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  • Sheriff's Bomb/Arson Unit arrests man for multiple arsons in Fallbrook

    Updated Nov 19, 2022

    FALLBROOK – A man is under arrest for starting two fires in Fallbrook. It happened on Thursday, Nov. 17 behind a grocery store in the 1100 block of South Mission Road. The first fire was reported around 9:30 a.m. Grocery store employees were able to put out the fire using extinguishers before it spread to the building. Hours later, just before 4 p.m., a second fire was reported in a dumpster just feet away from where the first one started. Deputies with the Fallbrook S...

  • Public's help needed to ID man killed on freeway

    Chuck Westerheide, County of San Diego Communications Office|Updated Mar 1, 2022

    The Medical Examiner's Office needs your help identifying a man killed while crossing Interstate 805 in January. No identification or personal property was found by medical crews who took him to the hospital. An artist sketch of the man was made of the man and a tattoo on his arm. Witnesses to the accident say the man ran across northbound I-805 at the Interstate 8 interchange in Mission Valley and was hit by a vehicle on Jan. 12. Motorists called 9-1-1 and he was taken to a...

  • Husband of missing South Bay woman arrested on murder charge

    City News Service|Updated Oct 19, 2021

    CHULA VISTA - The husband of a South Bay mother of three who went missing nine months ago was arrested today on suspicion of murdering her, despite the fact that investigators have not recovered a body. A SWAT team took 40-year-old Larry Ibarreta Millete into custody late Tuesday morning at the eastern Chula Vista home he had shared with May ``Maya'' Millete, whose whereabouts have been a mystery since early this year, according to police. During an afternoon news conference, San Diego County District Attorney Summer Stephan...

  • Suspect arrested in stabbing death of man at Fallbrook Nursery

    City News Service|Updated Aug 8, 2021

    FALLBROOK (CNS) - A 57-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of murder in the stabbing death of a 33-year-old Escondido man at a nursery, authorities said today. Sheriff's deputies and fire personnel responded at about 8 p.m. Saturday to a nursery in the 5400 block of Rainbow Creek Road in Fallbrook where a man was the victim of an assault, according to Homicide Lt. Thomas Seiver of the San Diego County Sheriff's Department. They found Ismael Alberto Resendiz stabbed, Seiver...

  • Attempted attack takes place in Fallbrook

    Christal Gaines-Emory, Writer|Updated Jul 23, 2021

    On Wednesday, July 21, two transient women began arguing on South Pico Avenue, also known as the Pico Promenade, leading to one woman pulling out a knife and attempting to attack the other woman. The attacker did not make contact with the other woman, so the victim was able to escape the attack and call the authorities. The San Diego Sheriff's Department responded to the call at approximately 4:05 p.m. "The two women had a disagreement which led to one of the women jabbing...

  • Bonsall High student arrested after making shooting threats, sheriff's department says

    Will Fritz|Updated Nov 19, 2019

    Sheriff’s deputies arrested a Bonsall High School student earlier this week after being told by school administrators that the student had a firearm on campus, the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department said Thursday. School officials reported a male student possibly in possession of a gun to the sheriff’s department around 10:40 a.m. Wednesday, according to sheriff’s Lt. Ricardo Lopez. Deputies who responded to the school obtained further information “that the suspect had made specific threats to commit a shooting at a plan...

  • ASTREA finds wanted person in Megan's Bluff

    Village News Staff|Updated Sep 20, 2019

    An ASTREA helicopter flew over Megan's Bluff off of East Mission Road Friday morning. First reports were that deputies were looking for a missing person. After contacting the Sheriff's department communications center in San Diego, the Village News learned that the person had been found and arrested on a felony warrant....

  • Woman sought by Sheriff's Dept.

    Updated Sep 12, 2019

    FALLBROOK – The Fallbrook Sheriff's Substation is asking the public's help to identify a woman in security camera photos who is wanted for theft. Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Steve Ashkar at (760) 451-3100 or go to the station, 388 E. Alvarado Street....

  • Help needed to identify robbery suspects

    Updated Sep 3, 2019

    FALLBROOK – On July 16 at about 12:05 a.m., the four females in these photos were involved in a robbery at the Fallbrook Circle K at 1005 E. Mission. One of the suspects displayed a knife to commit a beer theft. If you can help identify these suspects, please contact Detective Ashkar at the Fallbrook Sheriff's Station: 388 E. Alvarado, (760) 451-3100....

