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Alleged kidnapper nabbed following media report

WOODLAND — A 29-year-old Woodland man faces kidnapping charges after a witness recognized him from media accounts of his alleged crime. Horacio Bernardo Lopez was arrested late Wednesday at his

Santa Barbara

Plea bargain ends yearlong rape case involving disabled victim

SANTA BARBARA — A plea bargain Wednesday put to rest a rape case in which the purported victim was a disabled female resident of a special needs care facility. On


Drunk driver lands man in the hospital

COSTA MESA — A Newport Beach man was taken into custody early Thursday morning after colliding with a truck and injuring its driver. Police responded to reports of an injury

Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara duo bungles car theft — twice

SANTA BARBARA — Christopher Deal, 21, and his 17-year-old male accomplice have a lot to learn about stealing cars. Around 7 p.m. May 21, Santa Barbara police responded to the


Man convicted of attempted arson murder on wife

FRESNO — A Fresno man that set his house on fire while his wife was inside unconscious has been sentenced to nine years in state prison on Monday. Joe Edward

San Bernardino

Brothers found guilty of murdering elderly man who intervened in argument

SAN BERNARDINO — A guilty verdict on first degree murder was handed down to brothers who killed a 71-year-old man that asked them to stop using foul language at a

San Diego

San Diego sex offender gets life in prison for killing teenage girls

SAN DIEGO — Convicted sex offender John Albert Gardner III will spend the rest of his life in prison for the murder of two North County teenage girls, a San

Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara drivers face strict DUI enforcement

In the ongoing effort to prevent the consequences of combining alcohol with driving on public streets, Santa Barbara Police Department’s DUI unit has arrested and booked 25 drivers over the

San Diego

La Costa man guilty of murdering ex-lover

CARLSBAD — A San Diego jury on Monday convicted a 41-year-old medical supplies salesman of the brutal murder of his ex-girlfriend in her Carlsbad home last summer. Jonathan Scott French


Tip leads to arrest of female bank robbery suspect

JURUPA — Two months after the Norco bank was robbed, Riverside County sheriff’s officials arrested a female suspect. Melanie Conway-Pierce, 36, who had been tentatively identified as the suspect in