Firefighters to Face Robbery Charges in Normal Heights Fight

Vadid Cisneros, Greg Econie and Andrew Brennan are accused of robbing a man outside a Normal Heights bar while they were off duty

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    San Diego firefighters (L-R) Econie, Brennan and Cisneros face charges stemming from a February 2012 fight in Normal Heights.

    Three San Diego firefighters will face charges of robbing a man outside a Normal Heights bar, a judge ruled Tuesday.

    At a pretrial hearing last year, Louis Martinez described how he was jumped and knocked unconscious on Adams Avenue on Feb. 26, 2012.

    San Diego police said the suspects took the cell phones and wallets of the victims and said, "we know where to find you. We know where you live."

    Martinez identified his attackers as San Diego firefighters Capt. Vadid Cisneros, of San Diego, Greg Econie of Chula Vista and Andrew Brennan, of San Diego.

    Captain and 2 Firefighters Arrested

    [DGO] Captain and 2 Firefighters Arrested
    Three employees in the San Diego Fire Department were arrested over the weekend. Danya Bacchus reports on the charges facing Captain Vadid Cisneros and firefighters Greg Econie and Andrew Brennen. (Published Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2012)

    The firefighters were arrested and initially accused of assault and robbery but the charges were thrown out after a preliminary hearing held last year.

    Prosecutors re-filed the charges and on Tuesday, Judge Charles Rogers dismissed the assault charges but let the robbery counts stand.

    Trial was set for April 7.