Tuesday, April 25, 2017

The North Coastal Sheriff's Station is hosting "Coffee with the community, April 27 at 8:00 to 10:00 am, see the flier above

Monday, March 20, 2017

Nixle Community Notification Service

Below is information from the San Diego Sheriff website.  We find that Nixle is a very helpful crime prevention community notification tool.  

The San Diego County Sheriff’s Department is now a registered contributor to the Nixle®community notification service. The web-based service, provided by Nixle LLC, is a geographic-based public notification system available free of charge to residents of San Diego County. You are invited to register by going to www.nixle.com.
Once you are at Nixle.com, simply click on the "Residents Sign Up Now" button to begin your registration. You will be asked for your name, address, e-mail address, and cell phone number. The address is required as the basis for sending messages relevant to your neighborhood. You will also be able to register additional addresses in order to receive alerts based on more than one location. Once registered, you will receive e-mail alerts and text messages from authenticated agencies like ours who serve your community. From within your Nixle account, you always have the option to define what notifications you receive and from whom. You may opt out of receiving messages from any participating agency.

This service is manged through the Sheriff's Department.  It does not take the place of reverse 911.  While we intend for Nixle to be helpful during times of important incidents, Nixle does not take the place of official emergency notifications conducted through "Reverse 911®." For situations where the public is being asked to take immediate action to ensure their safety (evacuations, shelter-in-place, imminent threat to life or property, disaster notifications, etc.), Reverse 911® or Alert San Diego® will be used as the primary means of community emergency notifications. In these situations, Nixle Alert messages are only used to supplement Reverse 911® or Alert San Diego® notifications.

What is Nixle?
Nixle is a Community Information Service dedicated to helping you stay connected to the information that matters most to you, depending on your physical location. You stay connected to your local police department, your children’s schools, your local community agencies and organizations, and the important information from other locations throughout the country that are relevant to you. Our service is built on the most secure, reliable, and high-speed distribution platform, ensuring that you receive trusted and immediate, geographically relevant information. Information is immediately available over your cell phone by text message, by email, and over the web. Your account can be customized so you receive the information that matters most to you. Whether it is where you live, work, or have friends or family throughout the country, the information is immediately available to you over your mobile phone, email and computer.
What messages would I receive through Nixle?
Only authenticated agencies and community organizations can securely publish information. There are four types of messages; Alerts (many would refer to this as an emergency type alert), Advisories (less urgent need-to-know information), Community Information (day-to-day neighborhood to community-level information), Traffic (very localized traffic information).
Do I have to register to use Nixle?
Anyone can view information by going to www.nixle.com without registering. However, to customize the information you receive and the locations you receive it from, in addition to receiving information by text message and/or email you must set up an account. Once registered you can personalize your locations and your preferences, making the service fit your needs.
How does registration work?
We ask for routine information in the registration process. First set-up a user name and password. Then enter your address or closest cross-street. Then choose where you want to receive your information, whether by text over your mobile device or e-mail. Add as many locations as you would like at no additional cost. It’s that simple!
Do I have to give my mobile phone number?
No. However, the strength of the Nixle system is the delivery of real-time messages when you’re on the go. The best way to stay up-to-date with important information that could affect you and your family is to receive notifications by e-mail and mobile device.
Can anyone track my location by using the system?
No. Nixle does not track users.
What do you do with my contact information? Will third parties contact me?
Information shared by users with Nixle is stored on a secure server in a secure facility. The company does not sell personal information to third parties. The privacy of your personal information is extremely important to us.
Can I enter multiple addresses?
You initially enter one address to begin the registration process. Once registered, you can click on “Locations” and add as many additional addresses (locations) as you would like at no cost.
Can I use the system while traveling outside the United States?
If you can access your e-mail or the Internet, you can access Nixle messages anywhere in the world. You will also receive messages on your mobile device while overseas. Some mobile provider plans charge extra for overseas text messages; you may want to log in and change your preferences prior to international travel.
Can I register with an international telephone number?
No. Currently the service is only available with United States phone numbers.
How many SMS (text) messages will I receive in a month?
This will vary depending on the number of notifications published. The service is simple to change SMS (Text) and email options.
Can I limit the number of SMS (text) messages I receive?
You can limit the number of SMS (text) messages by adjusting the type of messages you receive. You can opt out of any service except public safety Urgent and Important messages. For example, you can choose to receive Urgent and Important messages on your mobile device and e-mail and community news in just your e-mail.
How do I know an SMS (text) message I received is real?
Nixle goes through an extensive identity certification and authentication process before authorizing any agency or organization to publish information into the service.
Can I respond to a message?
No. However, if you wish to share a crime tip or information with the agency that sent you the message, contact details can be found by accessing the alert online.
What if I forgot my password?
Go to www.nixle.com. Look for “Forgot My Password”. Click on it and enter your e-mail address. A new password will be sent to you immediately.
How do I change my password?
Log in and click “Account.” On the “Account” page, click on “Change My Password” and follow the instructions.
Who do I contact for consumer support?
Please send all consumer support questions to: support@nixle.com. Please send all general inquiries to info@nixle.com.
How do I unsubscribe?
Log in at www.nixle.com and click “Settings.” There you can adjust which messages you receive and on which device(s) you receive them. You also have the option to eliminate all SMS messages under the “Account” tab. Should you wish to completely unsubscribe, simply send an e-mail to support@nixle.com stating your desire to do so. You will be encouraged to review your settings prior to discontinuing service. Even after unsubscribing, you can still view Nixle information in real-time by visiting www.nixle.com.

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Additional information- Deputy Involved Shooting

Related to the information posted below- the Sheriff has released more information about today's incident.

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.

