Pauline Repard


Pauline Repard covers legal affairs, crime and public safety news in San Diego County. She joined the U-T in 1988, and since then has reported police, fire and court news in every corner of the county. Repard grew up in San Diego County and earned a journalism degree at California State University Fullerton. Before joining the U-T, she worked as a reporter for the Whittier Daily News, The Vista Press and The San Diego Daily Transcript. She has won news writing awards from the San Diego Press Club and the Society of Professional Journalists.

Recent Articles

  • Del Mar woman hit by semi, killed on I-15

    Del Mar woman hit by semi, killed on I-15

    A Del Mar woman whose car spun out of control on Interstate 15 north of Escondido early Friday, June 1, walked into the path of a big-rig and was killed, authorities said.

  • Hit-run pickup that ran down woman in Encinitas is focus of search

    Hit-run pickup that ran down woman in Encinitas is focus of search

    Sheriff’s investigators have identified — but not yet found — the pickup used when a driver critically injured a woman in Encinitas on Sept. 22. They are asking for the public’s help in finding the white Ford F-150 Platinum Edition truck with California license plate number 835224A2. Crime Stoppers...

  • Driver gravely injured in Torrey Hills collision

    A 50-year-old motorist suffered life-threatening injuries after she drove into the path of a Jeep and was broadsided in Torrey Hills on Tuesday, March 22 San Diego Police said. The woman, whose name was not released, suffered internal bleeding, a broken hip and an open fracture of her thigh, police...

  • Woman killed by freight train in Encinitas

    Woman killed by freight train in Encinitas

    A woman died after dashing herself against the side of a passing freight train in Encinitas on the night of Feb. 22, a sheriff’s official said. Her friends found her lying near the tracks, severely injured, and called 911 about 10:30 p.m. She died at a hospital, sheriff’s Sgt. Jason King said. ...

  • Man shot by deputy has record of violent robberies

    Man shot by deputy has record of violent robberies

    A man accused of carjacking a father and young son before being shot by a sheriff’s deputy in Encinitas on Oct. 24 is a gang member who spent years in prison for a string of violent North County home invasion robberies and burglaries, records show. Joseph Martin Ramos, 35, was wanted by authorities...

  • Rancho Santa Fe murder victims stabbed by aunt

    Irrational fears of financial ruin and emotional pressure may have driven a Clairemont woman to kill her teenage niece and a family friend, then herself, in the girl’s luxury Rancho Santa Fe home, a family attorney said Friday, July 1. Sheriff ’s homicide investigators released autopsy results...

  • Teen, two women found dead in Rancho Santa Fe home

    As a homicide investigation continued Tuesday, June 28, into the deaths of two women and a teenage girl found in a Rancho Santa Fe home on Monday, June 27, friends and neighbors speculated about the victims. (This newspaper went to press on Tuesday, June 28.) Their names were not released, but...

  • Two teens arrested for threats leading to lockdowns at Torrey Pines High School and Canyon Crest Academy

    Two teenagers have been arrested as suspects in social media threats posted Nov. 20 in what are believed to be unrelated incidents against two Carmel Valley schools, San Diego police said. A 16-year-old girl who was taken into custody Friday night, Nov. 21, is suspected in a threat the afternoon...