In an incident which began July 27, 2015 at 4:03 p.m. with the possible abduction of two young children, the Oceanside Police Department is very pleased to announce the incident has culminated peacefully with the return of both children and the arrest of the suspect.
On July 22, 2015 at approximately 10:00 am, Nickolaos Christidis returned home with his daughter. The daughter went to lay down and take a nap. When she awoke around 4:00 pm she found a note from Nickolaos stating he would be home late.
As part of its commitment to reduce energy consumption, the City of Oceanside recently installed more than 7,700 GE LED roadway fixtures equipped with a GPS-enabled controls system.
The Oceanside Fire Department requests members of the community to complete a quick 5-minute survey to assist in planning for the future of the city's fire and EMS service.
The Oceanside Police Department wishes a happy, safe and sane Fourth of July to everyone. As in years past, members of the Oceanside Police Department will be out in full force throughout the city and particularly in the Harbor and at the beach for the entire day.
Come join the fun this summer. As part of the Summer Reading Program, Read to the Rhythm at Oceanside Public Library, we are honored to present something new, something exciting, something hilarious…Fantastick Patrick, the one man circus band.
The City of Oceanside Parks & Recreation Division and the Senior Citizen Standing Committee will host a Resource Fair on Monday, July 13 from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. at the El Corazon Senior Center, 3302 Senior Center Drive in Oceanside.
The City of Oceanside Parks & Recreation Division and the Senior Citizen Standing Committee will be having their next meeting on Tuesday, September 8, 2015, at 2:00 p.m.at the Country Club Senior Center, located at 455 Country Club Lane.
The Oceanside Police Department can now confirm that Dennis Lam, who was identified as the person who fired shots inside the Oceanside Target store yesterday afternoon, has been apprehended following a pursuit and subsequent carjacking by the California Highway Patrol in Orange County.
Today at 1:10 p.m. Oceanside Police dispatchers began receiving many 911 phone calls reporting shots fired inside the Target Store at 2255 Vista Way. First arriving units were advised the suspects fled in a newer model BMW. Officers entered and cleared the store and checked for any injured people.
The public is invited to the Bob Maxwell Memorial Airfield (formerly Oceanside Municipal Airport) Master Plan Meeting scheduled for Wednesday, June 10, 2015, from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Civic Center Library Community Rooms located at 330 N. Coast Highway in Oceanside.
The Filipino Cultural Celebration in Oceanside on Saturday, June 6, will be presented by the Filipino-American Cultural Organization (FACO) in partnership with the Oceanside Public Library, Friends of the Oceanside Public Library, and Tri-City Medical Center.
Celebrating the 150th Anniversary of Lewis Carrol’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Oceanside Public Library is pleased to present a special evening with bestselling author Melanie Benjamin.
On April 24, 2015 at 9:26 p.m. Oceanside Police Department dispatchers received a 911 call regarding a person covered in blood at 1435 Santa Rosa Street. The caller identified herself as a babysitter for the residents at the address. She told the dispatcher she saw one person covered in blood and another person down in the garage. She thought two young children might still be in the house.
Summary: On 04/15/2015 Haile Hopkins left her home on Greenbrier Drive, Oceanside. She was seen in the area of the Oceanside Pier at around 4:30 pm. Haile has not returned home and has some concerning health issues which require scheduled treatment. The Oceanside Police Department is asking for the communities help in locating Haile Hopkins in an effort to get her home safely. There is no information at this time to suggest suspicious circumstances are involved.
Join the Oceanside Public Library at its Civic Center location, on Saturday, May 16, for a Readers Theatre production of David Lindsay-Abaire’s 2007 Pulitzer Prize-winning play, Rabbit Hole, brought to the Library by Theatre Arts West.
The five North County cities of Carlsbad, Escondido, Oceanside, San Marcos and Vista have launched Innovate78,a branding and economic development initiative that will collectively promote the 78 Corridor as a magnet for talent,companiesand investment. Home to more than 600,000 residents and 200,000 innovative businesses, the initiative will continue to fuel regional job creation.
