SAN DIEGO (CNS) - A courtyard next to the downtown San Diego federal courthouse was briefly cordoned off Thursday following the discovery of a device that quickly went from suspicious to salacious.
Someone spotted the object -- an egg-shaped piece of aluminum attached to an electrical cord -- in the patio just west of Edward J. Schwartz U.S. Courthouse about 10:15 a.m., according to the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department.
Federal officers closed off the area while a bomb squad investigated. The personnel soon realized that the device was a sex toy, SDFRD spokesman Lee Swanson said.
The area was open to the public again within an hour.
No one stepped forward to claim the device, Swanson noted.
Police Chief David Nisleit Friday strongly disavowed what he described as an unofficial, "never authorized" departmental program that rewarded officers for making narcotics arrests.
On Friday, San Diego Police announced their search for a suspect involved in a robbery off the San Diego State University campus.
A court-appointed receiver has taken control of a Pacific Beach "hoarder house" that has accumulated trash, created unsafe conditions for children and harbored vermin in recent years, the San Diego City Attorney's Office announced Friday.
The owners of Hauser's Patio reached out to News 8 Friday morning asking to be put in contact with the couple who had their furniture stolen from their patio in Pacific Beach this week.
On Thursday night, the HeartCore Leadership company purchased thousands of dollars worth of Domino's Pizza to feed San Diego's homeless in downtown.
A deadlocked jury prompted a judge to declare a mistrial Friday in the case against a man charged with murder in the 2002 disappearance of his 2-year-old stepson in San Diego.
Federal immigration officers arrested 115 people during a three-day operation in the San Diego area amid heightened tensions between the Trump administration and the state of California over immigration enforcement.
San Diego Police on Friday reached out to the public for help to identify and locate a suspect wanted for sexual assault in Hillcrest.
State leader Ben Hueso, the mayor of Imperial Beach, along with others made an announcement Friday on cross-border pollution.