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 […]

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 […]

Quechan Pedestrian Crossing Opens At Andrade Port Of Entry

SAN DIEGO–Construction is now completed on the Quechan Crossing Pedestrian Project at the Andrade Port of Entry along State Route 186, Caltrans said on Wednesday. Pedestrians now have full access to new sidewalks and reconstructed walkways brought to Americans with Disability Act standards. Andrade is a remote desert location that is a busy port of […]

Lions, Tigers And Bears Host Christmas Festival Fundraiser

SAN DIEGO–Lions, Tigers and Bears, a big cat and exotic animal sanctuary in Alpine, will host their annual Christmas Festival Fundraiser on December 6. The 1 to 4 p.m. event takes place at the sanctuary and is open to the public. Guests can watch the animals open their Christmas presents and do some of their […]

El Cajon Receives Major Grant Funding To Improve Traffic Flow, Reduce Congestion

EL CAJON–In an ongoing effort to enhance the safety of our roadways, the El Cajon City Council gave their approval on October 14, 2014, to accept Federal Grant funding for the third portion of three major transportation grants received this year. The State, through a competitive process, awarded El Cajon three separate grants from the […]