Daily Archives: February 8, 2014

Student arrested for arson at UCSD

Student arrested for arson at UCSD


SAN DIEGO – A 22-year-old UC San Diego student has been arrested on suspicion of setting two fires on campus. A second suspect is being sought, police said Friday.

UCSD Arson SuspectsHoai Vi Holly Thuy Nguyen was arrested on campus Tuesday on suspicion of setting two fires Dec. 3 at the Price Center, which houses restaurants and meeting and event spaces.

Surveillance cameras show two young women setting fires on the first and second floors of the center, police said. After setting the first fire, the two fled, then returned wearing different clothing, police said.

The fires were quickly extinguished and there were no injuries.

Nguyen remains in county jail, according to the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department.

Police said one possible motive is a kind of protest against “new development at the location.” In recent weeks, a controversy has arisen on campus over Starbucks’ planned move into an empty space at Price…

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Woman pleads not guilty to being fugitive mom

Woman pleads not guilty to being fugitive mom


Judy Lynn HaymanSAN DIEGO — A woman arrested this week in her Balboa Park-area apartment, 37 years after allegedly escaping from a Midwestern prison, pleaded not guilty Friday to a criminal complaint charging her with being a fugitive from justice.

Judy Lynn Hayman, 60, has not admitted she is the person wanted in Michigan. Through her attorneys, Hayman continues to fight extradition to the Midwest.

Hayman — whose true name is Jamie Lewis, according to her attorneys — was ordered held without bail, pending an identity hearing on Feb. 18.

A review hearing is scheduled March 10 to see if Michigan authorities will issue a governor’s warrant asking that Hayman be returned to that state.

San Diego County Deputy District Attorney Richard Madruga told reporters that his office has a limited role in the case. Hayman does not face any more criminal sanctions as a result of the fugitive charge being filed…

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Volunteers gear up for final weekend of campaigning

Volunteers gear up for final weekend of campaigning


SAN DIEGO- Volunteers for the San Diego mayoral campaigns are gearing up for a busy weekend.


Both campaigns have hundreds of volunteers lined up to work phone banks and go door-to-door with just a few days until the election.


“You’re gonna vote for David Alvarez?” Elaine Graybill asked one resident from the David Alvarez phone bank in Kearny Mesa Friday afternoon.


Graybill doesn’t live within San Diego city limits, but as an Alvarez supporter she is still volunteering her time.


“We’ve had a lot of special elections,” she said. “People are tired of it. But we’ve gotta do it one more time. One more time and then we’ll have the first Latino mayor of San Diego and that is going to be exciting.”


Across town another the Kevin Faulconer phone bank was also busy Friday evening.


“My name is Luke and I’m a volunteer…

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Predator cop requests new trial

Predator cop requests new trial


SAN DIEGO — A judge Friday took under submission a motion filed by a convicted former San Diego police officer seeking a new trial because handwritten notes from his main accuser were not turned over to the defense.

arevalosAnthony Arevalos, an 18-year veteran, was sentenced to nearly nine years in prison for sexually assaulting and harassing women during traffic stops in the Gaslamp District.

Prosecutors said Arevalos would ask women for sexual favors during mostly drunk driving stops.

Arevalos was convicted in November 2011 of felony and misdemeanor charges involving five women, including multiple counts of sexual battery by restraint, asking for a bribe and assault and battery by a police officer. He was acquitted of other serious charges involving two other women.

The 4th District Court of Appeal ordered a hearing before Superior Court Judge Jeffrey Fraser to determine whether Arevalos should get a new trial because notes written…

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