CHULA VISTA (CNS) - Sentencing was postponed until Thursday for a man who tried to kidnap a woman from a 7-Eleven gas station in Chula Vista last summer.
Thomas Viera Paciornik, 26, pleaded guilty to felony attempted kidnapping and felony assault with force likely to cause great bodily injury, according to online jail records.
Chula Vista police said the defendant tried to abduct a woman from the 7-Eleven at Hilltop Drive and Orange Avenue last July 14.
Paciornik drove up next to the 29-year-old woman, told her she was pretty and then asked for a date, according to police. When she declined the offer, he got out of his vehicle, opened her car door, grabbed her by the arm and kissed her, police said, noting he then punctured a tire on her car and told her to get into his.
She refused and he drove off but quickly returned to block her inside her car after she pulled into a parking stall before ultimately driving away, police said.
Officers arrested Paciornik the next day at the Viejas Casino in connection with an related disturbance and later linked him to the gas station incident through surveillance video. Police said Paciornik was under the influence of a controlled substance at the time of his arrest.
Monsoonal moisture will decrease through early next week. Strengthening high pressure will increase temperatures through the next week.
The Encinitas Planning Commission on Thursday will vote on the next phase of a contentious project meant to improve access to Beacon’s Beach.
Comic-Con International, again expected to draw a wide array of fans of the popular arts, conducts its annual preview night at the San Diego Convention Center Wednesday night.
Goat yoga may be all the rage, but the San Diego Humane Society is giving people the change to stretch out with adorable furry critters – cats!
Over 130,000 pop culture devotees will come to San Diego's Gaslamp District for the annual four-day comic book convention Comic-Con, the big, bright and very heavily branded confab of costumed superfans and the corporate sponsors vying for their attention — and dollars.
There is a renewed call for protective barriers along the State Route 56 bike path where, in some sections, only a chain-link fence separates bike riders from freeway traffic.
Some tennis experts say San Diego native, Taylor Fritz is the best hope to be America's next great tennis star.
A citywide wellness program is in the works to offer San Diegans free health-related classes. Dozens of workshops will be held each year at libraries and recreation centers, according to the City of San Diego.