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.
A seventh-grade student suffered a broken toe and bruises when she was hit by a car in the staff parking lot at Olive Peirce Middle School around 7:40 a.m. Wednesday, said the school’s principal.
The girl was crossing the staff lot to reach the school building when the car, traveling about 5 mph, struck her, said Principal Pauline Leavitt. She was transported to an area hospital by the Ramona Fire Department. Leavitt said the student was expected to be in school on Friday.
“We’re obviously taking this pretty seriously,” said Leavitt, adding that she will review the school’s procedures about students walking in the staff parking lot.
“It’s very busy in the morning,” she said.
Students are encouraged to walk on the sidewalks to the school, she noted.
The sheriff’s department is investigating the incident, said the principal.
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A fire hydrant at 10th and H streets was knocked over, sending water gushing into the streets, after a two-vehicle collision that sent one person to the hospital around 9:20 Tuesday morning.
The female driver of a 2005 Lexus was eastbound on H Street approaching 10th Street at 35 mph when she failed to stop at the stop sign and broadsided a 1992 Honda Civic,
Jury selection is scheduled to start Tuesday, Oct. 15, in the murder trial of David Humberto Ortiz, 21, who is accused of killing his girlfriend’s 8-month-old daughter in Ramona in 2012.
Opening statements from attorneys are expected to start Thursday before El Cajon Superior Court Judge Allan Preckel. The trial is estimated to last from two to three weeks and Ortiz has pleaded not guilty.
Update: A 27-year-old Michigan woman died after losing her balance on the motorcycle she was riding and being ejected onto the roadway into the path of an oncoming vehicle on Route 79 Sunday morning, reported California Highway Patrol.
The woman was northbound on SR-79 north of Harrison Park Road at an unknown speed at 9: 30 a.m. when she was unable to maintain her balance on the Suzuki motorcycle on a right-hand curve, according to the CHP report. The driver of a southbound SUV, a 43-year-old San Diego man, attempted to avoid the downed motorcyclist by swerving to the left, but the right front tire drove over the woman, CHP reported.
The man and woman killed when a light plane headed from Palm Springs to El Cajon crashed northeast of Julian have been identified as the plane’s registered owner and his girlfriend, authorities said.
Roberta Ann Rose, 52, and Andrew William Thulin, 55, both of San Diego, were en route to Gillespie Filed in the single-engine Mooney M20E when aircraft control reported that the plane had gone missing about 6:15 p.m. Wednesday over the Volcan Mountain Wilderness Preserve, according to sheriff’s officials and the San Diego County Medical Examiner’s Office.
San Diego County Sheriff’s Department served a felony search warrant Friday afternoon at a house at Sixth and B streets but did not find a 25-year-old Ramona male wanted in connection with the department’s recent undercover drug operation, said Sgt. Dave Ross.
Dubbed Operation Mountain Shadow, the year-long, multi-agency investigation culminated Sept. 10 with the arrests of 73 people, 41 of whom were from Ramona.
While serving the search warrant around 4 p.m. Friday, Ross said the sheriff’s department arrested one male, suspected of obstruction, and were questioning others at the scene.
‘Ping’ from cell phone helps rescuers locate wreckage in Volcan preserve
Thursday, Oct. 10—The bodies of a man and woman were found early today in the wreckage of a small airplane that crashed in rugged terrain near Julian on a flight from Palm Springs to Gillespie Field, authorities said.
A smoke bomb went off in a bathroom Friday afternoon, Oct. 4, at Olive Peirce Middle School, but did not cause any damage, reported the sheriff’s Ramona station.
A male student has been identified as a suspect and the matter is being handled by juvenile investigations in the sheriff’s Poway office, said Detective Mike McNeill.