Fugitive kidnapping suspect charged with sexual assault
Prosecutors filed nearly three dozen sexual assault charges Wednesday against a man wanted by police in connection with last week’s abduction of a 10-year-old Northridge girl.
Tobias Dustin Summers, 32, faces additional charges of kidnapping and first-degree burglary, the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office said. If convicted, he faces multiple life terms in prison.
Summers remains at large. Authorities said this week they had broadened their search to San Diego.
Also Wednesday, prosecutors charged a secondary suspect in connection with the case. Daniel Martinez, 29, was charged Wednesday with felony counts of kidnapping a minor under the age of 14 and first-degree burglary, prosecutors said.
Martinez, who was arrested Sunday about two miles from the girl’s home, was scheduled to be arraigned Wednesday afternoon. If convicted, he faces up to 12 years in prison.
Law enforcement sources told The Times the March 27 incident was believed to have begun…
View original post 39 more words
Olivenhain shooting suspect to be arraigned
VISTA, Calif. — A 61-year-old man accused of gunning down a North County documentary filmmaker outside the victim’s home following a months-long dispute over foliage in the neighborhood is scheduled to be arraigned in Vista Tuesday.
Michael Vilkin of Encinitas was arrested on suspicion of first-degree murder on Thursday, hours after he allegedly shot Olivenhain resident John Upton, who gained fame for his crusade to rescue Romanian orphans living in nightmarish conditions during the communist dictatorship of Nicolae Ceausescu.
Upton, 56, died on a dirt path in his yard in the 2900 block of Lone Jack Road shortly after 9 a.m. The slaying evidently resulted from a running dispute between the two men, said sheriff’s Lt. James Bolwerk, who declined to elaborate.
In a jailhouse interview, the suspect, who owns a vacant lot next to Upton’s property, told 10News he fired the fatal shots in self-defense.
Vilkin told the television…
View original post 149 more words
AM Briefing from Bowlersdesk.com for March 26, 2013
The California Highway Patrol is on the lookout today for a shooter involved in a possible road rage incident. At 4:30 AM yesterday a Navy Sailor was driving Northbound on state Route 125 onto Westbound state Route 94 when he says he was shot at. He describes the shooter as wearing a gray hoodie and driving maroon Chevy Silverado pickup.
Two big court cases this morning.
First at 8:30 AM Inez Martinez Garcia and Marciel Garcia Hernandez are being arraigned. They are accused of smuggling a 12-year-old Mexican girl into the United States then sexually and physically abusing her.
Then at 9:00 AM the trial for two men believed to be members of a Mexican gang begins today. Jorge Rojas Lopez and Juan Francisco Estrada Gonzalez are accused of murder. The gang called Los Palillos is suspected of participating in drug smuggling, kidnapping, and murder.
This morning a special election for San Diego’s District 4 City Council seat kicks off.
The seat was left open when Tony Yong resigned to take a job as Chief Executive of San Diego’s Red Cross. There are seven candidates. If one does not win over 50 percent of the vote then the top two will have a runoff
And today the Supreme Court is hearing arguments about the constitutionality of California’s Prop 8. There will be rallies on both sides today at the Federal Courthouse in downtown San Diego. At 11:00 AM the Pro Prop 8 rally and then at 6:00 PM the pro-gay marriage.
For more on these and other stories please check bowlersdedsk.com
… And please remember to post, re-post, and share.
Road Rage Shooting, Child Smuggling Arraignment, Los Palillos Trial, City Council Race
Posted in Court, Crime, CULTURE, Economy, Education, Immigration, law enforcment, Mexico, MILITARY, Navy, Politics, san diego
Tagged California Highway Patrol, CHP, city council, city council seat, Defense of Marriage Act, DOMA, Gang, Gay Marriage, immigration, Inez Martinez Garcia, Jorge Rojas Lopez, Juan Francisco Estrada Gonzalez, Kidnapping, los palillos, Marciel Garcia Hernandez, Mexico, murder, navy, pro gay marriage, Prop 8, Rally, Red Cross, Road Rage, road rage incident, sailor, san diego, San Diego City Council, San Diego District 4, San Diego Red Cross, shooting, smuggling, suspect, Tony Young
Police looking for sex assault suspect in Old Town
SAN DIEGO — San Diego police were on the lookout Tuesday for a man in his early 20s accused of beating and sexually assaulting a woman in the Old Town area after she rebuffed his advances.
The sexual assault in the 4600 block of Pacific Highway was reported just before 9 p.m. Monday, according to San Diego police Officer Dino Delimitros.
A 30-year-old woman told investigators that within a few minutes of meeting the man, he asked her to go to a hotel room with him, Delimitros said in a statement.
“When she refused, he beat her and sexually assaulted her behind Perry’s Cafe,” he said.
View original post