ANNOUNCEMENTS

Coffee with a Cop May 30

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Coffee with a Cop May 30th at SEÑOR GRUBBY’S 311 N. Tremont St.


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Buffalo Wild Wings Boys & Girls Club of Oceanside Fundraiser

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Wednesday, April 17, Buffalo Wild Wings on 2685 Vista Way, Oceanside, will be fundraising for the Boys and Girls Club of Oceanside


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Coffee with a Cop April 17

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Coffee with a Cop April 17 at Crown Heights Resource Center


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Coffee with a Cop March 19

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Coffee with a Cop will be held on Tuesday, March 19, from 9:00 to 11:00 am at Einstein Bros Bagels on 2183 Vista Way.


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Oceanside Police Department Welcomes New Officers

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In a recent ceremony, Oceanside Police Department welcomed four new officers to serve the Oceanside Community. Congratulations!


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Sergeant Promotion

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Congratulations to Josh Young on his Promotion to Sergeant!


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Special Olympics Torch Run 2018

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Oceanside Police Department awarded Top Fundraising Team for the 2018 Special Olympics Torch Run.


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Coffee with a Cop February 28

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Coffee with a Cop February 28 from 9:00 - 11:00 am


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Coffee with a Cop January 24

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We will be having this year's first Coffee with a Cop on Thursday, January 24, from 8:00 - 10:00 am at the YMCA on 4701 Mesa Drive.


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Oceanside Police Welcomes New Officers

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Oceanside Police Welcomes New Officers


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Public Safety Dispatchers

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Oceanside Police Department is now accepting applications for Public Safety Dispatcher.


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Entry Level Police Officers

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WANTED: Entry Level Police Officers


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Coffee with a Cop September 20th

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Coffee with a Cop will be held September 20th 8am-10am at Villa Trieste 3340 Sicily Way Oceanside


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Oceanside Police Welcomes New Officers

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Oceanside Police Welcomes New Officers


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Oceanside Police Officer Wins Marksmanship Award

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Oceanside Police Officer Brandon Adkins wins the Marksmanship Award from class #115 of the San Diego Regional Public Safety Training Institute.


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New Emergency Call Center Dispatcher

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Oceanside Police Department welcomes Erin Henderson to our 911 communication center staff. We wish her great success!

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Officer Brad Hunter receives the Purple Heart Award

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Officer Brad Hunter who was run down by a motorist last year, receives the Oceanside Police Departments Purple Heart Award presented by Chief of Police, Frank McCoy on July 18th 2018.


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Oceanside Police Department Presents the 2nd Quarter Awards

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Oceanside Police Department Presents the 2nd Quarter Awards. Congratulations to all of the award recipients.


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July 4th 2018

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The Oceanside Police Department wishes a happy and safe Fourth of July to everyone. As in years past, members of the Oceanside Police Department will be present throughout the day, particularly in the beach and harbor areas on July Fourth. There will be no Fireworks display on this day.


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Firework Regulations

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The Oceanside Police Department wishes a happy and safe Fourth of July to everyone. As in years past, members of the Oceanside Police Department will be present throughout the day, particularly in the beach and harbor areas on July Fourth. There will be no Fireworks display on this day.


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Coffee with a Cop July 26th

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Coffee with a Cop will be held July 26th, 10am-12pm at Barnes & Noble 2615 Vista Way, Oceanside.


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Blood Drive and Safety Fair

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GIVE LIFE GIVE BLOOD at the “Code 3-First Responders Safety Fair and Blood Drive. This event will be held on Friday, June 29, 2018 in the Kohl’s parking lot, 3410 Marron Road, Oceanside 92056.


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Tony Zeppetella Memorial Run

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Tony Zeppetella Memorial Run


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Oceanside Police Welcomes New Employee's

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Oceanside Police Welcomes New Employee's


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Coffee With A Cop

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Coffee with a Cop will be held on Wednesday, April 18th, 8am-10am at Cynthia's Artistic Expressions 1906 Oceanside Blvd Ste. Q, Oceanside.


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Police Sergeant Promotions

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Congratulations to Nick Nunez (left) and Harold Farney (right) on their recent promotion to the rank of Police Sergeant.


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Coffee With A Cop

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Please join the Oceanside Police Department for Coffee with a Cop, Thursday, 2/22, at Sprouts Farmers Markets (471 College Bl, Oceanside, CA 92057) 4-6pm. Come enjoy a cup of coffee and conversation with our officers.


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All Evacuations Lifted in Oceanside due to Lilac Fire

According to CAL FIRE San Diego, all mandatory evacuations in Oceanside due to the Lilac Fire have been lifted. All Oceanside neighborhoods are open to repopulation.


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Fire update - 6:15 pm - Some evacuation areas lifted

CalFire announced that a portion of the mandatory evacuations in Oceanside have been reduced to voluntary evacuation areas.


