San Diego Sheriff

SPECIAL BULLETIN: SHERIFF SEEKS PUBLIC HELP TO SOLVE MURDER ON PALA RESERVATION

August 20, 2011 (Pala) – San Diego Sheriff’s Homicide detectives are asking the public for help to locate the killer of Javier Hernandez Rojas, 31. Rojas’ body was found yesterday alongside Pala Temecula Road on the Pala Indian Reservation in northeast San Diego County.

 

SHERIFF HOSTS WOMEN’S CAREER EXHIBITION AUGUST 13

 

August 9, 2011 (San Diego)—“Put a star in your future and become a part of the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department,” states in invitation for a career exhibition Saturday, August 13. The Sheriff’s Department is creating a large pool of diverse and qualified female candidates for the 2016 opening of the Las Colinas Detention Facility in Santee.

 

MISSING TEEN, 14, VANISHED JULY 15 IN BONITA; POSSIBLE SIGHITNG IN SAN DIEGO

 

July 26, 2011 (Bonita) – San Diego Sheriff’s office today notified media that 14-year-old Luke Roundy, aka Michael McWilliams, disappeared the night of July 15. The teen and his family are from Texas and were staying with relatives in the 3800 block of Alta Loma Drive in Bonita.

 

PAROLEE EVADES OFFICERS IN COTTONWOOD AREA

July 21, 2011 (Rancho San Diego) – San Diego Sheriff’s officers launched a foot chase against a suspected parolee, possibly armed with a gun, near Jamacha Road and Calle Albara in the Cottonwood area of Rancho San Diego shortly before 7 p.m. this evening.
 

The suspect is described as a Hispanic male adult, age 30, six feet tall, 200 pounds, with dark hair. When last seen he was wearing a yellow shirt, white hat, and sunglasses.

POLICE, SHERIFF SEARCH FOR MISSING GIRL, 15, LAST SEEN IN MISSION VALLEY

 Update:  Shyla Goldborg has been found safely by a volunteer, wandering in an apartment complex near the complex where her relatives live.  

July 7, 2011 (San Diego) – Authorities seek the public’s help to locate Shyla Goldborg, 15, who was visiting San Diego from Montana. She was staying with relatives at 10343 San Diego Mission Road; they reported her missing this morning at 9:11 a.m; she was last seen at 11 p.m. last night.  Sheriff’s Search and Rescue volunteers are searching Mission Valley east of the stadium and in the river bed. San Diego Police officers are also helping in the search.
 

Shyla Goldborg was last seen wearing a gray Aeropostale hoodie, blue jeans, black and hot pink flip flops. She is Native American, 5 feet 5 inches tall, weighs 110 pounds, has long black hair and brown eyes. She has a rose tattoo on her ankle and was wearing bright orange nail polish.
 

If you have any information concerning Shyla Goldborg or if you see her, please call the San Diego Police Department at (619) 531-2000.

TEEN ARRESTED FOR SHOOTING FLARE AT SHERIFF’S HELICOPTER IN EL CAJON

 

July 2, 2011 (El Cajon) – Pilots of the Sheriff’s ASTREA helicopter followed a trail of smoke and directed El Cajon Police officers to a teen, 17, who is suspected of firing a flare gun at the helicopter. The flare, believed to have been shot from the vicinity of Main Street and Sunshine Avenue, exploded about 30 feet from the helicopter.

 

“Fortuntely the flare did not impact the helicopter, but could have caused a fire on the aircraft or entered the cockpit and incapacitated the pilot,” said Lt. J.D. Arvan.

MAN SEVERELY BURNED IN SUICIDE ATTEMPT AT BURNING LAKESIDE HOME

 

June 21, 2011 (Lakeside) Updated 2:25 p.m. – A man has suffered second and third degree burns over 70% of his body in an apparent suicide attempt, according to Sgt. Everard Dayrit with the San Diego Sheriff’s Department.

 

Emergency personnel were called to a report of an explosion at a modular home in the 12000 block of Lakeside Court at 7:20 this morning, where firefighters found the man suffering burns to his face and upper body after the blaze was doused.

WOMAN RESCUED AFTER INJURY AT CEDAR CREEK FALLS; DEPUTY OFFERS SAFETY TIPS FOR VISITORS TO POPULAR ATTRACTION

June 15, 2011 (Ramona) – A female hiker was air lifted out of the Cedar Creek Falls area June 12 around 4 p.m. “She jumped from a rock and impacted the water, injuring her back,”said Deputy Tim Johnson with the Sheriff’s ASTREA helicopter unit.

