Daily Archives: August 28, 2013

New Escondido police chief to be sworn in

New Escondido police chief to be sworn in


escondido-police-crimeESCONDIDO — Craig Carter, a 21-year veteran of the Escondido Police Department, is scheduled to be sworn in as the agency’s new chief today.

He “will be an excellent police chief and will provide stability to the city’s and the police department’s working relationships with businesses, schools and community groups,” City Manager Clay Phillips said.

Carter, 50, is replacing former Chief Jim Maher, who became chief in 2006 and retired in December.

A badge-pinning ceremony for Carter, whose annual salary as chief will be $160,550, will take place later this afternoon during a City Council meeting, city spokeswoman Joyce Masterson said.

Carter holds a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from Bellevue University. He joined the Escondido Police Department as a trainee officer in 1992. He was promoted to sergeant in 1998, to lieutenant in 2005 and to captain five months ago, Masterson said.

Mike Garcia, head of the Escondido Police…

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SD City Council considering proposal to recruit and retain SDPD officers

SD City Council considering proposal to recruit and retain #SDPD officers


SAN DIEGO – The City Council is scheduled Wednesday to take up a proposed $2 million program to recruit and retain officers in the San Diego Police Department.

Large disparities in take-home pay between the SDPD and competing departments are causing San Diego to lose around eight to 10 officers a month, and recent recruiting efforts are barely making a dent in the problem, according to the San Diego Police Officers Association.

San Diego Police DepartmentA tentative agreement between the city and SDPOA seeks to close the take-home pay gap by raising a $900 annual uniform and equipment allowance by around $1,000 and ending a 12-month waiting period before police academy graduates can receive the allowance.

The city would also fund recruiting activities and promotional materials, at a cost of $35,000, according to the plan.

At a meeting in June, some council members said the city is paying $100,000 to train the officers…

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DiMaggio’s sister calls Hannah Anderson ‘trouble’

DiMaggio’s sister calls Hannah Anderson ‘trouble’


(CNN) — A few weeks before James DiMaggio allegedly kidnapped Hannah Anderson, his sister said she told him that the 16-year-old girl was “trouble” and that he needed to “watch out.”

In a sometimes contentious interview with CNN’s Piers Morgan on Tuesday night, Lora DiMaggio held out the possibly that her brother was a victim, saying there were “a lot of holes” in the case.

Sister, Lora DiMaggio“It’s very hard to believe that someone who was just so genuine and so dependable every single solitary day just woke up one day and decided to do this,” she said.

Instead, she cast doubt on Anderson.

“I remember very vividly telling my brother, ‘She’s trouble,'” she said. “I said, ‘You need to watch out for that one.'”

James DiMaggio allegedly kidnapped Hannah on August 4. Police later found the bodies of her mother and brother at his burned home, about an hour east of…

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AM Briefing from Bowlersdesk.com for August 28, 2013

Residents are being warned that heavy rain could cause flooding and mud flows in San Diego County’s mountain and desert communities. The San Diego County Department of Public Works is giving away free sandbags to people living in Julian and Borrego Springs.

This morning at 8:30 in El Cajon a bail review hearing is set for Sean Patrick Banks. He’s accused of raping two women, one that he met through the dating web site Christian Mingle.

San Diego City Council is meeting at 10:00 AM and topping the agenda is setting a date for the special election. Now that Bob Filner has resigned the council needs to call a special election to elect a new mayor. The council is also going to talk about a program to keep San Diego’s Police Officers working at the San Diego’s Police Department. SDPD loses officers to other departments because of better pay and benefits, they want to stop that.

Banning all single-use plastic bags is going to be the subject of a news conference this morning at 10:00 from Environmental leaders

Then at 1:00 this afternoon the Port of San Diego Board of Commissioners is going to meet about their climate plan.

And just before end of business today at 4:30 the Escondido City Council is going to swear in Craig Carter as Escondido Police Department’s newest Chief.

Finally the San Diego Chargers are holding a special practice on board the USS Ronald Reagan this morning around 11:00.

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