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Brandon Keiser

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Information wanted on unsolved homicide case.


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Wanted: Lateral Police Officers

Now accepting applications for Lateral Police Officers. For more information please visit www.JoinOPD.net.


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Update: Filing Fraud Report due to Potential Data Breach

The City of Oceanside maintains a system that allows customers to pay their utility (water, sewer and trash) bills online using a credit card. Last week, a number of utility customers alerted the City to unauthorized charges on credit cards they used to pay their City utility bills.


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Wanted

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If you can identify any of the individuals, please contact the investigator listed.


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Cold Case - Witness Wanted for Questioning

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Oceanside Police are looking for witness, Caludia Ramirez, who is wanted for questioning only. Ramirez is a Hispanic female between 50-65 years old.


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Cold Case - Suspect Wanted for Murder

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Oceanside Police is looking for information locating, Jesus Ricardo Velazquez Ayala, who is wanted for murder. Jesus is a Hispanic male, 5'7", 165-185 lbs. with a birthdate of 7/29/1963.


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Cold Case - Unsolved Homicide Information Needed

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Oceanside Police Department's homicide unit is asking for the public's assistance to help identify or locate the person responsible for the murder of Steven Michael Land.


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POLICE REQUESTING PUBLIC ASSISTANCE

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One Year Anniversary of the Murder of Brandon Keiser


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POLICE REQUESTING PUBLIC ASSISTANCE

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The Oceanside Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in the following incident.


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Victim Shot by Assailant

On April 8, 2016, at 11:55 pm, the Communications Center of the Oceanside Police Department began receiving calls of shots fired in the 1400 block of Marquette.


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IDENTIFY THE MISSING

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Help us help you!


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POSSIBLE KIDNAPPING

Tonight at 8:29 pm, Oceanside Police Department dispatchers received a call regarding a possible kidnapping from the Motel 6 in the 900 block of N. Coast Highway.


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POLICE REQUESTING PUBLIC ASSISTANCE

The Oceanside Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in the following incident.


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COFFEE WITH A COP

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On January 14, 2016, officers from Oceanside Police Department and community members will come together in an informal, neutral space to discuss community issues, build relationships, and drink coffee.


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NINTH ANNUAL OFFICER DAN BESSANT MEMORIAL RUN

On Sunday, December 20, 2015 the Oceanside Police Department will be conducting its Ninth Annual Dan Bessant Memorial Run.


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COFFEE WITH A COP NEXT WEEK

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On December 15, 2015, officers from Oceanside Police Department and community members will come together in an informal, neutral space to discuss community issues, build relationships, and drink coffee.


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ROBBERY SUSPECTS ARRESTED

On December 4, 2015 at 12:45 PM a 17 year old juvenile turned himself in at the Oceanside Police Department for participating in a robbery at the AM/PM convenience store on November 26, 2015 at 1990 Oceanside Boulevard.


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Public's Assistance Requested

On September 26, 2015 at approximately 7:35 pm, a blue Ford Escort collided with a 64-year-old pedestrian on San Diego Street near Higgins Street.


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Robbery Suspects in Custody

On December 1, 2015 at 8:15 PM, two victims were dropping off a prearranged medical marijuana sales package in the 2300 block of Maravilla Way in Oceanside.


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CLERK BRUTALLY BEATEN

On November 26, 2015 at 2:40 a.m. three suspects committed a particularly brutal robbery at the AM/PM convenience store located at 1990 Oceanside Boulevard.


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POSSIBLE ACCIDENTAL SHOOTING

This morning at 6:41 a.m. dispatchers for the Oceanside Police Department received a phone call from a resident in the 4100 block of Thomas Street. The caller told dispatch a neighbor had just exited his house across the street. The neighbor had a gunshot wound in the chest area.

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POSSIBLE ACCIDENTAL SHOOTING UPDATE

This morning at 6:41 a.m. dispatchers for the Oceanside Police Department received a phone call from a resident in the 4100 block of Thomas Street. The caller told dispatch a neighbor had just exited his house across the street. The neighbor had a gunshot wound in the chest area.


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STABBING/HOMICIDE

Today at 3:45 p.m. Oceanside Police dispatchers received phone calls regarding a traffic collision in the 100 block of Wisconsin. The collision was believed to be a vehicle versus a pedestrian. Officers responded to the area of Wisconsin and Meyers. Officers arrived and found a Hispanic male victim (believed to be about 20 years of age) down in the street.


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IRS SCAM

Your telephone rings. You answer it. "Hello," the caller begins. "This is agent John Adams from the Internal Revenue Service." If that did not stop your heart, the next line does. "An audit of your account shows you owe the federal government back taxes in the amount of several thousand dollars." This is a particularly pernicious and malicious phone scam going on throughout the country. It has recently come to Oceanside as well.


