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SAN DIEGO- Chula Vista Superior Court convicted Kevin Kenniston, 43, of over 20 charges on Nov. 28, including stalking, and impersonating a police officer. According to U-T-San Diego, Kenniston was first arrested in April 2011 for pulling over three motorists, lecturing to them about driving safety, and demanding their driver’s licenses and registration.

He was dressed as a police officer and driving a black-and-white Ford Crown Victoria with a siren, roof light rack, and public address system. His other offenses include stalking an ex-girlfriend, and choking his first and second wives.

Kenniston is scheduled to be sentenced on Jan. 9, and will be facing 24 years in state prison. He is being convicted of kidnapping, false imprisonment, stalking and child cruelty.

UCSD- The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) named ten UCSD professors as fellows of the organization for their distinguished efforts in various fields of science.

Professors Dimitri Basov, Jeffrey Esko, Benjamin Grinstein, David Kleinfeld, Ratnesh Lal, Aneesh Manohar, John Newsam, Katerina Semendeferi, Victor Vianu, and Arthur Wolfe are among this year’s 702 selected members of the AAAS, the nation’s largest scientific organization; their selection was announced in this week’s issue of Science.

On Feb. 16, 2012, the incoming Fellows will officially enter the organization at the AAAS Annual Meeting in Boston, and will be presented with a certificate and a rosette pin.

UC SYSTEM- A stabbing victim entered UC Berkeley’s Martinez Commons residential hall housing area on Nov. 29, around 2:30 p.m. The victim, who had been stabbed nearly half a block away from Martinez Commons, left a trail of blood leading up to the residential hall area. Berkeley police briefly taped the sidewalk before the victim was transported to a hospital. Spokesman Marty Takimoto, of UC Berkeley housing, said that the victim is not an affiliate of UC Berkeley.

SAN DIEGO- Detectives are searching for two men who raided a Victoria’s Secret store, stealing approximately 300 pairs of panties from an underwear display. The men, caught on surveillance tape, committed the burglary at the Horton Plaza shopping mall on Nov. 28, at 4:45 p.m; one suspect carried an open shopping bag near the underwear display, while the other scooped the merchandise off of the display and into the bag.

Store employees were unaware of the burglary until after the suspects left, but detectives are using surveillance footage to investigate.

According to NBC San Diego, the suspects are described as Hispanic males of medium build, between 18 and 25 years old. One suspect was wearing a black sweater and jeans, while the other was wearing a blue shirt and grey shorts.

SAN DIEGO – Four San Diego teens were arrested for sexually assaulting a girl found unconscious in a canyon on Nov. 26. The 16-year-old girl was discovered by police at 11 p.m. in a Lincoln Park canyon off of Nagel and 49th streets. The four suspects were ages 14, 17 and 18.

The two 17-year-olds and the 14-year-old were booked into juvenile hall and the 18-year-old was booked into the county jail. The girl had been unconscious for several hours but none of the suspects called for help.

She was taken to a hospital and remained unconscious until the next day.

The victim and the suspects had each allegedly consumed an unhealthy amounts of alcohol prior to the incident.

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