Quantcast
4S Ranch Allied Gardens Alpine Baja Balboa Park Bankers Hill Barrio Logan Bay Ho Bay Park Black Mountain Ranch Blossom Valley Bonita Bonsall Borrego Springs Boulevard Campo Cardiff-by-the-Sea Carlsbad Carmel Mountain Carmel Valley Chollas View Chula Vista City College City Heights Clairemont College Area Coronado CSU San Marcos Cuyamaca College Del Cerro Del Mar Descanso Downtown San Diego Eastlake East Village El Cajon Emerald Hills Encanto Encinitas Escondido Fallbrook Fletcher Hills Golden Hill Grant Hill Grantville Grossmont College Guatay Harbor Island Hillcrest Imperial Beach Imperial Valley Jacumba Jamacha-Lomita Jamul Julian Kearny Mesa Kensington La Jolla Lakeside La Mesa Lemon Grove Leucadia Liberty Station Lincoln Acres Lincoln Park Linda Vista Little Italy Logan Heights Mesa College Midway District MiraCosta College Miramar Miramar College Mira Mesa Mission Beach Mission Hills Mission Valley Mountain View Mount Hope Mount Laguna National City Nestor Normal Heights North Park Oak Park Ocean Beach Oceanside Old Town Otay Mesa Pacific Beach Pala Palomar College Palomar Mountain Paradise Hills Pauma Valley Pine Valley Point Loma Point Loma Nazarene Potrero Poway Rainbow Ramona Rancho Bernardo Rancho Penasquitos Rancho San Diego Rancho Santa Fe Rolando San Carlos San Marcos San Onofre Santa Ysabel Santee San Ysidro Scripps Ranch SDSU Serra Mesa Shelltown Shelter Island Sherman Heights Skyline Solana Beach Sorrento Valley Southcrest South Park Southwestern College Spring Valley Stockton Talmadge Temecula Tierrasanta Tijuana UCSD University City University Heights USD Valencia Park Valley Center Vista Warner Springs

Orange Glen High attacked by Diablos

Use of brass knuckles makes crime a wobbler

Lionel Ramirez. "I tried when he was younger to get him to stop hanging out with the gangs.”
Lionel Ramirez. "I tried when he was younger to get him to stop hanging out with the gangs.”

Escondido police officer Steve Higgins said he was called to Orange Glen High School the early afternoon of Tuesday, December 18.

The officer said he spoke to one teacher, a man in his mid-50s, who reported that two non-students had come onto their campus that day as classes were ending. This teacher said he went to get campus security to assist him, to escort the two strangers off campus. But the teacher said a fight developed and one of the strangers used brass knuckles to strike him on the side of his face.

Officer Higgins spoke later to one student witness, on the phone, who told this cop that he heard the strangers say, “Where are you from?” and one yelled out “Diablo gang!” before the teacher was struck.

Escondido police officer Aaron Reber testified in San Diego County Superior court yesterday, January 7. Officer Reber said he interviewed one campus security officer who told him that he heard, “He’s got a weapon!” which caused him to get between one intruder and the teacher. Another security officer arrived on scene and both security personnel were on the ground struggling with one of the intruders when the first security officer got kicked in the head.

Security personnel were able to keep one suspect on the ground until police arrived.

The second security officer told police that he heard gang statements, including “Diablos!” and “That’s why we beat up your homies, this is Diablos!”

Escondido police officer Huy Quyach testified that he responded about 3 pm to Orange Glen High School in Escondido. Officer Quyach said he found a set of brass knuckles a few feet from where assault suspect Leonel Ramirez was being detained. “They are made out of a hard material, and used as a striking instrument.” Quyach said this particular brass knuckle set included a knife, although the blade was not exposed when Quyach first saw it.

Officer Quyach reviewed surveillance video and was able to identify the second intruder as Jesus R, a juvenile. Quyach said he saw a third suspect come out of a black car which had pulled up at the school; a person got out of the back seat of that car and ran through the main gate of the school toward the melee; this “long-haired” person kicked the head of one security guard who was on the ground.

The security guards were aware and did report that a person with long hair came close and kicked one in the head, in his face.

Leonel Ramirez, 18, was arrested by Escondido police on Tuesday, December 18. Ramirez had just turned 18 years old, five months prior to the incident. He is described in jail records as 5 feet 4 inches tall and 180 pounds. He remains in custody in lieu of $160,000 bail.

