Thursday, May 17, 2018

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Monday, May 7, 2018

Burglary Suspects - Press Release from the San Diego County Sheriff

Please see this release from the Sheriff"s Department.  These suspects are very similar to ones suspected in a Rancho Santa Fe case that occurred on 5/3/18.  
Note:  The vehicle may change, as suspects frequently change vehicles.  If you see anything or anyone suspicious please call right away.  You can call our number 858-756-9966 or 911.

Please Read this press release.  A link to the Crime Stoppers release is below.

San Diego County Crime Stoppers and investigators from the Vista Sheriff's Station are asking for the public's help to identify and locate three unknown suspects wanted in connection with a burglary that occurred in the unincorporated area of Vista. On April 25, 2018, at about 4:40 p.m., three Black males burglarized a house in the 1000 block of Sugarbush Drive in unincorporated Vista.

The suspects arrived at the residence about 20 minutes after the homeowner left. The suspects pulled into the driveway and Suspect #1 exited the vehicle and knocked on the front door. When there was no answer, he and Suspect #2 went to the backyard through a side gate. They broke a rear sliding glass door and entered the residence. The suspects took a Barska safe, rifles and handguns in the burglary.

 The vehicle used in this burglary is a dark colored, possibly blue, 2018 Dodge Durango SXT with Bob Baker paper plates. These suspects may also be wanted in similar burglaries across the County of San Diego. They are targeting geographically isolated, high-end homes and are likely driving newer model vehicles (with paper dealership plates) that have large storage capacities.

Description of Suspects:

Suspect #1 is described as a Black male, between 18 and 35-years-old, standing 5’10” tall and weighing about 160 pounds. He had a mustache, was bald or had a short buzzed haircut. He was last seen wearing a white long sleeve shirt, tie, gray Nike sweatshirt blue jeans and black and white shoes. He also had black gloves and a blue and white baseball cap.

Suspect #2 is a Black male, between 18 and 35-years-old, standing 5’10” tall and weighing about 180 pounds. He had black dreadlocks and was wearing a black hoodie, torn blue jeans with a checkered belt, a black hooded sweatshirt and black gloves. He was wearing black shoes.

Suspect #3 is a Black male, between 18 and 35-years-old and weighing 220 pounds. He was bald or had a short buzzed haircut, dark skin, blue long sleeve shirt, tie and blue jeans. He was wearing black and white Adidas shoes. Description of Vehicle: Blue or dark colored 2018 Dodge Durango SXT with Bob Baker plates

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***Pictures of the suspects and vehicle can be found on pages 2 and 3 of this release.*** If you recognize the suspect call the Vista Sheriff’s Station at (760) 940-4551 or the Crime Stoppers anonymous tip line at (888) 580-8477. Crime Stoppers is offering up to a $1,000 reward to anyone with information that leads to an arrest in this case. Information on how to send anonymous emails and mobile app tips can be found on our website

 • Media inquiries about this case can be directed to Detective Michelle Storms at (760) 940-4905 or
• Media inquiries about Crime Stoppers can be directed to Deputy Adriana Uribe at (619) 531-1547 or or Officer Mark Herring at (619) 531- 1500 or San Diego County Crime Stoppers.

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Home Security Inspection Survey

Home Security Inspection Survey

Over the past few weeks we have seen an increase in requests from residents asking for advice on "beefing up" their home security.  This is a great idea!   We use a FREE resource available from the Sheriff's Department.

The San Diego County Sheriff has Crime Prevention Specialists that work out of the North Coastal Station (our area).  They will come out to the home or business and conduct a free home inspection security survey.  The survey is done by the specialist who is a trained Sheriff's Dept. employee.  They offer many tips and suggestions on how to "harden the target" and improve the security of the home or business.  They are not financially driven by a product or company so you know their opinions and advice are honest real world suggestions.  Many of the improvements you can do are very easy to do and may not cost you anything!  They are very familiar with current crime trends county wide.

To schedule a home inspection, please call their office - you can connect with either

Gary Rivers, 760-966-3587
Jonathan Simon 760-966-3588

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Home Invasion Robbery Nearby

This is information from the San Diego County Sheriff-  This crime occurred just outside the Covenant.  

SYNOPSIS: At 10:59 p.m. on January 12, 2018, deputies from the North Coastal Sheriff's Station responded to a call of a home invasion robbery in the 3900 block of Stonebridge Lane in the community of Rancho Santa Fe. Four black male adult suspects, wearing masks and each armed with guns, entered the victims' house. The suspects bound the victims, and then ransacked the residence. The suspects left the area in an unknown direction. The loss in unknown at this time. The investigation is on-going and is being handled by the North Coastal Sheriff's Station Detective Unit.

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Burglaries are Increasing

Burglaries in the area (and surrounding areas) are on the rise....   A reminder- please lock your doors and windows, arm your alarm systems.  If you are leaving the home, make the house look like someone is around- leave lights on timers,  pick up newspapers.  If the house looks empty then you are increasing your chances of being a target.   Lock up your valuable items.

If you see suspicious people or vehicles, call us or the Sheriff right away.  So often we get information  a day or two late -  call right away when you see the activity or persons.

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Important Weather/ Fire Information

From San Diego County Emergency:

12/9/2017 4:30:00 AM PST
The fire danger remains extreme through the weekend as the National Weather Service is continuing its red flag warning for San Diego County through 8 p.m. Sunday. Single-digit humidity levels in combination with more widespread winds building up strength over the weekend mean residents must stay alert for fires and avoid any activities that could spark a fire. 
The Lilac Fire and wildfires to the north of San Diego County serve as a reminder to everyone to have a family emergency plan which includes an emergency kit. As part of that, families should practice evacuating and discuss where they will meet if they are separated when an emergency breaks out. 
Pre-planning or pre-packing of irreplaceable documents and mementos could give people peace of mind. News reports on wildfire survivors frequently mention that they had only minutes to flee and left with just the clothes on their back.
Stay informed of local conditions and report any potential fires immediately by calling 9-1-1. Register your cell phones for AlertSanDiego emergency notifications and monitor local news reports.
For the latest emergency updates in English and Spanish, visit, and download the SD Emergency app. If you are affected by the fire and need to talk to someone by phone about evacuations, shelters, road closures and other non-emergency disaster-related services, call 211. If you are hearing impaired, dial 711 and ask to be connected to (858) 300-1211.  

Also- be sure to close and lock windows and doors when not at home.  False alarm calls due to wind-blown doors and windows reduce service levels for legitimate emergencies.  Double check before you leave the house.

Monday, October 16, 2017

Fire Preparedness

Here is some useful information from the Rancho Santa Fe Fire Department on Preparing for a disaster-

For more information see their website- it has quite a bit of information.

Although we do not have a "boiler plate" evacuation route for everyone to use- because incidents are dynamic and ever changing, you should always have a plan on what to do and what to take; at least two ways out of your neighborhood and know multiple ways to and from work.

You should share this plan with friends and family in advance so they know what to expect.

If you have animals that require evacuation, you should have an up to date plan on how to deal with them.  You should contact your local animal shelter, vet or a person with trailers that knows how to handle horses.  If you feel threatened during a disaster event and have not been advised to evacuate, you should evacuate sooner than later.  It takes time to load up dogs, cats, horses and other animals.

We encourage everyone to register your phone numbers/email addresses with Alert San Diego.  This is really important to receive up to date information.

Another helpful website is San Diego County Emergency.  There is an app you can download to your phone- links are on the page: