Bureaucratic hurdles have stalled efforts by the Ramona sheriff’s station to clean up the Santa Maria Creek bottom, even as it continues to arrest criminals living and hoarding items among the bed’s vegetation.
Lt. Hank Turner of the Ramona station updated the Ramona Community Planning Group, a creek cleanup advocate, on the project during the planners’ Aug. 7 meeting.
Sheriff’s deputies from the Ramona station arrested four people Aug. 6 who were living in the Santa Maria creek bed on private property near B and 11th streets, according to reports.
Lt. Hank Turner said the property owner had signed a “no trespass” letter with the sheriff’s department. Doing so lets the sheriff’s department know that anyone living in the creek bed on private property does not have the owner’s permission.
Arrested for disorderly conduct: lodge without consent were three males, ages 34, 37 and 32, and a 55-year-old female. Turner said they were living in a tent. The lieutenant pointed out that homelessness is not a crime but it is a crime to live on
Three female hikers suffering from heat-related symptoms were rescued from the Cedar Creek Falls trail around 1:30 p.m. Monday, according to officials. San Diego County Sheriff’s Department sent two helicopters to hoist the hikers from the trail and bring them to a landing area near Ramona Fire Station 81 on San Vicente Road. The hikers [...]
Sheriff’s Ramona deputies found narcotics and about 300 firearms at a residence in the 300 block of Amigos Road Thursday evening, Aug. 7, and arrested a 20-year-old man, reported Lt. Hank Turner of the sheriff’s Ramona station.
The deputies were helping California Highway Patrol follow up on a hit and run suspect when they noticed some of the narcotics and firearms, said Turner.
Anthony Gordon was arrested around 5:30 p.m. on suspicion of charges that included felon possessing firearms, possession of narcotic controlled substance, under the influence of controlled substance while possessing firearm, and possessing switchblade knife, according to the sheriff’s department website. He was booked into San Diego Central Jail.
In addition to the firearms, a grenade was found and the sheriff’s bomb arson unit was called, but the grenade was inert, Turner said.
Among the controlled substances that deputies found were heroin, LSD, concentrated cannabis and ecstasy, said the lieutenant.
Bail has been set at $50,000 for Gordon, and arraignment was scheduled for Aug. 12, according to the sheriff’s website.
Friday, Aug. 8, 1:20 p.m. — A brush fire that was reported around 12:45 p.m. at Wildcat Canyon and Barona roads is contained, California Highway Patrol reports on its website. CHP said it is conducting one-way traffic control in that area.
San Diego Superior Court’s website is scheduled to be shut down for maintenance for about five hours on Saturday.
None of the court’s pages will be accessible beginning at 8 a.m.
The shutdown will affect court records, e-filing, calendars, jury service postponements, online payments and emails, among other things, according to the court.
The website is scheduled to be back in service by 1 p.m., according to the court.
Standing in front of the sheriff’s Ramona station at Main Street and Montecito Road on Aug. 5, Crime Prevention Specialist Barbara Wallace reminds the community that it’s the Sheriff’s Night Out Against Crime with a row of Burma Shave-type signs. The San Diego County Sheriff’s Department, which recognized the event across the county, said Night Out Against Crime is a day when communities take a stand to let criminals know neighborhoods are organized and fighting back. Two of Wallace’s signs say “Crime is low” and “Because you care.”
A 6-year-old Ramona boy credited with saving his grandmother’s life was the center of attention at a dinner in his honor at Ramona Fire Station 81.
Xavier Mumaw seemed more interested in the pizza and personal tour of the fire equipment and ambulance he received from the station’s crew than in all the attention showered on him.
Among reports filed at the sheriff’s Ramona station:
Sunday, Aug. 3
•Male, 44, arrested, 1000 block Main Street, threaten crime with intent to terrorize.
Ramona Fire Department responded to four reports of flooding in San Diego County Estates after Sunday’s rain.