Skylor McGee, 20, of Ramona and five other defendants accused of selling marijuana, heroin and other drugs to undercover sheriff’s deputies posing as students at or near Ramona and two other area high schools pleaded not guilty Wednesday to felony charges, including selling and possession for sale of narcotics.
An 8-year-old girl complained of pain after a two-vehicle accident at 10th and H streets about 2:30 p.m. today.
According to California Highway Patrol Officer Dan Matthews, a 16-year-old male driving south on 10th Street pulled into the turn lane as he approached the H Street intersection. The teen saw a van pull up to the intersection on H Street and, while he was concentrating on that vehicle, the teen didn’t look to see an oncoming northbound vehicle on 10th Street as he started to turn onto H, and the two vehicles collided.
National Weather Service has upgraded its fire weather watch to red flag warning for San Diego County inland valley and mountains.
This includes all ranger districts of the Cleveland National Forest. The red flag warning will be in effect from midnight until 6 p.m. Friday
A yearlong undercover investigation targeting drug-dealing at Ramona and three other area high schools culminated in the arrests of six minors and 10 adults.
During the probe, youthful deputies posed as students at Ramona, Abraxas, Mission Hills, and Poway high schools, and were able to buy narcotics at three of the campuses, including Ramona, according to sheriff’s officials. The types of illicit substances purchased included heroin, cocaine, marijuana, oxycodone and hydrocodone.
As a result of the investigati
Focused on the safety of children as the No. 1 priority, those attending County Supervisor Dianne Jacob’s meeting on Santa Maria Creek Monday agreed that cleaning up the overgrown waterway should be done in phases, beginning with the section behind Ramona Community Park ball fields.
“We do have some safety issues with the kids there,” said Dawn Perfect, a Ramona Unified School District trustee.
A driver crossed the center line on San Pasqual Valley Road and struck an oncoming car early today, then ran off, a police sergeant said.
The Nissan Juke was headed east when it crossed into oncoming traffic in the 16600 block of San Pasqual Valley Road east of the San Diego Wild Animal Park around 12:30 a.m., striking a westbound Toyota Echo, San Diego police Sgt. David Jennings said. The Toyota’s driver suffered several broken ribs and a deep cut to the knee, he said.
The Nissan’s driver got out of his wrecked vehicle and ran away, Jennings said. Police described him as Hispanic, about 5 feet 7 and 180 pounds, with a heavy build. He was wearing a dark T-shirt and jeans.
Two hikers who called the sheriff’s department Saturday night to report they were lost were rescued in a rugged area near Cuyamaca Peak early today.
About 9:35 p.m. Saturday, the hikers reported they were trapped in thick brush without any food or water on the west side of Cuyamaca Peak,” sheriff’s Sgt. Don Parker said.
A 22-year-old man crashed his motorcycle while riding on State Route 78 in San Pasqual today and suffered a fractured neck and ankle, a police officer said.
The motorcyclist was riding westbound with a group near the Orasco and Guejito truck trails about 12:30 p.m. when he hit a rock and crashed, San Diego police Officer Frank Cali said.
The rider was taken to a hospital with serious injuries, Cali said.
Alcohol was not a factor in the crash, Cali said.
Freelance photojournalist and videographer James “JC” Playford of Ramona has refiled a federal complaint against multiple law enforcement agencies, saying they are obstructing his rights as a member of the press under the First, Fourth and 14th amendments.
“When our forefathers got together and created the Constitution of the United States, they were thinking about an individual, not the corporations that didn’t exist,” he said.
A vegetation fire that was sparked at 2:50 p.m. Thursday at a rabbit farm on Griffith Road, near the corner of Hanson Lane, was contained in 10 minutes, said a fire official.
About half an acre of grass burned, said Cal Fire Battalion Chief Jeff Johnson.