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Calls increase for mental disorders; deputies see 17 percent increase in 2013; 16 percent more in 2014


Last updated 4/3/2014 at Noon

Deputies with the Fallbrook Sheriff’s substation have experienced a significant increase in calls relating to individuals displaying behaviors associated with mental disorders in 2013 and the first quarter of 2014. But the increase in these situations isn’t limited to Fallbrook, it is on the upswing throughout San Diego County.

“Fallbrook and all of the Sheriff’s other jurisdictions have seen a dramatic increase in these types of calls,” said Lt. Todd Richardson, commander of the Fallbrook Sheriff’s substation. “It’s kind of the nature of our times. There’s been less and...

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