  • Boy accidentally wounds cousin, 12, with uncle's gun in Fallbrook

    Cari Hachmann|Updated Apr 22, 2019

    A 12 year old girl was accidentally shot by her cousin with a 9 mm handgun Friday afternoon April 19 in Fallbrook. After suffering a wound to her left shoulder, the girl was airlifted to Rady's Children's Hospital in San Diego, where she was in stable condition according to North County Fire Public Information Officer John Choi. An update on the girl’s condition as of Monday, April 22, had not been confirmed by a spokesperson from Rady’s Children’s Hospital. The shoot...

  • Fallbrook/Bonsall Town Hall Meeting to be on gangs, drugs, graffiti

    Updated Apr 9, 2019

    NORTH COUNTY – On Thursday, April 11, the North County Gang Commission will be hosting a Town Hall Meeting for Fallbrook and Bonsall residents. The Town Hall will be an opportunity for residents to share their concerns and ideas on reducing gang violence, drugs, graffiti and other issues facing their neighborhoods. Residents across North County must contend with gang violence, drugs and graffiti in their neighborhoods and schools. Youth are joining gangs when they are younger. The North County Gang Commission would like to h...

  • Help wanted in identifying suspected scammers

    Updated Apr 9, 2019

    San Diego County Crime Stoppers along with investigators from the San Diego County Sheriff's Department's are asking the public for help in identifying and locating two unknown suspects who have defrauded local residents. Crime Stoppers is offering up to a $1,000 reward to anyone with information that leads to an arrest in this case. Throughout March 2019, elderly Hispanic women shopping at local grocery stores were approached by an unknown female. The unknown female, who in...

  • Sheriff's helicopter searching for felony subject

    Cari Hachmann|Updated Mar 7, 2019

    A Sheriff's helicopter currently circling downtown Fallbrook is searching for a felony subject that allegedly fled from deputies. The subject is described as a white male with a beard, approximately 6-feet tall and 200-pounds. He is also wearing a red and black flannel and jeans. If anyone sees this person, please call 9-1-1....

  • Suspected burglar arrested after five-hour standoff in Fallbrook

    City News Service|Updated Sep 5, 2018

    FALLBROOK - A burglary suspect who attempted to run over San Diego sheriff's deputies with a vehicle was arrested today after a roughly five-hour standoff in Fallbrook, officials said. Dispatchers received reports around 11 p.m. Tuesday of a burglary at Valley View Mobilehome Park located in the 1400 block of Alturas Road, west of South Mission Road, Lt. Ricardo Lopez said. When deputies arrived and attempted to make contact, the suspect, identified as 28-year-old Walter...

  • Suspect 'mobbed' by bar patrons after alleged gun threat

    Updated Aug 18, 2018

    FALLBROOK - A man who fired a gun and threatened customers at a Fallbrook bar early this morning was thwarted by patrons who tackled him and held him until law enforcement could arrive, a San Diego County sheriff's deputy said. The man fired off at least one round into the air around 2 a.m. at the Red-Eye Saloon at 1448 S. Mission Road before other patrons "mobbed" him, sheriff's Sgt. Ken Lawrence said. He fired the gun before demanding the other patrons' wallets and phones,...

  • Woman accused of Pala attack arraigned in Vista

    City News Service|Updated Aug 6, 2018

    VISTA - A woman accused of attacking three senior citizens with a baseball bat as they slept in a broken-down car on the Pala Indian Reservation pleaded not guilty today to charges of elder abuse, assault, and vandalism. Michelle Limon Cagey - who lives on the reservation - faces nine years and eight months in state prison if convicted, said Deputy District Attorney Jennifer Reischl. The victims - who live in the Los Angeles area - had just left a nearby casino when the 2006...

  • Two burglaries reported early Tuesday morning

    Jeff Pack|Updated Aug 6, 2018

    Two Fallbrook businesses were broken into and burglarized early Tuesday morning, according to owners and representatives of the businesses. According to reports, Fallbrook Coffee Company and Brooktown Kitchen and Coffee confirmed they had been burglarized. San Diego County Sheriff's officers were unavailable for comment by late Tuesday. News spread quickly through town as someone representing Fallbrook Coffee Company posted its Facebook page, "As you may have heard by now, we...

  • Woman arrested for baseball bat attack on senior citizens in Pala

    City News Service|Updated Aug 3, 2018

    PALA - A woman was arrested today for allegedly attacking three senior citizens with a baseball bat as they slept in a broken-down car in an empty lot at Pala Indian Reservation. Michelle Cagey-Limon, 32, was taken into custody at her home at Cesar Chavez Circle on the grounds of the North County reservation and booked into county jail on suspicion of elder abuse, assault with a deadly weapon and felony vandalism, according to sheriff's officials. The victims, who live in the...

