SAN DIEGO (CNS) - Two teenagers were jailed today on suspicion of being responsible for more than 900 graffiti crimes that have plagued the city of Vista in recent months.
Sheriff's investigators serving search warrants in the cases Monday morning arrested Pedro Luis Padilla, 18, and a 15-year-old boy whose name was withheld because he is a minor, Deputy Adrian Moses said.
Padilla, who was taken into custody on Meadow Lark Drive in San Diego, is suspected of committing about 470 tagging offenses in the North County city, using the nickname "Selik." He was being held in county jail without bail pending arraignment, scheduled for Wednesday afternoon.
Separately, the underage suspect allegedly defaced roughly 460 locations under the moniker "Slik," according to Moses. The boy was arrested on West Los Angeles Drive in Vista and booked into juvenile hall.
Combined, municipal cleanup costs related to the vandalism totaled about $275,000, the deputy said.
A San Diego police officer has been arrested in connection with a domestic violence incident that occurred in La Mesa on Tuesday, says La Mesa police.
The City Council is scheduled Wednesday to take the first step in calling for residents to conserve water on a voluntary basis following the third straight winter with below-average rainfall.
Testimony is set to resume Wednesday in a preliminary hearing for a former San Diego police officer accused of groping and illegally detaining women while on patrol last year.
Jury selection was scheduled to begin Wednesday in the trial of a man accused of gunning down his ex-wife in their Lakeside home and then trying to commit suicide by inhaling carbon monoxide.
A San Diego State student awoke to find a man rummaging through her apartment near campus early Wednesday, police said.
Three months after proposing a ballot measure to increase the minimum wage in San Diego, City Council President Todd Gloria is scheduled Wednesday to release details of the plan, including an amount.
An 18-year-old student has been hospitalized and is undergoing a psychological evaluation after allegedly threatening her parents with a knife.
A preliminary hearing is scheduled Tuesday for a former San Diego police officer accused of groping four women during pat-down searches last year.