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OCEANSIDE POLICE TO HOST COFFEE WITH A COP

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On November 12, 2015, officers from Oceanside Police Department and community members will come together in an informal, neutral space to discuss community issues, build relationships, and drink coffee.


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FATAL COLLISION

Today at 7:03 a.m. Oceanside Police Dispatchers received multiple phone calls regarding a collision between a vehicle and a bicycle. The initial location was given as South Coast Highway and Oceanside Boulevard.


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PUBLIC ASSISTANCE REQUESTED

On September 17, 2015 at approximately 10:20 p.m., a passing motorist and a California Highway Patrol officer both observed a person’s body lying on the north shoulder of SR-76 between N. Santa Fe Avenue and College Boulevard. The passerby called 911 and the CHP officer stopped to check on the subject.


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PUBLIC'S ASSISTANCE REQUESTED

On October 10, 2015 at 7:20 p.m., a person heard loud screaming between a male and a female. At the intrersectio0n of Los Arbolitos Boulevard and Pala Road he found a Hispanic male and a Hispanic female engaged in a heated argument. The male was holding a magenta colored razor scooter. A second Hispanic male was standing nearby with a rock in his hand. The victim tried to break up the argument between the male and female.


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ATTEMPTED CARJACKING LEADS TO ARREST

On October 16, 2015 at 7:00 a.m., Oceanside Police Communications Center dispatchers received a call of an attempted carjacking in the 400 block of Airport Road. The location was near Tsunami Skydiving at 480 Airport Road. The victim reported a male, who was bleeding, was banging on the window of his vehicle. The person was trying to get into the vehicle and claimed to have a gun.


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FELONY WARRANT SUSPECT ARRESTED

On October 16, 2015 at 12:45 p.m., units conducting an Illegal Encampment Detail called for emergency cover, following a taser deployment at an illegal encampment in the preserve near SR76 and Frazee to the rear of the Von’s supermarket.


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ROBBERY SUSPECT ARRESTED

On October 16, 2015 at 7:44 p.m., Oceanside Police officers were dispatched to 3186 Vista Way (Hooters) in reference to an armed robbery, which occurred in the parking lot. The reporting party initially told dispatchers that he was robbed at gunpoint for his wallet by and unknown black male adult and an unknown white male adult.


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STABBING SUSPECTS AVOID ARREST

On October 16, 2015 at 8:30 p.m., Oceanside Police dispatchers received a 911 call regarding a stabbing which occurred at Melba Bishop Recreation Center at 5306 North River Road.


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SURVEILLANCE LEADS TO NARCOTICS ARREST

On October 16, 2015 Special Enforcement Section detectives developed information about a wanted subject identified as Tim Taylor, who was armed with a 9mm pistol. Taylor was scheduled to turn himself into the court on October 15th. When he did not show, a warrant for his arrest was issued. SES detectives located Taylor at a hotel in Vista.


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OCEANSIDE POLICE HOST COFFEE WITH A COP

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On October 20, 2015, officers from Oceanside Police Department and community members will come together in an informal, neutral space to discuss community issues, build relationships, and drink coffee.


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CONSTRUCTION WORKER CRUSHED IN INDUSTRIAL ACCIDENT

On October 13, 2015 at approximately 9:03 a.m. the Oceanside Police department Communications Center began receiving 911 calls regarding an industrial accident at 1402 Avenida del Oro. Oceanside Fire and Oceanside Police personnel responded.


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WELLS FARGO BANK ROBBERY FOILED

Today at 11:02 a.m. Oceanside Police Dispatchers received a phone call regarding an armed robbery of the Wells Fargo Bank at 3470 Marron Road. The reporting party was a teller inside the bank. The suspect presented a demand note for money and claimed to have a weapon. Oceanside Police officers were immediately dispatched as the suspect said he was going to take hostages.


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CHASE BANK ROBBERY SUSPECT ARRESTED

Today at 12:44 p.m., just as Oceanside Police officers were taking a person into custody for a bank robbery at 3470 Marron Road, Oceanside Police dispatchers received a call of an alarm activation at the Chase Bank at 1710 Oceanside Boulevard.


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OFFICERS ENTER BURNING STRUCTURE

On October 5, 2015 at 12:50 a.m. Oceanside Police Department officers responded to assist Oceanside Fire Department firefighters with a house fire at 3318 Heather Lane. Officers arrived before the fire department to find the garage fully engulfed in flames with no indication the occupants had left.


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Oceanside Police Officers Compete in Race Across America

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Five current and retired members of the Oceanside Police Department partnered with other City of Oceanside employees to comprise "Team Oceanside" for the 2015 Race Across America (RAAM).


