Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Attempted Child Abduction Solana Beach

Take a good look at this sketch of a man suspected of trying to kidnap a student at Skyline Elementary School in Solana Beach. 

The child was not hurt. 

It happened on the afternoon of Monday, March 23rd in the 600 block of Lomas Santa Fe Drive. The suspect is described as a white man in his 40's with a medium build. He stands about 6' tall and has a tanned complexion and light brown hair. 

If you recognize the suspect or have any information on this incident, call the Sheriff's Department at (858) 565-5200. You can also contact Sheriff's Detective Frank Feliccia at (760) 966-3517. 

You can also remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477. A reward of up to $1,000 is being offered for information that leads to an arrest.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Road Closures- February 8, 2015

The San Dieguito Half Marathon will be held Sunday February 8, 2015.  It starts from San Dieguito Park, runs through the ranch and finishes at the Park. Several of the legs of the race are repeat out and back.  There is a three hour time limit for participants, so we expect outlying roads may open as runners have cleared and it is safe to open the road.
Refer to the map below.  Please plan your trips that morning. Look for an alternate route.   The race should be over by 11:30 or so. If you leave your home and you live within the race route, you may not be able to get back to it until the last runners clear the road.

Below is the letter that we mailed to residents, and the map of the route and closures.

Dear Rancho Santa Fe Resident, 

The 47th Annual San Dieguito Half-Marathon and 5k Walk will be taking place from 7:00 am to 11:30 am on Sunday, February 8th, 2015. 

To ensure the safety of all participants and local residents, the route, detour and roads that will be closed is shown on the map below. Roads will be reopened by the CHP as each segment of the course is clear to be opened. EMERGENCY SERVICE VEHICLES will have access to all of the closed roads to respond to service requests. 
The CHP and San Diego County Sheriff will be providing traffic control. The marathon will start and finish at San Dieguito County Park on El Camino Real. 
This event is sponsored by The San Diego County Parks Society which provides support to the San Dieguito County Park.

For more information, please visit the website at:

 For comments please contact: Robert Fuller, Permit Coordinator County of San Diego Department of Public Works (MS0332) Transportation Division, Special Event Permits 5510 Overland Ave, Ste 410, Room 470 San Diego, CA 92123-1239 email: 
Phone #: 858-694-3862 Fax #: 858-694-3928

Kathy Loper or Gloria Goodenough Kathy Loper Events 7801 Mission Center Court, Suite # 204 San Diego, CA 92108 email: email: 
Phone # 619-298-7400 Fax # 619-298-7448 

Friday, January 23, 2015

Road Closure

Las Colinas between Via De La Valle and El Zorro Vista is closed due to a vehicle hitting a telephone pole earlier today.  The collision caused the pole to snap and the large telephone lines are across the road, making travel through that area near the Village Church impossible.  The estimated time for opening he section of the road is about 9pm tonight.  Please drive carefully and watch for workers on the road.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Business Alert!

In the North County region there have been burglaries that target businesses.  The crime occur at night, and usually the loss is computer equipment.  To help deter these crimes and assist in loss recovery, these steps you can take are highly encouraged:

1.  Use the alarm system when leaving for the night

2.  Make sure you have descriptions and serial numbers for all your computer/electronic equipment.

3.  Don't "display" your large monitors/computers  near windows that can be seen from the street or sidewalk.

4.  Use anti theft cables and locks on computers and devices.

5.  Consider using anti-smash film on your windows.

6.  Video surveillance is very helpful, but make sure it is of high quality- specially at night. A grainy, low res image does not help identify suspects.

7.  If you see anyone coming into your business that seems to be casing the place, call us or the Sheriff right away.

Also-  Car Burglaries

Lock your car!!!   Do not leave anything valuable in your car.  Crooks will break a window to steal a 20 dollar pair of sunglasses.  Don't hide anything under floor mats or the seats. The coastal areas are prime target for car burglaries and crime.  We see this migrating out here in RSF.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Possible Mountain Lion Sighting

Early this morning (12:15am) a resident on El Secreto observed what they thought was a Mountain Lion.  It was seen in the backyard, drinking from the pool.  The animal was scared away by dogs barking.

