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Santee Daily Crime Update

A brief daily roundup of Santee residents that have been arrested on suspicion of various crimes.

Those appearing in this listing have only been arrested on suspicion of the crime indicated and are presumed innocent.

Santee Patch puts out a , outlining stand-out incidents in Santee, but we also receive daily information about Santeeans that have been arrested anywhere in the state. This list will be updated daily, and a new announcement will be created each week. Links to other crime related articles will be archived here as well. The data is provided by United Reporting’s Local Crime News service.

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Arrests

• Four Santee resident was arrested this week in San Diego County on suspicion of possession of illegal substance.

• Three Santee resident was arrested this week in San Diego County on suspicion of DUI.

• Jake Stiles of Santee was arrested on or about August 25 in San Diego County on suspicion of assault and battery.

• Nicholas Watson of Santee was arrested on or about August 26 in San Diego County on suspicion of DUI and hit and run.

• John Nichols of Santee was arrested on or about August 25 in San Diego County on suspicion of assault and battery.

• Ronald Smith of Santee was arrested on or about August 24 in San Diego County on suspicion of assault.

Mary August 28, 2012 at 03:04 AM
What caused the lockdown of Rio Seco last Friday?
Steven Bartholow (Editor) August 28, 2012 at 03:13 PM
Hadn't heard of that. School just started on Monday, so that would surprise me, especially since there was a dedication of a new memorial reading garden that morning at Rio Seco: http://santee.patch.com/articles/photos-rio-seco-memorial-reading-garden-dedication-and-opening But, I'll ask the Sheriff Dept. when I go in there today. Where did you hear of this?
Mary August 28, 2012 at 04:10 PM
Just after I left the dedication, one of the parents that was still there sent a text to several people asking if all was OK in our neighborhood. Supposedly something over on Whispering Willow.
Steven Bartholow (Editor) August 28, 2012 at 04:36 PM
Yes, I do remember a helicopter circling the area when I left Rio Seco. Will see if I can dig anything up. Thanks.
Mary August 28, 2012 at 04:54 PM
Yesterday about 2:45 - 3:00 pm, the Sheriff's helicopter circled overhead for quite a while broadcasting something. All we could make out was brown hair, red shirt. It is difficult to hear the PA announcements because of the noise when they are so low.
Jake Mahamood August 28, 2012 at 05:02 PM
Now the parks have gang members in them, thanks city of Santee, thats just what we needed was a low income housing PROJECT. Santee is well on its way to being El Cajon.
Steven Bartholow (Editor) August 28, 2012 at 05:59 PM
I got reports about that as well, but I assume they found who they were looking for because the Sheriff Station isn't reaching out with more info. I'll see if I can get details on that as well today when I go in the station.
Mary August 28, 2012 at 06:03 PM
Jake - I don’t know what park you are referring to, but I’m a regular user of Mast Park with my 8 year old, weekdays, weekends, during the day and early evening. I have never seen anyone I would consider a gang member. I’ve seen some tags but I figure they put them there after park hours. The City of Santee is on top of removing tags quickly. There are regulars at the park, but way too old to be gang members. The Sheriff’s Dept does a great job of patrolling Santee. Your paranoia about low income housing has been noted in many of your blogs on Patch in the past few months. I’m hoping that with assimilation, example and education, they have the opportunity to fight their way out of the hardships they are going thru.
Melonie August 29, 2012 at 08:26 AM
Very well said, Mary. About a year ago I was commenting on someone's naive post RE: affordable housing. They were convinced their property value would plumment. I countered with evidence of the opposite and cited an article that offers the results of a study that shows the EXACT OPPOSITE with many possitive effects of having such complexes. Unfortunately, there are still many people who suffer from the N.I.M.B.Y. virus!

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