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Sailor killed in motorcycle accident

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Update, April 15—A motorcycle accident in Julian, just before 3 p.m. April 11, claimed the life of a 29-year-old active duty sailor who resided in Ramona, according to the medical examiner’s office.

The Navy has identified him as Petty Officer Third Class Trevor C. Ducusin. He was based aboard the USS Higgins in San Diego, said a Navy spokesperson.

The sailor was driving a motorcycle northbound on state Route 79, north of KQ Ranch Road and, while maneuvering into a right-hand curve, his bike entered the southbound lanes and he collided head-on with an SUV,

Car strikes ambulance at Sixth and Main Friday afternoon

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A 37-year-old female passenger was transported to Palomar Medical Center with facial injuries after the vehicle she was in struck a private ambulance at Sixth and Main streets about 2:45 this afternoon, said authorities.

California Highway Patrol Officer Brian Kattke said the silver Suzuki ZX4 was northbound on Sixth Street and the driver thought it was clear to cross Main Street when it broadsided a private ambulance. The front of the car sustained major damage. Four people were in the Suzuki — the female driver from Warner Springs, and two females and one male, all who are special needs from Ramona, said Kattke. Only the 37-year-old was

Deputies nab minors for underage drinking

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Sheriff’s deputies from the Ramona station conducted a foot patrol Saturday, April 5, that netted several arrests in San Diego Country Estates.

At 12:06 a.m. at San Vicente and Gunn Stage roads, deputies arrested a 21-year-old male for manufacture/sale/possess leaded cane/billy and for being drunk in public. Two females, ages 18 and 19, were arrested for being drunk in public.

Escondido man dies in Santa Ysabel motorcycle crash

Sunday, April 6—The man killed in a motorcycle crash near Lake Henshaw on Saturday was identified today as a 27-year-old Escondido resident.
Shortly before 5:30 p.m. Saturday, the rider of a 2013 Harley-Davidson Breakout motorcycle lost control at an unknown speed on a curve in westbound state Route 76 near East Grade Road, California Highway Patrol Officer Jim Bettencourt said.
Bettencourt said the rider veered to the right, struck a boulder and was thrown from the motorcycle.
The motorcyclist died at the scene, Bettencourt said.

Ramona couple quickly assist two victims in solo accident on Pamo road

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A man and woman were aided by a Ramona couple Friday evening, shortly after the car they were in flipped on its side on Pamo Road as it heads down to Orosco Ridge

Rod and Barbara Hepburn were driving down Pamo Road when they saw the car on its driver’s side, just after 6 p.m.

Barbara Hepburn said the female driver was pinned under the car between the window and the pavement.

Fire destroys storage building on Starvation Mountain Road

Fire destroyed an agricultural storage building on Starvation Mountain Road near Highland Valley Road Wednesday afternoon, according to officials.
The 500-square-foot wood frame building with corrugated aluminum siding in the 19000 block of Starvation Mountain Road was packed with personal items, said Cal Fire/Ramona Fire Department Battalion Chief Burke Kremensky. He did not have a damage estimate as of Thursday.
Responding to the call, which came at 2:15 p.m., were Ramona Fire Department, Cal Fire, San Diego County Fire Authority and San Pasqual and Lakeside fire departments.
Although there was access to the location, Kremensky said, “Water was a concern. We ended up ordering up three water tenders.”
Those tenders came from Lakeside, San Pasqual and San Diego County Fire Authority.
The cause is under investigation.
According to Kremensky, the homeowners were home and said they heard what sounded like an explosion.
“We couldn’t determine a cause because the building had so much storage,” he said.
San Diego Gas & Electric also responded to secure the building’s power. Firefighters left the scene about 7 p.m., said Kremensky.

Volunteers, deputies join forces to take back Santa Maria Creek

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Volunteers and sheriff’s deputies are among those joining forces to clean up the Santa Maria Creek bed.

Crissy Tobiason, who is heading up the volunteer effort, has created a tentative schedule to begin phase 1 of the creek bed cleanup — from Seventh to 10th streets — in late September, after nesting and raptor seasons end.San

Sheriff’s reports: Jewelry, two pistols stolen from Mussey Grade home

Two pistols and approximately $1,800 worth of jewelry were reported stolen March 12 in a residential burglary in the 15600 block of Mussey Grade Road, according to the sheriff’s Ramona substation.

Among other reports filed at the Ramona station:

Ramona woman dies in Wildcat Canyon Road head-on

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The passenger of a car hit head-on in the Barona Ranch Indian Reservation suffered fatal injuries, the California Highway Patrol reported today.
A southbound 2007 Ford Expedition crossed the parallel yellow lines at 15050 Wildcat Canyon Road at 6:39 p.m. Saturday and struck a northbound car head-on, according to the CHP.
Media reports indicated the Expedition was a Barona Tribal Enforcement vehicle.
The passenger was transported to a hospital and was pronounced dead. The driver of the Expedition was also treated at a hospital with cuts to his right arm, the CHP said.
Drugs and alcohol were not believed to be a factor, the CHP said.

Ramona woman taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries after head-on collision on Wildcat Canyon Road

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A Ramona woman involved in a head-on collision on Wildcat Canyon Road was taken to Sharp Memorial Hospital with life threatening injuries Saturday evening, reports Cal Fire Capt. Robert Ramirez with the Ramona Fire Department.

The woman, whose name was not released, was the passenger in a vehicle that was northbound toward Ramona when a Barona Tribal Law Enforcement vehicle crossed into its path, Ramirez reported. The male driver in the vehicle headed toward Ramona suffered moderate injuries, including a possible fractured leg, and arm, hip and facial injuries.

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