The number of visitors to the waterfall has soared since the U.S. Forest Service completed a new trail earlier this month. “All these improvements just make it that much more attractive out there,” said Johnson, who offered this safety advice for visitors to this local Shangri-La. “Don’t jump off rocks that are elevated above the water, not knowing what’s under there. It’s common sense.”

SUSPECT SHOT IN LEMON GROVE, HIGH SPEED CHASE ENDS AT COLLEGE GROVE

June 15, 2011 (San Diego’s East County) – A suspect shot by a U.S. Marshal at the Albertson’s at 790 Broadway in Lemon Grove has led deputies on a high-speed chase. Incident Page Network reports multiple shots were fired and the suspect has been shot in the arm. The Highway 94 on-ramp westbound ramp westbound from College Grove was shut down temporarily, however the suspect has now been taken into custody.

DRIVER SURVIVES 360-FOOT PLUNGE IN POWAY

 

June 6, 2011 (Poway) -- A 57-year-old driver was rescued today after he lost control of his vehicle on Kirkham Way and plummeted 360 feet down into a valley.

 

Poway Sheriff’s deputies responded to the crash around 8:12 a.m. and found the black Mercedes, which was upright in the canyon despite hurtling downhill for hundreds of feet. A helicopter air-lifted the survivor and sole occupant out of the valley; he was then transported by ambulance to Palomar Medical Center, the Sheriff’s office reports.

LA MESA MAN ARRESTED FOR ATTEMPTED PURSE-SNATCHING IN SANTEE

 

May 24, 2011 (Santee) –Sean Breese, 28, of La Mesa has been arrested for attempting to rob a woman at the Santee Town Center this morning. The victim told Sheriff’s detectives that the suspect tried to forcefully grab her purse out of her hands as she stood in front of Panda Express.

“During the violent struggle with the suspect, the victim was able to scream, alerting others around her,” said Sgt. Tom Poulin.

SHERIFF INVESTIGATING SHOOTING DEATH IN LAKESIDE

 

May 22, 2011 (Lakeside) – A 29-year-old man was found lying on a walkway outside a home in the 9000 block of Bubbling Wells Road in Lakeside on Wednesday, May 18, suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. He was transported to a hospital via ambulance, where he died the next day from his injuries.

TWO FELONY SUSPECTS APPREHENDED IN SPRING VALLEY WITH WEAPONS

 

May 21, 2011 (Spring Valley) – Two felony warrant suspects were taken into  custody Thursday afternoon by deputies and investigators from the San Diego Sheriff’s Lemon Grove station. Josue Rodriguez, 32, was a documented gang member on state parole and was reportedly armed. Michele Salas, 33, who has been wanted since 2009, was also arrested.

 

After receiving information from California Department of Corrections parole agents about the suspects’ location at 829 Felicita Ave. in Spring Valley, a team of deputies, a Sheriff’s K-9 unit, and parole agents contained the area. The Sheriff’s Astera 1 helicopter assisted in aerial surveillance and announced that the suspects should surrender.

RECYCLING CENTER EMPLOYEE ROBBED AT GUNPOINT IN SPRING VALLEY

May 19, 2011 (Spring Valley) – Lemon Grove Sheriff’s Station deputies responded to an armed robbery reported yesterday morning around 9:25 a.m. at the Troy Street Recycling Center, 8743 Troy Street in Spring Valley.

The victim reported that he was robbed at gunpoint by three suspects as he was entering the business to open up. The suspects are described as two Hispanic males, one wearing a mask, and a female. A handgun was used to commit the robbery. The suspects fled in a black four-door vehicle that was recovered a short time later in Spring Valley at a nearby location.

WARRANT SWEEP LEADS TO 48 ARRESTS IN EAST COUNTY

May 14, 2011 (San Diego's East County) -- Today the San Diego Sheriff's Departments Court Services field unit conducted a warrant sweep  in the cities of El Cajon, La Mesa and Santee, as well as unincorporated areas of El Cajon, Alpine and Lakeside. Focus of the operation was on the apprehension of suspects with outstanding misdemeanor and felony warrants. A total of 48 persons were arrested and 65 warrants were cleared.

