RAMONA (CNS) - Two juveniles and two adults were arrested Saturday in connection with a series of daring residential burglaries conducted while victims slept in Ramona and the San Diego Country Estates, sheriff's officials said.
The arrests may have found the perpetrators of a string of about a dozen overnight burglaries in the Ramona and San Diego County Estates areas starting in January and ending with three burglaries the night of June 6, sheriff's deputies said. The crimes took place while the residents slept.
The suspects entered the residents through unlocked doors, windows and garage doors and allegedly took small, easy to carry items like wallets, iPads, jewelry and purses, the release stated.
Sheriff's deputies served four simultaneous search warrants at various locations in the Ramona area about 7 a.m. today, according to sheriff's Sgt. Brent Strahm.
Numerous reported stolen items and other evidence was recovered. Garrett Jackson, 18 and 19-year-old Skylar McGee were arrested along with two juveniles, all of Ramona, were arrested in connection with the burglary series, Strahm said.
Two others, 52-year-old Bartt Coates and Kevin Murphy, 25, of Ramona were also arrested for suspicion of unrelated charges, Strahm said. Detectives would contact victims as evidence becomes available for release, sheriff's Lt. Julie Sutton said.
The San Diego Police Department has launched an internal investigation into a program intended to reward officers for making drug arrests.
Police were involved a pursuit late Saturday that ended with a deadly officer-involved shooting in Escondido.
Two people died early Sunday morning after a high-speed chase ended in a head-on crash in North County.
A man was shot and killed by police at an officer- involved shooting in Escondido, a sheriff's lieutenant said Sunday.
An approaching winter storm is poised to open an "atmospheric river" of subtropical rain clouds on Southern California this week, but the San Diego area is expected to see just a fraction of that moisture, forecasters said Sunday.
A man threw rocks at vehicles on Interstate 5 near Imperial Beach Sunday, and threatened police with a pickaxe as he ran into a riverbed.
San Diego Sen. Toni Atkins will make history Wednesday when she becomes the first woman and first lesbian to hold the California Senate's top job.
A 16-year-old boy was allegedly drunk when he crashed his car into a stopped vehicle, pinning a motorist between two bumpers, police said Sunday.
A 27-year-old man suffered fatal injuries as the result of a "punching game'' inside of a bar Saturday morning in the Gaslamp
neighborhood of San Diego.
A large plume of smoke filled the sky in Miramar on Saturday morning after a concrete supply building went up in flames.