A preliminary hearing is scheduled today for two men accused of stealing cash, checks and sacramental wine from a Ramona church.
Christopher Szumski, 33, and Brandon Tye, 20, were arrested April 22 in a traffic stop on Interstate 8 near Main Street in El Cajon, according to San Diego County sheriff’s Lt. Hank Turner.
Tuesday, 4 p.m. — San Diego Country Estates residents who drive Wildcat Canyon Road home from work should consider an alternate route, California Highway Patrol advises, estimating it will be another three hours before the road can be opened as fire crews put out hot spots from brush fires that erupted earlier near Barona Casino.
Monday, July 28—Emergency crews are responding to the report of a vegetation fire near 156 Maple St. The call came in about 3:45 p.m.
Friday, July 25—Wildcat Canyon Road will be closed at Founder’s Way, near Barona Resort and Casino, from 9 to 11 a.m. today for the investigation of the motorcycle fatality that occurred July 18, California Highway Patrol reported.
James Gansch, 39, of Ramona, was killed last Friday when his motorcycle collided with a BMW sedan around 9:25 p.m. on Wildcat Canyon Road, according to the county Medical Examiner’s office.
Update, Thursday, July 24—The County Medical Examiner’s Office has identified the 18-year-old female who died after hiking at Three Sisters Falls in Julian on July 22 as Yasmen Vidales of San Diego.
According to the medical examiner the cause of death was heatstroke due to environmental exposure. The report states that Vidales was hiking with a friend but they ran out of water and upon returning to the car area on Boulder Creek Road, she became unresponsive. Paramedics arrived after 911 was called and Vidales was airlifted to Sharp Grossmont emergency department where despite aggressive attempts at resuscitation, she was pronounced dead at 6:36 p.m., stated the
A 39-year-old Ramona man died Friday night, July 18, when his motorcycle collided with a car near Barona Resort & Casino, according to authorities.
James Oliver Gansch, a married father of two, was actively involved in the Ramona community and was a huge supporter of Ramona football, according to information posted on a fundraising account website page established by friends of the family.
Deputies conducting a search at a home in rural Julian today found a greenhouse containing about 220 marijuana plants.
The deputies made the discovery in the 3400 block of Slumbering Oaks Trail about 12:30 p.m., according to San Diego County Sheriff’s Department officials.
No residents or property owners were at the address at the time of the search, Sgt. Tom Poulin said. The investigation was ongoing, he said.
Monday, 4:17 p.m.—CHP reports that the Sig Alert has been canceled for state Route 78 west of Horizon View where an accident occurred.
Monday, 4 p.m. —A Sig Alert has been issued on state Route 78 at Horizon View due to a traffic collision with a major injury, reports California Highway Patrol.
Both lanes on SR-78 are blocked, states the CHP website. The Sig Alert is estimated to last until around 4:45 p.m.
Due to high temperatures and dry vegetation in the eastern reaches of San Diego County, fire restrictions in Cleveland National Forest will increase to an elevated level, effective 6 a.m. Friday, forestry officials announced.
Under the stricter rules, wood or charcoal fires are allowed only in designated areas, and smoking is prohibited except inside vehicles or buildings or within a developed recreation site.
The restrictions also require spark arrestors on off-highway vehicles, chainsaws and other equipment with internal-combustion engines, and mandate special-use permits for welding, grinding, cutting, use of explosives and similar activities.
Fireworks are never allowed on state lands.
The fire-danger rating system takes into account such factors as foliage conditions and expected weather effects on fuels to establish the likelihood of a fire starting within a given 24-hour period.
“The public needs to be extremely careful when recreating within the forest during periods of high, very high and extreme fire danger,” said Carlton Joseph, fire chief for Cleveland National Forest.
Fire officials respond to a car fire on state Route 78 near Ramona Highlands Road Wednesday morning around 11:40. No one was reported injured but traffic was stopped in both directions until a tow truck could remove the vehicle.