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ARSENAL OF GUNS, AMMO AND DRUGS SEIZED IN RAMONA RAID

By Miriam Raftery

December 3, 2015 (Ramona) – Three  people were arrested following a raid this morning at a home in the 2300 block of Ramona Road. Sheriff’s detectives and  Ramona Crime Suppression Team served a warrant and seized narcotics and numerous items related to sale of methamphetamine. 

In addition, detectives seized 17 firearms, 1,000 rounds of ammunition, 36 grams of methamphetamine,  LSD, narcotic paraphernalia and other illegal items.

SHERIFF SEEKS APPLICANTS; WOMEN NEEDED TO WORK IN NEW PRISON

 

January 31, 2014 (San Diego)--The San Diego County Sheriff's Department is hiring. Recruitment for sworn positions will open for ten days in February. It means you can apply on‐line for the position and register to take the written exam. The application process is often suspended to process all those that have come in.

Open recruitment begins Monday, February 3rd through Wednesday, February 12th. Just go to www.joinsdsheriff.net to apply.

THREE HOSPITALIZED AFTER FIGHT IN SANTEE: BEATEN WITH BATS, KNIFE LODGED IN VICTIM’S SKULL

 
March 13, 2013 (Santee) – Lakeside Sheriff’s patrol deputies responding to a report of a stabbing victim at 10:32 p.m. last night near 9660 Marilla Drive found a juvenile with a knife lodged in his skull.  Witnesses told deputies that they had witnessed a large fight in the Ryder Road area in Santee involving around five males seen using baseball bats, brass knuckles asnd knives. Three victims were transported to hospitals with injuries. 

MISSING AT-RISK IN SPRING VALLEY

Update November 8: This missing person has been found.

November 5, 2012 (Spring Valley) -- The San Diego Sheriff's Department is asking the public's assistance to locate a missing Spring Valley resident, Lisa Perrault. On October 28, 2012, Perrault was reported missing from her daughter's home in Spring Valley. Perrault has a medical condition that requires daily medication. 

DESCRIPTION OF MAN OFFERING RIDES TO STUDENTS: PARENTS URGED TO BE VIGILANT

October 30, 2012 (Alpine)  --Alpine Union School Superintendent Tom Pellerino has sent a letter to parents today describing a man questioned by law enforcement for twice approaching a middle school student and offering a ride. A detailed description of the man and his vehicle is provided in his letter below. 

DUI PATROLS RESULT IN 4 ARRESTS NEAR SDSU AND QUALCOUMM

October 28, 2012 (San Diego)--On the weekend prior to Halloween, Deputy Sheriffs and Police Officers from local agencies participatingin the San Diego County Avoid 15 Task Force conducted DUI saturation patrols near San Diego State University and Qualcomm stadium. Halloween weekend parties and the SDSU Aztec football game traditionally brings to the area an increase in DUI drivers.

SHERIFF'S SANTEE PANCAKE BREAKFAST NOV. 2 AND 3

October 27, 2012 (Santee) -- The Santee Sheriff's Station and Santee Fire Station invite you to the 14th Annual Santee Pancake Breakfast. It's a great way for people to get to know their local deputies, firefighters, neighbors, as well as help those in need. 



Money raised from the two-day breakfast will benefit two organizations. 

EMPLOYEE FOILS ROBBERY BY MAN WITH SUBMACHINE GUN

October 24, 2012 (La Mesa)—A suspect wielding what witnesses described as a “submachine gun”, attempted to hold up the Well Deck Liquor Company at 3773 Avocado Blvd. in the unincorporated area of San Diego County near La Mesa on October 20 around 11:07 a.m.  The suspect carried an orange backpack and as described as possibly Hispanic with blood shot eyes. He was dressed all in black including a cloth over his face. 

