Daily Archives: May 2, 2013

AM Briefing from Bowlersdesk.com for May 2, 2013

AM Briefing from Bowlersdesk.com for May 2, 2013


Fire Danger in San Diego. Hot temperatures, high winds, and low humidity prompt the National Weather Service to issue a Red Flag Warning for Southern California. Temperatures are expected to hit upwards of 90 degrees today with humidity falling below 10 percent. At this point the Red Flag Warning will be in effect until 6:00 PM Friday.

A man accused of raping women he met through the dating web site Christian Mingle is going to be in court today. The preliminary hearing for 37-year-old Sean Patrick Banks starts at 8:40 this morning in El Cajon.

Today at 10:00 AM a new Navy helicopter squadron is being created. The Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron 35 … the Magicians … will have both manned and unmanned aircraft. The ceremony will be at Naval Air Station North Island.

Banning the retail sale of dogs, cats, and rabbits is one step closer to becoming law. San Diego City Council’s Public Safety and Neighborhood Services Committee says yes to the amendment to the municipal code. It now goes to the full City Council for a vote. If it passes businesses will have to prove the pets come from animal shelters to be able to sell them.

Today at 12:15 in the afternoon the Salvation Army and County Supervisor Bill Horn will commemorate the 62nd annual National Day of Prayer at the County Administration Building.

At 1:30 PM in Vista the young woman accused of more than 300 graffiti crimes will be arraigned.

And tonight the education activist group UpforEd is holding a meeting to talk about the proposed budget for the San Diego Unified School District. The meeting starts at 6:30 in the Ballard Parent Center, 2375 Congress St.

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Alleged Christian Mingle rapist preliminary hearing

Alleged Christian Mingle rapist preliminary hearing


EL CAJON, Calif. — A preliminary hearing is scheduled Thursday for a Del Mar man accused of raping two women, including an East County woman he met through a Christian dating website.

Sean Patrick Banks, 37, was arrested Feb. 11 and charged with rape by a foreign object, residential burglary and forcible rape stemming from an incident last November.

Using the online moniker “Rarity,” Banks got in touch with a La Mesa resident on Christianmingle.com and visited her home, where he allegedly raped her, Lt. Matt Nicholass said.

The woman, who is in her 20s, did not know Banks’ real name, and it took detectives several months to identify him as the suspected assailant.   Banks also alternately called himself “Rylan Butterwood” and “Rylan Harbough” on the dating website, according to Nicholass.

Banks was charged March 1 with the 2009 rape of an intoxicated person and attempting to dissuade a…

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