Daily Archives: November 8, 2013

2 destroyers return to San Diego

2 destroyers return to San Diego



SAN DIEGO — The guided-missile destroyers USS Stockdale and the USS William P. Lawrence returned to San Diego Friday from an extended 10-month deployment.

The ships and their combined crews of 600 sailors left San Diego Jan. 14 and spent the time away in the Middle East, Mediterranean and Black seas, and in the Western Pacific and Indian Ocean, according to Naval Surface Forces Public Affairs Office.

In addition to the ships and their crews, two detachments from Maritime Strike Squadron 75 that embarked aboard the Stockdale and Lawrence came home Thursday.

In September, two of five helicopter crew members died when their Coronado-based MH-60S Knighthawk crashed in the Red Sea while attempting to land on the deck of the Lawrence.

The ships were in the region as part of a buildup of U.S. military forces in the region that started after the regime in nearby Syria attacked a suburb…

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Smuggling boat seized at Torrey Pines

Smuggling boat seized at Torrey Pines


[trib_ndn vid=25338124]DEL MAR, Calif. — Federal agents intercepted a small fishing boat packed with more than a quarter of a ton of marijuana off the coast of northern San Diego County early today and arrested a group of suspected drug smugglers.

Panga Torrey PinesU.S. Border Patrol personnel began tracking the skiff’s course in the ocean about 3 a.m., according to USBP public affairs. An hour later, it landed on a beach near Seventh Street in Del Mar, where agents took a single occupant into custody and discovered 878 pounds of cannabis in 41 bundles inside the vessel.

The sound of helicopters brought in to help with the search awoke area residents.

“The helicopters started up around 4 a.m., and you usually don’t hear them circling for hours on end like that, so I kind of made the assumption that something was going on,” one man told Fox 5.

During the search of…

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AM Briefing from Bowlersdesk.com for November 8, 2013

The FBI is asking for help finding a former San Diego man who accused of being a cyber-criminal. 33-year-old Carlos Enrique Perez-Melara is wanted for his connection to the “Lover Spy” and “E-Mail Pi” programs. The programs were marketed as ways for people to spy on potentially cheating partners, but the FBI says that the programs are really used to eaves drop on thousands of people and collect user names and passwords. An arrest warrant was issued in 2005 for Perez-Melara. He has ties to San Diego but his last known location is San Salvador, El Salvador. The FBI is offering $50,000 for information leading to his arrest.

The guided-missile destroyers USS Stockdale and USS William P. Lawrence are coming home to San Diego this morning. The ships and their 600 sailors deployed on Jan 14th for the Middle East, Mediterranean, Black Seas, Western Pacific, and Indian Ocean. While deployed in the Red Sea two of the Lawrence’s crew died when the MH-60S Knighthawk helicopter they were in crash while trying to land on deck.

California State University San Marcos is breaking ground on their new Veterans Center at 11:00. The university has nearly 1,100 veterans attending classes.

And finally tonight at 6:00 the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society is hosting there “Light the Night Walk” in support of blood cancer victims. They are meeting at Petco Park in downtown San Diego.

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