Archive for Crime and Safety

Drunken driver gets year in jail in traffic death

February 12, 1999 No Comments

Anne Krueger. The San Diego Union – Tribune. San Diego, Calif.: Feb 12, 1999. pg. B.2 A 26-year-old Minnesota man who struck and killed a pedestrian in Pacific Beach while driving drunk was sentenced yesterday to a year in jail. Jason Burg of Rochester, Minn., was placed on five years’ probation and will lose his […]

Drunk Drivers

Injuring cop, DUI nets year in jail | Victim sought harsh sentence for woman convicted in wreck

December 19, 1998 No Comments

Bill Callahan. The San Diego Union – Tribune. San Diego, Calif.: Dec 19, 1998. pg. B.1 They were both in their 20s and so alike in their aspirations to serve society. Daniel Toneck was a young police officer protecting the public. Monica Thayer was on the verge of becoming a high school teacher. Those ambitions […]

Alcohol Culture in PB, Drunk Drivers

Reliving a horror barely does justice to memory of pair

November 24, 1996 1 Comment

Joe Cantlupe. The San Diego Union – Tribune. San Diego, Calif.: Nov 24, 1996. pg. B.3 CORRECTION | Due to incorrect information from sources, a Sunday column misstated the age and residence of the daughter of a woman killed in a crash authorities said was caused by a drunken driver. Angel New, the daughter of […]

Drunk Drivers

Police will use grant to trace source of booze in drunk cases

February 3, 1995 No Comments

KELLY THORNTON. The San Diego Union – Tribune. San Diego, Calif.: Feb 3, 1995. pg. B.2 For a police department still coping with the death of two officers and the severed leg of another at the hands of drunken drivers, the timing is right for a crackdown. The department received a $100,000 grant yesterday from […]

Drunk Drivers
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I was able to participate in a four-day training called the Alcohol Policy 14 on January 27-30th, 2007. This...

2-day police checkpoint nets seven DUI arrests

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Judge gives man 6 years for PB rape

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History of and Reformulating the Special Events Committee

These are my concerns regarding the future of the PB Special Events Committee. My opinions are based on my...

Suspected drunken driver injured after hitting tree

A drunken driving suspect was injured Monday night after the car he was driving ran off the road and...

Sergeant’s shot misses; man with gun arrested

A San Diego police sergeant shot at a man who allegedly pointed a gun at him Saturday night. The...

Man’s death ruled accidental

The death of a man whose body was found in a restaurant parking lot in Pacific Beach Sunday morning...

Man run over in Pacific Beach alley

A 30-year-old man was run over early Wednesday morning outside a Pacific Beach bar after a friend he was...

Business Audits – Fullerton, CA

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Council gets proposals on alcohol ban for beaches

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Woman steps out of taxi into path of motorcycle in Pacific Beach

SAN DIEGO – A woman who police said was intoxicated was seriously hurt in Pacific Beach early Thursday morning...

Alcohol Moratorium – Fullerton, CA

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Jan-Jul 2006 vs. 2007 PB Crime Statistics Analysis

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Drunk woman on beach

Drunk Woman on Pacific Beach Here’s a short video of a drunk woman on the beach. Her girlfriends are...

An open letter to San Diego’s Mayor Sanders and Police Chief Lansdowne

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Woman Raped In Pacific Beach Alley – Suspect Released, Mistaken Identity?

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Council Presidents Scott Peters said yesterday that he will likely endorse banning alcohol on the beach, tipping a City...

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Fort Lauderdale mayor suggests his beach plan

This letter to the editor was made today by the Mayor of Fort Lauderdale, Fl: Rosalie Schwartz’s letter (Sept....

Man shot twice in leg in Pacific Beach [2 a.m. Garnet Avenue]

UNION-TRIBUNE BREAKING NEWS TEAM 7:54 a.m. September 17, 2007 SAN DIEGO – A man was shot twice in the...

Booze Ban Nears Tipping Point, But Mayor and Others Not Sold

The debate over cold ones on the sand heats up after Labor Day incident, but the prospects of a...

SDUT Survey: Tell us about it

Last week, we asked whether you thought booze should be banned from San Diego city beaches. Based on your...

Letters to the Editor – Regarding Proposed Alcohol-free Beaches

Drinking at the beach and in the stands I disagree with your editorial (“Beach booze ban?/Voters should have final...

Booze Ban Straw Poll

Published: Thursday, September 13, 2007 11:48 AM PDT After a few days of collecting quotes from around City Hall...

Sanders: Veto on Booze Ban Probable

Published: Thursday, September 13, 2007 2:25 PM PDT A spokesman for Mayor Jerry Sanders said he would probably veto...

Skater kids harassing homeless person – dystroying her bike

Was down on the boardwalk where I came upon a group of skater kids who were badgering a woman...

Two drivers caught after fleeing from checkpoint (Lemon Grove)

Kristina Davis. The San Diego Union – Tribune. San Diego, Calif.: Sep 9, 2007. pg. B.3 It was a...

Brawl on beach taps into booze brouhaha

San Diego Union Tribune – Gerry Braun In one of several YouTube videos of the notorious Labor Day melee,...

Complaints about cops at melee reviewed

Chet Barfield. The San Diego Union – Tribune. San Diego, Calif.: Sep 9, 2007. pg. B.1 The San Diego...

Drunk passed out on my front door – and it’s only 4:45pm

I was helping a neighbor move a sofa into his apartment just now. A woman came walking by my...

Installment Three: More Cops

This is the third of three installments of my moderating the VoiceofSanDiego.org Cafe San Diego Installment One – Installment...

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Police setup a checkpoint in Pacific Beach September 1st that yielded 27 drunk driving arrests. This number surpasses a...

Installment Two: It Works Elsewhere

This is the second of three installments of my moderating the VoiceofSanDiego.org Cafe San Diego Installment One – Installment...

Beach booze ban? Voters should have final say — again

The San Diego Union – Tribune. San Diego, Calif.: Sep 7, 2007. pg. B.8 As the City Council considers...