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  • Two arrested after alleged Taco Bell robbery

    Village News Staff|Updated Jun 13, 2024

    Last Wednesday, June 5, two people were arrested after an alleged attempted burglary of the Fallbrook Taco Bell in the 1100 block of South Mission Road. It was reported that there was female staff in the Taco Bell during the attempted robbery. Logan Linner, age 25, was arrested for Felony Conspiracy to Commit Crime and Felony Commercial Burglary. In addition, charges relating to DUI:Drugs, Possession of non-narcotic drugs, controlled substance, paraphernalia and possession of...

  • Three-Vehicle Collision Reported on Reche Road near Live Oak Park Road

    Village News staff|Updated Jun 10, 2024

    California Highway Patrol (CHP) responded to a three-vehicle collision on Reche Road near Live Oak Park Road earlier this evening. The incident, which occurred around 8:23 PM, involved multiple vehicles.It is unclear if there are injuries. According to CHP reports, the collision took place at 8:20 pm in the eastbound lanes of Reche Road, just west of Live Oak Park Road. The exact cause of the accident is yet to be determined, but initial information suggests a white Jeep Cherokee was involved in a collision with a black sedan...

  • Prowler call ends in mental health transport

    Village News Staff - AC Investigations|Updated Jun 7, 2024

    On Friday, June 7, the Sheriff received a call for a prowler on Calle de la Paloma. According to Lt. Fox in the Sheriff's Media Center, the person was transported for mental health issues after being assessed by NCFPD personnel. The man had previously lived at the residence and there was a restraining order in place as well, according to Lt. Fox. No injuries were reported....

  • PHMG detects 'suspicious activity' shuts down phones, patient portal

    Village News Staff|Updated May 18, 2024

    Palomar Health Medical Group has shut down its phone lines and patient portal while it investigates “suspicious activity on certain computer systems within its network.” Fallbrook’s Graybill Medical Group is part of PHMG and is included in this shutdown. According to an NBC 7 news report, in a letter to patients dated May 6, PHMG said it detected the activity on May 5. PHMG took the affected systems offline, to “prevent the spread of any potential malware and launched an investigation into the nature and scope of the event,...

  • Charges filed and Gun recovered at scene of shooting was a BB gun

    Village Editorial Staff and AC Investigations|Updated May 18, 2024

    Critical incident video of shooting: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jmvGmglhBew Charges were filed Wednesday, May 8, at 11:26 pm by the San Diego Police Dept. when Patrick Lowell was released from the hospital and booked into Vista Detention Center. Patrick Wendell Lowell, 66, was shot and injured by Sheriffs in Bonsall on May 4, after multiple calls from the public expressing concern about someone walking on Mission Rd/SR 76 waving weapons. After refusing to drop his...

  • Critical incident video released from San Diego Sheriff's Department of Bonsall shooting

    Village News staff|Updated May 14, 2024

    A critical incident Video released by the San Diego Sheriff's Department, showing the shooting of a man who was waving two weapons in public and refused to drop his weapons. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jmvGmglhBew Prior story: Charges were filed and the suspect's gun recovered. https://www.villagenews.com/story/2024/05/09/news/charges-filed-and-gun-recovered-at-scene-of-shooting-was-a-bb-gun/76023.html...

  • Fatal fiery crash leaves four dead, one hospitalized

    Village News Staff|Updated May 11, 2024

    At Pala Rd and just east of Horse Ranch Creek Rd, a head-on collision left four people dead. A fifth person was reported to have survived and transported to a local hospital in serious condition. It was reported at 11:21 pm Friday night, 05/10/24. Video https://youtu.be/78yEIWG_E0Y?si=w6PDtoge1gFetmfk It appears there were two vehicles, a grey Chrysler 300 and a white Jeep Gladiator that crashed head-on. A person on scene believed the grey Chrysler 300 may have been traveling...

  • PHMG detects 'suspicious activity' shuts down phones, patient portal

    Village News Editorial Staff|Updated May 9, 2024

    Palomar Health Medical Group has shut down its phone lines and patient portal while it investigates “suspicious activity on certain computer systems within its network.” Fallbrook’s Graybill Medical Group is part of PHMG and is included in this shutdown. According to an NBC 7 news report, in a letter to patients dated May 6, PHMG said it detected the activity on May 5. PHMG took the affected systems offline, to “prevent the spread of any potential malware and launched an investigation into the nature and scope of the event,...

