In case you missed it, here's a look at some of the top stories in the county this week, Sept. 22-28:
Residents claim a group of teens is running amok in Santee, but the Sheriff's Department can't confirm whether the juveniles are responsible for a variety of crimes and disturbances reported in neighborhoods throughout the city.
However, Capt. Lisa Miller says investigators with the Santee Sheriff's Station have their eye on a group calling themselves the "Outlaws." Read what investigators know about the group and the crimes they're tracking.
A Ramona woman suspected of drunken driving was arrested this week after a high-speed chase that ended with her crashing her car in Poway. But it's what Edith Cordoba-Chavolla was wearing when she was taken into custody that really caught everyone's attention.
Imperial Beach Patch
An investigation into the source of gunfire during the July chase of an attempted murder suspect has determined three shots were fired by a Sheriff's deputy, and one by a resident of an Imperial Beach home. The conclusion is at odds with initial statements by sheriff's department spokeswoman Jan Caldwell, who said law enforcement did not fire any shots during the pursuit that ended in a SWAT standoff with Ramiro Espinoza.
The single shot was fired by Elfred "Gunny" Guntrum when Espinoza ran through his yard. The San Diego County District Attorney's Office will determine whether further action is taken.Coronado Patch
Police don't know who broke into a Coronado bike shop, but they do know the perp—or perps—left empty handed. Authorities say the would-be burglar got into Holland's Bicycles on Orange Avenue just after 5 a.m. Sept. 12. through a roof vent, setting off an alarm once inside the store. Everything in the store was accounted for however, and it appears the unknown suspect left the same way he or she got in.
La Jolla Patch
Family, friends and students mourning the sudden loss of a beloved instructor planned a memorial service and tree dedicationat Muirlands Middle School for English teacher Craig Goldman.
"Craig has been an outstanding educator and champion of students throughout his career," Principal Chris Hargrave said. "He has touched many lives and I know many students along with staff will be deeply saddened and shocked by his sudden death."
Del Mar-Carmel Valley Patch
Congratulations to Ocean Air Elementary for being named a National Blue Ribbon School. The U.S. Department of Education selected 236 public and 50 private schools for the awards, which recognize high-level performance or improvement in students' academic achievement. The schools will be honored at a ceremony in Washington, D.C. in November.
Lemon Grove Patch
Lemon Grove held a party for its new Main Street Promenade, a redevelopment project that has included new public space where there was once an underused street, a revamped trolley station and a five-story mixed-use building city officials hope will all serve as a catalyst of revitalization in the downtown core.
—Compiled by Community Editor Christine Huard. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.