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Accident on Lamont street leaves skateboarder dead — A 25-year-old skateboarder was killed when he was struck by an SUV after failing to stop at a red light July 29 in Pacific Beach.

Police said the incident happened about 5:45 p.m. at Garnet Avenue and Lamont Street.

The skateboarder was southbound on Lamont approaching Garnet at a high rate of speed when the traffic light turned red. He jumped off his board in an effort to stop, but his momentum carried him into the intersection where he was struck by a westbound Jeep Cherokee driven by a 19-year-old man.

The skateboarder suffered a fatal head injury.

Police Traffic Division was investigating.

— Dave Schwab Suspect pleads guilty in alleged MB Sportcenter meth ring — One of seven people charged with distributing methamphetamine, along with the owner of the Mission Bay Sportcenter, pleaded guilty Monday to possession of the drug for sale.

Joe Livingston Bean, 52, of Normal Heights, is not an employee of the Sportcenter, whose owner, Jason Morgan Boone, 40, is the alleged ringleader. Boone allegedly stored methamphetamine in the lockers of the business, but is the only employee charged.

Bean faces up to 180 days in jail when he is sentenced on Sept. 20. He remains free on $50,000 bond. Boone has posted $500,000 bond.

Boone and five others also appeared before San Diego Superior Court Judge Jeff FraserJuly 29 and they all agreed to delay their preliminary hearing to Oct. 23. Boone and the others have pleaded not guilty to the 19-count complaint that was filed against them in June following their arrests by the Drug Enforcement Administration.

Deputy District Attorney Jorge Del Portillo said Boone would store the drugs in the business’ lockers, and the others charged are couriers or mid-level drug dealers. The charges include multiple counts of possession of meth for sale, transportation and sales of meth.

— Neal Putnam
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