San Diego, California - Former San Diego Police Detective Ernesto Encinas pled guilty today to charges that he conspired to commit campaign finance crimes in connection with a series of elections at the local and federal level. At the same hearing, Encinas also pled guilty to charges that he made false statements to the Internal Revenue Service when filing tax returns on behalf of his private security business, Coastline Protection and Investigations Inc.

San Diego, California - The Pre-College Institute at San Diego State University is hosting Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)2  Exploration Day to 165 low-income middle school students on Friday, March 21 at SDSU.

Alpine, California - This morning, at 6:25 a.m., the Sheriff's Communications Center received a call of a shooting at 1525 Wilson Road, in unincorporated El Cajon. When the deputies arrived on scene they found two victims with gunshot wounds.

Vista, California - Deputies from the Vista Station, COPPS Unit and two minor decoys participated in a statewide "Decoy Shoulder Tap Operation" at various locations in the City of Vista.

San Diego, California - Sheriff's Deputies will be honored for their hard work in recovering stolen cars across San Diego County.

San Diego, California - Don’t drink green beer and drive. OK, don’t drink any alcohol to excess and get behind the wheel.

San Diego County, California - The number of rattlesnake calls to the County’s Department of Animal Services (DAS) has more than tripled compared to the same time period last year.