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 […]

Construction Begins On State Route 67

SAN DIEGO—Travelers on State Route 67 in the community of Ramona are alerted that construction activities will begin Thursday at the intersection at Dye and Highland Valley roads, according to Caltrans.  Crews will begin placing construction signs and marking underground utilities. Most construction activities will take place weekdays from 7 a.m.-3:30 p.m. However, weekend and […]

Elderly Found Murdered In Lakeside

LAKESIDE–Detectives from the Sheriff’s homicide detail and the Lakeside Sheriff’s Substation are investigating the murder of an 84-year-old male in the unincorporated area of El Cajon. On May 7, deputies received a 911 call at 8:46 p.m. to respond to 255 E. Bradley Avenue #60 to investigate an elderly male with severe injuries. When deputies […]

Man Found Dead In Lakeside Identified

LAKESIDE–The Medical Examiner’s Office has released the name of a man found dead on a sidewalk in Lakeside The victim has been identified as El Cajon resident Trammel Joseph Rizzuti, age 35. The cause of death was by sharp force trauma. Rizzuti’s body was found on the sidewalk by a newspaper carrier while on his […]

Pilot Survives Plane Crash At Ramona Airport

RAMONA–A small, two-seat plane crashed Saturday morning near a CAL FIRE helicopter landing pad at Ramona Airport, Sheriff’s department says. The 56-year-old pilot walked away from the 10 a.m. crash with only minor cuts.  He was treated at the scene by firefighters.  No one else was on-board the plane.  No one on the ground was injured. Ramona Airport officials have […]

Deputies Search For Lemon Grove Shooting Suspect

LEMON GROVE–Authorities are searching for a suspect who allegedly shot a man Tuesday morning in Lemon Grove. Sheriff’s deputies responded to a report of a shooting near Citrus Avenue and Pacific Avenue in the city of Lemon Grove. When deputies arrived they found a male suffering from two gunshot wounds. The victim was transported to […]

New Signal Activated On State Route 78 And Hovley Road

El Centro, CA–Caltrans says that the new traffic signal on State Route 78 and Hovley Road north of Brawley was activated Tuesday. The new signal replaces stop signs on Hovley Road. Message boards were placed on the roadway two weeks ahead of activation to prepare motorists for the change and will remain in place another week. Work […]