Closing arguments set in penalty trial of man who killed couple

RIVERSIDE – Closing statements are scheduled tomorrow in the penalty trial of a man who joined three cohorts in killing a Marine sergeant and his wife at their French Valley home. Kesaun Kedron Sykes, 27, was convicted Aug. 5 of the 2008 murders of 26- year-old Quiana Faye Jenkins-Pietrzak and her husband, 24-year-old Janek Pietrzak. […]

Six-month-old girl is found safe after SWAT standoff in San Ysidro

SAN YSIDRO – A 6-month-old girl is safe today after her 28- year-old father, who allegedly kidnapped her, was taken into custody at the end of a SWAT standoff at a San Ysidro mobile home park, authorities said. Joshua Ivan Martinez allegedly kidnapped Nayeli Martinez following a domestic violence incident in Santa Barbara about 9 […]

Opening statements Monday in trial of man accused of killing newlyweds

Opening statements Monday in trial of man accused of killing newlyweds

RIVERSIDE – Opening statements are scheduled Monday in the trial of an ex-Marine accused of joining three comrades in killing a young sergeant and his wife during a home invasion robbery in French Valley. Kesaun Kedron Sykes, 27, could face the death penalty if convicted in the October 2008 slayings of 24-year-old Janek Pietrzak and […]

Arson Task Force identifies juvenile suspect thought to have started the Cocos Fire

SAN DIEGO – The Sheriff’s Bomb/Arson Unit with the help of Cal Fire, San Marcos Fire Department and ATF (Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives) arson investigators, conducted a complete investigation into the origin and cause of the Washingtonia/Cocos Fire in San Marcos which occurred on May 14. Investigators determined the initial fire was […]

Police arrest three drunken drivers at checkpoints in Oceanside, Vista

Three suspected drunken drivers were arrested at two separate checkpoints on N. Santa Fe Avenue at the start of the St. Patrick’s Day weekend, one in Vista and the other in Oceanside, authorities said today. Sheriff’s deputies manned a checkpoint in the 600 block of Santa Fe Avenue near Nevada Avenue, according to sheriff’s Sgt. […]

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