HOW TO GET HELP IN EAST COUNTY

 

September 25, 2012 (San Diego ‘s East County) –  With the fires in the East County all to recent, many emergency providers were called in to action. What about other sorts of emergencies? Who do you call to get help in an emergency? How can you report abuse, find road reports, file a noise complaint, or report a mountain lion sighting in your neighborhood? The Alpine Sheriff’s office  as provided this handy list of phone lines to help in these situations and many others.  Read more for the full list: 

Compliments of the Sheriff’s Alpine Deputies: 

1 ARRESTED, ANOTHER SUSPECT SOUGHT IN SEVERE ABUSE OF AUTISTIC MAN

September 20, 2012 (Valley Center) – The San Diego Sheriff seeks public help to locate Michael Dale Garritson, 40, of Valley Center, one of two hired caregivers caught on tape repeatedly abusing a 23-year-old severely autistic man who is unable to speak. A second suspect, Matthew Alexander McDuffie, 27, of San Diego was arrested by detectives from the Sheriff’s Fugitive Apprehension unit.

SAN DIEGO COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT IS HIRING

September 14, 2012 (San Diego) – The chief law enforcement agency in San Diego County recently announced they are hiring.  They are seeking both sworn and professional staff including deputies, radio dispatchers, nurses, crime analysts and a variety of others.  Newly hired employees will be able to work at a variety of locations throughout the county at assignments in Law Enforcement, Courts or Detention Services Bureaus. 

From now until 2016, they are looking to fill 2,000 sworn and professional positions.  Some of the newly hired employees will fill staffing needs at the new Las Colinas Detention Facility in Santee, increase patrol staffing in unincorporated areas and provide additional staff in several detention facilities as a result of the recent California Prison Realignment.

SANTEE HAZMAT INCIDENT: CHEMICAL ODOR

August 28, 2012 (Santee) -- There is a Hazmat incident in Santee at 9457 Carlton Oaks Drive. A wide area is secured. E5 and chief are there with the Sheriff's Department. SDFD and County Hazmat are required responding to unit A.

Update:4:30 p.m.


By Nadin Abbott
Photos by Tom Abbott
 
August 28, 2012 (Santee)-- The Sheriff's Department responded to a call of a chemical odor at 9457 Carlton Oaks Dr. in Santee. At their discretion they escalated the call to a full Hazardous Materials response.

CRIME PREVENTION VACATION TIPS

 
 
By Paula Dickenson, USN Retired
Crime Prevention Specialist, Alpine and East County Rural Sheriff Substation
 
June 25, 2012 (San Diego's East County)We plan, look forward to and want to enjoy that much deserved time.  It's a vacation!  Whether it's for a couple of days or weeks, don't let yours be ruined by crime.
An empty house is a tempting target and opportunity for a burglar.  On the road, you may become a prime opportunity for the criminal with identity theft, auto burglaries and fraud.

WOMAN ARRESTED FOR ASSAULT AFTER TRYING TO TAKE CHILD

 
June 24, 2012 (San Diego’s East County)— Katarzyna Johnson, 28, violated a domestic violence restraining order by entering  a residence in the 200 block of Lilac Drive in unincorporated El Cajon last night at 7:19 p.m., armed with a knife in an effort to take her child.  According to a Sheriff’s news release, Johnson had previously made statements about taking her daughter with her to heaven to see her father, who died recently.  

SUSPECTS ARRESTED IN RAMONA BURGLARIES; STOLEN PROPERTIES RECOVERED

 
 
June 23, 2012 (Ramona) -  This morning, San Diego County Sheriff’s detectives in Ramona, with assistance of the Poway Criminal Apprehension Team and other Sheriff's deputies, served four search warrants simultaneously in the Ramona area. The warrants were served as a result of a hot prowl series occurring over the past several months in the San Diego Country Estates and Ramona.

MEDICAL MARIJUANA DELIVERY DRIVER SHOT WITH PELLET GUN, VEHICLE CARJACKED

By Miriam Raftery
 
Authorities probe series of medical pot thefts, assaults on drivers
 
May 28, 2012 (Rolando) – The latest in a series of attacks on medical marijuana delivery persons occurred May 25 at Livingston and 69th Street in the Rolando area, where a 23-year-old woman driver was shot in the face with a pellet gun and tried to drag her out of the vehicle.  She ran away and the assailants, two Hispanic men, then carjacked her 1998 white Chevy Malibu (CA license 6JAR 664). 

