EL CAJON (CNS) - A 34-year-old parolee was back behind bars Thursday after he led officers on a car chase in El Cajon during which two noninjury crashes occurred, police said.
Members of a fugitive task force were actively looking for Hector Miranda on Wednesday afternoon when he was spotted leaving the county library branch at 201 E. Douglas Ave., according to El Cajon police Lt. Rich Alvernaz.
Miranda is the prime suspect in a stabbing that occurred in El Cajon and is also suspected of violating the terms of his parole, the lieutenant said in a statement.
Shortly after Miranda drove away from the library, a police officer in a marked El Cajon police vehicle attempted to pull Miranda over but he refused to comply, and a pursuit ensued, Alvernaz said.
During the pursuit, Miranda allegedly struck two other vehicles but no one was hurt in either crash. Alvernaz said that the pursuit weaved through city streets and the freeway before eventually ending in the area of Highway 52 and North Magnolia.
Miranda and a woman who was a passenger in his vehicle were both taken into custody without further incident, he said, adding that the woman was later released and would not face any charges.
Several dogs are in the custody of San Diego County, after a Lomita woman reported that her six dogs were attacked and some killed by a group of pit bulls.
Thousands of people marched through downtown San Diego and San Marcos in the second annual Women's March Saturday. The San Diego event began at 10 a.m. at the downtown Waterfront Park on Pacific Highway, while the North County event began at 11 a.m. at Palomar College.
Thousands of people marched through downtown San Diego and San Marcos in the second annual Women's March Saturday. The San Diego event began at 10 a.m. at the downtown Waterfront Park on Pacific Highway, while the North County event began at 11 a.m. at Palomar College. The two marches were held in conjunction with other marches across the country.
The federal government shut down at the stroke of midnight Friday, which prompted the closure of many federal operations, such as national parks and monuments and that included the shutdown of Cabrillo National Monument.
Chilly temperatures and scattered showers started the weekend. Temperatures at the coast and inland communities hovered around 60 degrees with some areas of San Diego County receiving rain during the morning hours.
A transient accused of fatally stabbing a man after they got into an argument near a 7-Eleven store in Poway pleaded not guilty Friday to a murder charge.
Coastal rail closures could complicate the commute for the thousands of people expected at Women's Marches set for downtown San Diego and San Marcos Saturday, though additional transit options are being made available.
A man arrested in the doctor's lounge at Sharp Grossmont Hospital in La Mesa after claiming to be an anesthesiologist pleaded not guilty Friday to a felony charge of treating the sick without a certificate.
People who bought new homes in Otay Ranch's Village of Escaya can start moving in Friday - later than planned but after the developer took steps to address methane found at the site.
Recent assaults by tactical teams on prototypes of President Donald Trump’s proposed wall with Mexico found their imposing heights should stop border crossers, The Associated Press has learned, a finding that’s likely to please security hawks but raise concerns about costs and environmental damage.