OCEANSIDE (CNS) - A fifth suspect was behind bars Friday in connection with the shooting deaths of a 13-year-old girl and a 15-year-old boy and the wounding of two other teens in Oceanside's Libby Lake Park five months ago.
Brian Bodden, 18, was jailed March 23 on unrelated charges, but he was re-booked into the Vista Detention Facility on two counts each of murder and attempted murder, according to Oceanside police and jail records.
He was being held in lieu of more than $5 million bail.
Bodden, a Vista resident, was arraigned Thursday on the charges, which stemmed from the March 13 slayings of 13-year-old Melanie Virgen and 15-year-old Edgar Sanchez, according to Oceanside police Lt. Aaron Doyle.
The two victims were gunned down near a makeshift memorial for two teens who had been previously killed in the park, authorities said. Two other teens were injured in the attack.
Four other suspects -- Martin Melendrez, 21, Santo Diaz, 19, Michael Zurita, 19, and Kevin Brizuela, 17 -- were arrested in late March and all pleaded not guilty to murder and attempted murder charges on April 3. A prosecutor alleged during their arraignment that they were all members of the same gang and opened fire on the victims in rival gang territory.
Anyone with additional information was asked to call (760) 435-4872.
Authorities today announced that police have arrested a suspect in connection with Friday's sexual assault on the campus of San Diego Mesa College. The name of the suspect was not immediately released.
A 27-year-old man suffered fatal injuries as the result of a "punching game'' inside of a bar Saturday morning in the Gaslamp
neighborhood of San Diego.
Showers will be mostly light Saturday morning, decreasing into early Saturday afternoon. Another round of showers expected to push through late afternoon ending late Saturday night.
Police Chief David Nisleit Friday strongly disavowed what he described as an unofficial, "never authorized" departmental program that rewarded officers for making narcotics arrests.
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A court-appointed receiver has taken control of a Pacific Beach "hoarder house" that has accumulated trash, created unsafe conditions for children and harbored vermin in recent years, the San Diego City Attorney's Office announced Friday.
The owners of Hauser's Patio reached out to News 8 Friday morning asking to be put in contact with the couple who had their furniture stolen from their patio in Pacific Beach this week.
On Thursday night, the HeartCore Leadership company purchased thousands of dollars worth of Domino's Pizza to feed San Diego's homeless in downtown.