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Police & Fire

The latest on local crime and public safety.
Carlsbad Residents Can File Police Reports Online

Carlsbad Residents Can File Police Reports Online

Crimes that can be reported on the website include vandalism, petty theft, hit-and-run crashes, harassing phone calls and lost property.
IRS Warns Again of Tax Bill Scams

IRS Warns Again of Tax Bill Scams

Based on 90,000 complaints that TIGTA has received through its telephone hotline, to date, TIGTA has identified approximately 1,100 victims.
D.A. Wants Sex Trafficking Gangsters to Get The Max

D.A. Wants Sex Trafficking Gangsters to Get The Max

Senate Bill 473 would add human trafficking to the list of 33 crimes that define a criminal street gang.
Man Killed by Train in Carlsbad

Man Killed by Train in Carlsbad

22-year-old man killed when struck by a freight train Thursday, Aug. 7.
Plane From Carlsbad Crashes in Oceanside

Plane From Carlsbad Crashes in Oceanside

The crash was reported about 11:20 a.m. at Oceanside Municipal Airport, according to Oceanside police Lt. Leonard Cosby.
Brothers Beaten in Carlsbad

Brothers Beaten in Carlsbad

A sheriff’s department helicopter was brought in to search for the second injured man, who was found in the bushes with a leg injury.
New CPR Phone App Available to Alert Good Samaritans

New CPR Phone App Available to Alert Good Samaritans

The smartphone application, called PulsePoint is now available and active in San Diego County.
21-Year-Old North County Man Drowns at Carlsbad State Beach

21-Year-Old North County Man Drowns at Carlsbad State Beach

The body of David Velasco was found Thursday morning about 2 miles north of where he was last seen.
Woman Hit by Vehicle in North County

Woman Hit by Vehicle in North County

The driver of the vehicle was not injured and alcohol was not believed to be involved in the crash.
Suspected Gas Thief Nabbed in North County

Suspected Gas Thief Nabbed in North County

Police said it was unknown if today's gas theft was related to similar cases in the North County.
North County Doctor Convicted of Tax Evasion

North County Doctor Convicted of Tax Evasion

The couple earned as much as $1 million a year but paid almost no federal income taxes for a decade, according to evidence presented during a two-week trial.
Driver Evades CHP in Carlsbad, Crashes Near Pio Pico

Driver Evades CHP in Carlsbad, Crashes Near Pio Pico

The injured driver was taken into custody, but was hospitalized, CHP officer Tommy Doerr said.
Fatal Crash Near San Onofre Backs Up Traffic on I-5

Fatal Crash Near San Onofre Backs Up Traffic on I-5

Traffic remained gridlocked for miles to the north at midday.
Former Military Academy Administrator Accused of Molesting Seven Boys Pleads Not Guilty to Sex Charges

Former Military Academy Administrator Accused of Molesting Seven Boys Pleads Not Guilty to Sex Charges

Jeffrey S. Barton, 56, the former head of Army and Navy Academy in Carlsbad, was arrested and charged last October with molesting two middle school cadets.
San Diego County Gasoline Price Drops; Where to Fill Up in Carlsbad

San Diego County Gasoline Price Drops; Where to Fill Up in Carlsbad

The cheapest place to fill up in Carlsbad is at Costo at 951 Palomar Airport Rd., according to GasBuddy.com
Motorist Pleads Guilty in Carlsbad Crash That Killed Young Man

Motorist Pleads Guilty in Carlsbad Crash That Killed Young Man

Zachary Hulcer faces up to 10 years in prison when sentenced June 26 at the Vista Courthouse.
High-Speed Chase Ends in North County

High-Speed Chase Ends in North County

The suspect reportedly drove at speeds up to 110 miles per hour.