A 23-year-old man was arrested after threatening a resident with a hatchet around 6 a.m. Thursday in the 600 block of B Street, reported the sheriff’s department.
The incident began when a Ramona resident in that area heard what sounded like someone banging on his house and went outside to check, said Sgt. Kurt Torsak of the Ramona substation in a news release. The suspect, later identified as Devin Jones, confronted the homeowner and an argument ensued between the two, Torsak said.
Domestic violence, the focus of an awareness campaign by the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department this month, has its share of calls in Ramona, and the victims are not always women.
“So far this year we’ve made 48 arrests for physical violence,” said Lt. James Bovet with the sheriff’s Ramona station.
Ramona Community Planning Group members are reconsidering support of center median barriers for State Route 67, as proposed by Caltrans, after receiving new information at a meeting with public safety officials.
At a public meeting in August, Caltrans unveiled its State Route 67 Median Barrier Feasibility Project that considers five options for the center of the highway from Willow Road in Lakeside to Shady Oaks Drive in Ramona: a concrete barrier, a metal barrier, a high tension cable barrier, a median buffer, and “no build.”
Cal Fire/San Diego County Fire Authority in cooperation with U.S. Forest Service and the Department of Fish and Wildlife are conducting a vegetation management burn in the Jamul area today and tomorrow. It may be postponed if the weather changes, said Cal Fire Cap. Mike Mohler..
Smoke will be visible in many parts of the county, said Mohler.
Intermountain Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department Auxiliary, also known as The Hot Spots, invites businesses, organizations and individuals to participate as sponsors of its “Party Like It’s 1899 in the Wild Wild West” fundraiser on Saturday, Nov. 16.
The event, held to benefit the Intermountain fire and rescue department, will be in Town Hall, 729 Main St., from 6 to 10 p.m.
Sponsor levels range from $25 to $2,000 and are:
•Calamity Jane, $25.
•Wyatt Earp, $50.
•The James Gang, $100.
•Doc Holiday, $250.
•Annie Oakley, $500.
•Matt Dillon, $1,000.
•Belle Starr, $2,000.
The volunteer department provides 24-hour service, seven days a week. It was the first company to respond to the Witch Creek fire in 2007. By 4 that afternoon, 42 volunteer firefighters were in the district to fight “this uncontrollable fire caused by downed electrical lines and nature at her worst,” states a Hot Spots letter to prospective auction item donors. “No lives were lost in our district. The station was also used as a shelter. Again, this is all volunteer support.”
The department covers a 125-mile area that includes Highways 78 and 79. Event coordinators say donations of auction items or services are appreciated.
“This is our primary fundraiser and will be well attended by residents of North County,” the letter continues. “Your support will be highlighted at the event.”
To confirm contributions or arrange to have items picked up, call 760-789-8870 or email email@example.com.
Tickets for the event are $50 each. Those attending are encouraged to dress in costume reflecting a Western, Victorian, Steam Punk or 1899 inspired theme.
The Sheriff’s Department is conducting a survey of residents to find out their attitudes and opinions about the Sheriff’s Department, disorder and crime. Residents can access the survey here, www.surveymonkey.com/s/sdsheriffsurvey. It will take 10 to 15 minutes to complete, said the Sheriff’s Department.
Among reports filed at the sheriff’s Ramona station are:
Sunday, Oct. 13
•Male, 22, arrested, 1300 block Main Street, suspected of being drunk in public.
Fires will be set on the airfield at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar tomorrow as part of a training exercise, officials announced today.
The training is scheduled for 8 a.m. to noon Saturday and is part of the Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting Unit’s routine training regimen, according to MCAS Miramar’s public affairs office.
A 5-year-old girl who was accidentally run over and killed in Ramona by a minivan driven by her 42-year-old mother ran behind the vehicle in an attempt to open a gate, authorities said today.
The girl was fatally struck by her mother’s 2000 Chevrolet Astro van on a private driveway at 3306 Carnation Road about 5:20 p.m. Thursday, according to the California Highway Patrol.
The girl’s father, William Noble, identified his daughter as Bella, a kindergartner. He told reporters Thursday night that his wife was backing up and unaware that Bella and their other children were on the van’s bumper, and that Bella had jumped off.
“The mother lost sight of her daughter and felt a bump at the rear of her vehicle and realized she may have struck her child,” said a CHP statement released this morning. “Not realizing she had run over her daughter, she pulled forward and struck her child a second time.”
Paramedics flew Bella to Rady Children’s Hospital in San Diego, where she died a short time later.
The accident happened while the family was visiting the home of friends, Noble said.
Emergency responders transport a child to a Mercy Air helicopter around 6 p.m. Thursday from Ramona Fire Station 82 at State Route 67 and Dye Road. The child, a 4-year-old girl from Ramona, was lifeflighted to Rady Children’s Hospital after being involved in a vehicle vs. child incident on Carnation Street, according to authorities. Paramedics performed CPR before transporting her to the helicopter, said an official. The incident is under investigation. No other information is available.