residences last year.
George William Moore, 48, and Gabriel Castano, 30, will each be sentenced to five years in state prison at a March 11 hearing.
The defendants pleaded guilty -- on the day of their scheduled preliminary hearing -- to burglary of an inhabited dwelling, owning or operating a chop shop and receiving stolen property.
Deputy District Attorney John Philpott said the 2005 Ford GT disappeared during a three-week period last June and July.
Philpott said chopped-up parts of the Ford GT, as well as one of the intact Porsches, were found in the back area of a business in North County. About 2 1/2 weeks later, almost all of the rest of the Ford GT was found at a storage facility about a block away from the other business.
Information was developed that led investigators to a second stolen Porsche, Philpott said.
Philpott said the theft of such a unique and expensive car as the Ford GT -- only 4,038 were manufactured in 2005 and 2006 -- is rare.
He said law enforcement continues to investigate the defendants' possible involvement in other crimes that could lead to additional charges in the future.
Five people were injured in a three-car crash in the Rolando area on Sunday after an apparent road-rage incident. It happened about 1:30 p.m. on University Avenue at College Avenue, according to the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department.
Another successful Comic-Con is in the books. The four-day pop culture convention came to an end Sunday, but even in its final hours was packed with things to see and do.
Vince Velasquez allowed two hits over seven innings and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the San Diego Padres 5-0 Sunday for a doubleheader split.
The National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat warning for San Diego County inland valleys, mountains, and deserts. The warning is valid for Monday morning through Thursday evening
A man stole a brand-new luxury car out of a Kearny Mesa dealership's lot and led police on a lengthy chase down San Diego freeways on Sunday.
San Diego Comic-Con is in full swing and so is the superhero-themed fashion! Celebrities like Sarah Paulson, Sonequa Martin-Green and Camila Mendes, among many other stylish ladies, rocked a bevy of leather, nylon and pleather to attend the annual comic book convention.
Detectives are investigating the circumstances surrounding a man who died Saturday morning on a sidewalk in Old Town.
A suspected drunk driver was shot by sheriff's deputies after leading them on a pursuit across North County freeways Friday night, the San Diego County Sheriff's Department said.