SAN DIEGO (CNS) - A psychiatrist's report made public Monday concludes that a woman accused in a series of residential burglaries in Spring Valley and a San Diego holdup in which she allegedly shot two women is mentally competent to stand trial, but a judge granted a defense request for a second evaluation.
Deanna Rodriguez, 29, is charged with multiple felony counts of burglary and attempted robbery in connection with a crime spree she allegedly committed with her boyfriend last summer, according to the San Diego County Sheriff's Department.
During a search of the couple's residence, police officers and deputies found property stolen during four home burglaries in Spring Valley, sheriff's Sgt. Greg Hampton said.
Authorities also allege that the pair tried to rob three women on a sidewalk in the 700 block of West Date Street in San Diego's Little Italy neighborhood the evening of July 27. During the holdup, Rodriguez allegedly shot two of the three women after demanding their purses, then fled in a minivan driven by her 19-year-old boyfriend, Richard Fox, who is also facing criminal charges.
Both victims suffered non-life-threatening gunshot wounds -- one to an arm and the other to the abdomen, authorities said.
A further hearing is scheduled Feb. 18.
A 16-year-old boy was allegedly drunk when he crashed his car into a stopped vehicle, pinning a motorist between two bumpers, police said Sunday.
San Diego and other areas of Southern California may get significant rain this week, according to the National Weather Service.
Two people were killed in head-on crash, as the driver of a stolen car sped away from deputies and veered into oncoming traffic near Pauma Valley Sunday.
A man was shot and killed by police at an officer- involved shooting in Escondido, a sheriff's lieutenant said Sunday.
A 27-year-old man suffered fatal injuries as the result of a "punching game'' inside of a bar Saturday morning in the Gaslamp
neighborhood of San Diego.
A large plume of smoke filled the sky in Miramar on Saturday morning after a concrete supply building went up in flames.
SANDAG began removing call boxes along urban highways throughout the San Diego region this month and will continue to do so through June, reflecting a decrease in call volume due to the increase in cell phone ownership.
Authorities today announced that police have arrested a suspect in connection with Friday's sexual assault on the campus of San Diego Mesa College. The name of the suspect was not immediately released.
Police Chief David Nisleit Friday strongly disavowed what he described as an unofficial, "never authorized" departmental program that rewarded officers for making narcotics arrests.