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Victim in Solana Beach death ID’d as Butterfly Farms co-founder

January 5, 2021
Management and supporters of Butterfly Farms in Encinitas are mourning the death of co-founder Tom Merriman, who authorities identified as the victim in a suspicious death in Solana Beach on Jan. 1.

Suspects sought in reported Encinitas theft, use of credit cards

The San Diego County Sheriff’s Department seeks the public’s help in identifying two men, captured on Encinitas Target store surveillance suspected of identity and credit card theft. (Sheriff's Department photo)
January 11, 2017
Authorities seek the public’s help in identifying two men suspected of identity and credit card theft, the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department announced Jan. 10.

Suspect shot, injured by authorities after Encinitas pursuit

October 25, 2016
A sheriff’s deputy shot and injured a suspect on Coast Highway 101 in the Encinitas community of Leucadia on Oct. 24 after a pursuit in a carjacking involving a man and his young son, the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department reported.

Man reportedly takes money from Encinitas gas station

February 20, 2015

A man reportedly took about $50 from a cashier in a robbery Feb. 18 at an Encinitas Chevron gas station, authorities said. The robbery took place at 3:54 a.m. at the Chevron located at 540 La Costa...

Carlsbad notes mid-year crime rate drop in Sept. 9 report

September 12, 2014

Carlsbad officials are noting decreases in overall crime in the city based on the Sept. 9 release of mid-year statistics from the San Diego Association of Governments. Carlsbad’s specific trends match...

Golden Bowl restaurant robbed

October 8, 2012

Golden Bowl restaurant in Encinitas was robbed at gunpoint Oct. 6, the Sheriff’s Department reported. At 7:55 p.m., a lone male suspect armed with a handgun entered the restaurant, located in the...

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