Documents: San Diego police activity at Chargers owner's home up since team left in January

Posted at 6:36 AM, Jun 08, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-08 10:18:47-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - Documents obtained by 10News reveal San Diego police have spent a lot of time at the home of Chargers owner Dean Spanos after the team announced its move to Los Angeles in January.

According to call logs, officers have been to Spanos' La Jolla-area home 25 times since the team left San Diego.

Spanos' home is in an old neighborhood filled with gated mansions over a winding, narrow road.

As the anger over the move increased, so did the police presence outside his home. Officers monitored the property, sometimes simply driving by. Other times they stopped there to work on incident reports, instead of going back to the station or doing them outside schools, churches, synagogues, and other potential targets, said SDPD Lt. Scott Wahl.

But the stops weren't all routine.


The call logs show around 4 a.m. on Feb. 11, officers responded to three men parked in the driveway, allegedly casing the home or area. On April 28, a false burglar alarm went off.

Sean Farrell, who runs the Facebook page You Know You're A Chargers Fan When, said he has seen fans post Spanos' home address online -- something he said should stop.

"If the police are spending their time in front of Dean Spanos' house, I think that it's another waste of San Diego's money," Farrell said. "We've wasted enough money on the Chargers; let's not pay the police to protect the man's house."

Sports radio hosts have also talked anecdotally about fans throwing eggs at the Spanos home, but Wahl said there's no record of that.

To put the 25 police stops into perspective: Officers responded to three calls at the Spanos home at the same period in 2016, the call logs show.

The team did not immediately respond to a request for comment.