Alpine Property Owner Arrested For Manufacturing Butane Honey Oil Lab, Possession Of Marijuana

ALPINE–Narcotic detectives arrested a 29 year-old property owner and charged him with manufacturing butane honey oil, cultivation of marijuana and possession of marijuana for sale. The property owner, William Cody Leck, admitted to having a large cultivation and harvest on the property. He also admitted to having the materials to produce butane honey oil. Leck […]

Half Percent Sales Tax Rollbacks In El Cajon

EL CAJON–The ‘Rollback Tax Event’, hosted by the East County Chamber of Commerce, the City of El Cajon, Parkway Plaza, and Valley of Cars, commemorated the half percent sales tax decrease in the City of El Cajon. With the sun setting of Proposition O, the sales tax decreased from 9.0% to 8.5% in El Cajon. […]

Santee Woman Arrested For Armed Robbery Of CVS Store

SANTEE–Detectives have arrested and charged a 28 year-old woman for armed robbery at the CVS Pharmacy in Santee. Santee detectives, assisted by the Fugitive Task Force, arrested Nataley Gutierrez Thursday morning at her home in the 10000 block of Brightwood Lane in Santee. A search warrant for Gutierrez’s residence was obtained and a handgun, believed […]

Missing Despondent El Cajon Man At Risk‏

EL CAJON–A despondent El Cajon man at risk is missing from his home, El Cajon police said today. On April 5, Isac Misai Molina left his home at approximately 3 p.m., according to family members. The next day, El Cajon police reported Molina missing and at risk. On April 7, family members of Molina, contacted […]

Dead Hawk Tests Positive For West Nile Virus

SAN DIEGO–A dead hawk found in Spring Valley has tested positive for West Nile virus, making it the first appearance of the potentially deadly disease in San Diego County in 2015. San Diego County environmental health officials immediately reminded the public to protect themselves from mosquitoes that can transmit the disease, and to remember the […]

Lemon Grove School Employee Arrested For Barricading Herself, Students In Classroom

LEMON GROVE–A 31 year-old woman working as an afterschool assistant at Lemon Grove Academy was arrested Wednesday after she barricaded herself and several children in a classroom. Sheriff’s deputies say the students became fearful of Linda Lira’s actions and strange behavior, and used Lira’s unattended campus radio to call for help and alert other teachers and staff. The staff briefly […]

Skeletal Human Remains Found In Alpine‏

ALPINE–Surveyors working in the 3200 block of Alpine Boulevard Wednesday afternoon discovered the skeletal remains of an unknown human being, a Sheriff’s Department spokesman says. Detectives believe the remains have been at the location for quite some time. A cause and manner of death will be determined by the Medical Examiner’s Office. Anyone with information about this incident is […]

Carport Fire Damages La Mesa Residence

Residential structure fire in La Mesa. Photo courtesy of Heartland Fire and Rescue.

LA MESA–Heartland Fire and Rescue and other fire crews Sunday extinguished carport fire that damaged a La Mesa residence, Fire Captain Sonny Saghera said Sunday. Firefighters were dispatched to reports of a car and residential structure fire in the 7900 block of La Mesa Blvd. Electrical wires were down in the adjacent area. They contained the […]

Body Found In San Ysidro River Basin

SAN YSIDRO–U.S. Border Patrol agents found a body in the drainage canal along the U.S Border, adjacent to the San Ysidro Port of Entry, San Diego police said Wednesday. On Tuesday, Border Patrol agents notified San Diego Police Department when they found the decomposed body of an unknown male lying in the river basin. Detectives […]

Closure Lifted For South County Beaches

SAN DIEGO–The Department of Environmental Health has lifted the water contact closure for the Imperial Beach shoreline.  This includes the beach-line from the south end of Seacoast Drive north to Carnation Avenue (including Camp Surf). Water quality testing conducted by the environmental health agency confirms that recent Tijuana River flows are no longer impacting these […]