Gas Leak Shuts Down El Cajon Street

EL CAJON–A Thursday morning natural line gas leak temporarily shutdown a street in downtown  El Cajon, a Heartland Fire and Rescue spokesman said today. Firefighters from Heartland Fire and Rescue with assistance from Cal Fire, responded to reports of a natural gas line break in the area of North 2nd Street at East Main Street. […]

I-805 In National City To Temporary Close For Repairs

SAN DIEGO–South Bay motorists should expect lane and ramp closures in both directions of Interstate 805 (I-805) between 43rd Street and State Route 54 (SR-54) in National City through January. Closures will be scheduled Sundays through Thursdays, 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. as needed to install temporary concrete safety barriers and for roadway restriping. A partial […]

El Cajon Police Open Holiday Storefront At Parkway Plaza

EL CAJON–For the 8th consecutive year, the El Cajon Police Department Holiday Storefront returns to Parkway Plaza in El Cajon this month. This unique police storefront has been a popular place to visit during a hectic day of shopping. There’s nothing to buy, but much to see and learn about holiday and year-round safety from […]

Quality Inn And Suites Clerk Shot During Attempted Robbery


EL CAJON–A gunman entered the office of the Quality Inn and Suites pointing a shotgun at the clerk and demanded money, El Cajon police said Tuesday. The clerk asked the suspect not to shoot and then tried to run into the back office. At that time, the gunman fired one round, striking the clerk in […]

Police Search For Clues In Unsolved Murder Of Darius Reeves

Darius Reeves

SAN DIEGO —Crime Stoppers and the Sheriff’s Department investigators continue to look for leads in the unsolved murder of Darius Reeves. On July 1 at about 2:30 a.m., deputies responded to a call of “shots fired” at an apartment complex located at 9121 Kenwood Drive in an unincorporated area of Spring Valley. Deputies arrived and […]

Teens Arrested In Julian High School Vandalism Series

Three people, including a juvenile, are in custody in connection with a vandalism series at Julian High School. Photo courtesy of Sheriff's Department.

JULIAN–Three teens were arrested for vandalism at Julian High School, a Sheriff’s deputy spokesman said Saturday. Deputies from the Julian Sheriff’s Substation spotted two suspects spray painting walls, windows and doors at the school located in the 1600 block of State Route 78 just after 2 a.m. on Saturday. The suspects ran off when they […]

Man Found Dead Inside El Cajon home

EL CAJON–Detectives are investigating the death of an adult male found deceased in a house in unincorporated El Cajon. On November 28, Sheriff’s deputies received a call of a suicide in the 8000 block of Rockview Drive. When deputies and paramedics arrived at the house they located the male who was already deceased. A cause and manner of […]

Juveniles Arrested During Curfew Sweep In East County

EAST COUNTY–About 15 detectives from the Sheriff’s department took part in operation Holiday Watch, a curfew sweep that took place in Rancho San Diego, Lemon Grove, Spring Valley and unincorporated areas of La Mesa and El Cajon. The sweep was conducted on November 25 from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. the next day. Curfew in […]

Remains Found In Julian Identified As Sally Estabrook

Sally Estabrook

JULIAN—Remains found in the 200 block of Coulter Ridge Road in Julian was positively identified as 75-year old Sally Estabrook, the Medical Examiner’s Office said today. Estabrook, who suffers from Alzheimer’s, walked away from Pinezanita RV Park and Campgrounds in Julian on October 4. She was last seen in the 4400 block of Highway 79. […]

Trio Arrested In Attempted Murder And Robbery Of Man

SANTEE–Three men were arrested this week, and charged with attempted murder and robbery of another man outside a Walmart store in Santee. Investigators say on November 9, Robert Johnson, 20, was assaulted and repeatedly stabbed by three men outside the retail store.  After the attack the suspects fled with the Johnson’s backpack and left him with five […]