Firefighters Battle Spring Valley Fire

SPRING VALLEY–Firefighters battled an intense brush fire that broke out in a canyon and spread to a hillside in Spring Valley Wednesday afternoon. Cal Fire said the Pointe Fire began just after 4 p.m. in the 2900 block of Pointe Parkway. The fast-moving fire prompted Sheriff’s deputies to evacuate homeowners in California Waters Drive, Pleasant […]

Man Fatally Shot After He Fires Arrows At Deputies

SANTEE–Sheriff’s deputies investigating a family disturbance at a residence fatally shot a man when he fired arrows from a bow at them, a Sheriff’s department spokesman said Friday. Deputies responded to a house at 9900 block Woodglen Vista Drive in Santee to investigate a report of a family disturbance. The 1:57 p.m., call indicated the reporting party’s […]

Imperial County Bike Shuttle To Begin On Interstate 8

EL CENTRO–Beginning August 1, bicyclists traveling on Interstate 8 (I-8) through Imperial County will have a new option to assist in completing their trips as major construction continues on the I-8 Update Project. The shoulders of I-8 and segments of Evan Hewes Highway will be temporarily closed to bicyclists and a shuttle will be provided […]

Man At Chula Vista Amphitheatre Concert Dies While In Police Custody

CHULA VISTA–Authorities have launched an investigation of a man who died while in police custody during a concert at the Sleep Train Amphitheatre. The Wednesday incident began at about 7:30 p.m. Amphitheatre security personnel told investigators that they contacted the man, described as a heavy-set white male adult in his late 50’s, when he appeared […]

Full Closures Of State Route 67 In Lakeside Scheduled For Two Weekends

SAN DIEGO–Construction crews will close northbound State Route 67 (SR-67) from Winter Gardens Boulevard to Lakeside Avenue and southbound SR-67 from Lakeside Avenue to Mapleview Street July 22, and July 23 from 9 at night until 11 the following morning. Mapleview Street at SR-67 will also be closed intermittently during these hours. Motorists are advised […]

Residential Structure Fire Displace Family

EL CAJON–Three adults and one child were displaced after a structure fire destroyed their El Cajon home, fire investigators said Sunday. Heartland Fire and Rescue at noon were dispatched to reports of a single story, single family residential structure fire in the 1000 block of Leslie Road. Smoke and fire came from a room attached to the rear of […]

Two Charred Bodies Found In Potrero

POTRERO–Local residents who launched a search of a couple who disappeared during the Border Fire in Potrero found two charred bodies Wednesday morning. According to county officials, the human remains were found in the 28000 block of Highway 94 in Potrero. The address was under mandatory evacuation when the Border Fire broke out on June […]

Border Fire Continues To Burn, Residents Evacuated

SAN DIEGO–The Border Fire near Potrero has burned about 1,900 acres, CAL Fire officials said Monday. About 48 Sheriff’s deputies are helping firefighters with security and traffic patrols in evacuated and fire areas. In the air, two ASTREA Bell 205 fire/rescue helicopters are making water drops on the blaze. The Red Cross has set up a shelter at Campo […]

County Dept. Of Environmental Health Issues Boil Alert

SAN DIEGO–The County Department of Environmental Health has issued a Boil Water Order  for the Warner Springs Ranch Resort water system. The water system serves the Warner Springs Airport, Warner Springs Ranch Golf Grill, Post Office, and the Warner Springs Ranch Resort currently closed to the public. The drinking water system has tested present for […]

Seven People Arrested For Selling Narcotics On Social Media

EAST COUNTY–During the month of May, Sheriff’s deputies from the Lakeside substation, with assistance from the Santee, Alpine and Ramona patrol stations and the District Attorney’s Office Narcotics Division, conducted an investigation that targeted individuals selling narcotics on social media. After the month-long investigation, eight individuals were arrested for narcotic sales. Search warrants were executed […]