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OHS ACADEMY OF JUSTICE INVADES OPD

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Today at 8:00 a.m. the Oceanside High School Academy of justice arrived at the Oceanside Police Department. Supervised by their instructor Chandra Prather-Pfaist 125 high school students entered the police facility.


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OCEANSIDE POLICE AT MIRA MAR AIR SHOW

The Oceanside Police Department invites you to stop by their expo booth at the 2015 Miramar Airshow.


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FELONY VANDALISM SUSPECT ARRESTED

On September 29, 2015 at 6:30 a.m. Oceanside Police dispatchers received a 911 call regarding a disturbance at the Fiesta Mexicana Restaurant at 3784 Mission Avenue. While driving to the scene, officers were informed the suspect broke two windows and fled.


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SUSPECT IN CUSTODY AFTER PUBLIC RESPONSE

On September 25, 2015 in response to media coverage, a witness to the felonious assault on September 22, 2015 of a 67 year old female victim near the Oceanside pier, came to the station and was interviewed. During the interview, she positively identified the suspect in the assault. Detectives then issued a probable cause declaration for the suspect.


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FATAL TRAFFIC COLLISION ON NORTH RIVER ROAD

On September 25, 2015 at 4:17 p.m. officers of the Oceanside Police Department were dispatched to a serious injury accident on North River Road just east of Stallion Dr. Officers arrived and found the driver had been ejected from the vehicle.


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PUBLIC ASSISTANCE SOUGHT

The Oceanside Police Department is seeking assistance from the public with a felony assault which occurred on September 22, 2015 at approximately 7 PM on the Strand near the base of the Oceanside Pier.


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Residential Burglary / Carjacking Suspect Arrested

At about 0920 hours, the Oceanside Police Department responded to a residential burglary alarm in the 1900 block of S. Pacific St. Upon arrival, officers believed they heard someone inside. While attempting to contain the residence, a subject fled from the house and began jumping from rooftop to rooftop in a southerly direction. Multiple units responded to assist including ASTREA and a K-9 Unit.


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PUBLIC’S ASSISTANCE REQUESTED TO IDENTIFY HIT AND RUN SUSPECT VEHICLE AND DRIVER

On Saturday September 12, 2015 at 1:28 p.m., the Oceanside Police Department began receiving phone calls regarding a vehicle which had just collided with a fire hydrant in the 2100 block of Vista Way and left the scene. Officers drove to the scene and conducted a thorough investigation.


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DRUG TAKE BACK AT TRI-CITY MEDICAL CENTER

On Saturday September 26, 2015 the Oceanside Police Department and Tri-City Medical Center are conducting a prescription drug take back operation from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM.


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OCEANSIDE POLICE HOST COFFEE WITH A COP

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On September 9, 2015, officers from Oceanside Police Department and community members will come together in an informal, neutral space to discuss community issues, build relationships, and drink coffee.


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STABBING

This afternoon at 3:44 p.m. Oceanside Police dispatchers began receiving calls regarding a stabbing near the Sprinter Station in the 600 block of Crouch.


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STABBING UPDATE

When officers arrived, they found two victims – Richard Lincoln (DOB January 25, 1987) and Trent Wyatt (DOB May 22, 1985). Both had stab wounds.


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PLAQUE DEDICATION AT FORMER POLICE FACILITY

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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.


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HOMICIDE INVESTIGATION

On August 23rd, 2015 at approximately 4:26 am OPD Officers responded to the 500 block of Gold Drive to investigate radio call reference shots being fired in the neighborhood.


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HOMICIDE INVESTIGATION UPDATE

The following information, which is related to yesterday’s homicide has been confirmed


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OCEANSIDE POLICE DEPARTMENT IS HIRING ENTRY LEVEL POLICE OFFICERS

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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.


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MOTORCYCLE HELMETS PROVIDE SAFETY FOR RIDERS

From January 2015 through July 2015 there were 36 injury traffic collisions involving motorcycles in Oceanside. There were a total of 38 injuries in those collisions.


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UPDATE ON MISSING PERSON NIKOLAOS CHRISTIDIS

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.


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SAFE DRIVING TIPS - BACK TO SCHOOL

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.


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HIT AND RUN DRIVER ARRESTED FOR MANSLAUGHTER

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.


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OCEANSIDE POLICE HOST COFFEE WITH A COP

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On August 20, 2015, officers from the Oceanside Police Department and community members will come together in an informal, neutral space to discuss community issues, build relationships, and drink coffee.


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SEARCH WARRANTS END ROBBERY SERIES

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.


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MISSING PERSON UPDATE

Today the Oceanside Police Department received information from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Office regarding the vehicle belonging to missing person Nikolaos Christidis


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MISSING PERSON ALERT

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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.


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AMBER ALERT ISSUED - CHILDREN RETURNED

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.


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MISSING PERSON - PUBLIC ASSISTANCE REQUEST

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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.


