Public Safety
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Undercover Auto Theft Operation Busts 60

| 1:40 PM

Sixty defendants have been indicted as a result of ‘Operation Kill Switch,’ an 8-month vehicle theft crackdown, the District Attorney’s Office announced Thursday. The undercover operation was conducted by the San Diego County Regional Auto Theft Task Force, working with Homeland Security Investigations and Naval Criminal Investigative Service.

Public Safety
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Deputies to Crack Down on Impaired Drivers on Halloween

| 11:07 AM

Sheriff’s deputies will be keeping trick-or-treaters of all ages safe by getting intoxicated drivers off San Diego’s roadways on Halloween. “Impaired driving puts everyone in danger,” said Sheriff Bill Gore. “Do the responsible thing, don’t drink and drive on Halloween or any day.” Deputies will conduct increased DUI patrols in communities within the jurisdiction of […]

Consumer
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Protect Yourself After Equifax Hack

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The San Diego District Attorney’s Office warned consumers today to consider taking steps to protect their personal identifying information in the wake of a recent data breach at one of the large credit bureaus in the United States, Equifax. Cybercriminals stole 143 million credit records in the recent hacking scandal at the big-three credit bureau.

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Residents Warned to Be Wary of Hurricane Harvey Scams

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The San Diego County District Attorney’s Office warned residents to be careful when donating to charities that promise to help victims of Hurricane Harvey in Texas. The DA’s Office is offering important consumer advice and information to avoid becoming a victim of charity scams.

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Opiates: A Fatal Epidemic in San Diego County

| 11:49 AM

Prescription drug abuse has become an epidemic in San Diego. Statistics from the County Medical Examiner’s Office show a significant rise in fatal heroin and other opiate drug cases in recent years.