By Neal Putnam
A second adult has been charged with burglary and receiving stolen property in a series of hot prowl burglaries in Ramona.
Garrett Jackson, 18, pleaded not guilty July 3 to five charges when he was arraigned by El Cajon Superior Court Judge Charles Ervin. He posted $50,000 bond after his arrest last month and remains free.
He is also charged with committing identity theft, possession of heroin, and possession of Valium without a prescription, according to Deputy District Attorney Shanish Aloor.
A preliminary hearing was set for July 17. The other adult charged, Skylor Rocky McGee, 19, of Ramona, has a separate preliminary hearing that was delayed from July 10 to later this month. Aloor said he wanted to consolidate the separate cases against both men, but for now they will have separate hearings.
Several juveniles were also arrested, but their names and case information have not been released. Deputies said the hot prowl burglaries occurred when residents were home asleep.