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RECRUITING FOR SENIOR VOLUNTEER PATROL MEMBERS

The Oceanside Police Department will be hosting a Senior Volunteer Patrol Program Academy in September 2015. The academy is one week long and trains volunteers in all aspects of their position as SVPP volunteers.


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MOTORCYCLE THEFT AWARENESS

Motorcycle thefts in San Diego County have been up for the past several years. In Oceanside the Oceanside Police Department has noticed a surge in motorcycle thefts in the last month.


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COFFEE WITH A COP

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On July 23, 2015, officers from Oceanside Police Department and community members will come together in an informal, neutral space to discuss community issues, build relationships, and drink coffee.


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RESIDENTIAL BURGLARY SERIES STOPPED

On July 7, 2015 at 4:13 p.m. Oceanside Police Department Communications Center began receiving phone calls regarding several residential burglaries in the eastern area of the city near North Santa Fe Avenue and Melrose Drive.


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RESIDENTIAL BURGLARY SERIES FOLLOW UP

This afternoon members of the Oceanside Police Department’s Investigations Division, Neighborhood Policing Team, and Gang Suppression Unit contacted three additional suspects in the burglary series from yesterday.


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OCEANSIDE POLICE K-9'S COMPETE IN BAKERSFIELD

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During the weekend of June 27-28, 2015 Oceanside Police Officers and their K-9 partners competed in a competition in Bakersfield, Ca. In spite of very hot weather, the teams did very well.


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FOURTH OF JULY IN OCEANSIDE

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.


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Arrest of Dennis Lam and Ana Molina

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.


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SHOOTING INSIDE TARGET STORE

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.


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COFFEE WITH A COP

On June 18, 2015, officers from Oceanside Police Department and community members will come together in an informal, neutral space to discuss community issues, build relationships, and drink coffee.


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THIRD SUSPECT ARRESTED IN GORDON HOMICIDE

Today members of the Oceanside Police Department’s Special Enforcement Section acted upon information that wanted suspect Angelo Doehing was in the Valencia area north of Los Angeles.


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SUMMER IS HERE

It's that time of year again. The weather is warmer and everyone want s to enjoy it. It's one of the biggest benefits to living in San Diego County. However, recently there has been a rise in thefts reported from vehicles in Oceanside.


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SEARCH WARRANTS SERVED IN MUSTAFA GORDON HOMICIDE

On May 22, 2015 at 5:00 a.m. search warrants were served at locations in the City of Oceanside related to the homicide in February 2015 at Buddy Todd Park.


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ARREST IN MUSTAFA GORDON HOMICIDE

Multiple search warrants were served at locations in the City of Oceanside this morning. The warrants were served attempting to locate evidence from the Mustafa Gordon homicide, which occurred February 16, 2015 at Buddy Todd Park.


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COFFEE WITH A COP

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On May 28, 2015, officers from Oceanside Police Department and community members will come together in an informal, neutral space to discuss community issues, build relationships, and drink coffee.

All community members are invited to attend.


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SECOND ARREST IN MUSTAFA GORDON HOMICIDE

Today, following the arrest of David Ioane, Chris Augafa turned himself into the Oceanside Police Department.


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ROBBERY SUSPECT IN CUSTODY

On May 15, 2015 at 3:16 a.m. Oceanside Police officers were flagged by a reporting party at the 7-11 at 4625 Frazee Road about a possible armed robbery in progress.


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HOMICIDE SUSPECT IN CUSTODY

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.


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COFFEE WITH A COP

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On April 29, 2015, officers from Oceanside Police Department and community members will come together in an informal, neutral space to discuss community issues, build relationships, and drink coffee.


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MISSING AT RISK JUVENILE

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.


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MISSING AT RISK JUVENILE LOCATED

Missing at risk Juvenile Haile Hopkins was found at 9:40 hours this morning at Buddy Todd Park 3000 Mesa Drive in Oceanside.


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SENIOR VOLUNTEER PATROL PROGRAM GRADUATION

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On April 2, 2015 the Oceanside Police Department graduated twelve people into the Senior Volunteer Patrol Program. These volunteers just finished a two week academy consisting of instruction in a number of areas.


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Oceanside Police and Fire Train with Oceanside Unified School District

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.


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ARREST MADE IN ARSON HOMICIDE

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.


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Silence the Distractions

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.


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SHOOTING INVESTIGATION

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.


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USE OF RESTRAINT LEADS TO SAFE ARREST

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.


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SUSPECT ATTACKS OFFICERS

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.


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OFFICER INJURED IN COLLISION – FOLLOW UP

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.


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POLICE OFFICER INJURED IN COLLISION

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.


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POLICE OFFICER ASSAULTED

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.


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AUTO THEFT ARREST LEADS TO STOLEN PROPERTY

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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.


