Two San Bernardino County residents arrested in Ramona for allegedly stealing mail — including credit cards and checks — from more than 100 people are set to be arraigned Tuesday, authorities said today. Samuel Oliver Remson, 26, and Dominique Kesha Woods, 33, were taken into custody late Monday morning during a traffic stop at Seventh [...]
•Grand theft of $50,000 worth of jewelry, 16600 block Peace Valley Lane.
•Theft by use of access card information over $950, 23600 block Atex Court.
•Petty theft of $50 automotive parts, $100 worth of fuel and $50 of tools, 100 block Fifth Street.
The jail population has swelled in San Diego County since prison realignment was instituted statewide three years ago, adding to the strain of area law enforcement, according to a study released Friday by San Diego Association of Governments.
The Cleveland National Forest Palomar Ranger District is conducting a prescribed burn in the Black Canyon area in the northeast portion of Ramona to reduce fuels in the event of a wildfire.
A spokesperson for the forest service said the burn will be handled day by day, depending on the weather.
The Palomar Ranger District began conducting prescribed fire activity in November and will continue through June, as weather and fuel conditions permit, near San Diego Country Estates, Ramona, Santa Ysabel, Julian, Warner Springs and Palomar Mountain.
A woman was transported to Palomar Medical Center after her vehicle hit a telephone pole and overturned on East Old Julian Highway near Neighborly Lane around 4:45 p.m. Monday.
Two vehicles were involved in the collision. The other vehicle, a white car, had damage to the left front side.
A James Dukes Elementary teacher was released early from school Thursday after an incident during recess.
Superintendent Robert Graeff said the primary grade teacher who is battling an illness removed her pants in the classroom and wandered outside. The campus supervisor and a teacher in the classroom next door witnessed her “and quietly and professionally escorted the teacher back into the classroom,” said Graeff.
Some students witnessed the incident, he said.
The principal was called and school officials sought medical attention from Ramona paramedics, said Graeff. Once paramedics examined her, she was released for the day. She was not in class Friday.
“We’re working with medical professionals to address the illness condition,” said Graeff. “Once that’s resolved, we will take the next step, which very likely will be (she will) return to work. She will not be in on Monday.”
Graeff explained he is unable to say more because employees have rights.
“Her illness motivated her to do something inappropriate,” said Graeff, noting she took off her pants but was never naked.
“This was not a flasher,” he said. “There’s no crime.”
Primary grades are kindergarten through third grade.
A felon who had been released from jail as a result of AB 109, the state’s prison realignment to prevent overcrowding, was re-arrested on a number of felony charges, said Lt. Hank Turner of the sheriff’s Ramona station.
Turner said deputies responded to a call of shots fired Friday evening, Jan. 24, in the 1700 block of San Vicente Road, and saw Dusten Hayes, 31, throw a shotgun over a fence. Deputies retrieved the shotgun and believed he was under the influence of controlled substances, said Turner.
San Diego County authorities today warned the public not to fall for a telephone scam in which a male caller posing as a peace officer tells potential victims that they have a family member named in an outstanding warrant and an immediate cash payment is needed to avoid arrest.
A two-year prison term was handed down Wednesday for a man who took a hatchet to a stranger’s home, and then tried to axe the man’s neighbor and a vehicle in Ramona.
Devin Michael Jones, 23, pleaded guilty at an earlier hearing to assault with a deadly weapon and felony vandalism, said Deputy District Attorney Matthew Carberry.
A trial date of Feb. 24 has been set for a man charged with stealing $2,400 worth of power tools at One Stop Equipment Rental in Ramona during a nighttime burglary.
San Diego resident Matthew Paul Sondag, 39, was ordered to stand trial for conspiracy to commit burglary and burglary in a Nov. 27, 2013, incident in which he and others are suspected of cutting a hole in the fence at 254 Pine St, according to court records.