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GUNFIRE IN LEMON GROVE

February 23, 2012 (Lemon Grove) – Six bullet casings have been recovered following reports of gunshots heard around 6:13 p.m. in the 800 block of Grand Avenue in Lemon Grove tonight.


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WITNESSES REPORT BURGLARY AT CLEANERS IN RAMONA

 

 
February 20, 2012 (Ramona) – Several witnesses saw a man enter Nancy’s Cleaners at 1688#A Main Street in Ramona at 12:45 a.m. yesterday.  According to Sgt. Daniel Vengler with the San Diego Sheriff, the burglar took the cash register and left, but dropped it outside.  He picked up a small amount of cash and fled northeast from the shopping center on foot.

 


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FBI, POLICE AND SHERIFF SEEK PUBLIC’S HELP TO IDENTIFY BANK ROBBER WHO HAS STRUCK SANTEE 3 TIMES

 

 
Latest Robbery was at U.S. Bank, 9643 Mission Gorge Road, Santee, California

February 12, 2012 (Santee)--The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), San Diego Police and San Diego Sheriff’s Department are seeking the public’s assistance to identify an unknown man dubbed the “Insistent Bandit.” He is believed responsible for four bank robberies dating back to January 17.

 


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OUSTED CUSTOMER FIRES SHOTS AT LEMON GROVE BAR


January 28, 2012 (Lemon Grove) – A man who was asked to leave Dirk’s Nightclub in Lemon Grove shortly before closing time at 2 a.m. returned with a semi-automatic rifle and opened fire, ECM news partner 10 News reports. The shooter and a friend are believed to have fled in a dark pick-up truck.


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PARTY’S OVER: MAN ARRESTED FOR ASSAULTING 3 WITH WINE GLASS

January 22, 2012 (Spring Valley) – Three victims have been hospitalized after being stabbed with a broken wine glass at a Spring Valley home early this morning. Nicholas Millican, 24, has been arrested for assault with a deadly weapon.


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FBI AND SAN DIEGO SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT SEEK PUBLIC’S ASSISTANCE TO IDENTIFY PACIFIC WEST BANK ROBBER


January 17, 2012 (Santee) -- The FBI and San Diego Sheriff’s Department are seeking the public’s assistance to identify a man who robbed the Pacific West Bank, 9955 Mission Gorge Road, Santee, California, on Tuesday, January 17, 2012.


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LOCAL BURGLARY SUSPECT ACCUSED OF DUPING SENIORS IN EAST COUNTY IS ARRESTED

January 4, 2011 (San Diego’s East County) – A man suspected of burglarizing senior citizens in Santee, Chula Vista, and Rancho Bernardo was arrested this morning. Joshua David Nicholes, 20, was taken into custody by detectives from the Santee Sheriff’s Station and Riverside Sheriff’s deputies after a warrant search on Margarita Road in Temecula.


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BODY OF MISSING MAN FOUND

 

 

On Monday, December 19, the search for Dan Hoff resumed.  At approximately 10:20 a.m., ASTREA discovered a body with a gun lying next to it, in the rural brush area on the back side of Iron Mountain.  The body was subsequently recovered and positively identified as Mr. Hoff.  The body sustained a single gunshot wound, apparently self-inflicted in a suicide.

Confirmation of the cause of death will be made by the Medical Examiner’s Office pending further investigation.

 


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MEDICAL EXAMINER RULES 6-YEAR-OLD RAMONA BOY’S DEATH A HOMICIDE RELATED TO CHILDHOOD ABUSE


December 4, 2011 (Ramona) – A child who died Tuesday at his adoptive parents’ home in Ramona has been found to be a victim of homicide. The Medical Examiner’s office has ruled that 6-year-old Samuel Isaiah Dahlke died from complications of a head injury inflicted by his father at age two months.


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SHERIFF’S SEARCH AND RESCUE FORCE FINDS SEVERED ARM FOR INJURED CALTRANS WORKER

By Miriam Raftery

November 17, 2011 (Poway) – A quick-thinking emergency room nurse at Pomerado Medical Center in Poway helped reunite a Caltrans worker with his arm, which was severed in a freak accident at 1:45 p.m.  The nurse suggested calling the San Diego Sheriff’s Search and Rescue team to find the missing arm.