On April 8, 2015 the Oceanside Police Department in conjunction with the Oceanside Fire Department are conducting a joint training exercise at El Camino High School. This exercise involves a significant number of personnel and apparatus for this scenario based training event.
On February 22, 2015 Oceanside Police officers and Oceanside Fire Department personnel responded to a structure fire at the Lamplighter Mobile Home Park at 4660 North River Road. First responders arrived and found the home fully engulfed.
Oceanside, CA – To save lives and educate all Californians, especially young drivers, about the dangers of distracted driving, the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS), California Highway Patrol (CHP), Impact Teen Drivers, and more than 200 law enforcement agencies statewide are working together on increased education and enforcement efforts for National Distracted Driving Awareness Month in April and California Teen Safe Driving Week, the first week of April.
On April 1, 2015 at 2:09 p.m. Oceanside Police Department dispatchers received a 911 call regarding possible shots fired inside a residence at 4215 Vista del Rio Way # 6 in Oceanside. The reporting party said he thought he saw blood coming from under a doorway.
On March 30, 2015 at 4:26 p.m. Oceanside Police officers contacted a person (later identified as Edward Nett; DOB May 9, 1966) loitering to the rear of a business at 1767 South Oceanside Boulevard. During the contact the officers told him the area was posted "no loitering" and he would be free to leave pending a records check.
On March 30, 2015 at 10:30 p.m. Derrick Anders called and requested medical assistance. He told Oceanside Police Dispatchers he was at San Diego Street and Bush Street. Oceanside Fire personnel responded. Oceanside Police officers responded to assist.
On March 23, 2015 at 7:27 a.m. Oceanside Police officers were responding to a traffic collision in the area of SR 76 and Benet Road. While responding one of the motorcycle officers and an uninvolved vehicle collided with one another.
On March 21, 2015, at 6:42 a.m. Oceanside Police Officer Shannon Payfer contacted a person, who was sleeping on the beach near Surfrider and The Strand. Officer Payfer woke the person (later identified as Alan Wayne Croghan, DOB May 24, 1956, of Beaverton, OR) and asked him for identification.
This morning the Regional Auto Theft Task Force (RATT) conducted surveillance of a stolen Toyota Tacoma pickup at the Sprinter station located at Crouch Street and Oceanside Boulevard. Detectives in the Investigations Division of the Oceanside Police Department were previously aware of a possible series of vehicle burglaries in which a silver Toyota Tacoma was involved.
On March 7, 2015 Oceanside Police Dispatch received numerous calls regarding a traffic collision near South Coast Highway and Missouri Avenue. Callers said a motorcyclist was down in the roadway and the driver of a white Mercedes had fled the scene in the vehicle.
On Friday March 13, 2015 from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. members of several departments within the City of Oceanside as well as a number of community groups will meet at Libby Lake Community Park in Oceanside for the second annual Celebration of Life event. The Celebration of Life is an event the City of Oceanside's Neighborhood Services Dept., Oceanside Police Dept., Vista Community Clinic’s Project REACH Youth Development Program and various additional other organizations and colleges partner together to support. All of these groups support the Libby Lake Community in remembering the Victims of Violence while celebrating the lives of the youth and families that have survived the violence and continue to live in the Libby Lake Community.
The City of Oceanside Parks and Recreation Senior Citizen Standing Committee will be hosting a public meeting on Tuesday, March 17, 2015, at 2:00 p.m. in the City Council Chambers, 300 North Coast Highway, City Hall North, 2nd Floor.
The Oceanside Public Library invites parents, caregivers and children, ages seven years and under, to participate in springtime stories, songs, crafts and an egg hunt in the library at the Mission Branch Library Community Room, 3861-B Mission Avenue, on Friday, March 27, 2015, at 10:30 a.m. (English) and 11:30 a.m. (Spanish), and in the Civic Center Library Community Rooms, 330 North Coast Highway, on Tuesday, March 31, 2015, at 10:30 a.m. (English).
The Oceanside Public Library invites families and children, ages 0 to 12, for a special storytime about leprechauns, rainbows and the Irish on Saturday, March 14, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. at the Civic Center Library, 330 North Coast Highway.