Ramirez pleads not-guilty to four felonies, including assaults with a deadly weapon with gang allegations. This is a “strike” case.

Ramirez is accused of possessing metal knuckles as one of the felony charges. This crime is described as a “wobbler,” meaning it can be a felony or misdemeanor; the penalty ranges from one year in County jail as a misdemeanor, or three years State prison as a felony. Metal knuckles are found under the heading of “deadly weapons” in the penal code.

Escondido police officer Nicholas Rodello, a gang detective for 7 years, testified as a gang expert. He told a judge that he is familiar with the Diablos. He said a gangster will yell out “Diablos” to give recognition to the gang, to intimidate witnesses, and to show that he is “putting out work, you are going out on a mission to commit a crime.”

Officer Rodello said he is familiar with defendant Leonel Ramirez, “Yes he is a member of the street gang Diablos. I have personally contacted him several times, and tried when he was younger to get him to stop hanging out with the gangs.” Rodello said that juvenile suspect Jesus R is also a member of the Diablos street gang.

Judge Carlos Armour ordered Ramirez to answer all charges and come back to court on February 24 to confirm a date for trial.

Here's something you might be interested in.
Submit a free classified
or view all

Previous article

Tahona Bar takes it to the street

Perks include cemetery view dining, and cocktails out of a VW bus
Next Article

North River Farms foes face lawsuit heat

If activists take Measure L off ballot, they would no longer face mounting legal fees
Lionel Ramirez. "I tried when he was younger to get him to stop hanging out with the gangs.”
Lionel Ramirez. "I tried when he was younger to get him to stop hanging out with the gangs.”

Escondido police officer Steve Higgins said he was called to Orange Glen High School the early afternoon of Tuesday, December 18.

The officer said he spoke to one teacher, a man in his mid-50s, who reported that two non-students had come onto their campus that day as classes were ending. This teacher said he went to get campus security to assist him, to escort the two strangers off campus. But the teacher said a fight developed and one of the strangers used brass knuckles to strike him on the side of his face.

Officer Higgins spoke later to one student witness, on the phone, who told this cop that he heard the strangers say, “Where are you from?” and one yelled out “Diablo gang!” before the teacher was struck.

Escondido police officer Aaron Reber testified in San Diego County Superior court yesterday, January 7. Officer Reber said he interviewed one campus security officer who told him that he heard, “He’s got a weapon!” which caused him to get between one intruder and the teacher. Another security officer arrived on scene and both security personnel were on the ground struggling with one of the intruders when the first security officer got kicked in the head.

Security personnel were able to keep one suspect on the ground until police arrived.

The second security officer told police that he heard gang statements, including “Diablos!” and “That’s why we beat up your homies, this is Diablos!”

Escondido police officer Huy Quyach testified that he responded about 3 pm to Orange Glen High School in Escondido. Officer Quyach said he found a set of brass knuckles a few feet from where assault suspect Leonel Ramirez was being detained. “They are made out of a hard material, and used as a striking instrument.” Quyach said this particular brass knuckle set included a knife, although the blade was not exposed when Quyach first saw it.

Officer Quyach reviewed surveillance video and was able to identify the second intruder as Jesus R, a juvenile. Quyach said he saw a third suspect come out of a black car which had pulled up at the school; a person got out of the back seat of that car and ran through the main gate of the school toward the melee; this “long-haired” person kicked the head of one security guard who was on the ground.

The security guards were aware and did report that a person with long hair came close and kicked one in the head, in his face.

Leonel Ramirez, 18, was arrested by Escondido police on Tuesday, December 18. Ramirez had just turned 18 years old, five months prior to the incident. He is described in jail records as 5 feet 4 inches tall and 180 pounds. He remains in custody in lieu of $160,000 bail.

Ramirez pleads not-guilty to four felonies, including assaults with a deadly weapon with gang allegations. This is a “strike” case.

Ramirez is accused of possessing metal knuckles as one of the felony charges. This crime is described as a “wobbler,” meaning it can be a felony or misdemeanor; the penalty ranges from one year in County jail as a misdemeanor, or three years State prison as a felony. Metal knuckles are found under the heading of “deadly weapons” in the penal code.

