Man Faces Felony After Ramming Truck Into Sheriff's Substation in Ramona, Multiple Arrests Include Illegal Firearms and Drugs

Man Faces Felony After Ramming Truck Into Sheriff's Substation in Ramona, Multiple Arrests Include Illegal Firearms and DrugsSource: Google Street View
Ben J. Costas
Published on February 11, 2024

A shocking display of audacity unfolded in Ramona, where a man is now grappling with felony charges after he reportedly bashed his truck into the gate of a local sheriff's substation. The San Diego County Sheriff's Department said on Saturday, in the early hours that their deputies encountered six individuals near the intersection of La Brea and Ramona streets, busting half of them for illegal firearm and drug possession.

Among those arrested was Jorge Aguilar, whose birthdate is listed as January 7, 2003, charged with carrying a concealed firearm. He was subsequently released from custody and expected to show up in court, according to the San Diego County Sheriff's Department. The other two, whose names have not been disclosed, face felony charges related to the same unlawful discoveries, they were not as lucky and got booked at the San Diego Central Jail.

However, the plot took a jarring turn early that same morning around 7:30 a.m., where Aguilar allegedly returned to the scene, this time behind the wheel of his pickup truck, and plowed through the substation's back gate. He managed to flee before deputies could catch him, but not without the eyes of neighborhood residents who spotted the crash and pegged him as the driver.

Deputies didn't take long to track down Aguilar’s damaged vehicle — parked at his Ramona residence, the damage served as a silent testament to the morning's events. Aguilar was again placed under arrest, this time without any drama. A spokesperson for the law enforcement agency detailed, "Based on the severity of the damage caused to the gate, Aguilar is facing an additional charge of felony vandalism."