Archive for PB in SD Media

34 Arrested Across 2 DUI Checkpoints

June 30, 2013 1 Comment

The San Diego Police Department and the San Diego County Probation Department conducted two DUI checkpoints Saturday night that ended in 34 arrests. One of the checkpoints was in the 1400 block of G Street in downtown San Diego and another in the 2400 block of Grand Avenue in Pacific Beach. Both began operating around […]

Checkpoints, PB in SD Media
Rally, walk targets Proliferation of alcohol permits in PB

Rally, walk targets Proliferation of alcohol permits in PB

February 12, 2012 2 Comments

Concerned citizens walk past Crystal Pier on Jan. 27 on their way up Garnet Avenue to get their message out to the public and San Diego city officials regarding what they said is an oversaturation of liquor licenses in Pacific Beach and drunken behavior outside local taverns. Photo by Don Balch I Beach & Bay […]

US ‘drunk driver’ swims off to escape arrest

US ‘drunk driver’ swims off to escape arrest

January 10, 2012 No Comments

This is an update of the story below. This story also made international news agencies also shown below. SAN DIEGO (CNS) – A DUI suspect made a frigid, watery escape from police early Tuesday by running into the ocean and swimming away after getting pulled over in Pacific Beach. A patrol officer stopped the 29-year-old […]

Bike Police Catch 3 Armed Robbers in PB

October 8, 2011 No Comments

Here’s a great story about police catching armed robbers utilizing their bicycle patrols. We’re trying to raise funds to equip more SDPD Northern Division bicycles with lights and sirens and you can help. Councilmember Faulconer is matching any donation you make so please go to the PB Town Council website in the “Donate To Support” […]

Crime and Safety, PB in SD Media

KPBS Interview Community Leader, Businessman and ABC

September 26, 2011 No Comments

This afternoon KPBS Radio featured a story on the PB Planning Group’s report on the alcohol licensing and CUP issues. Todd Brown of Bub’s Dive Bar and Jennifer Hill from the ABC were also interviewed. Click here to listen to the audio of the interview which lasts approximately ten minutes. And click here for a […]

Alcohol Licensees, CUP/DAO, PB in SD Media, The Problems

Officer Hurt After Car Crashes Into Police Car

September 25, 2011 No Comments

[Note: Breaking news by this blog, pbSpirits.com and picked up by local media today. See original post and video.] SAN DIEGO — A San Diego police officer is recovering on Sunday after his cruiser was rear-ended by a suspected DUI driver in Pacific Beach. The crash occurred at about 2:13 a.m. Sunday in the 1200 […]

Drunk Drivers, PB in SD Media

Man stabbed in back while walking with girlfriend

September 22, 2011 No Comments

A 21-year-old man was stabbed in the back Thursday while walking with his girlfriend in Pacific Beach, police said. The couple was walking in the 1000 block of Diamond Street when a man came up from behind sometime before 3 a.m. and stabbed the victim twice in the back, said San Diego police Officer Frank […]

Assault, PB in SD Media
‘Statue’ stolen from Pacific Beach restaurant

‘Statue’ stolen from Pacific Beach restaurant

July 25, 2011 No Comments

An advertising agency is offering a reward for information leading to the return of a $10,000 life-size statue that was stolen from a Pacific Beach restaurant last week. The 40-pound statue, which depicts a man pulling a keg of Newcastle Brown Ale out of the bar’s wall, was stolen from PB Bar & Grill July […]

Group pushes for crackdown on PB bars

July 7, 2011 No Comments

A group of Pacific Beach residents has not given up trying to convince City Hall to impose added regulations on late-night bars and restaurants. But some of the most vocal supporters said the effort is meeting new resistance. “There’s a lot of pushback from bar owners and their employees,” said Scott Chipman, member of the […]

Bars and Restaurants, CUP/DAO, PB in SD Media

‘Instant Justice’ program a win-win for transgressors, City

July 5, 2011 No Comments

Nearly 60 people cleaned up the shoreline, streets and sidewalks in Pacific Beach Tuesday to erase tickets for minor infractions. Gina Coburn of the City Attorney’s Office said 56 people took part in the “Instant Justice” program. In exchange for five hours of picking up trash from the busy Fourth of July weekend, the City […]

Good News PB Beaches, PB in SD Media

SD’s ‘Instant Justice’ Clears Beach Areas, Citations

July 5, 2011 No Comments

Program Participants Pay $40 Fee, Complete Five Hours Of Community Service A new community service program launched on Tuesday gave people the opportunity to erase their violations and misdemeanors in exchange for cleaning up Pacific Beach. The program, which is called “Instant Justice,” allows certain people who received citations over the Fourth of July holiday […]

Good News PB Beaches, PB in SD Media
What are the odds? Charger Player Applewhite arrested for DUI in PB

