AM Briefing from for January 3, 2014

A suspect is in the hospital following a high speed pursuit that ended near the San Diego / Tijuana border. Last night at 6:23 the chase began on southbound Interstate 15 near Mercy Road. Authorities say the suspect hit three patrol cars while driving away in a pickup that was thought to be stolen. The pursuit came to an end near the border after officer fired on the suspect. Authorities shut down the border for over 5 hours. The suspect is expected to recover from his injuries.

A judge will hear public comment on where to put sexually violent predator Douglas Badger this morning at 9:00 in San Diego’s downtown courthouse. Authorities have decided that 70-year-old Badger OK to release. But because he is classified as a sexually violent predator he still needs to be supervised. Badger’s original 1981 conviction is for sexually assaulting men he picked up hitchhiking. Then he picked up extra time for assaulting fellow inmates while in custody. The Department of State Hospitals has proposed placing him in a trailer in far southeastern San Diego County City of Campo. He would be just over 2 miles from an elementary school.

At 1:30 this afternoon in Vista’s courthouse Luis Bolanos is on the schedule to be arraigned for taking a handgun to Palomar College and allegedly calling Sheriff’s deputies and telling them he was going to get into a shootout with them.

And finally at 11:00 AM at Spanish Landing the environmental group Wildcoast is unveiling an app that will show the latest water quality in San Diego County beaches.

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