Detectives have identified the suspect in today's officer involved shooting in Rancho Santa Fe. The suspect has been identified as Edward Ray Nett, age 50. At the time of the shooting, Nett was on active parole for violently resisting law enforcement officers in 2015. Nett is expected to recover from the injuries he sustained today. Once Nett is able to be released from the hospital, he will be booked into jail on multiple felony charges.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the Homicide Detail at (858) 974-2321/after hours at (858) 565-5200. You can also remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477.

Deputy Involved Shooting

As you may have seen, several streets in Rancho Santa FE are closed today (Saturday December 3, 2016). These include Paseo Delicias from Avenida De Acacias to La Granada and El Tordo from Avenida De Acacias to La Granada. They may be closed most of the day as the Sheriff process the scene.  Below is preliminary information on what occurred early this morning.  For further information, please contact the Sheriff's Department.

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 December 3 shortly before 5:30 a.m. deputies from the Sheriff's North Coastal Station responded to a report of a person yelling and the sounds of items breaking in front of 6012 Paseo Delicias in the community of Rancho Santa Fe. When deputies arrived a few minutes later, they were confronted by a white male adult approximately 50 to 55 years of age, who was standing in front of one of the apartments at that address and brandishing a knife. The suspect yelled at deputies that he was going to stab them. In an attempt to take the suspect into custody with the minimum amount of force, deputies launched pepper balls at the suspect and deployed Sheriff's K-9 "Banjer." However, the pepper balls had no effect and suspect stabbed "Banjer" under the left eye. Deputies recovered "Banjer" and he was rushed to a local animal hospital for emergency surgery.

 The suspect then broke into a nearby apartment where he confronted the resident and held them at knife point for a short time. The resident was able to break free of the suspect and run into the bathroom and lock the door. The suspect then yelled to deputies who were outside, that he had just "slit the throat" of the victim. As deputies prepared to enter the apartment to rescue the victim, the suspect stepped outside and again confronted the deputies with the knife. One of the deputies fired approximately four times, striking the suspect in the torso.

Deputies took the suspect into custody and began to render first aid until paramedics could arrive. The suspect was transported to a local hospital for treatment of his wounds. His condition is unknown at this time and his identity has not yet been confirmed. The resident of the apartment was found unhurt, inside the bathroom.

"Banjer's" surgery went well. He is now resting comfortably and is expected to make a full recovery. Investigators from the Sheriff's Homicide Detail and the Sheriff's North Coastal Station are on scene and will be conducting a full and thorough investigation of the incident. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the Homicide Detail at (858) 974- 2321/after hours at (858) 565-5200.

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Wind and False Alarms

Every year the Rancho Santa Fe Patrol answers hundreds of false burglar alarms.  The vast majority are due to human error.  Be that opening an armed door, improper operation of the system, or leaving windows and doors unlocked.

The false alarms jump up when windows and door are left open and unlocked when the wind blows.  Many alarms are activated because people leave windows open for air.  The wind blows, causing a motion of some type in the house- or moving the window thus setting off the alarm.  It surprises us how many doors are not properly maintained and just wont latch right or lock.  If the wind picks up- then the alarm goes off.

Please lock your house!  Make sure the locks work properly.  Close your windows.  Alarm screens are a frequent problem- if they wiggle they cause an alarm.  The electrical connections are not that reliable- living this close to the coast corrosion and bad connections are always trouble.  Also- during a Santa Ana weather- you don't want wind blowing into your house-  if there is a fire, the chance of embers blowing in is a very big one.

False alarms are a waste of resources, and consume first responders time away from actual emergencies.  In the end, they cost the association member quite a bit of money.

To combat false alarms (which are 100% preventable), many years ago the Association enacted a false alarm regulation.  If we respond to your home more than 4 times in a fiscal year, we will send you a bill.

Please lock your doors and windows!

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Loose Animals

Over the past few months we have seen an increase in passerby's stopping to pick up or attempt to hold a stray or loose dog.  In one case a passerby lassoed an injured coyote!

Loose dogs are often out for a stroll and will return home on their own. Sometimes folks get worried they may be hit by a car.  People stop and try to grab the dog, or put them into their car.

We would like to caution anyone about trying to do this.  It is dangerous!!  Sometimes fluffy is cooperative and other times the animal can become aggressive when restrained or when you try to pick them up.  For example, some animals may have hip or leg issues and when touched they react by biting.

Recently we had a resident hold on to a dog until they could find the owner.  Eventually the dog bit them.  Another restrained dog became increasingly aggressive while the good Samaritan waited for us to arrive.

We suggest that you do not try to restrain, hold, or place stray or loose dogs/animals, or try to get them into your car.  Call Animal Services or our dispatch.  Be a good observer and relay the dog's location.

Sometimes we will not try to restrain a dog either.  We do not have the proper equipment to grab them or restrain them (or a place to hold them).  We will call Animal Services.

Animal Services:  619-236-2341

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Stolen Property

The North Coastal Sheriff's Station is working to return surfboards, golf clubs and other items stolen from across San Diego County. 

Many items have already been returned to their owners. Photos of those items that cannot be traced back to their owners have been posted on www.sdsheriff.net/return

If any of the items you see on the website belong to you, note the photo number and complete the contact form on the right side of the screen. A deputy will then reach out to you. 

To claim the item or items, bring a stolen property or theft report from any law enforcement agency. In the absence of a stolen property report, show a photo, proof of insurance, receipt or information such as a serial number to prove the items belong to you. 

The search for suspects is ongoing. If you have any information on the stolen property, call the Crime Stoppers anonymous tip line at (888) 580-8477. A reward of up to $1,000 will be given for information that leads to a felony arrest.