California law enforcement agencies will have to count and preserve all of their untested rape kits


The three measures are part of ongoing efforts in Sacramento to tackle rape kit backlogs at law enforcement agencies and to increase the number of victims who report sexual assault and seek treatment. October 12, 2017 California law enforcement agencies will have to preserve and count all of their untested rape kits and ensure they inform sexual as...
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Even deadlier form of fentanyl reaches San Diego County


Carfentanil is 100 times stronger than the synthetic opioid fentanyl and is typically used to sedate massive animals like elephants October 6, 2017 Imagine a substance so potent that a few specks — the size of a few granules of table salt — can kill you. If you didn't think the stakes could get any deadlier in the emerging fentanyl crisis, it has. ...
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City Attorney Pushes to Have Backlog of Untested Rape Kits Cleared in San Diego


San Diego has approximately 2,500 rape kits that have yet to be analyzed Enter Article DATE HERE San Diego City Attorney Mara Elliott appealed to Governor Jerry Brown to sign bills that will help bring justice to rape survivors through rape kits. In 2014 state auditors found collections of up to 40,000 untested rape kits in various California ...
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Decades after pregnant woman’s nude body found on California beach, sex offender arrested (37 years later)


New technology and an "innovative technique" for looking at DNA evidence linked Yniguez to the crime scene in 2013 October 1, 2017 LOS ANGELES – More than 37 years after the nude, lifeless body of a young pregnant newlywed was found along the coast of Palos Verdes Estates, investigators on Friday announced the arrest of a convicted rapist whose all...
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Battling the backlog: More than 1,100 potentially untested and unsolved sexual assault kits in KC


Some of those sexual assault kits date back nearly 40 years. October 1, 2107 BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - More than 1,000 potentially untested sexual assault kits are on an evidence room shelf here in Kern County. Some of those sexual assault kits date back nearly 40 years. 23ABC's I-Team investigated why there are so many that are poteniatlly untested an...
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Police announce arrest in Palm Desert 1993 cold case murder


Remains were identified more than two decades later through DNA September 27, 2017 PALM DESERT, Calif. - A Northern California man is awaiting trial on charges of murdering another man's romantic rival from Palm Desert, whose remains were identified more than two decades later through DNA, which was also used to link the accused killer-for-hire to ...
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Deputy accused of theft had not booked items into property room for months


Deputy is accused of stealing from people he arrested Deptember 25, 2017 BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - Court records reveal new details in a case where a Kern County sheriff's deputy is accused of stealing from people he arrested. Deputy Edward Bermudez -- who is out on bail -- made his first court appearance at the beginning of September and pleaded not g...
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Former Novato policeman accused of evidence mishandling


The alleged crimes included various drug and alcohol violations, threats of violence and vehicle offenses. September 15, 2017 A former Novato police officer repeatedly lost or mishandled key evidence and statements, potentially jeopardizing a series of criminal cases he was involved in, prosecutors said. Christopher Gamboa resigned from the Novato ...
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