What are the odds? Charger Player Applewhite arrested for DUI in PB

May 6, 2011 No Comments

Pacific Beach seems to draw the worst out of our NFL Chargers players. What are the odds that such a small group of players could have so many alcohol-related crimes done by or near them? In November 2009 Antonio Cromartie, then a NFL Charger’s player was questioned after someone broke a champagne bottle over another […]

PB DUI Checkpoint yields 25 Arrests – Again…

April 16, 2011 No Comments

… At the Pacific Beach checkpoint, on Grand Avenue near Culver Street, San Diego police officers screened 725 vehicles, and arrested 25 drivers for driving under the influence. One driver was arrested for felony possession of a controlled substance, and another was arrested for being drunk in public. A total of 29 vehicles were impounded. […]

Checkpoints, Drunk Drivers, PB in SD Media

Drunk Man Crossing Street In PB Hit By Car

April 6, 2011 No Comments

A 23-year-old man is recuperating Wednesday after he was struck by a car while attempting to cross a Pacific Beach street while drunk, police said. The man was attempting to cross the 2700 block of Garnet Avenue about 7:45 p.m. Tuesday when he was struck by an Infinity sedan, according to San Diego police Officer […]

Drunk in Public, PB in SD Media

Police Say Chargers’ Naanee Not Involved In PB Fight

December 14, 2010 No Comments

Amir Khan Severely Injured In Incident At Bar West POSTED: 10:57 am PST December 14, 2010 SAN DIEGO — San Diego police have determined Chargers wide receiver Legedu Naanee was not involved in a Pacific Beach fight that left one man severely injured. Amir Khan, 21, was hospitalized and placed in a medically induced coma […]

Assault, Bars and Restaurants, PB in SD Media

Advisory: Hot Prowl Burglary in PB (aka Man Standing in Sleeping Woman’s Bedroom)

The San Diego Police Department Sex Crimes Unit is currently investigating a hot prowl burglary that occurred near the...

Holiday Week Checkpoints

The Friday, July 5, DUI checkpoint was conducted in the 2600 block of Ingraham Street, and was operational from...

Alcohol Industry Playbook – Confidential

Here’s a handbook illustrating the strategies some bar and restaurant owners use to deflect attention away from their businesses....

Pacific Beach Shore Club Deck Expansion

I want to encourage good businesses in Pacific Beach but, feel like the lack of state and local oversight...

34 Arrested Across 2 DUI Checkpoints

The San Diego Police Department and the San Diego County Probation Department conducted two DUI checkpoints Saturday night that...

Yet Another Police Officer Injured in Drunk Driver Crash

SAN DIEGO – A suspected drunken driver was arrested early Tuesday after he plowed through a stop sign and...

UPDATE: Bad (horrible) day in Pacific Beach – man seriously injured by alleged DUI driver dies

At 9:45 am in Pacific Beach at the busiest intersection in San Diego was nearly entirely closed down for...

5 injured in car accident in Pacific Beach this morning – Possible DUI

Five people are injured after a black Nissan Titan ran a red light in Pacific Beach at around 9:45...

Priest arrested on suspicion of DUI after driving car into building

Ed. Note: My intent is to not be publicly shaming anyone. I wouldn’t normally post this if the fact...

Current Situation and Proposal

This site illustrates problems in a neighborhood of alcohol outlets that are highly concentrated – Pacific Beach. For our...

San Diego police say an overnight DUI checkpoint in Pacific Beach nets 12 arrests

612 vehicles passed through checkpoint An overnight sobriety and driver license checkpoint in Pacific Beach netted 12 arrests for...

Car Crashes into PB Home

Mercedes rammed nearly halfway through the house A suspected drunk driver lost control and crashed into a home in...

DUI checkpoints planned over holiday weekend

The San Diego Police Department Traffic Unit will be conducting DUI and drivers license checkpoints at undisclosed locations within...

Pedestrians injured in drunk driving hit-and-run

A man is seriously injured after being hit by a drunk driver in Pacific Beach overnight. A man and...

Bullocks – PB’s Newest Billboard – ~1,100 Sq. Ft.?

Bullocks to this. It looks like the former Jack Daniels billboard, which took over about 1,100 sq. ft. of...

Man jailed after ramming police car in Pacific Beach

A man landed in jail Sunday hours after San Diego police say he beat and choked his girlfriend in...

Garnet Avenue DUI checkpoint nets (14) arrests

San Diego Police officers arrested 14 suspected drunken drivers and impounded 15 cars last night during a DUI Checkpoint...

SDPD Weekend DUI Checkpoints Net 34 Arrests (16 in PB), 37 Impounds

The San Diego Police Department Traffic Division conducted DUI checkpoints on Friday September 7, 2012, and on Saturday, September...

SDPD Labor Day Weekend DUI Checkpoints Net 28 DUI Arrests

The San Diego Police Department conducted three DUI checkpoints during the Labor Day Holiday weekend. The checkpoints were made...

Suspected drunk driver runs over friend

A suspected drunk driver is behind bars after hitting a woman while backing out of a parking space in...

