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Sheriff-Elect Kelly A. Martinez Appoints Senior Staff

By   /  November 17, 2022  /  North County  /  No Comments

The next Sheriff of the San Diego County is beginning to form her leadership team with a new Undersheriff and Assistant Sheriff.  Sheriff-elect Kelly A. Martinez is appointing Assistant Sheriff Rich Williams as her second in command.  Rich began his career in 1992 working at various detention facilities. His first patrol assignment was at the […]

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San Diego Sheriff -Traffic Safety Grant

By   /  November 4, 2022  /  North County  /  No Comments

The California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) has awarded the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department a $500,000 grant that will fund a year’s worth of special operations and campaigns designed to stop drivers under the influence of alcohol and drugs. Impaired driving checkpoints, patrols and distracted driving/traffic enforcement will all be funded by the grant. […]

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National Prescription Drug Take Back Day 10/29

By   /  October 24, 2022  /  North County  /  No Comments

Are you looking to get rid of unwanted and expired prescription drugs?  The San Diego County Sheriff’s Department will collect and dispose of these medicines during the Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA) National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. The event is on Saturday, October 29 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Sheriff’s Deputies will be at the following […]

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Walk in Memory of Deputy Collier

By   /  October 20, 2022  /  North County  /  No Comments

Join us for Walk Like MADD 5K walk/run. You can help make our roadways safe from impaired drivers until there are #NoMoreVictims.  Join the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department and the San Diego City Attorney’s Office for the return of Walk Like MADD.  Saturday, October 22 -7:00 a.m.San Diego City College , 1313 Park Boulevard, San […]

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UPDATE: Homicide Investigation – Vista

By   /  October 17, 2022  /  Local  /  No Comments

Victim identified. On October 13, 2022, an autopsy was completed. The victim has been identified as 41-year-old Mayra Mejia. The preliminary cause of death is pendingand the manner of death is homicide. A suspect has been identified in this case, but that information is being withheld for investigative reasons at this time. Mayra Mejia was […]

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Fire Investigation – Vista

By   /  October 14, 2022  /  Local  /  No Comments

Sheriff’s Bomb/Arson investigating deadly fire. The Sheriff’s Bomb/Arson Unit is investigating a deadly fire in Vista.  It happened on Friday, October 14 just before 10:00 a.m. at a mobile home park located in the 700 block of Sycamore Avenue.  A member of the Sheriff’s Senior Volunteer Patrol first reported the fire after seeing smoke while […]

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Vehicle Collision – Vista

By   /  October 14, 2022  /  Local  /  No Comments

Vehicle injures woman riding electric scooter On October 13th, 2022 just before 8:00 PM, a woman was riding an electric scooter on S. Melrose Drive near Live Oak Road, in the City of Vista. As the woman reached the 1600 block of S. Melrose Drive, she crossed the entrance of a bank parking lot at […]

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Homicide Investigation – Vista

By   /  October 13, 2022  /  Local  /  No Comments

Woman deceased after altercation The following information is fragmentary and has not been completely verified. It is based, in part, on hearsay and is intended for early information use rather than being a formal investigative report. On October 12, 2022, just before 8:00 p.m., Sheriff’s deputies responded to a radio call of an altercation in […]

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Sprinter Train vs. Pedestrian- Vista

By   /  October 8, 2022  /  Local  /  No Comments

Person struck by Sprinter On 10/07/22, at about 2021 hours, a westbound Sprinter Train #4012 departed the North County Transit District’s Buena Creek Transit Station. The train was traveling approximately 30 – 35 miles per hour when it struck an unknown White male adult. The male was approximately 60 years old. The male was transported […]

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Bomb Threat- Vista

By   /  October 6, 2022  /  Local  /  No Comments

False Bomb Threat at Tri City Christian School On Wednesday October 5th at about 2:45 in the afternoon, staff at Tri City Christian School received a call from someone claiming to have a bomb and threatening to blow up the school.  The classes had just ended and the school was in the process of releasing the […]

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National Science Forensic Week

