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Deputies arrest Ramona man, 31, released early from jail

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.

County warns of telephone scam with man posing as peace officer

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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.

Judge sentences hatchet attacker to two-year prison term

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.

Feb. 24 trial set for One Stop Equipment burglary suspect

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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.

Sheriff’s reports

Among reports filed at the sheriff’s Ramona substation:

Wednesday, Jan. 22

•Juvenile arrested, 700 block Ninth Street, suspected of minor possessing marijuana on grounds during school activities.

Ex-boyfriend, friend arraigned on new charges

A Ramona man suspected of carjacking the vehicle that was driven by his ex-girlfriend’s new boyfriend has been charged with felony assault in the Nov. 24 incident.

Ricardo Daniel Macedo, 25, pleaded not guilty to the added charge before El Cajon Superior Court Judge Laura Halgren on Jan. 22. Macedo remains free on $75,000 bond on condition he has no contact with the 23-year-old victim.

Low humidity, wind prompt another fire weather watch Thursday night to Friday night

Low humidity and strong gusty northeast-to-east winds will prompt the National Weather Service to issue a fire weather watch for the inland valleys and mountains of San Diego County Thursday night to Friday night, meteorologists said.
“Surface high pressure moving into the Great Basin will bring areas of strong gusty northeast to east winds late Thursday night and Friday, especially through and below passes and canyons,” according a NWS advisory. “These winds will combine with very low humidity to bring elevated fire weather conditions for the mountains and inland valleys.’’
The agency said sustained winds of 15 to 25 miles per hour and gusts of 35 to 45 mph were likely from Thursday night to Friday night.
The daytime humidity on Thursday is expected to be around 8 to 15 percent, with poor overnight improvement, according to the weather service.

Shaw gets two years for not registering as sex offender

Two years in state prison were handed down Jan. 17 to a sex offender who gave out Halloween treats to children in Ramona.

Probation was denied for Danny Emmett Shaw II, 29, who pleaded guilty Dec. 18 to failing to register as a sex offender with the sheriff’s department in Ramona.

Red flag warning extended till 6 p.m. Friday

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Thursday, Jan. 16—A red flag wildfire warning was in effect today in the region’s valleys and mountains for a fourth consecutive day due to lingering heat, high winds and dry air.
The National Weather Service alert, set to expire at 6 p.m. Friday, advises the public to be mindful of critical combustion hazards in the subject areas.
The warning, issued Monday and initially set to expire on Wednesday evening, has been extended twice.
The forecast called for sustained winds up to 30 mph out of the northeast and gusts up to 60 mph, coupled with daytime humidity levels as low as 5 percent.
The arid, unseasonably warm conditions were expected to persist into the weekend, coupled with weakening winds, forecasters said.

Cleveland National Forest sends engines to wildfire in Angeles National Forest north of Glendora


Cleveland National Forest officials have sent seven engines — two single engines and a strike team of five engines and a strike team leader — to support the Colby Fire that started on the Angeles National Forest at approximately 5:50 this morning.
The fire is burning near Morris Reservoir north of Glendora and as of 9 a.m. had charred 125 acres, according to Cal Fire.
The forest service may send additional personnel to the Colby Fire but said it will continue to maintain adequate coverage in the event that any fires occur on the forest. The Cleveland National Forest abuts the eastern edge of Ramona.