The Friends of Oceanside Parks will host a complimentary luncheon for local business owners on Thursday, March 5 at 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Pit Stop Restaurant located at 3825 Mission Avenue in Oceanside.
On February 16, 2015 at 5:44 a.m. officers of the Oceanside Police Department responded to a report of a person down at Buddy Todd Park - 2800 Mesa Drive. Officers arrived and located a person who was deceased in the northern edge of the park.
The City of Oceanside Parks and Recreation Division has a new requirement for instructors who want to teach a surf or boot camp or any other type of commercial or professional instruction business on the City’s beaches and in all City parks.
On February 6, 2015 Oceanside Police Department Senior Volunteer Patrol Program (SVPP) members Francesca Johnson and Melody Burch went to an address in the 4500 block of Golden Ridge in the city of Oceanside to conduct a YANA (You Are Not Alone) check on an elderly resident.
The Oceanside Public Library in collaboration with North County African American Woman’s Association (NCAAWA) is proud to host a series of programs for Black History month. On Saturday, February 21 at 5:30 p.m., join us for A Night of Performance: Walking through History at the Sunshine Brooks Theatre at 217 N. Coast Highway in Oceanside.
You answer the phone and you hear great news. You never would have believed this could happen to you. It’s the Publisher’s Clearing House (PCH). They have called you and told you that you have won $100,000.00. The caller introduces himself as Lieutenant Aaron Doyle of the Oceanside Police Department. All you need to do to claim your prize is to send them a $1,000.00 processing fee in order to allow the check to be cleared in Mexico. What do you do? You look on the web site for the Oceanside Police Department and you see a picture of Lieutenant Aaron Doyle. However, it is a SCAM!
The Oceanside Public Library invites you to “Modern Percussion and Rhythm” with Chazz, drummer extraordinaire, on Saturday, February 21, 2015, at 2:00 p.m. in the Community Rooms at the Civic Center Library, 330 North Coast Highway.
Main Street Oceanside will once again host its annual Public Safety Night on Thursday February 5, 2015 from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Once again the Oceanside Police Department, Oceanside Lifeguards, and the Oceanside Fire Department will participate.
On January 30, 2015 at 12:39 a.m. officers of the Oceanside Police Department responded to a stabbing at S. Tremont Street and Eucalyptus Street. Upon arrival they located two victims, a 29 year old male and a 25 year old male. The 29 year old male suffered a stab wound in the abdomen and a broken left arm. The 25 year old male suffered blunt force trauma to the head and a laceration on the side of his head. Both were flown to Scripps La Jolla and both are San Marcos residents.
On January 29, 2015 at 7:00 a.m. officers of the Oceanside Police Department went to the Shell Gas station at 2315 Vista Way to investigate a window smash burglary. The loss consisted of lottery tickets and cigarettes. The officers completed their investigation and cleared the call.
On January 29, 2015 Oceanside Police Department’s S.W.A.T., Special Enforcement Section and the Narcotics Task Force executed a Search Warrant in the 600 block of Sleeping Indian. The property is approximately 17 acres and consists of numerous RV type trailers, shacks and outbuildings.
On January 29, Caltrans and SANDAG will hold a public workshop from 5 - 8 p.m. at the Carlsbad Senior Center on proposed improvements to the Interstate 5/SR-78 Interchange. The informational workshop will offer an opportunity for the public to learn about the proposed project and to provide feedback on future project scenarios.
Mr. E. Charles Adams, Sr. was named as the 2015 recipient of the City of Oceanside Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Service Award at the annual commemoration celebration hosted by the North San Diego County Branch of the NAACP.
On December 28, 2014 at 8:00 p.m. Oceanside Police officers responded to an apartment in the 500 block of Sportfisher Drive regarding 27 year old Mark Girard, Jr. not breathing. Officers arrived and found Girard unconscious.
We need your help! The San Diego County Water Authority’s maintenance work on water supply lines into Oceanside will take place from January 20, 2015 through January 29, 2015. The Water Utilities Department is requesting a 10% reduction of water usage from ALL Oceanside customers. This will help us meet demand during this reduced supply period.