SEARCH ON FOR MISSING WOMAN, 63, NEAR SANTA YSABEL

 

May 13, 2011 (Santa Ysabel)--The Sheriff’s Search and Rescue (SAR) and deputies from the Pine Valley Substation have released a photo of Patricia McGinn, 63, who has been missing since 11:30 a.m.  She was seen walking away from her car in the 4800 block of Mountainbrook Road, Santa Ysabel at 11:30 a.m.  Witnesses have indicated she seemed disoriented.

 

The area is near the Inaja Memorial Park (Thomas Guide page 1135-C4) in Santa Ysabel.  Patricia McGinn is a white female, 5 feet 8 inches tall, with gray hair. She was last seen wearing a light blue shirt and dark blue pants.

HOOKED ON HOOKAH BARS? SHERIFF ISSUES HEALTH WARNING ON LATEST TEEN TREND

 

May 11, 2011 (San Diego’s East County) – Crime prevention specialist Paula Dickenson, USN retired, with the Sheriff’s substation in Alpine has issued a warning about hidden hazards of hookah lounges and bars.

 

Hookahs pose risks of hepatitis and tuberculosis transmission as well as hazards associated with tobacco and the chemicals that the tobacco contain.

 

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CARJACKING IN EL CAJON, CHASE THROUGH EAST COUNTY ENDS IN ARREST

 

May 7, 2011 (El Cajon) -- San Diego Sheriff's deputies received a 911 call from a victim of a carjacking around 5:30 last night. The driver had stopped at a stop sign while traveling north on Vista Grande Road in El Cajon, where a man with no shirt, covered in tattoos, asked for a ride to get gas. The victim refused and tried to accelerate away, Sergeant William Hout reports.

 

The suspect jumped in the vehicle through the open convertible top and placed the victim in a headlock, ordering the driver to stop and surrender his vehicle.

ARRESTS MADE IN RANCHO SAN DIEGO HOME INVASION ROBBERY

April 29, 2011 (Rancho San Diego) – Four suspects have been arrested for allegedly participating in a home invasion robbery in which a Rancho San Diego family was brutally assaulted and their dog shot. The home invasion occurred on December 15, 2010 on Wildwood Drive.

WOMAN WALKING IN POWAY IS SEXUALLY ASSAULTED

 

April 25, 2011 (Poway) – A Poway woman, 27, was attacked by an unknown assailant and knocked unconscious shortly after midnight on Saturday.  According to the San Diego Sheriff's department, the victim was walking in the 12600 block of Metate Lane around 12:30 a.m. when she was assaulted. 

 

After awakening in a nearby field, she made her way to a nearby residence where she was helped by people who called the Sheriff’s Department. The victim was taken to Pomerado Hospital, treated for injuries and examined for a sexual assault.

PIPE BOMB SCARE PROVES HARMLESS IN SANTEE

 

 

April 23, 2011 (Santee) – Sheriff’s Bomb and Arson squad responded to a call of a possible pipe squad in a gutter in the 9500 block of Cuyamaca Street in Santee Thursday evening. The device, a foot-long, three-inch-wide PVC pipe, was capped at both ends which appeared to be glued shut. No wires were visible.

EMERGENCY DISPATCHERS HONORED BY COUNTY

 

April 16, 2011 (San Diego) -- In times of intense personal crisis and community-wide disasters, Sheriff's Department dispatchers are always ready to respond to the call for help. They work under stressful conditions, yet must think clearly and send help to people in need of emergency services.

 

In honor of National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week, the County Board of Supervisors recognized these unsung heroes with a proclamation commending Sheriff’s Department dispatchers for outstanding service, leadership and commitment to keeping our communities safe.

SHERIFF’S DEPUTY SHOOTS, KILLS SUSPECT IN FATAL STABBING AFTER CONTRONTATION AT DESCANSO REST STOP

 

April 13, 2011 (San Diego’s East County) – Craig Peterson, 52, was shot and killed this afternoon by a San Diego Sheriff’s sergeant at a rest stop near Interstate 8 and Highway 79. Peterson was a “person of interest” in the stabbing death this morning of a 72-year-old man in Borrego Springs.

 

LAKESIDE FIGHT ENDS IN STABBING; DEPUTIES SEARCH FOR SUSPECTS

April 12, 2011 (Lakeside) – 10:10 p.m. -- San Diego Sheriff’s deputies responded to a call at 9:19 p.m. reporting a fight between two men at 12636 Julian Avenue, Lakeside. A short time later, another caller reported a fight involved about eight men at the same address, a condominium.

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