Daily Archives: December 20, 2013

Trial to decide if serial rapist will be paroled

Trial to decide if serial rapist will be paroled

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[trib_ndn vid=25341009]SAN DIEGO — A serial rapist set to be released from prison after serving half of a 50-year sentence must stand trial to determine if he is sexually violent predator and should be committed to a state mental hospital, a judge ruled Thursday.

Alvin Ray QuarlesAlvin Ray Quarles, now 51, pleaded guilty in 1989 to being the “Bolder Than Most Rapist” in exchange for the 50-year prison sentence. The moniker stemmed from the way he attacked his victims — at knifepoint, sometimes forcing the women’s husbands or boyfriends to watch. In some cases, he forced the men to have sex with the women while he watched. All of his crimes occurred in the San Diego area.

Quarles, then 26, was charged with 61 sex crime counts which, had he been convicted, would have drawn 200-year-plus prison sentence. Instead, he pleaded guilty to four counts of rape, six counts of burglary and…

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3rd man sentenced in murder of Border Patrol agent

3rd man sentenced in murder of Border Patrol agent

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SAN DIEGO — A Mexican national who participated in the July 2009 robbery and killing of a U.S. Border Patrol agent was sentenced Thursday to 55 years in federal prison.

Robert RosasJose Luis Ramirez-Dorantes, 46, was the third defendant to be sentenced in the murder of U.S. Border Patrol Agent Robert Rosas Jr.

Ramirez-Dorantes admitted that he was one of five armed individuals who conspired to rob Rosas of his night vision device, which resulted in the agent being fatally shot during a struggle.

Ramirez-Dorantes pleaded guilty in January to conspiracy to commit robbery and kidnapping and carrying a firearm during a crime of violence.

According to court filings, Ramirez-Dorantes and four others plotted to rob Rosas of his night vision device.

On July 23, 2009, the group, bearing firearms, traveled by car and by foot to a remote area on the Mexican side of the U.S.-Mexico border near Campo.

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AM Briefing from Bowlersdesk.com for December 20, 2013

20 people are injured and one woman died in a tour bus crash on Interstate 15 Southbound at state route 76, yesterday. the rain slicked Northern San Diego County freeway is being blamed for the afternoon crash that left 64-year-old Tayde Murguia dead. The 56-year-old bus drive was taking his passengers to the Valley View Casino when he lost control crashing the bus and leaving it on its side.

This morning at 9:00 AM the San Diego Association of Governments Board of Directors is meeting about the transportation plan and next year’s election.

Jason Arrigndale will be arraigned at 1:30 this afternoon in San Diego’s courthouse for allegedly threatening a mother and baby with a knife in the woman’s bathroom at a department store.

The United Way of San Diego County and the San Diego and Imperial County Labor Council is giving away toys and food to 500 families at their annual holiday give-a-way this morning at 8:00 AM at Qualcomm Stadium.

This morning at 10:00 CHP is hosting an auto-safety and theft prevention fair. They are helping people install child safety seats and giving out steering-wheel locks. They’re meeting in the Babies “R” Us parking lot at 8165 Fletcher Parkway in La Mesa.

Also at 10:00 AM at the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center is premiering the new exhibit “Guitar: The Instrument That Rocked the World”.

And finally tonight at 8:00 PM Sheriff’s deputies are holding a sobriety checkpoint along Broadway in Lemon Grove.

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Man rescued after falling down shaft on Midway Museum

Man rescued after falling down shaft on Midway Museum

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SAN DIEGO — A 71-year-old man fell down a shaft aboard the USS Midway Museum and became wedged in a hatchway on the floor below Thursday, prompting a lengthy rescue effort, authorities said.

USS Midway MuseumThe rescue call came into the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department at 8:10 a.m., Batallion Chief David Connor told Fox 5 News. The man fell from the third level of the carrier about 15 feet down  a metal ladder to the level below and could not get up, Connor said.

Rescuers arrived at the retired aircraft carrier docked along San Diego’s Embarcadero in minutes and began the process of immobilizing the victim. It took them about an hour to rig a system of ropes and pulleys and hoist the victim up in a rescue basket, Connor said.

The man was taken to UCSD Medical Center. He was conscious and complained of pain, but the extent of his injuries…

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1 killed, nearly 2 dozen hurt in bus crash

1 killed, nearly 2 dozen hurt in bus crash

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[trib_ndn vid=25462403]FALLBROOK, Calif. — One person was killed and about two dozen were injured when a tour bus lost control and overturned on Interstate 15 just south of Fallbrook, the California Highway Patrol reported Thursday.

The crash was reported at 2:32 p.m. on southbound I-15 south of state Route 76, the CHP reported. The transition ramp from Route 76 to southbound I-15 closed to traffic so emergency vehicles can use it as a staging area, according to the CHP.

Ambulances transported a total of 21 victims to hospitals – 12 victims were taken to Palomar Medical Center in Escondido, six victims were sent to Tri-City Medical Center in Oceanside and three to Fallbrook, according to a Palomar spokeswoman Bobette Brown.

Of the 12 people taken to Palomar Medical Center, nine were discharged while three were expected to stay overnight, but were no longer in the emergency department, Brown said.

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