  • Man brandishing weapons shot by officers

    Village News Staff - AC Investigations|Updated May 9, 2024

    Following an officer-involved shooting in Bonsall on Saturday, May 4, involving deputies from the Vista Sheriff's Department, more details have emerged regarding the incident and its aftermath. The individual shot during the altercation has been identified as Patrick Wendell Lowell, 66, with addresses in Escondido and Fallbrook. Sources who know Lowell believe he may have been most currently staying under the Bonsall bridge. According to Lowell's social media, he is also a...

  • Fallbrook resident reaches 100th birthday

    Village News Staff|Updated May 9, 2024

    Lillian Cornish of Fallbrook celebrated her 100th birthday on May 1, with a gathering of family members and a visit by North County Fire. She was born in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania. Before she came to Fallbrook, Cornish lived in Arcadia, California. After her husband passed away in 1998, she moved to Fallbrook in 2000 to be near her children. She said her happiest moment living in Fallbrook is walking around the neighborhood visiting family and friends with her dog. Before she...

  • Two Camp Pendleton Marines Killed in Car Accident

    Villag News Staff|Updated May 7, 2024

    OCEANSIDE, CA (May 6, 2024) – Tragedy struck Thursday night as two Marines from Camp Pendleton, Jacob Johnson and Eduardo Zambrano, lost their lives in a fatal car accident. The incident unfolded around 9:00 p.m. on southbound Interstate 5, near Cocklerburr Road. Preliminary investigations revealed that a silver Hyundai Genesis veered off the road, crashing into a parked Kenworth tractor-trailer. Emergency services rushed to the scene, but sadly, both Johnson and Zambrano were pronounced dead on-site. Identified as 2...

  • Suspect charged after chase and search

    Village News staff and AC Investigations|Updated May 7, 2024

    Youtube video of arrest: https://youtu.be/3GSc9_vISTw Dean Morris. 37, from Lake Elsinore, was arrested after he led Sheriffs on a chase through SW Riverside and DeLuz. Morris is wanted on four felony warrants, according to Riverside County Sheriff Media Information Bureau Sgt. Gonzalez. The warrants included felony fraud, DUI, and theft. Morris was charged with 245C Assault with a deadly weapon/not a firearm and 2800-2 Evading police officer/reckless driving. The chase...

  • Suspect shot by Sheriff identified

    Village News staff|Updated May 5, 2024

    UPDATE 05/05/24: The man shot Saturday in Bonsall by Vista Sheriff deputies after allegedly brandishing a gun and a knife, has been reported to be a Patrick Lowell, 66. He has had addresses in Escondido and Fallbrook. Lowell was reported to have been shot in the legs and lower torso and transported to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Lowell was given orders to drop the glock style firearm and refused. Two Vista deputies discharged their firearms. After Lowe...

  • BREAKING NEWS: Suspect arrested after double stabbing

    Villag News Staff|Updated May 1, 2024

    UPDATE: Ivan Paterson was apprehended, arrested and booked on two counts of attempted murder and one count of child cruelty. Both victims were female and transported with non life-threatening injuries, according to SDSO Lt. Davis. Ivan Paterson is 24 years old, 6'4" and 250 lbs. According to the Sheriff's department, the call could be classified as a Domestic Abuse case as well, as they were family members. __________________ BREAKING NEWS: Sheriff searching for suspect after...

  • Pedestrian transported to hospital after being hit by car

    Village News Editorial Staff|Updated Apr 24, 2024

    A collision occurred between a car and a male pedestrian on April 22 at Reche Rd and Via del Oro. The accident was reported at 9:51 pm. The man was transported to Palomar Hospital with moderate injuries by North County Fire Protection District, as verified by NCFPD PIO John Choi. More information will be reported as it is available....

  • Male arrested for being under the influence on Main Ave.

    Village News Staff - AC Investigations|Updated Apr 23, 2024

    At 9 am this morning, Tuesday, 4-23-24, a call came in for a group of guys being under the influence in the 300 N. Main vicinity. When Sheriffs arrived, two men left on foot and one was arrested for 647F UNDER THE INFLUENCE DRUGS/ALCOHOL. https://youtu.be/vhFXCr81hGI...

  • Two-car collision with injuries reported

    Village Staff|Updated Apr 20, 2024

    Traffic Collision Causes Damage on Winter Haven A traffic collision at the intersection of West Winter Haven Road and South Mission Road, possibly resulting in injuries and significant property damage when one vehicle crashed through a concrete wall this morning, April 20, 2024. The incident occurred around 9:52 a.m. local time, according to CHP. Reports indicate two vehicles were involved in the collision, one of which was described as a Ford pickup truck. Emergency responders quickly arrived at the scene. One individual...