On January 14, 2015 at 1:53 p.m. a staff member at Oceanside High School received a phone call indicating a threat to the school. The voice seemed to be automated and computer generated. The voice essentially said a truck loaded with explosives was going to drive into their building. The caller did not mention the high school or anyone by name.
The Oceanside Public Library is pleased to celebrate the one-year anniversary of the re-launched “Adelante” Bookmobile on January 29, 2015, from 3:30 -5:00 p.m. at the Libby Lake Resource Center, located at 4700 North River Road.
The Oceanside Public Library is proud to host a series of PBS Point of View (POV) Documentaries as part of a series, Citizen of the World. The first film in the series,Bridge Over the Wadi will be screened at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday January 21, 2015, at the Oceanside Public Library.
In seeking additional public input into the future development of the Bob Maxwell Memorial Airfield (formerly Oceanside Municipal Airport) and its Master Plan development, the City of Oceanside will be conducting two public workshops.
On December 22, 2014 officers of the Oceanside Police Department’s Neighborhood Policing Team developed information regarding a potential pending residential burglary on Lookout Court in the City of Oceanside. The officers responded to the shopping center at Lake Boulevard and Cannon Road. At that location they found the reporting party already engaged in conversation with the persons who were intent on committing the burglary.
Fire Chief Darryl Hebert and the Oceanside Fire Department is proud to present a "Firefighter for a Day" event for US military veterans. This event provides a group of our transitioning soldiers with an opportunity to network with fire service personnel while being exposed to fire department gear and equipment, apparatus. Attendees will also be exposed to some of the daily challenges of firefighters, as well as tactics & strategy.
On December 20, 2014 the Oceanside Police Department will be conducting its Eighth Annual Dan Bessant memorial Run. The run is conducted in honor of slain Oceanside Police Officer Dan Bessant. Dan grew up and went to school in Oceanside. He became a cadet for the Oceanside Police Department and then a police officer. Dan worked in the Neighborhood Policing Unit and worked within the community of Oceanside to make a difference.
The Oceanside Harbor District (OHD) will partner with The Bay Foundation (TBF) to construct a new vessel Bilge Pump-out facility (with a bilge pump-out and oil-water separator for proper treatment and disposal of oily bilge water) utilizing an existing dock with approximately $41,000 of grant funds.
On 12/12/14 at approximately 5:25 a.m. Oceanside Police Officers responded to the Naval Hospital on Camp Pendleton to conduct an investigation of a suspicious circumstance involving a 7 month old infant who was brought in for a medical emergency.
Oceanside CA— This time of year, with all the holiday office parties and festive occasions with friends and families, many partygoers will be drinking. If you’re celebrating with alcohol this holiday season, OceansidePolice Departmenthas a message for you: Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over.
The elves are dusting off their tools and the jolly ole man has sent his red suit to the cleaners. The City will host the Annual Holiday Tree Lighting at the Regal Cinema Plaza, located at 401 Mission Avenue in Oceanside, on December 4, 2014 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
As part of the California Reads War Comes Homeproject, Oceanside Public Library invites you for a free screening of the documentary “Is Anybody Listening?” on Saturday, October 18 at 4:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers, 2nd Floor, City Hall North, 300 N. Coast Hwy, Oceanside.
On August 28, 2014 at 7:59 a.m. Oceanside Police dispatchers received multiple calls regarding a traffic collision in the 300 block of Douglas Drive near La Hacienda Restaurant. Callers reported a motorcyclist down and a large Budget Rental truck leaving the scene.
Using three simple words, Ready, Set, Go! residents can prepare their own Wildfire Action Plan to apply when in threat of fire. • READY -- Prepare for the fire threat • SET -- Situational awareness when a fire starts • GO! -- Leave early
The United States Fire Administration (USFA) and the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) are working together to remind everyone that home fires are more prevalent in winter than in any other season. This is due in part to an increase in cooking and heating fires. Holiday decorations and winter storms that can interrupt electrical service and cause people to turn to alternative heating sources also contribute to the increased risk of fire in winter.
Winter fires can be prevented! The following fire safety tips can help you maintain a fire-safe home this winter season. Click here for more info.