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Santee Crime Report: Vehicle Burglaries Up

The following information was provided by the Santee Sheriff's Department and CrimeMapping.com mainly for April 18-24. The defendants have not been convicted of a crime.

Santee Patch has started publishing a , a less detailed list of alleged Santee offenders, the Weekly Report focuses on incidents of interest with detailed reports.

Incidents of interest:

• Vehicle burglaries with items  stolen valued at less than $400 (petty theft) reported at:

  • 10000 block of Healy Street on the morning of April 24.
  • 10300 Restful Court on the afternoon of April 21.
  • Mission Gorge Road at Cottonwood avenue on the morning of April 19.
  • 10000 Ramsgate Drive on the evening of April 18.

• Vehicle burglaries with items stolen valued at more than $400 (grand theft) or related felonies reported  at:

  • 10000 block of Ramsgate Drive on the afternoon of April 24.
  • 13000 block of  Morning Glory Drive  on the afternoon of April 22.
  • 8400 north Magnolia Avenue on the morning of April 21 a van involved was reported vandalized.

• Donald Michael Levi, 53, was arrested on an outstanding felony warrant in the 8500 block of Mesa Road on the morning of April 22, according to a report at the . He was booked into the County Jail in downtown San Diego after being arrested without incident. Jail records show Levi was not eligible for bail prior to an arraignment set for Tuesday afternoon. He is being held on suspicion of two misdemeanors -- altering vehicle registration and possession of controlled substance paraphernalia.

• Authorities detained a number of minors on the evening of  April 15 on suspicion of truancy and other allegations. Seven were detained in the 10000 block of Mission Gorge Road. One was allegedly in possession of alcohol, while another allegedly possessed marijuana. An unidentified juvenile was detained in the 9800 block of Mission Gorge road and another at Mast boulevard and Dragoye drive that same evening The curfew offense is a misdemeanor, according to a report. Typically, juveniles detained in such cases are turned over to their parents or legal guardians and the case is handled by juvenile authorities.

• The Secret Spot in the 8000 block of Mission Gorge Road reported a vandalism to its building on the afternoon of April 21. The damage was in excess of $1,000, according to the report.

• Marin Render, 28, was issued a citation for driving on a suspended license due to a prior drunken driving arrest on the morning of April 24. The citation was issued at the intersection of Cuyamaca Street and Partridge Avenue.

• A 33-year-old woman reported a battery in the 8900 block of Bushy Hill Drive on the evening of April 20. No suspect information was reported and the injury was described as minor.

• A pickup was reported stolen from the 100 block of Civic Center Drive on the afternoon of April 20. The 44-year-old man valued the vehicle at $30,000.

• A 54-year-old man was issued a misdemeanor battery citation following a complaint by a 43-year-old man in the 9700 block of Mission Gorge Road on the afternoon of April 20. The victim had no apparent injuries, according to a report. Robert Smith was cited and released following the complaint.

• An 18-year-old woman was turned over to authorities after being detained at the Khol's in the 9400 block of Mission Gorge Road on the afternoon of April 20. Miscellaneous clothing and other items valued at $186 were reportedly recovered. Lyndsey Cummings was cited on suspicion of petty theft and released by a deputy following her detention.

• The city of Santee reported two incidents of vandalism to a structure at Cuyamaca street and River Park Drive on the morning of April 20. The vandalism was set at $569.

• Three vehicles were reported vandalized in the 8600 block of Atlas View Drive on the morning of April 19. Two citizens and a business, El Cajon Auto Recycling, reported the incidents. The vehicles were valued at a total of $14,500.

• A 37-year-old man was arrested on drug allegations in the 8800 block of Cherry Hills Road on the evening of April 18. Anthony Ortega was booked into the County Jail in downtown San Diego on suspicion of possession of narcotics, a felony, and misdemeanor possessing drug paraphernalia and suspicion of being under the influence in public.

• A 19-year-old woman, identified as Chelsea King, was cited following a complaint of reckless driving on the afternoon of April 18. The incident was reportedly witnessed in the 9300 block of Mission Gorge Road. She was cited and released on the misdemeanor allegation.

• Lynn Gutierrez, 47, was arrested on suspicion of battery in the 9400 block of Deomer road on the morning of April 18. The victim sustained a minor injury, according to a report. He was booked into County Jail in downtown San Diego on a misdemeanor.

• Corey Valdisera, 36, was arrested on a felony after a female victim reported a serious injury during the early morning hours of April 18. He was arrested without incident in the 10000 block of Carlton Hills Drive, according to a report. Valdisera was booked into  County Jail in downtown San Diego after his arrest.

• John Dekerguelen, 79, was arrested on suspicion of misdemeanor battery following a complaint in the 8700 block of north Magnolia Avenue on the afternoon of April 17. He was arrested on the allegation at Kaiser Permanente Hospital in San Diego, according to a report.

• John Malcolm, 65, was cited after authorities allegedly found him in possession of a shopping cart belonging to Walmart on the morning of April 16. He was detained at Cuyamaca Street and Mission Gorge Road and the cart was recovered, according to a report. The alleged offense is regarded as a misdemeanor, according to the report.

• A 20-year-old landscaper was arrested on a number of allegations after being stopped on suspicion of drunken driving on the evening of April 15 at Mission Creek Drive and Cuyamaca Street. He was booked into County Jail in downtown San Diego on suspicion of drunken driving and driving without a license, misdemeanors, and an infraction of being under 21 and driving with a blood alcohol content of .05 or more, an infraction.

• A 44-year-old woman faces a felony allegation after allegedly attempting to pass herself off as someone else when contacted on suspicion of drunken driving. Linda Mudd was stopped in the 9800 block of Magnolia Avenue on the evening of April 15, according to a report and attempted to impersonate a 45-year-old woman, according to a report. In addition to drunken driving and driving on a license suspended due to drunken driving, she now faces the felony allegation, according to a report. She was booked into the women's jail in Santee.

• A man and woman were arrested on drug possession allegations in the 9200 block of Shadown Hill Road on the afternoon of April 14. Joseph Santos, 51, was taken to County Jail in downtown San Diego on felony possession of controlled substances, while Michelle Santos, 35, was taken to Las Colinas women's jail in Santee on suspicion of possessing narcotic controlled substances.

To see a complete listing of crimes and/or to keep an eye on daily updated Santee crimes, check out CrimeMapping.com.

Bill Howell April 26, 2011 at 04:13 PM
Steve, Good job. The reckless driving woman really got away with identifying herself as "Chelsea King".....ah c'mon. And I'm Prince William.
Motivated Santee Citizen April 30, 2011 at 05:50 AM
Santee and Poway used to go back and forth as to which city had the lowest crime rate. It was just in the paper the other day and Poway is still #1 and Santee has slipped down to about #4 or so. Encinitas, Carlsbad and Poway have us beaten. Why the increase in crime in Santee? One thing I have noticed is the noticeable lack of traffic law enforcement around Santee. I would very much like to see a lot of radar cops stationed around the city day and night. It would make for a safer Santee that is for sure.

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