A preliminary hearing was scheduled for today for a Valley Center woman accused of committing 21 burglaries across North County, including in Ramona.
Gabriela Vergara, 35, is charged with possession of stolen goods and other crimes. According to the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department, the goods came from numerous home and vehicle break-ins in Ramona, Poway, San Marcos, Escondido, Fallbrook, Vista, Encinitas and Orange County.
Among reports filed at the sheriff’s Ramona station:
Sunday, Jan. 5
•Male 29, arrested, 24200 block Cerro Vista Way, warrants.
•Male, 23, arrested, 400 block Penn Street, suspected of drunk in public.
A 50-year-old Ramona man was arrested in El Cajon on Saturday on a charge of reckless driving in connection with an Oct. 26 injury accident that occurred on Route 67 north of Poway Road.
San Diego County sheriff’s Deputy Aaron Meleen said Sunday that a felony warrant was issued on Nov. 19 for Douglas Lane and that Lane was arrested for the warrant on Saturday. He was booked and was being held in lieu of $500,000 bail.
Investigators said that road rage on the part of Lane was a factor in the accident, which occurred as two vehicles were involved in a right-of-way dispute as the two lanes of Route 67 merge into one. The pickup Lane was driving allegedly hit the right side of a northbound sedan as Lane tried to squeeze in from the right, according to the report. The truck then veered into the bike lane on the right side of the road, and hit the bicyclist, the sheriff’s deputy said.
The bicyclist was taken to Palomar Medical Center and treated for severe injuries, Meleen said.
Investigators later determined that Lane had been driving the truck, Meleen said.
A sheriff’s deputy draws a weapon in the parking lot of Bank of America, 1407 Main St., Friday afternoon. A sheriff’s spokesperson said the call was a false alarm from the bank.
Paramedics transported an elderly woman to a hospital for precautionary reasons after a three-vehicle collision on state Route 67 and Rockin Oaks Way, California Highway Patrol reports.
The woman was a passenger in a vehicle making a left turn from Rockin Oaks Way onto state Route 67 about 2:40 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 2, when the vehicle was struck by a van that was southbound on SR-67. A third vehicle, northbound on SR-67, also was involved, CHP reports.
No injuries were reported to the three other people involved in the collision.
A studio/residence in the 15600 block of Mussey Grade Road was destroyed early Tuesday morning from a fire sparked by a burning candle, said the Ramona Fire Department/Cal Fire.
The 700-square-foot home was occupied by a renter who was uninjured, but an 18-year-old cat perished from the blaze, said Apparatus Engineer/Paramedic Shawn Warcup.
Update, 8 p.m., Monday: A 31-year-old Ramona male turned himself in to California Highway patrol at the sheriff’s Ramona station around 5:30 p.m. Monday for allegedly hitting a cyclist earlier in the day, said CHP Officer Joe Nielsen.
Witnesses to the accident provided CHP with the license plate number of the vehicle they said hit the cyclist. Nielsen said that enabled him to track down the driver and leave him messages.
Update: 5:45 p.m.—The report was a false alarm.
Emergency crews are responding to a report of a fire in the vicinity of state Route 78 and Rancho Allen Lane east of Magnolia Avenue in Ramona.
No other information is available.
A 51-year-old Ramona woman was seriously injured in a collision near Barona today when she passed another vehicle and slammed into a pickup truck, authorities said.
The driver of a northbound 2000 Mitsubishi Galant had just passed another vehicle over the two solid yellow lines on Wildcat Canyon Road, just north of Featherstone Canyon Road, and lost control shortly before 7 a.m., according to the California Highway Patrol Officer Kevin Pearlstein.
Emergency crews have responded to a single-vehicle traffic collision in the 24200 block of state Route 78 east of town in the vicinity of Camelot campground, according to the California Highway Patrol website.
An unknown number of people are inside the vehicle, which struck a tree, and the roadway is blocked, reports CHP.
According to CHP, a witness reported seeing the vehicle weaving before the collision, which was reported at 10:09 a.m.