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 other people's property.
In other news, deputies assisted California Highway Patrol around midnight, Aug. 4, when a horse was hit by a vehicle on San Vicente Road and Gem Lane. The horse was severely injured, said Turner, and a veterinarian was called out to the scene. The vet euthanized the horse, he said.
Among other reports at the sheriff's Ramona station:
Sunday, Aug. 10
•Motorcycle/scooter worth $5,000 stolen, 900 block Main Street.
•Male, 44, arrested, 1000 block Main Street, trespass: obstructing business operation at 7-Eleven.
Friday, Aug. 8
•Motorcycle/scooter worth $2,000 stolen, 600 block A Street.
Thursday, Aug. 7
•Two males, 44 and 35, arrested, 1700 block Montecito Road, disorderly conduct: lodge without consent.
•Spousal/cohabitant abuse with minor injury, 700 block South 10th Street.
Wednesday, Aug. 6
•Residential burglary, 16700 block Republican Way, $1,000 refrigerator, $1,000 bicycle, $600 television, $99 air gun, $650 worth of tools, $100 duffle bag, and $794 worth of miscellaneous stolen from garage.
Tuesday, Aug. 5
•Female, 57, victim of battery, 1700 block Ashley Road.
•Grand theft of $1,000 pistol, 600 block A Street, occurred May 1.
•Simple battery, 1000 block Main Street.
•Female, 18, arrested, 700 block South Hunter Street, battery on person.
•Vandalism, estimated at $500, 24900 block Thunder Mountain Road.
Monday, Aug. 4
•Male, 18, and juvenile, arrested, 24900 block Abalar Way, obstruct/resist peace officer/emergency medical technician.
•Male 58, arrested, 100 block South Kalbaugh Street, simple battery.
•Get credit with another's identification, 15800 block Staples Road, valued at $1,253.
•Grand theft, 300 block B Street, $1,600 of U.S. currency, $200 necklace, $400 earrings, $300 miscellaneous jewelry, $200 purse, and prescription and non-prescription drugs valued at $30.
•Vehicle theft, 500 block E street, four-door sedan valued at $4,000.
•Male, 34, arrested, 100 block 11th Street, possession of marijuana over 28.5 grams. Female, 55, arrested, possession of unlawful paraphernalia.