Teri Figueroa

Writer

Teri Figueroa covers the cities of Vista and San Marcos, as well as some police, fire and court news in North County. A native Californian, she joined the North County Times in 2002, and the U-T in 2012. Figueroa reported on the 2003 and 2007 wildfires, and covered the criminal cases against Richard Tuite and John Gardner III, as well as war crimes cases. A San Diego State University graduate, Figueroa has won multiple journalism awards for her work.

Recent Articles

  • 60 in San Diego County indicted in undercover auto theft operation

    Sixty people have been indicted in an eight-month undercover auto theft operation in San Diego County, during which authorities recovered not just stolen cars, but drugs, guns and body armor, local law enforcement officials announced Thursday. The undertaking, dubbed “Operation Kill Switch,” turned...

  • Two killed after attempt to cross U.S.-Mexico border, authorities say

    Two killed after attempt to cross U.S.-Mexico border, authorities say

    Two people were struck and killed by a motorist as they dashed across Interstate 5 in San Ysidro early Sunday moments after the van they were traveling in raced out of Mexico heading the wrong way on the highway, authorities said. Seven others were arrested after their apparent attempt to illegally...

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