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VEHICLE VS. TRAIN COLLISION

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At 8:12 a.m. this morning Oceanside Police and Oceanside Fire personnel responded to a vehicle versus train collision at Cassidy and the tracks.


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COFFEE WITH A COP MARCH 24, 2015

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On March 24, 2015, officers from Oceanside Police Department and community members will come together in an informal, neutral space to discuss community issues, build relationships, and drink coffee.


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OCEANSIDE POLICE TO HOST COFFEE WITH A COP

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On March 24, 2015, officers from Oceanside Police Department and community members will come together in an informal, neutral space to discuss community issues, build relationships, and drink coffee.


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BOMB THREAT LEADS TO STUDENT ARREST

On March 11, 2015 at 10:03 a.m. a threat to bomb El Camino High School in Oceanside was posted on Burn Book.


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FLOUNDERING BOAT TO BE RAISED TODAY

On March 9, 2015 at 11:57 p.m. a person called Oceanside Police Dispatch to report a 35 foot long boat was sinking in Slip 20 of the L Dock.


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HIT AND RUN DRIVER ARRESTED

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.


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SECOND ANNUAL CELEBRATION OF LIFE EVENT AT LIBBY LAKE PARK

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.


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HOMICIDE VICTIM IDENTIFIED

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.


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OPD SENIOR VOLUNTEERS TO THE RESCUE

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.


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OCEANSIDE POLICE TO HOST COFFEE WITH A COP

On February 24, 2015, officers from Oceanside Police Department and community members will come together in an informal, neutral space to discuss community issues, build relationships, and drink coffee.


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IF IT SOUNDS TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE....

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!


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PUBLIC SAFETY NIGHT AT SUNSET MARKET

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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.


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STABBING AT TREMONT AND EUCALYPTUS

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.


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SUBJECTS ARRESTED FOR POSSESSION OF STOLEN LOTTERY TICKETS

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.


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ONE IN CUSTODY FOR MANUFACTURING METHAMPHETAMINE

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.


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TRAFFIC SAFETY IN 2015

As we enter into the New Year, The Oceanside Police Department wants to remind you to be safe and courteous on the road. Here are some good reasons to slow down, wear your seatbelt, and drive distraction free:


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Traffic Safety in 2015

As we enter into the New Year, The Oceanside Police Department wants to remind you to be safe and courteous on the road. Here are some good reasons to slow down, wear your seatbelt, and drive distraction free:


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OCEANSIDE HARBOR UNIT HOSTS EXERCISE

January 26 - February 5, 2015 the Oceanside Harbor Unit will host a submerged vehicle dive training venue for fifteen law enforcement agencies.


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OPD EMPLOYEE RECOGNITION LUNCHEON

On Wednesday January 28, 2015 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. the Oceanside Police Department will be celebrating its annual Member Recognition Luncheon.


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ARREST MADE IN DEATH OF MARK GIRARD, JR

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.


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OCEANSIDE POLICE TO HOST COFFEE WITH A COP

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On Tuesday January 20, 2015 officers of the Oceanside Police Department will meet with citizens from the community to discuss issues, build relationships and drink coffee.


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BOMB THREAT AT OCEANSIDE HIGH

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.


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DEATH INVESTIGATION UPDATE

On January 7, 2015 at approximately 10:15 p.m. Oceanside Police Officers responded to a home in the 300 block of Horizon Lane to check the welfare of a female resident.


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DEATH INVESTIGATION AND FOLLOW UP

Welfare check leads to discovery of two deceased persons in residence


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ROBBERY SUSPECTS IN CUSTODY

Two suspects are in custody after robbing a person in the east alley of the 400 block of North Coast Highway Tuesday morning.


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MOTORCYCLE FATALITY

Officers responded to a serious injury traffic collision at North River Road and Festival Drive. A motorcyclist was pronounced dead at the scene.


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HELP IDENTIFYING SHOOTING VICTIM

The Oceanside Police Department is requesting the public's help in identifying a shooting victim.


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BANK ROBBERY

The USA Bank at 4136 Oceanside Boulevard was robbed when the suspect claimed to have a bomb.


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NOT THE USUAL SUSPECTS

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.


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EIGHTH ANNUAL DAN BESSANT MEMORIAL RUN

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.


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Coffee with a Cop!

Join your neighborhood cop for coffee and conversation!


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Infant Homicide Arrest

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.


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DUI Holiday Crackdown

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, Oceanside Police Department has a message for you: Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over.


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Motorist Dies in Multiple Vehicle Collision

Oceanside, CA – On Sunday, December 7, 2014, at 0859 hours, the Oceanside Police Department received a call of a collision involving a vehicle that went through a fence at the reporting party’s residence.


