FALLBROOK (CNS) - A man who allegedly sneaked into four Fallbrook apartments in quick succession early Wednesday and sexually assaulted women in two of them was arrested a short time later following a foot pursuit, authorities said.
The spate of early morning home invasions occurred in the area of Alturas and Ammunition roads, according to sheriff's officials.
Deputies investigating the first of the crimes heard screams coming from a nearby residence shortly after 2:30 a.m. and saw a man running off through the neighborhood, Lt. Dan Brislin said. They gave chase and captured the suspect, identified as 22-year-old Michael Anthony Espinoza of Fallbrook.
Espinoza was booked into county jail in Vista on suspicion of rape, assault, sexual penetration with a foreign object and four counts of residential burglary.
He was being held on $1.4 million bail pending arraignment, scheduled for Friday afternoon.
San Diego Gas & Electric officials said they expect to lose about 500 megawatts of solar energy production during tomorrow's solar eclipse, but they expect to have enough power on hand to meet demand.
For most, the gravity of Monday’s extraordinary celestial event isn’t appreciated. San Diego public libraries and the University of California, San Diego Extension presented programs on the history and science of solar eclipses to help the public gain a better handle on things.
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Councilman Chris Cate hosted a “bags” tournament Saturday to benefit junior lifeguards and the good deeds of local police.
Evacuation orders affecting hundreds of people were issued in California and Oregon as wildfires neared small towns, including one that's a prime location for viewing the eclipse.
Left-wing groups and Berlin residents prevented more than 500 far-right extremists from marching Saturday to the place where high-ranking Nazi official Rudolf Hess died 30 years ago.
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