On Tuesday September 8, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. retired members of the Oceanside Police Department and Oceanside Fire Department will be dedicating a plaque at the Veterans’ Association of North County located at 1617 Mission Avenue in Oceanside.
The city of Oceanside is a diverse community only 35 miles north of San Diego. We have it all - 3.5 miles of public beaches, a 1,601 foot pier, a 1,000 foot Marina, amazing weather, and 30 city parks. The Oceanside Police Department is looking for individuals willing to accept the call to serve and protect our city.
On Saturday August 15, 2015 at approximately 11:30 a.m. members of the LASO and the civilian volunteer search and rescue teams located the body of Nickolaos Christidis in the unincorporated desert area of Los Angeles. His body was located approximately ¾ of a mile away from where his vehicle was found.
The Oceanside Police Department is encouraging all motorists to be mindful of school zones and school bus safety as the school year begins. After a summer of driving without school bus drop-offs/pick-ups or hordes of kids walking to and from school, drivers can often forget the challenges of driving in school zones. Now is the time to adjust your driving habits to ensure you aren’t involved in a potentially fatal crash with a child or receiving a costly ticket.
On September 21, 2014 at 1:25 a.m. the Oceanside Police Department began receiving phone calls of a collision and a person down in the 3900 block of North River Road. Officers arrived and found a hit and run collision had occurred. The suspect fled the scene. A bicyclist, Philip White, died at the scene.
This morning at 5:00 a.m. officers and detectives of the Oceanside Police Department’s SWAT team, Special Enforcement Section, Neighborhood Policing Team, Property Crimes Unit, Family Protection Unit, Crimes of Violence Unit and the San Diego County Sheriff’s Office served four search warrants in Vista and Oceanside.
The continuing investigation by the Oceanside Police Department has confirmed Nikolaos Christidis last known whereabouts were around Rosamond, Ca on July 23, 2015. There is no indication of foul play. Christidis has been missing from home since July 23, 2015. All attempts to contact him by his family and the police have failed.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.