By   /  September 22, 2022  /  North County  /  No Comments

Inspiring tomorrow’s scientists. September 18 to 24 is National Forensic Science Week. The observance recognizes the contribution forensic science makes to the criminal justice system. It is an opportunity to celebrate our employees and the amazing work they’re doing in various forensic disciplines. Throughout the week, the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department Regional Crime Laboratory will be […]

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Scam Alert: Warrant Scam

By   /  September 20, 2022  /  Local  /  No Comments

Phone scammers posing as Sheriff’s Deputies. The San Diego County Sheriff’s Department is warning the public about a phone scam involving con artists posing as deputies. To sound convincing, the caller identifies himself as a currently employed deputy. The storyline involves a missed court appearance. He then transfers the person on the other line to […]

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Serious Injury Traffic Collision – San Marcos

By   /  September 20, 2022  /  North County  /  No Comments

Bicyclist suffers severe injury due to collision On September 20, 2022, at about 9:15 a.m., the Sheriff’s Communications Center received a call of a vehicle versus a pedestrian collision at the intersection of San Marcos Blvd., and Via Vera Cruz, in the city of San Marcos. Deputies arrived on scene within 2 minutes and discovered […]

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Commercial Burglary Arrest – Vista

By   /  September 18, 2022  /  Local  /  No Comments

Two men arrested in burglary of Children’s School in Vista. On Sunday, September 17th, at about 2:30 AM, Deputies from the Vista Station responded to a commercial burglary in progress in the 800 block of Sycamore Avenue in the City of Vista.  Employees were monitoring the burglars over surveillance video and provided deputies updates as […]

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Armed Robbery Downtown Vista

By   /  September 18, 2022  /  Local  /  No Comments

Four suspects arrested after robbing juveniles at gunpoint On September 17th, 2022 at about 6:15 PM, four males in a white Nissan Sentra stopped next to four juveniles skateboarding in the 100 block of Wave Drive, in the city of Vista. The driver of the Nissan exited, pulled out a pistol, and pressed it into […]

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Burglar Arrest – Vista

By   /  September 8, 2022  /  Local  /  No Comments

Burglary suspect arrested after traffic pursuit. On Wednesday, September 7th, shortly after 1 AM, deputies from the Vista Station responded to a report of a commercial burglary in progress in the 1300 Block of Specialty Drive in the city of Vista.  The owner alerted the Sheriff’s Department of a man who had broken into the […]

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Commercial Burglary Arrest – Vista

By   /  September 7, 2022  /  Local  /  No Comments

Man arrested in connection with multiple burglaries in Vista On Sunday, September 4th, at about 7:30 PM, Deputies from the Vista Station responded to a commercial burglary in the 1600 block of South Melrose Drive in the City of Vista.  After the deputies arrived and began their investigation, they discovered the business had been broken […]

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Vehicle Strikes Pedestrian – Vista

By   /  September 3, 2022  /  Local  /  No Comments

11-year-old struck by vehicle while crossing street. On Friday September 2, just before 6:00 PM, the Sheriff’s Department Communications Center received a call of a collision involving a vehicle versus a pedestrian at the intersection of N. Santa Fe Avenue and Vista Village Drive in the city of Vista. Deputies from the Vista Station responded […]

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Minor Injury Hit And Run Vista

By   /  September 2, 2022  /  Local  /  No Comments

Vehicle collides with bus stop and suspect flees; 1 person transported to hospital. On the morning of August 2nd, Sheriff’s Deputies and the Vista Fire Department responded to a traffic collision involving an Infinity sedan which crashed into a bus stop near the intersection of North Santa Fe Avenue and Civic Center Drive in the […]

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Serious Injury Collision – Vista

By   /  August 29, 2022  /  Local  /  No Comments

Driver, passenger injured after fiery collision. Two people are in the hospital after a fiery car collision in Vista.  It happened on Sunday, August 28 just after 8:30 p.m. A 23-year-old man driving a Scion was heading eastbound on Vista Village Drive with a 20-year-old female passenger. As the Scion came to the intersection of […]

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