16 Arrested at Pacific Beach DUI Checkpoint

San Diego police in Pacific Beach arrested 16 people on suspicion of drunken driving and impounded 17 vehicles during...

Pacific Beach Checkpoint Nets 6 Arrests

Six people were arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs at an overnight checkpoint...

Pacific Beach DUI Checkpoint Nets 16 Arrests, 17 Vehicles Impounded

SAN DIEGO (CNS) – San Diego police arrested 16 drivers on suspicion of drunken driving and impounded 17 vehicles...

Woman Injured In Hit-And-Run In Pacific Beach

Woman Was Crossing Street At Grand Avenue, Cass Street PACIFIC BEACH, Calif. — A woman was rushed to the...

Suspected DUI crash shuts down Ingraham in PB

View more videos at: http://nbcsandiego.com. Source: NBCSanDiego.com View a slideshow from 10News San Diego. UT San Diego Report on...

Jack Daniels Gets in on the Action

One issue with all the alcohol problems we experience is we draw even more marketers of alcohol products. Just...

Police Searching For Hit-And-Run Driver In PB Crash

SAN DIEGO — Police on Tuesday are searching for a hit-and-run driver who hit at least two vehicles in...

(DUI Crash) Driver ordered to pay friend’s medical costs

Driver ordered to pay friend’s medical costs A judge ordered a drunken driver to pay more than $7,500 in...

San Diego police arrest 9 DUI suspects during St. Patty’s Day checkpoints

SAN DIEGO (CNS) – San Diego police officers arrested nine suspected drunken drivers at a downtown checkpoint and extra...

Suspected DUI driver runs over woman lying in Hillcrest alley

A suspected drunken driver allegedly ran over a 27-year-old woman who was lying in a Hillcrest alley early Saturday,...

Woman Found Unconscious In PB May Have Been (Sexually) Assaulted

22-Year-Old Found Drunk, Partially Nude In Alley A 22-year-old woman found drunk, unconscious and partially nude in a Pacific...

Coronado Residents Concerned Over Alcohol Permits – San Diego News Story – KGTV San Diego

Some longtime Coronado residents are concerned that their town could soon mimic the bar scene in Pacific Beach or...

PB Shore Club wins Expansion bid

The Pacific Beach Shore Club was approved by the Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) to expand their premises onto a...

Rally, walk targets Proliferation of alcohol permits in PB

Concerned citizens walk past Crystal Pier on Jan. 27 on their way up Garnet Avenue to get their message...

Judgment Finalized In Legal Battle Over Golden Hill MAD

The judgment is final. Now, a group of residents in Golden Hill and South Park — who have spent...

Charger sued in 2009 bottle incident

A man has filed a lawsuit against San Diego Chargers linebacker Shaun Phillips alleging the player broke a Champagne...

Man Seriously Hurt In Pacific Beach Hit-And-Run

Man Had Just Got Out Of Taxi, Hit By Toyota Yaris, Police Say SAN DIEGO — A 28-year-old man...

Shots Reportedly Fired In Pacific Beach

Shots Reported Fired In 1800 Block Of Hornblend Street POSTED: 7:38 am PST January 19, 2012 SAN DIEGO —...

US ‘drunk driver’ swims off to escape arrest

This is an update of the story below. This story also made international news agencies also shown below. SAN...

Drunk in PB at 2AM? Cops in the Rear View Mirror? Ditch the Car, Disappear in the Ocean!

SAN DIEGO — Authorities searched for hours early Tuesday for a man suspected of drunken driving who ran away...

PB Resident Fights Bar’s Plans To Expand

See the video SAN DIEGO — A Pacific Beach resident told 10News on Tuesday he has proof that too...

3 Checkpoints Net 12 Drunken Driving Arrests

SAN DIEGO — Three checkpoints set up in Pacific Beach, Imperial Beach and Chula Vista overnight netted 12 suspected...

(DUI) Driver Crashes Into Fire Hydrant, Parked Car In PB (at 11am)

A suspected drunken driver was taken into custody Friday after crashing into a fire hydrant and a parked car...

Drunk man breaks into 81 Year Old PB woman’s home

An elderly woman in Pacific Beach woke up Friday morning to find a man in a Chargers jersey sleeping...

Pacific Beach Checkpoint Nets 12 Arrests

SAN DIEGO — San Diego police arrested a dozen people on suspicion of drunken driving and impounded nine vehicles...

Letter: San Diego’s Continuing Taxi Cab Scandal

This is a letter to the editor in response to the article by former Superior Court Judge Larry Sterling...

Another DUI Crash in PB

Early this morning an drunk driver crashed and most likely totaled a parked car on Grand Ave. at Mission...

Bike Police Catch 3 Armed Robbers in PB

Here’s a great story about police catching armed robbers utilizing their bicycle patrols. We’re trying to raise funds to...

KPBS Interview Community Leader, Businessman and ABC

This afternoon KPBS Radio featured a story on the PB Planning Group’s report on the alcohol licensing and CUP...

Officer Hurt After Car Crashes Into Police Car

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