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 […]

Middle School Student Arrested For Criminal Threats To High School

EL CAJON–An 8th grade student was arrested Wednesday on criminal threats to El Cajon Valley High School, an El Cajon police spokesman said today. School administrators and the El Cajon Police Department’s School Resource officer were informed of an anonymous message sent on a popular phone app called “Burn Book”. The message indicated a threat […]

Chula Vista Police Search For Arson Suspects Targeting Transient Campsites

CHULA VISTA–Crime Stoppers and Chula Vista police are asking for assistance from the public to help identify and locate an unknown suspect(s) who committed a series of arsons in the city. Between May 9, 2014 and February 23, 2015, there have been four separate arson incidents in Chula Vista. Investigators believe the cases are related. […]

Three Men Arrested For Marijuana Possession For Sale

ALPINE–Three men were arrested for marijuana possession for sale, and probation violation, a Sheriff’s deputy spokesman said Tuesday. On March 2, a Sheriff’s deputy was parked in his marked patrol unit in close proximity to a residence in Alpine. The occupants of the residence noticed the vehicle, and one occupant accidentally dialed the Sheriff’s Department […]

Human Remains In Container Found In Lakeside Residence

LAKESIDE–Sheriff’s department deputies Tuesday attempted to serve a court ordered eviction notice to a Lakeside resident discovered human remains inside the Riverview Villa Apartment. Deputies were told a deceased person was located in one of the apartment’s interior rooms. They conducting a welfare check and found a container that encased a possible deceased individual. The […]

Freeway Shooting On I-8 Injures Driver

EL CAJON–A 50 year-old Spring Valley driver and his 45 year-old female passenger were shot by two men during an early Monday morning freeway confrontation, a California Highway Patrol spokesman said today. CHP says the victim was driving his 1989 Ford F350 pickup truck on Interstate 8 when he noticed a dark colored Toyota Tercel […]