SAN DIEGO (CNS) - A homeless man was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of bludgeoning another transient with a tree branch in a Scripps Ranch canyon, critically injuring her.
The suspect, whose name was not immediately available, was taken into custody shortly before 10 a.m. outside a Vons store near the scene of the assault, according to San Diego police.
About 7:15 p.m. Tuesday, the suspect was scuffling with two other migrant workers he'd accused of stealing his cellphone when the victim intervened. The suspect then allegedly hit the woman and one of the men with a broken-off tree limb, SDPD public-affairs Officer Matt Tortorella said.
The female victim walked to a nearby street and flagged down a passer-by, who made an emergency call. Medics took the woman to Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla for treatment of life-threatening head injuries. The other victim did not require medical treatment, Tortorella said.
The suspect was gone by the time officers arrived in response to the 911 call.
Testimony will continue in trial of a lawsuit alleging that Adam Shacknai, the brother of millionaire Jonah Shacknai, killed Jonah Shacknai's girlfriend, Rebecca Zahau, at the Spreckels Coronado mansion in July 2011.
The Fred Hall Show is dubbed The Ultimate Outdoor Experience, featuring the hottest trends in outdoor recreation. Boating, fishing, camping, hunting, scuba diving and international travel with over 700 exhibits and interactive displays at Del Mar Fairgrounds.
Two more schools face threats Thursday morning in Vista and city leaders are taking new action to stop them.
Rain showers are expected to reach San Diego County Thursday, but the brunt of a big storm impacting much of Southern California will miss San Diego County and instead hit north of here.
A San Diego County sheriff's deputy was free on bail Thursday following his arrest by Riverside County authorities on suspicion of lewd acts with a child.
The National Weather Service is predicting rain around San Diego County this week, potentially heavy rain on Thursday. People in unincorporated areas can get free sandbags at numerous locations to help them protect their homes, properties and communities.
The debate over dockless bikes rolled into Pacific Beach as the Town Council held a panel Wednesday night with bike and scooter sharing companies: Bird, LimeBike, ofo and Mobike.
Tieray Jones walked out of jail a free man Wednesday night just hours after a judge decided to not re-try him in the death of his stepson nearly 16-years ago.
DMV officers were out Wednesday, looking for people abusing the system. One woman was in tears as she was caught using a handicap placard issued to her adult son - who wasn't with her on the shopping trip.