MAN IN STOLEN VEHICLE DIES AFTER SHERIFF’S PURSUIT ENDS IN HEAD-ON CRASH

 

April 28, 2012 (Valley Center) – A Sheriff’s pursuit of a stolen vehicle in Valley Center ended in a head-on crash resulting in multiple injuries and death of a man who has not yet been identified.

On April 25 shortly after 9 a.m., San Diego Sheriff’s deputies attempted to stop a stolen 2007 Ford Focus with three people inside, but it failed to yield.  A high-speed chase ensued, reaching speeds of 80 mph, the Valley Roadrunner reports.

SAN DIEGO SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT AND HIGHWAY PATROL JOIN FORCES TO ADDRESS ISSUE OF DISTRACTED DRIVERS

 

 
February 12, 2012 (San Diego County) -- Distracted driving is a serious traffic safety concern that puts everyone on the road at risk.  As a result, the Sheriff’s Department and CHP are increasingly cracking down on cell phone use and texting.   Beginning February 13th  through February 18th, Deputy Sheriff’s and CHP officers will be conducting zero tolerance enforcements.  A ticket for violating either the hands free or no texting law costs a minimum of $159 for a first offense and $279 or more for subsequent violations.

 

EAST COUNTY ROUNDUP: TOP LOCAL AND STATE NEWS

 
February 3, 2012 --  (San Diego’s East County)--East County Roundup highlights top stories of interest to East County and San Diego’s inland regions, published in other media.  This week’s top “Roundup” headlines include:
   

 
 
 
 
LOCAL 
  • Does new County land use plan go too far? (San Diego U-T)
  • State realignment floods county jails and probation departments (KPBS)
  • Sheriff reduces jail time for inmates to avoid overcrowding (La Mesa Patch)
  • City Council meeting Tuesday: With redevelopment gone, now what? (Santee Patch)
  • Santee gets another ‘F’ in state of tobacco report(Santee Patch)
  • Beating Briarcrest: How La Mesa attorneys saved city $10.5 million (La Mesa Patch)
  • Student protester faces stiff sanctions (Daily Aztec)
  • New playground coming to Lake Murray (San Diego U-T)
  •  Helix community garden vote again delayed again by board, dismaying backers (La Mesa Patch)
  • California Health Dept. cites smart meter health risks in report (La Mesa Patch blog by Susan Brinchman)
  • Ramona Water District engineering consultant fees goes up 67% (Ramona Patch) 
 
STATE 
  • Controller: State to run out of cash in March with no action (Sacramento Bee)
  • Caltrans sidesteps accountability (Sacramento Bee editorial)
  • California lawmakers move to limit protests at funerals (Reuters)
  • High court overturns CA slaughterhouse law (PBS)
  • Los Angeles judge blocks state cuts to Medi-cal providers (Sacramento Bee)
 
 
Scroll down for excerpts and links to full stories.

SANTEE SHOPPERS BLOCK ESCAPE FOR SUSPECT WHO RAMMED DEPUTY’S CAR IN SANTEE

 
January 20, 2012 (Santee)—A Sheriff’s Deputy from the Santee Station tried to pull over a driver in a white Honda for a false registration in the 10000 block of Mission Gorge Road shortly before 3 p.m. today. 

“The driver initially yielded, but as the deputy was getting out of his patrol car, the driver started backing up, ramming the patrol car,” said Melissa Aquino, public affairs officer with the Sheriff. 
 

DUI ARRESTS UP IN SAN DIEGO COUNTY OVER HOLIDAYS

 
December 27, 2011 (San Diego County) -- The Winter Holiday Anti-DUI crackdown has resulted in more driving under the influence (DUI) arrests from local traffic enforcement and special Avoid the 14 DUI deployments over a two week period in San Diego County. In the past 11 days, from 12:01 a.m. Friday December 16th through midnight, Monday December 26th, deputies/officers representing 14 County law enforcement agencies booked 534 people for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs.  In 2010, 444 DUI bookings occurred during the same time period. This is an increase of 20%.