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Motorcyclist Dies in Traffic Collision

Oceanside, CA – On Saturday, September 13, 2014, at 0735 hours, the Oceanside Police Department received calls of a collision involving a motorcycle and an agricultural truck on North River Road west of Holly Ln. Further information indicated the motorcyclist, a 23 year old male, was not breathing.
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DUI Checkpoint After Action Report

The Oceanside Police Department conducted a DUI Checkpoint on Friday, September 12, 2014 between the hours of 9:30pm and 2:30am at 1800 Mission Avenue in the City of Oceanside as part of the DUI Enforcement and Awareness Program.
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DUI/DL Checkpoint Scheduled

Oceanside, CA – Oceanside Police Department’s Traffic Services Unit will be conducting a DUI/Driver’s License Checkpoint on Friday, September 12, 2014, at undisclosed location within the city limits between the hours of 8:00 p.m. to 3:00 a.m.
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Public Service Announcement - IRS Spoofing Scam

Your telephone rings. You answer it. “Hello,” the caller begins. “This is agent John Adams from the Internal Revenue Service.” If that did not stop your heart, the next line does. “An audit of your account shows you owe the federal government back taxes in the amount of several thousand dollars.” This is a particularly pernicious and malicious phone scam going on throughout the country. It has recently come to Oceanside as well.
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Stabbing Investigation

On September 3, 2014 Oceanside Police officers responded to a stabbing in the area of Coast Highway and Pier View Way. The investigation led the officers to the Firewater Saloon at 406 Pier View Way.
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Follow-Up to Stabbing Investigation

On September 4, 2014 at 9:20 a.m. San Diego County Sheriff’s Office deputies were flagged down near the Sprinter Station in downtown Oceanside. The deputies were working a rail enforcement detail. The deputies contacted dispatchers from the Oceanside Police Department and told them they had detained two people possibly related to a stabbing from the night before.
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Follow-Up to Commercial Burglary

On September 3, 2014 at 7:39 p.m. Oceanside Police officers responded to a call of subjects on the roof of businesses in the 1000 block of Mission Avenue. Several of these businesses were the victims of burglaries on August 28, 2014.
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MOTORCYCLIST CRITICALLY INJURED IN HIT AND RUN

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.


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COMMERCIAL BURGLARY AT 1002 MISSION AVENUE

On August 28, 2014 at 7:04 a.m. the Oceanside Police Department received a call regarding an alarm activation at the Radio Shack at 1020 Mission Avenue. The first officer on scene saw displaced roof tiles and called for additional officers. The Radio Shack shares a business wing with Daniel’s Jewelers and Galaxy Shoes.
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Traffic Collision at Emerald Drive & Lake Blvd.

On August 15 at 10:39 a.m. the Oceanside Police Dispatch center received phone calls regarding a serious traffic collision on Emerald Drive at Lake Boulevard. Officers arrived and determined the following.
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Tagger ID Requested

On July 19, 2014 Oceanside Police officers responded to an address in the 3800 block of Rosemary Way regarding vandalism. This area is a senior community located near El Camino High School. The investigation revealed that on July 18, 2014 at 11:43 p.m. three people vandalized three American flags. The vandals also damaged other private and public property at separate addresses. The locations were in the 3800 block of Rosemary Way and the 3800 block of Mesa Drive.
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DUI/Driver's License Checkpoint Planned

Oceanside, CA – Oceanside Police Department’s Traffic Services Unit will be conducting a DUI/Driver’s License Checkpoint on Friday, August 15, 2014, at an undisclosed location within the city limits between the hours of 8:00 p.m. to 3:00 a.m.
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Non-Injury Plane Crash Near Oceanside Airport

On August 5, 2014 at 11:22 a.m. Oceanside Police dispatchers received several phone calls regarding a plane crash near the Oceanside Municipal Airport.
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Arrest for Assault with a Deadly Weapon

On 08-03-2014 at approximately 9:12 p.m., Oceanside Police officers responded to an apartment complex in the 3600 block of Vista Rey in Oceanside regarding a man with a gun.
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Assault with a Deadly Weapon - Stabbing

On 08/02/14 at 2:20 A.M. Oceanside Police officers responded to a radio call of a fight in the 4400 block of San Joaquin St.
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Arrest for Possession of Counterfeit Bills

On July 24, 2014 Oceanside Police Officer Erik Ellgard took a report of a person attempting to pass counterfeit one hundred dollar bills at a business in the 2100 block of Oceanside Boulevard.
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Disabled Surfboard Robbery

On Monday, 7/21/2014, at approximately 9:00 pm, an Oceanside business owner observed two unknown white males attempting to remove three surfboards from the roof rack of his vehicle.


