SAN DIEGO (CNS) - An alleged red-light runner who refused to pull over for police in City Heights Thursday led officers on a chase that ended with a crash.
The pursuit began shortly after noon, when the man ran a red light in the 5200 block of El Cajon Boulevard, according to San Diego police.
When an officer tried to pull him over, the driver sped to the south, then to the east and back north on several nearby streets. After about seven minutes, he crashed the gray Toyota sedan he was driving into two other vehicles in the 4900 block of University Avenue, public-affairs Officer Mark Herring said.
Officers surrounded the car with their guns drawn. After several minutes, he climbed out a passenger-side door and surrendered, Herring said.
The suspect, whose name was withheld pending booking, was taken to UCSD Medical Center for treatment of undisclosed injuries.
A section of University was closed for about 90 minutes to accommodate police.
The defense team of a Marine accused in a fatal stabbing on a California Marine Corps base argued Thursday that the death was a tragic accident and the two friends were playing around with a knife.
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.
Testimony continued Thursday in the civil lawsuit surrounding the mysterious death of Rebecca Zahau as her boyfriend Jonah Shacknai took the stand.
Some San Diego communities are pushing back against dockless bikes and scooters cluttering the streets and sidewalks.
Prosecutors announced Thursday that a San Bernardino man was sentenced to 41 months in federal prison for carrying out a credit/debit fraud scheme that targeted retail stores, restaurants and hotels throughout San Diego County.
San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer met with the Mexican foreign affairs secretary Thursday to discuss ways to improve economic prosperity and infrastructure, a spokeswoman said.
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.
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.