  • Help needed in solving suspicious house fire in Bonsall

    Updated Jun 15, 2018

    SAN DIEGO – San Diego County Crime Stoppers, along with investigators from the San Diego County Sheriff's Bomb/Arson Unit, are asking for the public's assistance in providing any information on a suspicious house fire in the Bonsall area. On June 5, at 4:51 a.m., Sheriff Deputies, along with the North County Fire Department, responded to a residential structure fire in the 31000 block of Via Puerta Del Sol in the community of Bonsall. The Sheriff's Bomb/Arson Unit was r...

  • Fallbrook man, 80, dies days after being struck by vehicle in Temecula

    Alex Groves, Associate Editor|Updated Mar 16, 2018

    An 80-year-old Fallbrook man died earlier this week from injuries he suffered after being struck by a vehicle near the Promenade mall in Temecula, sheriff’s and coroner’s officials said. Frederic Blume was pronounced dead Monday night at Inland Valley Medical Center in Wildomar, according to a Riverside County coroner’s release. About 10:30 a.m. on Friday, March 9, authorities received a call of a vehicle versus a pedestrian in the area of Margarita Road and Overland Drive, said sheriff’s Deputy Mike Vasquez. A man in his...

  • Transient arrested for stealing truck, shoplifting

    Tom Ferrall, Staff Writer|Updated Jan 21, 2018

    A 37-year-old transient who did some shoplifting Tuesday, Jan. 9 and stole a truck early Wednesday, Jan 10 was in jail in Vista by nightfall Jan. 10, according to San Diego County Sheriff's Department detective Joel Couch. Nasim Johnson stole a purse and clothing from 100 Main in downtown Fallbrook at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, reported store employee Ally Mulroy. The store's security cameras caught Johnson in the act according to Mulroy, who posted a portion of the surveillance footage on Friends of Fallbrook. Johnson visited...

  • Burglars get $50 worth of candy after breaking into Pala Mesa Market

    Newsroom|Updated Jan 10, 2018

    FALLBROOK – According to crime bulletin issued by the San Diego County Sheriff's Department, four burglars broke into the Pala Mesa Market at approximately 2:40 a.m. Jan. 4 and came away with only $50 worth of king size snickers bars. The suspects used a sledgehammer to break a glass door and gain entry. The races of the suspects have yet to be solidified. A dark sedan, possibly a Hyundai, was used by the suspects....

  • Sheriff's Department seeks information regarding Fallbrook Equipment Rental burglary

    Newsroom|Updated Jan 4, 2018

    FALLBROOK – According to a San Diego County Sheriff's Department Special Bulletin, three hooded male suspects forced entry into Fallbrook Equipment Rental (located at 235 W. College Street) at approximately 6 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 31. The suspects took Stihl, MMD, Stanley, Hilti, Echo, and Husqvarna gas and electric saws, trimmers and power equipment. While the suspects were not recognizable, it is hoped that their use of apparently new BMW and Mercedes-Benz vehicles to haul o...

  • Sheriff's Log

    Updated Dec 13, 2017

    Address Date Descriptions 200 block Pankey Rd.,Fallbrook, CA 92028 November 21 Vehicle burglary; get credit/etc. other's ID; commercial burglary 1000 block S. Mission Rd.,Fallbrook, CA 92028 November 24 Petty theft Mission Rd. @ Olive Hill Rd.,Fallbrook, CA 92028 November 24 Arrest: Use/under influence of controlled substance 800 block S. Main Ave.,Fallbrook, CA 92028 November 25 Arrest: Misdemeanor bench warrant 1700 block Via De Lago,Fallbrook, CA 92028 November 25 Miscellaneous incidents 1400 block Alturas Rd.,Fallbrook, C...

  • Sheriff's Log - November 30, 2017

    Updated Dec 1, 2017

    Address Date Description 4700 block Oak Crest Rd., Fallbrook, CA 92028 November 11 Commercial burglary 31900 block Via Ararat Dr., Fallbrook, CA 92028 November 13 Spousal/cohabitant abuse with minor injury 1900 block Wilt Rd., Fallbrook, CA 92028 November 13 Personate to get money/property 1100 block S. Mission Rd., Fallbrook, CA 92028 November 16 Possess stolen vehicle/vessel 31300 block Gold Club Dr., Fallbrook, CA 92028 November 18 Battery with serious bodily injury; residential burglary 4700 block Oak Crest Rd.,...

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