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August 1, 2013 (East County) – The San Diego County Sheriff’s Department is having its Free Night Out Against Crime events on August 6.  It’s a day when communities across the country take a stand to let criminals know neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.  Meet deputies who patrol your community and mingle with neighbors while enjoying food, drinks, giveaways and activities for kids.  All locations will have a crime prevention specialist on site and display with tips on how to stay safe.

Activities vary by location.  See below for East County locations.


4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Alpine Sheriff's Station

2751 Alpine Boulevard, Alpine


Contact: Crime Prevention Specialist Holly Conroy (619) 659-2608

Station tours, BBQ with Alpine Kiwanis and Albertson's, Sheriff's Crime Lab display and games for kids, Alpine Fire Protection District truck and ambulance display, Mountain Health Empire, Alpine Family Medicine displays, and giveaways.


3:00 p.m.

Crest Library

105 Juanita Lane, El Cajon

Join Sheriff's Search and Rescue K-9 Team Leader Pam Medhurst and Simon the bloodhound puppet for a "Don't Run Around, Stay Found" presentation. Children will also have a meet-and-greet with Simon, as well as the Search and Rescue Beagles following the presentation.



3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Target Parking Lot

2911 Jamacha Road, El Cajon

Contact: Crime Prevention Specialist Whitney Buckingham (619) 337-2047


Sheriff's Bomb/Arson Robot display, face painting, hot dogs, refreshments, giveaways and activities for kids


5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Santee Trolley Square

9884 Mission Gorge Road, Santee

Contact: Crime Prevention Specialist Nancy Ortiz (619) 956-4022


Displays from Sheriff's Search and Rescue, Bomb/Arson, Santee Fire Department, drop off unwanted prescription drugs, Sheriff's Start Smart crash car on display to help prevent drunk driving, free samples from Daphne Greek Café and Buffalo Wild Wings, giveaways and kids activity area from Target, demonstration from American Fortitude Martial Arts, tips from Adult Protective Services, Communities Against Substance Abuse and more.

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