The Sheriff’s Department made a series of arrests over the last two days in conjunction with the recent graffiti incidents in San Elijo Hills. The investigation is still ongoing.
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Per the HOA this person was stealing water from the hydrants in San Elijo Hills. Residents should call the Sheriff if they see any unmarked vehicle like this taking water. This incident was reported to HOA and authorities.
In cooperation with the countywide “Holiday Watch” effort, the City of San Marcos and the San Marcos Sheriff’s Station announced that they will be continuing to ramp up patrols in three popular San Marcos shopping areas during the holiday season. The effort will be done to help curtail thefts during the busy shopping season.
“We believe high visibility patrols on-site combined with educational outreach efforts during peak shopping days will keep San Marcos residents safe and sound this holiday season,” explained San Marcos Sheriff’s Captain Mike McClain.
San Marcos’ program will be focused around the City’s two largest shopping centers: Creekside Marketplace, Grand Plaza and Nordahl Center. Stationed at all three located since Thursday, Nov. 23, Holiday Watch will remain in place through Saturday, Dec. 24. The vehicles will be staffed by sheriff’s deputies and crime prevention staff.
Senior volunteer patrol officers will also be there to hand out educational materials to shoppers during the operation. The handouts will focus on safe holiday shopping practices. The volunteers will also increase their patrols along with the sworn deputies.
For more information about the San Marcos Holiday Watch program, please contact City of San Marcos Communications Officer Sarah Macdonald at (760) 744-1050, ext. 3174.
Drop Off Your Unused Prescription Drugs Saturday, October 22, 2016 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Kaiser Permanente San Marcos 400 Craven Road, San Marcos
Scripps Encinitas Hospital 354 Santa Fe Drive, Encinitas
Burglar disguised as utility worker shows up on social media
Investigators with the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department are looking into a series of burglaries that may be linked. Surveillance video shows a man disguised as a utility worker with a reflective vest and hardhat. Read and watch video via source: Burglar disguised as utility worker shows up on social media – CW6 San Diego
Take a good look at the surveillance photo of a woman wanted in a connection with a package theft in San Marcos. It happened on March 31st just before 1:00 p.m. in the 2500 block of Corbel Way.
Surveillance video shows a woman knocking at the front door then holding up a piece of paper to cover her face from the camera. She then picks up two UPS packages and walks out of the camera’s view. They contain household items estimated at $100.
Someone out there knows the suspect. If you recognize her, call the San Marcos Sheriff’s Station and ask for Detective Monica Brown at (760) 510-5200.
Keep these safety tips in mind when ordering items online:
• Choose a shipping option so you can sign for delivery. Request friends and relatives sending you a package to do the same and ask for a tracking number.
• Keep an eye on the package’s delivery status. Sign up for email or text alerts.
• Ship the package to another location such as your office if you won’t be home to receive it.
• Leave special instructions on where to deliver packages (behind bushes, side or back patio, etc.).
• Choose delivery pickup.
• Insure your packages
• Get to know your carriers.
• Be a good neighbor. Look out for each other.
• Report suspicious activity or vehicles to the Sheriff’s Department. Call (858) 565-5200.
It is a federal offense to steal mail or packages delivered by the United States Postal Service (USPS). These investigations are handled by the United States Postal Inspection Service.
On Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2016, California State University San Marcos (CSUSM) will be conducting active shooter training exercises in conjunction with the San Marcos Fire Department, San Diego County Sheriff’s Department and a number of other North County hospitals, fire and law enforcement agencies. Due to the increase of active shootings and recent tragic events such as those in San Bernardino, Calif.; Paris, France; Roseburg, Ore. and Colorado Springs, Colo., CSUSM has made it a priority to ensure the campus community is well prepared for an active shooter emergency.
The drills, which will take place in the University Student Union, will include front line hospital staff as well as law enforcement and first responder agencies. Participating agencies include the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department, City of San Marcos Fire Department, City of Escondido Fire and Police Departments, Palomar Hospital, Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas, Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla and Rady Children’s Hospital.
Residents and motorists may notice emergency vehicles, including medical helicopters, ambulances, fire trucks and patrol cars on campus and in the surrounding community. Traffic control measures will be implemented throughout campus.
“The safety and welfare of our campus community is our highest priority,” said Robert McManus, CSUSM chief of police. “Conducting and planning for this exercise will allow us to assess our emergency response, interagency coordination and recovery efforts after such an event.”
When: Wednesday, Jan. 6 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. First drill will take place from 9 am to 12 p.m., the second drill will take place from 1 to 4 p.m.
Where: California State University San Marcos, University Student Union
A message from SAN MARCOS UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT
Dear San Marcos Families,
Given the situation in the Los Angeles Unified School District, I wanted to reassure all of our families that the San Marcos Unified School District is not aware of any threat to the schools in our district.
We are in constant communication with the San Diego County Sherriff’s Department – they have added additional patrols today as an added precaution. Additionally, all of our employees received a copy of the district’s protocol and procedures regarding bomb threats.
As always, safety is our highest priority, and we will do our upmost to ensure a safe environment for each of the students in our district.
Kevin Holt, Ed.D
San Marcos Unified School District
Hello SEES Families,
Today just before school started one of our students was approached by a stranger and offered candy multiple times on the trails near our back gate. The man did not touch the student but did interact with the student. The student’s parent was with the student the entire time. Both parent and student safely walked to our office to notify the office and call the sheriff. At that time the school also called the sheriff and the entire campus went on a soft lockdown. All doors were secure and instruction continued as the sheriff walked the trails.
Unfortunately, the man was not located. He was identified wearing a light blue/gray t-shirt with plaid shorts. The man was medium height and built with graying hair.
All staff members were informed and put on alert today. All classes had an age appropriate conversation about stranger danger and walking home with a buddy. This is also a great time as parents to have that conversation about stranger danger at home. You can even have your students role play the actions that they would take. Research indicates that students need to practice a scream so they can recognize how loud the scream should be.
The trails were walked multiple times by many staff members prior and during dismissal today to ensure students safety.
We are fortunate to live in a community with many adults walking to and from school to keep an eye on all of our children.
Thank you for your support!