SANTEE (CNS) - A 41-year-old man allegedly rammed a Santee sheriff's patrol car, slightly injuring the deputy, the San Diego County Sheriff's Department reported Saturday.
A Santee sheriff's deputy attempted to stop a white Honda with false registration just before 3 p.m. Friday in the 10000 block of Mission Gorge Road, according to Sgt. Curt Goldberg.
The Honda's driver initially yielded in the parking lot of the Roadway Inn, at 10135 Mission Gorge Road, but as the deputy got out of his car, the Honda's driver, identified as Jerry Wright, 41, reversed and rammed the patrol car, Goldberg said.
The impact caused the patrol car's open door against the deputy, which caused minor injuries, Goldberg said.
Wright then allegedly sped off to the east on Mission Gorge Road but drove over a fire hydrant, and the deputy again pulled up behind him, Goldberg said.
Wright jumped out of the car and ran into the parking lot to several nearby mechanic businesses, Goldberg said.
The deputy gave chase and with the help of several bystanders, cornered
Wright between parked cars, but he refused to follow the deputy's instruction to get on the ground. He was tackled and arrested, Goldberg said.
A subsequent search of the Honda turned up more than an ounce of methamphetamine, Goldberg said.
Wright complained of chest pains and was taken to an area hospital, and after his release, was booked into jail for suspicion of felony assault on a deputy and possession of a controlled substance, Goldberg said.
The deputy was treated at the scene for minor injuries, Goldberg said.
Several dogs are in the custody of San Diego County, after a Lomita woman reported that her six dogs were attacked and some killed by a group of pit bulls.
Thousands of people marched through downtown San Diego and San Marcos in the second annual Women's March Saturday. The San Diego event began at 10 a.m. at the downtown Waterfront Park on Pacific Highway, while the North County event began at 11 a.m. at Palomar College.
Thousands of people marched through downtown San Diego and San Marcos in the second annual Women's March Saturday. The San Diego event began at 10 a.m. at the downtown Waterfront Park on Pacific Highway, while the North County event began at 11 a.m. at Palomar College. The two marches were held in conjunction with other marches across the country.
The federal government shut down at the stroke of midnight Friday, which prompted the closure of many federal operations, such as national parks and monuments and that included the shutdown of Cabrillo National Monument.
Chilly temperatures and scattered showers started the weekend. Temperatures at the coast and inland communities hovered around 60 degrees with some areas of San Diego County receiving rain during the morning hours.
A transient accused of fatally stabbing a man after they got into an argument near a 7-Eleven store in Poway pleaded not guilty Friday to a murder charge.
Coastal rail closures could complicate the commute for the thousands of people expected at Women's Marches set for downtown San Diego and San Marcos Saturday, though additional transit options are being made available.
A man arrested in the doctor's lounge at Sharp Grossmont Hospital in La Mesa after claiming to be an anesthesiologist pleaded not guilty Friday to a felony charge of treating the sick without a certificate.
People who bought new homes in Otay Ranch's Village of Escaya can start moving in Friday - later than planned but after the developer took steps to address methane found at the site.
Recent assaults by tactical teams on prototypes of President Donald Trump’s proposed wall with Mexico found their imposing heights should stop border crossers, The Associated Press has learned, a finding that’s likely to please security hawks but raise concerns about costs and environmental damage.