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VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR CLEAN SWEEP” IN LEMON GROVE NOV. 19


November 8, 2011 (Lemon Grove)--A crew of 300 eager volunteers are expected to join with representatives from the Sheriff’s Lemon Grove substation on Saturday, November 19 to clean up the community for the holiday season.  

"We're going to make our downtown sparkle,” said Jim Wiebolt, crime prevention specialist.


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HOW SAFE IS YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD? FIND OUT AT CRIMEMAPPING.COM

 

New service also offers crime alerts


October 19, 2011 (San Diego’s East County) – Crimemapping.com, which initially covered only unincorporated areas of San Diego under jurisdiction of the Sheriff, has now been expanded to include all cities and communities within San Diego County. The site allows users to click on a map or type in a community name to find detailed information on the number and types of crimes—such as arson, assaults, homicides, vehicle crimes, or property crimes. You can also sign up to receive free crime alerts.


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SHERIFF’S CITIZEN’S ACADEMY OCT. 25 IN ALPINE

 

 October 18, 2011 (San Diego) -- Want to find out firsthand how the Sheriff’s Department works? Hear how Sheriff’s Detectives and Deputies work with Crime Analysts to catch the bad guys? See the Sheriff’s K‐9 Unit in action. Learn about the split‐ second and life-‐or‐death decisions deputies make on the job every day.

 

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33 ARRESTED IN EAST COUNTY WARRANT SWEEP

September 25, 2011 (San Diego’s East County) – A warrant sweep conducted by Sheriff’s deputies yesterday has led to the arrest of 33 fugitives. The 7-hour operation, conducted by the Sheriff’s Court Services Department Field Unit and San Diego Fugitive Task Force, included the cities of El Cajon, La Mesa and Santee as well as unincorporated portions of the County in Alpine, El Cajon and Lakeside.

 


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SEARCH ON FOR SUSPECTS WHO ROBBED WENDY’S IN SPRING VALLEY


September 20, 2011 (Spring Valley) 8:25 p.m. -- San Diego Sheriff’s ASTREA helicopter, a K-9 unit from National City Police and a total of seven law enforcement units are currently searching for suspects believed to have robbed a Wendy’s hamburger outlet in the Casa de Oro area of Spring Valley.

 

The suspects were last seen running east down Campo Road, according to a Sheriff’s media spokesman, who declined to release descriptions of the suspects.


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SERIAL AVOCADO RUSTLER ROUNDED UP BY SHERIFF


August 26, 2011 (Fallbrook) – A thousand pounds of avocados will make a lot of guacamole. That’s how many avocados Barron Stein, 43, is charged with stealing at a value of $1,500.

 

“Stein has a prior history of avocado theft,” San Diego Sheriff Detective Jim Pucillo reports.


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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.

 


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LOST HIKER IN POWAY AREA

August 16, 2011 (Poway) – San Diego Sheriff’s Search and Rescue team is searching for a lost hiker, possibly injured, Incident Page Network reports.  The hiker has erratic cellphone communication in the vicinity of Twin Peaks Road and Midland Road, possibly on Twin Peaks Mountain. 

 


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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.

 


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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.

 


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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.


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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.


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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.


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MISSING MAN FOUND BY SEARCHERS IN EL CAJON

June 29, 2011 (El Cajon) – An injured man who called 911 after falling down an embankment last night has been found following an intensive search and will be transported to a hospital, Melissa Aquino, public affairs officer with the San Diego Sheriff’s Office, advises.


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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.


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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.”


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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.


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WARRANT SWEEP NABS 13 ARRESTS IN RAMONA

 

June 12, 2011 (Ramona) – Yesterday morning, a warrant sweep in East County was conducted by the San Diego Sheriff’s Department Court Services Field Unit to apprehend suspects with outstanding felony and misdemeanor warrants. A total of 12 adults and one juvenile were arrested and 14 warrants were cleared.


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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.


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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.


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