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Juveniles Among Those Arrested in Connection with Ramona Burglaries

Four arrests have been made, including those of two juveniles, in connection with a string of burglaries in the Country Estates.

Two juveniles and two adults have been arrested 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 residences through unlocked doors, windows and garage doors and allegedly took small, easy to carry items like wallets, iPads, jewelry and purses, according to a news release.

Sheriff's deputies served four simultaneous search warrants at various locations in the Ramona area about 7 a.m. Saturday, according to sheriff's Sgt. Brent Strahm.

Numerous reported stolen items and other evidence were recovered. Garrett Jackson, 18, and Skylar McGee, 19, were arrested along with two juveniles, all of Ramona, in connection with the burglary series, Strahm said.

Two others, 52-year-old Bartt Coates and Kevin Murphy, 25, of Ramona were also arrested on suspicion of unrelated charges, Strahm said.

Detectives will contact victims as evidence becomes available for release, sheriff's Lt. Julie Sutton said.

–City News Service

Madi June 23, 2012 at 11:21 PM
They broke into our home and stole our CANNON Camera right off of our kitchen counter... While my 6 year old sister was sleeping in the room closest to the kitchen. They deserve to be arrested and they are lucky they didn't get shot breaking into Ramona homes.
Anne Schrecengost June 24, 2012 at 02:22 PM
Get a home security system installed immediately! These days no family is safe without it.
Trish Funk June 24, 2012 at 03:29 PM
I agree Anne Also, these days no one should leave doors or windows left open nor unlocked, That is just not safe anywhere these days. Thank God the were not the type to hurt everyone in the house!
greg Chick June 24, 2012 at 06:10 PM
The news should publish full faces and total description. Shame and guilt are good tools, the church has used them for thousands of yrs. Or better yet, restorative Justice, since the church has failed, try something new? Hard labor doing community service would be better than Jail. Everyone pays when Jail is used.
Nancy Ciulla Fastenau June 25, 2012 at 06:32 AM
I agree Greg, but where do they live in the meantime? I think they should be under house arrest., need to pay for their own devise and monitoring and do hard labor.... that is justice.
Mrs. MacGillicuttie June 25, 2012 at 03:30 PM
I saw the pic of the guy-it was the guy with the tatoo on his face. probably got the girl too...with the knife up her sleeve...
Catryna White June 25, 2012 at 05:13 PM
Too bad they weren't.
Dave June 25, 2012 at 08:29 PM
Garrett Jackson and Skylar McGee are on Facebook. They are friends with each other and I'm sure more his friends were involved. Go check it out! Especially if you recognized anyone.
Julie Pendray June 26, 2012 at 03:48 AM
A comment was deleted here. Please don't publish the residential addresses of minors alleged to have been involved in a crime. As Lt. Sutton stated at the recent community meeting, let's allow law enforcement to take its course.
Ed Barry July 03, 2012 at 03:43 AM
I am surprised they weren't shot. That would have been a happy ending to the story.
Lisa July 08, 2012 at 08:16 PM
What a shame that kids have to be raised as losers. Their facebook pages are full of a disrespect for everything. How embarrassing for their parents and their girlfriends that they did not become men and just remained selfish brats.
Catryna White July 08, 2012 at 10:26 PM
Losers are not raised, they just grow up. Part of the problem is having parents today who don't understand the difference between raising children and just letting them grow up. One way requires a lot of work, the other no work at all, but a lot of heartache, eventually.
D Mail September 05, 2012 at 09:39 PM
Teenagers in a Isolated town with very little to do. Ramona has not changed and the drug problem has not improved in the least.

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