Crime and public-safety news: March 15

Unauthorized immigrants caught off La Jolla coast

Thirteen unauthorized immigrants from Mexico (12 men and one woman) found off the La Jolla coast in a panga-style boat were taken into custody the morning of March 11. Lifeguards intercepted the boat in the surf and towed it a little farther out to sea for the safety of those onboard the panga, an official said.

The U.S. Coast Guard got a report shortly before 7 a.m. that the boat appeared disabled, San Diego lifeguard Lt. Rich Stropky told OnSceneTV. He said no one was injured.

The boat had a motor, but people were using oars, trying to row to shore from about half a mile out, a Customs and Border Protection spokesperson...