Thief targets unlocked vehicles in Estates
Detectives investigate vandalism at Estates home
Five unlocked vehicles in the Estates were targeted by a thief between late Friday night, April 25, and early Saturday morning, April 26, according to the sheriff’s Ramona station.
No information was available before going to press on what items were stolen from the vehicles, but Lt. Hank Turner said the thief only focused on unlocked cars.
“An easy way to stop it is to lock your car,” he said. He also said people should not leave valuables in open view in their vehicles as a thief can break a window to gain access.
Also in the Estates, the Ramona station is investigating a series of vandalism that occurred at a residence.
Steven Kilgore reported paint poured on areas of his property, including his front door, driveway and patio covers, a rock thrown though his window and painted derogatory slurs — a swastika sign and the word “fag,” according to the sheriff’s department.
The vandalism occurred in three separate incidents, the first being in the early morning of Feb. 1, another around Feb. 16, and the last around 12 a.m. March 28, said Sgt. John Boyce.
At the suggestion of detectives, Kilgore set up video surveillance cameras, Boyce said, and a video shows two people wearing hats and bandanas creating the damage. Boyce said because the suspects are covered up, it’s difficult to tell who they could be, but the victim is suspicious of someone he knows.
“We’ll look into any lead we can get,” the sergeant said.
Anyone with information can contact the Ramona detective unit at 760-789-9157.
Among other reports filed at the sheriff’s Ramona station:
Sunday, April 27
•Petty theft of $400 electronic component from vehicle, 23600 block Gymkhana Road.
Saturday, April 26
•Grand theft from building of miscellaneous items valued at $1,000, 100 block 12th Street.
•Male, 34, arrested, 1700 block Montecito Road, misdemeanor bench warrant.
Friday, April 25
•Male, 51, victim of battery, Stokes Road at Black Canyon Road.
Wednesday, April 23
•Male, 57, arrested, 1700 block La Brea Street, contempt of court: violate protective court order and flash incarceration.
Tuesday, April 22
•Male, 65, arrested, 2000 block Pine Street, battery on person.
•Male, 80, and female, 70, victims of fraud, 24000 block Sargeant Road, occurred between Jan. 1 and April 22.
•Vandalism to cell phone, 14600 block Mussey Grade Road.
•Vandalism, $400 or less, to commercial structure, 1400 block Montecito Road, occurred around March 24.
Monday, April 21
•Male, 22, arrested, 1300 block Main Street, possess controlled substance and possess controlled substance for sale.
•Female, 48, arrested, Main and Ninth streets, use/under the influence of controlled substance and possess unlawful paraphernalia.
•Residential burglary, 700 block D Street.
•Ramona Unified School District, victim of commercial burglary, 600 block Eighth Street, miscellaneous property valued at $500. Incident occurred between April 18 and 21.
- Sheriff’s Reports
- Sheriff’s reports: Jewelry, two pistols stolen from Mussey Grade home
- Deputies nab minors for underage drinking
- Deputies arrest three for grand theft of AT&T property
- Sheriff’s Reports
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