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San Diego paramedic charged with burglary, identity theft, drug and weapon offenses

Falck paramedic Nicholas Adam Conniry is being held without bail and faces 7 years in prison


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By David Hernandez
The San Diego Union-Tribune

SAN DIEGO — A paramedic in San Diego was arrested and charged earlier this month with burglary, identity theft and other offenses.

Nicholas Adam Conniry, 43, was also charged with possession of an assault weapon and fentanyl. The charges are felonies, with the exception of the drug offense, a misdemeanor. He pleaded not guilty July 7 at his arraignment in San Diego Superior Court.

He is due in court Tuesday, and a preliminary hearing in the case is scheduled for Thursday.

Conniry, who is being held in custody without bail, worked for Falck Mobile Health in San Diego, the city’s ambulance provider, at the time of his arrest. He no longer works for the company, a spokesperson said Monday.

If convicted of all charges, he could face seven years and four months in prison.

Conniry’s attorney declined to comment.

It is unclear what led to the criminal charges. The alleged crimes occurred around July 3 and 4, according to a criminal complaint, but few other details were available. According to records, San Diego police arrested Conniry July 6 on suspicion of burglary.

On Monday police referred questions to the county District Attorney’s Office, which declined to share further details.

Falck USA spokesperson Jeff Lucia said Conniry, who was hired October 2021, was arrested on duty, but the company had no information indicating the alleged crimes happened while Conniry was working. The fentanyl, Lucia said, did not belong to Falck.

“We’re cooperating fully with law enforcement and we’ve been in close communication with the Fire Department,” Lucia said.

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