  • Vehicle overturns stopping traffic on Green Canyon

    Village Editorial Staff and AC Investigations|Updated Apr 16, 2024

    NCFPD was on hand to assist a van overturned on Green Canyon, blocking both east and westbound lanes at about 11 am this morning, Tuesday, 4/16/24. The driver was able to self-extract with no injuries with the help of neighbors out of the back of his vehicle....

  • High-speed chase ends with death of driver

    Village News Editorial Staff|Updated Apr 16, 2024

    A high-speed chase originating early Tuesday morning in Riverside County culminated in a collision on Interstate 15 in northern San Diego County. The incident commenced around 1 a.m. when a motorist reported being carjacked at gunpoint in Hemet, as per the California Highway Patrol. Subsequently, officers from the Murrieta Police Department spotted the stolen 2023 Toyota Camry, yet the driver declined to comply with commands to pull over and proceeded onto southbound I-15. According to CHP Officer Mike Lassig, the CHP...

  • UPDATE: Fallbrook father killed in suspected hit and run in Valley Center

    Villag News Staff|Updated Apr 15, 2024

    Manuel Leon, a 27-year-old construction worker from Fallbrook, husband, and father of three (wife is expecting in May), tragically lost his life in a hit-and-run incident while working as a traffic stop controller in Valley Center on Wednesday, April 10, 2024, according to the California Highway Patrol (CHP). The incident, which occurred around 7 a.m. on Cool Valley Road east of Cole Grand Road, was described by a witness who shared that Manuel attempted to stop the vehicle...

  • UPDATE: Fallbrook man identified as carjacking suspect

    Village Editorial Staff and AC Investigations|Updated Apr 15, 2024

    UPDATE: A Fallbrook man, Chase Trulove, 18, was one of the two men arrested for the Escondido carjacking that ended in Fallbrook on Saturday, sending one woman to the hospital. Trulove was arrested on charges including carjacking, conspiracy, hit and run, and evading police. He is being held in Vista Detention Facility on $75,000 bail and is scheduled to be arraigned on Wednesday, April 17. https://youtube.com/shorts/M4ZjA8emHU4?feature=share Escondido carjacking ends in Fallb...

  • North County Fire extinguishes raging truck fire in De Luz

    Village News Staff and A.C. Investigations|Updated Apr 11, 2024

    This morning, April 11th, at approximately 10:12 a.m. North County Fire received a call for a truck that exploded and caught fire while driving south on De Luz Rd. Officials on the scene have contained the situation but all traffic has been stopped at De Luz and Patton Oak Rd. so Adams' Tow could move through and clear out the charred remains of the truck. As of 11:10 a.m. the scene is still active and it is suggested you avoid the area. No injuries have been reported....

  • UPDATE: Man arrested for DUI after crash

    Village Editorial Staff and AC Investigations|Updated Apr 7, 2024

    CHP arrested and booked John Gleason, 69, from Fallbrook for a DUI just after midnight this morning, April 7. His blood/alcohol level was reported to be .08 percent. Earlier in the day witnesses saw Gleason slumped over his steering wheel while driving west on Fallbrook Street, through a red traffic light at Main Ave. Gleason came to a stop after crashing into a tree behind Denny's and the ReMax Real Estate building. North County Fire first responders helped the man out of...

  • Car chases through Fallbrook

    Village Editorial Staff|Updated Apr 5, 2024

    Two car chases were reported tonight. This is an early version story. There was a report to CHP at about 10:09 pm tonight, Friday, 04/05/24. A BMW and a blue truck were reported to be chasing each other. One of them was struck and on the right hand shoulder of the eastbound lanes on Sr76 near S.Mission Rd and just east of Thoroughbred. At 10:25 pm the CHP was on an active chase through Fallbrook following a black Honda. Last report was that the car was lost. Village News will...

  • El Jardin building to be demolished

    Village News Staff and AC Investigations|Updated Apr 4, 2024

    The saga continues with the empty El Jardin restaurant property that has often been used as a homeless encampment. On multiple occasions the fire department, sheriff's department have dealt with the chaos happening there. Last Friday, March 29, Leo from Allstar Landscaping and Tree services and Junk Haul cleaned up the mess from the homeless camp that had taken residence inside the El Jardin building and outside on the patio. Found were kids toys, clothing, an old fireplace,...

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