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  • 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,...

  • 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...

  • Knife-wielding man arrested in the Hearth on Main Ave

    Village News and AC Investigations|Updated May 7, 2024

    A call came in at 8:32 am this morning of an armed suspicious person inside the Hearth coffee shop in the 100 block of Main Ave. Fallbrook Sheriffs arrived and questioned the man, who appeared to be older, maybe in his 70s. He was arrested and taken from the premises. It was also reported, although not verified with the Sheriff, that they had to use their Taser. According to a witness in the Hearth, who wished to remain anonymous, "The man kept hovering around our table,...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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....

  • Injuries and arrest after crash on E. Mission and Macadamia

    Village News and AC Investigations|Updated Apr 10, 2024

    A crash resulted in one person being transported to a local hospital and another was arrested on Wednesday. The crash was reported at 3:06 pm in Fallbrook at E. Mission and 1324 Macadamia Dr.According to the San Diego County Sheriff's Communications Center, Lt. Davis said that the call came in initially as just an incomplete call and afterward there was one arrest for a warrant. More will be reported on as information is available. There is no information as to the injuries...

  • 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,...

  • 'Community Insurance' helps family who lost home to fire

    Village News Staff|Updated Mar 30, 2024

    Watch the firemen extinguish the fully engulfed home. https://youtu.be/ubCQZXXhnmc After hearing the plight of the Castillo family who lost their home in a fire on March 14, 2024, several community businesses jumped in to help out, including Randy Vance from Fallbrook ServPro who said, "When insurance doesn't come into play and you've got somebody who's lived here their whole life and educated children, you've got what you call community insurance and it's beautiful to see so...

  • No injuries reported from car fire that closed the #2 lane of SR 76

    Village News|Updated Mar 30, 2024

    A white Nissan sedan's engine caught fire on the right-hand shoulder of the eastbound side of SR 76 near North River Rd. at about 6:20 pm on Friday, causing the 2nd lane to be closed. One person on site expressed disappointment that cars were not pulling over to the right as is the law, to allow paramedics to get to the scene as quickly and safely as possible. There were no injuries reported....

  • Three-vehicle crash on E. Mission

    Village News and AC Investigations|Updated Mar 29, 2024

    What appears to have been a three vehicle collision, happened tonight, at 1837 E. Mission Rd. In Fallbrook. The accident was reported at 6:06 pm. The Westbound lane was closed for a period of time. A blue Chevy Silverado, hauling a trailer carrying furniture crashed. Also involved was a black Ford Explorer and a white GMC Sierra. Injuries are unknown at this time. More will be reported as information is available....

  • Crash on E. Alvarado and Vine

    Village News and AC Investigations|Updated Mar 29, 2024

    An accident was reported at about 11 30 am...

  • Woman arrested on suspected DUI

    Village News Staff|Updated Mar 29, 2024

    A Driving under the influence call came into the Sheriff's office at about 10:30 am, Thursday, March 28. A woman driving a red Astrostar van was observed driving around town, parking in the middle of the street, getting out of her van in the street, cursing at people and waving something on a string that appeared to be glass or crystal. She was then seen speeding down Main Ave and again on Old Stage Rd. Sheriffs arrived and arrested her for suspected DUI in the 1200 block of...

  • Flood Watch Warnings in effect tonight through weekend

    Village News Staff|Updated Mar 29, 2024

    A Flood Watch is in effect from late Friday night through Sunday afternoon, according to the National Weather Service (NWS) in San Diego.- A strong Pacific storm will bring moderate to heavy rain Saturday, followed by scattered showers and thunderstorms Saturday night through Sunday afternoon. Those living in areas prone to flooding should be prepared to take action should flooding develop. NWS warns to be on the alert in the mountains for rockslides and rocks in the road,.flooding may occur in poor drainage and urban areas....

  • Hasvold recognized for 'Distinguished Service'

    Village News Staff|Updated Mar 28, 2024

    At the North San Diego County Realtors awards dinner, March 16, the Distinguished Service Award was presented to Chris Hasvold of Coldwell Banker Village Properties. The next day, Hasvold posted this on LinkedIn, "Last night, I was honored to receive the Distinguished Service Award from the North San Diego County Realtors, only the fourth recipient since its inception 25 years ago. It was especially gratifying to be presented the award by Carolyn D'Agosta, a true icon in the...

  • Fallbrook #1 in home sales for February

    Village News Staff|Updated Mar 28, 2024

    The Greater San Diego Association of Realtors has announced a significant boost in home sales for February, with Fallbrook leading the charge as the top area for home sales. Spencer Lugash, president of the SDAR, highlighted the positive trend, noting increases in both month-over-month and year-over-year sales compared to February of the previous year. The surge in sales is seen as a promising sign for the local real estate market, which has faced challenges such as high inter...

  • Fundraisers started for family after fire destroys home

    Village News Staff and AC Investigations|Updated Mar 21, 2024

    A manufactured home was reported to be on fire Thursday, March 14 at 9:28 a.m. at 235 W. Aviation Road, space 38, in the middle of downtown Fallbrook. North County Fire Protection District arrived in about two minutes and had the home, fully engulfed in fire extinguished in three minutes. Five people were displaced, according to NCFPD PIO John Choi. A Village News source reported that three of the people included a single mom, Veronica Castillo, and two daughters. PIO Choi...

  • Fundraiser started for Fallbrook family who lost home in fire

    Village News Staff and AC Investigations|Updated Mar 15, 2024

    Friends of Veronica Castillo, like Lido Favela (Liduvina Favela), are helping her raise money to replace her home and furnishings, clothing, etc. after a fire fully engulfed her manufactured home on Thursday morning. Castillo was born and raised in Fallbrook. She is a single mom with three children. They lost everything. Castillo said her eldest daughter, who is in college, heard noises in the wall near her bed, which was behind the the refrigerator. She called her mom and...

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