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Fire ravages garage, spares adjoining duplex on Old Julian Highway


Cal Fire/Ramona crews battled a nasty garage fire on Old Julian Highway that sent the odor of smoke wafting through eastern Ramona Sunday evening.

The fire in a two-car attached garage in front of a duplex at 283 W. Old Julian Highway erupted around 6:20 p.m., according to Cal Fire Capt. Kendal Bortisser. Forty minutes later, crews gained the upper hand on the blaze, knocking down the flames with no injuries, he said.

The garage was about 90 percent destroyed, but no one was hurt and no residents were displaced, the fire captain said, noting the cause was under investigation.

Cyclist airlifted to hospital after accident in Country Estates

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A 67-year-old woman visiting from central California was airlifted to Palomar Medical Center after she lost control of the bicycle she was riding and landed face first into a rocky ravine, losing consciousness about a half-mile east of Cope Trail in San Diego Country Estates this afternoon, Cal Fire Capt. Robert Ramirez with the Ramona Fire Department reports.

Single-vehicle accident sends van through fence, onto sewer plant yard

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Emergency crews respond to the scene of a one-vehicle accident in which a minivan drove through a chain-link fence and onto the yard of the Ramona Municipal Water District sewer treatment plant on San Vicente Road about one mile east of Wildcat Canyon Road just before 5 p.m. today.

CHP opens lanes on State Route 67 after small brush fire


CHP has canceled its SigAlert for State Route 67 between Mt. Woodson and Poway roads after firefighters extinguished a small brush fire.

The fire reported at 2:05 p.m. started on the east side of the highway between Ellie and Mt. Woodson roads within the Poway city limits.

Arraignment Aug. 19 for pursuit suspect

A 40-year-old woman was in custody today on suspicion of leading deputies on a brief pursuit in Ramona, ending in her arrest for alleged drug possession, authorities said.
Charlyn Maccini was arrested late Thursday afternoon on suspicion of being under the influence of a controlled substance, misdemeanor evasion and for possession of methamphetamine and hashish oil, according to San Diego County sheriff’s Lt. Hank Turner.
Around 3:30 p.m., a deputy attempted to pull Maccini over at state Route 78 and Olive Street, suspecting she may have been involved in an attempted residential burglary, the lieutenant said in a statement.
Maccini allegedly refused to yield to the deputy, triggering a three-minute pursuit that ended in her arrest in the 2000 block of Pine Street.
“Additional charges are pending,” Turner said without elaboration.

Arraignment Tuesday for identity theft suspects

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 [...]

Sheriff’s reports: Identity theft, grand theft of jewelry valued at $50,000

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•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.

Prison realignment strains county jails, study says

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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.

Forest Service conducts prescribed burn in Black Canyon area

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.

Woman taken to hospital after vehicle overturns


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.