If you spot a mountain lion, you are encouraged to report the sighting to California Fish and Game. Do not attempt to approach the animal or feed it.
See the precautions below.

Please take precautions to avoid coming in contact with these animals. Below are referral numbers you can call for more information. Refer to the websites below. If you see a mountain lion or experience an attack, contact the numbers below. Fish and game would like to know of sightings to track the activity.

San Diego County Wildlife Services 1-800-486-0010
California Fish and Game- San Diego office 858-467-4201

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Scam Alert

From our friends at the Sheriff's Department:

It's a startling phone call you could receive: "There's a warrant out for your arrest."

A scam going on right now in San Diego County hopes that fear will cause you to act without thinking. These scams are currently telling victims that a warrant for their arrest has been issued due to a failure to pay taxes or to appear for jury duty, but may entail other false threats.

The caller is very pushy and poses as an employee of the Sheriff's Department. To make the pitch very convincing, the scammer will:

• use the name of an actual Sheriff's Department employee
• give the actual telephone number of a Sheriff's Station or Substation
• have some of your personal information such as a former address or your date of birth
• threaten you with jail time or taking away your driver license
• ask for more personal information
• ASK FOR MONEY either with a credit, debit or prepaid card

Recent cases in the East County have involved the scammers using a technique called "Caller Spoofing." What this means is the scammer will call their intended victim and make the incoming call appear to be coming from a legitimate government agency such as the Sheriff's Department.

Impersonating a Sheriff's Deputy is a violation of state law. REMEMBER, no deputy or employee of the Sheriff's Department will ever contact members of the public by telephone to demand money or any other form of payment. If you get this type of call, hang up IMMEDIATELY.

Since 2010, the Truth in Caller ID Act has prohibited caller ID spoofing with the intent to defraud or cause harm. If you receive one of these calls, go to the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) website at to report the incident. If you are a victim of a scam, call the Sheriff's Department at (858) 565-5200.

People with outstanding warrants are encouraged to turn themselves in Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at any one of the Sheriff's Court Facilities. For a list of locations, visit: For more information on warrants and bail notices, visit: To check if you have an outstanding warrant in the County of San Diego, visit:

To watch a Sheriff's safety video about warrant scams, follow us on VIMEO:

To learn more about the Sheriff's Financial Crimes Unit, visit:

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Children Left in Cars!!

Community: Where's Baby? Look Before You Lock!

A child in a locked car on a hot day, Sheriff's Deputies have responded to these tragic calls.

As temperatures rise, the San Diego County Sheriff's Department is partnering with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to raise awareness about the dangers of leaving children in hot cars.

Even the best of parents can overlook a sleeping baby in a car. NHTSA says every ten days, one child dies from being left alone in a hot car. On an 80-degree day, a car can reach deadly levels in just ten minutes. A child dies when his or her temperature reaches 107 degrees.

Thursday, July 31st is National Heatstroke Prevention Day. We want parents and caregivers to ask themselves this question every time they get out of the car: WHERE'S BABY? LOOK BEFORE YOU LOCK!

Under Kaitlyn's Law, it is illegal to leave a child under the age of six alone in a car anywhere in California. The law is named in memory of a six-month old Kaitlyn Russell. Her babysitter left her alone in a hot car nearly 14 years ago.

Here are some safety tips to keep your children safe:
• NEVER LEAVE A CHILD ALONE IN A CAR even if the windows are partially opened, even for just a minute.
• Make it a habit to check the back seat every time you leave the car.
• Keep a teddy bear or stuffed animal in the back/car seat. Move the teddy bear to the front seat when you place the child in the seat as a visual reminder.
• If it is your turn to drop off a child at daycare, ask a partner/spouse/friend to call you to make sure the child was not left in a hot car.
• Always lock the car and keep the keys out of reach.
• Teach children that a car is not a play area.
• If you see a child left alone in hot a car, call 911 right away.

We also want to share this child safety video courtesy of RedCastle Productions: No child was harmed in the making of the video, but it's a reminder of how fast a hot car can injure or tragically kill a child.