Category archives for: Backcountry

Sheriff’s reports

Three bicycles were among items stolen in a commercial burglary in the 1300 block of D Street the morning of June 6.

In addition to the bicycles, worth $100 each, DVD equipment valued at $450 and miscellaneous items totaling approximately $2,280 were stolen.

Among other reports filed at the sheriff’s Ramona station:

CHP reports minor injury accident on SR-78

Emergency responders are at the scene of an accident with a minor injury at state Route 78 and Ramona Trails Drive, according to California Highway Patrol.

CHP reports that a motorcycle was involved and the collision occurred around 5:30 p.m.

Oceanside motorcyclist killed in Palomar Mountain collision

A collision between a motorcyclist trying to pass, and a car making a left turn into a campground on Palomar Mountain, left a 55-year-old Oceanside man dead today.

Around 12:10 a.m., the man was riding a 2011 Triumph motorcycle north on South Grade Road, north of state Route 76 when he crossed into oncoming traffic twice to pass another vehicle, according to the California Highway Patrol Officer Jim Bettencourt.

Fire department receives grant for equipment


The sovereign nations of Barona and Sycuan have donated 75 percent of the $93,452 Ramona Fire Department needs to buy three new cardiac monitor/defibrillator units for two ambulances and a medic engine.

“Desperately need these,” Battalion Chief Burke Kremensky told Ramona Municipal Water District directors at their May 27 meeting. Kremensky said the new units will replace the district’s 13-year-old cardiac monitor/defibillators.

Sheriff’s reports: $1,800 worth of equipment, tools stolen from greenhouse

A grand theft was reported at Sorenson’s Greenhouse in the 300 block of Haverford Road on May 22.

According to the sheriff’s report, garden equipment valued at $750, garden tools worth $900 and $150 worth of hand tools were stolen.

AutoZone in the 300 block of Pala Street reported the theft of $600 worth of automotive supplies on May 24.

Graduations, softball tournament, fundraiser among upcoming events in Ramona

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RAMONA VALLEY OF THE SUN TOURNAMENT, sponsored by Ramona Girls Softball, softball fields at Ramona High School and Ramona Community Park. Three-day event to feature 39 teams from San Diego County, vendors and events. More:

Firefighters extinguish 3-acre brush fire in Lakeside and three smaller fires between Lakeside and Santee

As firefighters mopped up a three-acre fire that briefly closed Route 67 north of Lakeside Sunday, three more small fires popped up between Lakeside and Santee.

Smoke from the first of the fires was spotted in the 13900 block of state Route 67, near Sycamore Park Drive, shortly before 1 p.m., according to the Lakeside Fire Protection District and the California Highway Patrol.

Supervisors consider tiered system for regulating beekeeping

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San Diego County Board of Supervisors asked staffers to come up with a tiered system to regulate beekeeping in unincorporated areas, instead of moving forward with any of the three options presented today.

The supervisors, who proposed easing the regulations last October, declined to cut the current 600-foot setback requirement between bee hives and dwellings by half, by two-thirds or down to 15 feet — similar to the City of San Diego’s rules and the favorite of several beekeepers in the audience.

Sheriff’s Reports: Driver charged with DUI, vandalism after doing ‘doughnuts’ in parking lot

A 54-year-old man was arrested around 11:30 p.m. Saturday, May 17, after trying to drive “doughnuts” in the parking lot of Cheers, 2475 Main St., and causing damage to several vehicles, according to the sheriff’s Ramona station.

Lt. Hank Turner said the vehicle maneuvers threw rocks and cracked windshields of four vehicles. When deputies arrived, the driver took off at a high rate of speed but pulled over for law enforcement and was charged

Man suspected of shooting his father on Los Coyotes Indian Reservation faces attempted murder charge

A man suspected of shooting his father on Los Coyotes Indian Reservation over the weekend was in custody Tuesday, facing an attempted murder charge.
Phillip Lonewolf Campbell, 35, opened fire on his father about 4:30 p.m. Sunday, then ran off into into hilly terrain in the area of Hot Springs Mountain, according to the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department.
The victim was admitted to a hospital, but his condition and prognosis were not released by sheriff’s officials.
Investigators have not disclosed a suspected motive for the shooting.
On Monday, tribal police detained Campbell at a residence on the Warner Springs-area reservation. He was held at the residence in the 32000 block of Camino Moro until deputies arrived to take him into custody on suspicion of attempted murder, sheriff’s officials said.
Campbell was booked into the Vista jail Monday night and could be arraigned as early as Wednesday afternoon, according to jail records.