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.
Four college basketball coaches were among those facing federal charges Tuesday in a wide probe of fraud and corruption in the NCAA, including former SDSU assistant coach Tony Bland now of the University of Southern California.
A woman who was hit by a pick-up Friday night as she crossed Encinitas Boulevard to catch a train remained in critical condition on Tuesday.
The San Diego County Board of Supervisors will consider Tuesday a proposal banning certain items that could be used as weapons in unincorporated areas where border wall prototypes are set to be constructed.
Firefighters working in steep canyons Tuesday got help from retardant-dropping aircraft flying around-the-clock as they saved homes from a smoky blaze that surged through suburban canyons in Southern California and sent hundreds scrambling for safety.
A Solana Beach surf instructor will compete against 17 other castaways for a one million dollar prize in the upcoming season of CBS' Survivor.
A 29-year-old man was stabbed to death at a City Heights homeless encampment and a woman was hospitalized Tuesday with a stab wound from the same attack as police searched for the assailant, authorities said.
The City of Chula Vista is making a push to hire more officers as the city's population continues to steadily grow and the police department said it does not have enough officers to keep pace.