SAN DIEGO (CNS) - A 24-year-old man was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of intentionally running down three pedestrians with his car last month following an early morning dispute in Pacific Beach.
San Diego police took Omar Gutierrez into custody shortly before 5:30 p.m., public affairs Lt. Scott Wahl said.
The victims were crossing the street in the 900 block of Garnet Avenue about 1 a.m. on Aug. 5 when a silver sedan hit them. The driver continued on to the east and fled the area.
The three men hit by the car were hospitalized for treatment of various injuries, including cuts, broken bones and brain trauma. Investigators determined that the victims had gotten into a dispute with a man and woman just before the crash.
A surveillance camera captured images of the couple and the involved vehicle, believed to be a late-model four-door Hyundai Elantra with brushed- aluminum wheels.
Police have not disclosed the nature of the confrontation that allegedly led to the vehicular assault.
Distraught doesn't begin to describe the family of Jermaine Barnes, a Mountain View man left with life-threatening brain injuries after he was hit by a car Friday night outside of his home.
Gun owners were given the chance to trade in their unwanted firearms for cash or a skateboard at a gun buyback event hosted by local police and faith leaders on Saturday.
More than 140 children received early Christmas gifts Saturday thanks to a local church and the county's bravest men and women.
The replacement event for the long-running but now-defunct Chargers Blood Drive was held Saturday at the Town & Country Resort and Convention Center.
A five-county funeral procession will be held Sunday for a San Diego firefighter who died battling the Thomas Fire.
After 10 days of destruction, the Lilac Fire was 100 percent contained Saturday, fire officials announced.
A 32-year-old Cal Fire engineer from northern San Diego County was killed Thursday while fighting the massive Thomas Fire in Ventura County.
San Diego County's inland valleys and mountains remain under a red flag warning Friday morning due to high temperatures, dry air and gusty Santa Ana winds creating dangerous fire conditions.
A candlelight vigil was held Friday evening in El Cajon to remember the Granite Hills High School senior killed in a car crash on Monday.