David Hernandez

Writer

David Hernandez covers the diverse communities of southern San Diego County. He joined The San Diego Union-Tribune in 2015 as a crime and public safety reporter and won awards for his coverage of breaking news. A graduate of San Diego State University, he has contributed to the El Paso Times and the Santa Cruz Sentinel.

Recent Articles

  • Robber armed with machete hits gas station store

    Robber armed with machete hits gas station store

    A man armed with a machete robbed a gas station convenience store in Carmel Valley Wednesday night, Oct. 25, San Diego police said. The holdup at the Shell gas station on Valley Center Drive at Carmel Creek Road occurred about 11:15 p.m. The robber was described as a white man, in his 30s, wearing...

  • Stabbing suspect fatally shot by deputy in Del Mar

    Stabbing suspect fatally shot by deputy in Del Mar

    A man accused of stabbing another man at a Solana Beach restaurant was fatally shot by at least one deputy in Del Mar Monday, May 15, sheriff’s officials said. Deputies received a report of a stabbing at a Rubio’s eatery in a strip mall on South Highway 101, north of Via de la Valle, shortly before...

  • Motorcyclist run over by big rig on I-5 in Encinitas, dies

    A motorcyclist died after crashing into a vehicle and being run over by a big rig on south Interstate 5 in Encinitas on April 7, the California Highway Patrol said. The rider was splitting lanes when the motorcycle crashed into a Toyota that was changing lanes, from the No.1 to the No. 2 lane,...

  • Deputy shoots, wounds wanted gang member in Encinitas

    Deputy shoots, wounds wanted gang member in Encinitas

    An armed gang member accused of carjacking a vehicle with a 7-year-old inside was shot and wounded by a deputy in Encinitas on Oct. 24, sheriff’s officials said. When the car pulled over at the end of a short chase, the suspect jumped out and ran, then turned around and aimed a gun at a deputy...

  • Bobcat bites woman after being hit by vehicle

    A woman whose vehicle struck a small bobcat in Carmel Valley tried to help the animal and was bitten Monday night, Sept. 12, San Diego police said. The driver mistook the animal for a domestic cat, police said. Despite the bite, the woman declined to be taken to a hospital, San Diego Fire-Rescue...

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