Monday, May 22, 2017

About that Junk Mail

Recently we were passed a tip by an alert member.  She saw some people going through the junk mail trash bin at the post office.  They could of been looking for a piece of mail they inadvertently threw out or trying to get some names and addresses.

It makes sense to be mindful of what you are throwing out into the trash... if it just says "resident" or "occupant" then there probably is not much to worry about.  But, if you are throwing out those credit card solicitations, or other mail with you name and address on it, you may want to take those home and shred them.  Sounds like a hassle, but you never know what someone could pick up.

We will be letting the Postmaster know of the activity to see if they can do anything.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Sheriff's Department Seeking Additional Victims

On May 8,  we received a call regarding a male in a suspicious white van in the area of Las Colinas and El Mirador. The male stopped the van and exposed himself to a passing jogger.

Please read the information below.  If you have any information about these cases, please contact the Sheriff's Department.  Any information may help them with the case.

Although incidents like this are very rare in RSF, take precautions when walking or jogging. Report suspicious activity right away.  Do not engage people like this in conversation, call 911 immediately.

                                               ----- Press Release -----

San Diego County
SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT
NEWS RELEASE INFORMATION SHEET
Media Relations – (858) 974-2259
Non-Emergency Line – (858) 565-5200

Subject:
Sheriff's Department Seeking Additional Victims
Person Providing Information:
Lt. Karen Stubkjaer
Email Address of Provider:
karen.stubkjaer@sdsheriff.org

Telephone number of Provider:
858-974-2316
Media Contact:
Lt. Karen Stubkjaer
Date of Release:
May 11, 2017
Time of Release:
1:00 p.m.

SYNOPSIS:
The Sheriff's Department is looking for additional people to come forward that may have been victims of indecent exposure or inappropriate touching in the North County coastal areas. On May 6, 2017, a Hispanic male adult standing next to a white delivery van in the 4000 block of Vista De La Tierra in Solana Beach grabbed the buttocks of a female pedestrian as she walked past him. The victim was able to run away and was not injured. On May 8, 2017, a white delivery van drove slowly past a female jogger several times in the 17000 block of El Vuelo in Rancho Santa Fe. As the jogger ran past the van that had stopped, she saw the Hispanic male adult driver expose himself. The jogger was able to run across the street as the suspect stepped out of the van with his pants down to his knees.
We believe the same suspect is responsible for both incidents and that an arrest is imminent. The suspect is further described as 5'5" to 5'8" in height, weighing 150 to 200 pounds, 20 to 30 years old, black hair and clean shaven. The van is further described as a newer white, delivery-type van with no windows on the sides similar to the van in the attached photos.
If you have any information about these cases or have been the victim of similar crimes, please call the Sheriff's Sexual Assault Unit at (858) 974-2316 during business hours.


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!