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

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.

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

4th of July Parade!  Parade starts at 1pm

 Form up at the RSF School parking lot.  Marshals will direct you where to park and set up the order of the parade.

  We ask if you are riding a horse to wear a helmet for your safety.

Friday, June 3, 2016

Lock Your Car

In the North Coastal area, including RSF, we are still seeing car prowls and break ins.  Most of the thefts from cars don't involve the break in part.  Help stay off the radar of burglars by following these simple tips:

· *Lock your doors and windows.
· *Never leave your car running and unattended.
· *Keep it tidy. Don't leave any bait for thieves. Stow away your electronics, accessories, shopping bags and other belongings out of sight.
· *Stash before—not after—you park. Thieves linger in busy parking lots looking for valuables being moved out of sight.
· *Park in a busy, welllit area.