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Roll-Over Vehicle Collision

On Sunday July 20, 2014, at 1645 hours, the Oceanside Police Department responded to calls of a roll-over vehicle collision in the intersection of College Blvd and Oceanside Blvd.
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Oceanside PD Seeks Public Assistance

On June 25, 2014 officers responded to the 4900 block of Concho Place regarding a missing juvenile. The mother last saw her son in their house on June 24 at 10:00 p.m.
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Fourth of July in Oceanside

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.
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Serious Injury Traffic Collision

On June 23, 2014 at 5:20 p.m. officers responded to a call of a traffic collision in the 4200 block of Oceanside Boulevard.
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Operation Cross Country

June 19th and 20th members of the Special enforcement Section of the Oceanside Police Department in conjunction with the Federal Bureau of Investigation have participated in Operation Cross Country.
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Robbery Suspect Arrested

On June 23, 2014 at 2:45 a.m. officers responded to a call of a robbery in a public parking lot near Pierview and Pacific.
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Summer Fun in the Sun

It's that time of year again. Everyone wants to go to the beach to enjoy the sun, sand and surf. It's one of the biggest benefits to living in San Diego County. The Oceanside Police Department wants everyone to enjoy their time at any of the beaches in our county. We want to take this opportunity to remind everyone what they can do to have a safe day at the beach, and protect their personal belongings.

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DUI Checkpoint After Action Report

The Oceanside Police Department conducted a DUI Checkpoint on Friday, June 6, 2014 between the hours of 9:30pm and 1:30am at Oceanside Blvd and Vine Street in the City of Oceanside as part of the DUI Enforcement and Awareness Program.
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DUI/Driver's License Checkpoint

Oceanside, CA – Oceanside Police Department’s Traffic Services Unit will be conducting a DUI/Driver’s License Checkpoint on Friday, June 6, 2014, at undisclosed location within the city limits between the hours of 8:00 p.m. to 3:00 a.m.
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Tagging Arrest

On May 29, 2014, Oceanside Police officers conducted a fourth waiver (probation) check at a residence in the 5100 block of Barry Street. The officers were conducting a follow up investigation related to a series of graffiti/vandalism incidents.
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Public Assistance Requested

On May 17, 2014 an unknown person driving a vehicle similar to the one in the photograph below, tried to run down victim Victor Macias on Santa Barbara Street in the City of Oceanside
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DUI Checkpoint After Action Report

The Oceanside Police Department conducted a DUI Checkpoint on Friday, May 23, 2014 between the hours of 9:45pm and 2:30am at College Blvd and Adams Street in the City of Oceanside as part of the DUI Enforcement and Awareness Program.
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Holiday Weekend DUI Checkpoint and Saturation Patrol

The Oceanside Police Department Traffic Unit will be conducting a DUI/Drivers License checkpoint at an undisclosed location within the city limits along with special DUI Roving Saturation Patrols during the holiday weekend.
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Click It or Ticket

The Oceanside Police Department wants to remind motorists to Click It or Ticket. In order to enforce this reminder, beginning Monday, May 19th, officers will be joining in the 2014 national seat belt enforcement mobilization and cracking down on motorists who are not belted.
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Fatal Hit and Run

On Friday May 16, 2014, at 2340 hours, the Oceanside Police Department responded to calls of a serious injury collision involving a vehicle and pedestrian on Buena Street and Santa Barbara Street.
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Oceanside - Santa Ana Wind Fires – Update 7

The Oceanside River Fire is contained. Fire personnel are still on scene looking for any hotspots and monitoring the area.
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City of Oceanside Fire Update

Currently, there are no fires within the City of Oceanside city boundary.

The Las Pulgas Fire on Camp Pendleton is what residents are seeing to the north of Oceanside. The Oceanside Fire Chief is in continuous communication with Camp Pendleton Fire. There is no immediate threat to Oceanside residents. The Las Pulgas Fire is several miles north of Oceanside and is north of Vandegrift Blvd on base.
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City of Oceanside Fire Update

Currently, there are no fires within the City of Oceanside city boundary. The River Fire is 100 percent contained and it poses no threat to structures. A containment line has been established and the few remaining hot spots are being addressed by Oceanside Fire Department units. All mutual aid companies have been released.
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Oceanside - Santa Ana Wind Fire – Update 4

News ImageThe Oceanside Fire has burned approximately 100 acres and is currently at a moderate rate of spread. The fire is currently confined to the riverbed with fire personnel on scene. There are currently no imminent structure threats.
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Oceanside - Motel Fire

News ImageA motel fire occurred this morning at 888 N. Coast Highway in Oceanside. Response to the fire included Oceanside Fire, Oceanside Police Department and Camp Pendleton Fire. The fire displaced 87 adults and 22 children, mostly evacuees from other area fires. The evacuees are temporarily relocated while it is determined whether the motel guests can return to the rooms. At least one wing of the motel will not have access.
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Officer Involved Shooting

The Oceanside Police Department is currently investigating an Officer Involved Shooting which occurred in the 1300 block of Moreno Way, Oceanside on March 22, 2014.
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