Escondido police officer Nicholas Rodello, a gang detective for 7 years, testified as a gang expert. He told a judge that he is familiar with the Diablos. He said a gangster will yell out “Diablos” to give recognition to the gang, to intimidate witnesses, and to show that he is “putting out work, you are going out on a mission to commit a crime.”

Officer Rodello said he is familiar with defendant Leonel Ramirez, “Yes he is a member of the street gang Diablos. I have personally contacted him several times, and tried when he was younger to get him to stop hanging out with the gangs.” Rodello said that juvenile suspect Jesus R is also a member of the Diablos street gang.

Judge Carlos Armour ordered Ramirez to answer all charges and come back to court on February 24 to confirm a date for trial.

Sponsored
Here's something you might be interested in.
Submit a free classified
or view all
Previous article

Tennis with François Truffaut and Donal Logue

The film is helped immensely by casting four leads to play their own tennis
Next Article

North Park – the prime quartier

30th Street parking, Georgia Street bridge, PSA crash, water tower, North Park Main Street
Comments
7
This comment was removed by the site staff for violation of the usage agreement.
Jan. 8, 2019

All documented gang members should be sentenced to life without parole (LWOP) for any crime committed.

Jan. 9, 2019

It would appear that Orange Glen High needs to tighten up its campus security. Last time I was there, it lacked a fully fenced perimeter. Then it needs security people to be more vigilant. There's no reason that a teacher while on duty on campus should ever fear for his/her safety. But at some schools the security people get complacent and spend most of their time dealing with recalcitrant students. I suspect that the district and the principal are now red-faced and will now take necessary steps. But then again, with the current leadership of that district in place, nothing may change.

Jan. 9, 2019

Actually, our security and teachers kicked butt. These two gangsters came on campus to beat a kid up. One had the knuckles and the other had a gun. Our security guy steve didn't let them near the kids then this old teacher guy came in and beat the s*#t out of one of the gansters and the other nice old security guys tackled the other guy.

Jan. 9, 2019

and the whole campus is already fenced in and has been forever

Jan. 9, 2019

According to jail records, Leonel Ramirez, 18, is next due in court on April 18, to be sentenced for felony assault with a deadly weapon.

March 10, 2019

I am Jesus Reyes brother and i personally when i read this, i didnt believe it i never thought my brother would do something like that. My mom is always sad when she thinks about him, and i guess i am to. But anyways i think he should be there some time to think about his actions. I heard that hes coming out March 2020 but i dont think hell change , my family and i always pray for him.

Sept. 11, 2019

Sign in to comment

Sign in

Art Reviews — W.S. Di Piero's eye on exhibits Ask a Hipster — Advice you didn't know you needed Best Buys — San Diego shopping Big Screen — Movie commentary Blurt — Music's inside track Booze News — San Diego spirits City Lights — News and politics Classical Music — Immortal beauty Classifieds — Free and easy Cover Stories — Front-page features Excerpts — Literary and spiritual excerpts Famous Former Neighbors — Next-door celebs Feast! — Food & drink reviews Feature Stories — Local news & stories From the Archives — Spotlight on the past Golden Dreams — Talk of the town Here's the Deal — Chad Deal's watering holes Just Announced — The scoop on shows Letters — Our inbox [email protected] — Local movie buffs share favorites Movie Reviews — Our critics' picks and pans Musician Interviews — Up close with local artists Neighborhood News from Stringers — Hyperlocal news News Ticker — News & politics Obermeyer — San Diego politics illustrated Of Note — Concert picks Out & About — What's Happening Overheard in San Diego — Eavesdropping illustrated Poetry — The old and the new Pour Over — Grab a cup Reader Travel — Travel section built by travelers Reading — The hunt for intellectuals Roam-O-Rama — SoCal's best hiking/biking trails San Diego Beer News — Inside San Diego suds SD on the QT — Almost factual news Set 'em Up Joe — Bartenders' drink recipes Sheep and Goats — Places of worship Special Issues — The best of Sports — Athletics without gush Street Style — San Diego streets have style Suit Up — Fashion tips for dudes Theater Reviews — Local productions Theater antireviews — Narrow your search Tin Fork — Silver spoon alternative Under the Radar — Matt Potter's undercover work Unforgettable — Long-ago San Diego Unreal Estate — San Diego's priciest pads Waterfront — All things ocean Your Week — Daily event picks
4S Ranch Allied Gardens Alpine Baja Balboa Park Bankers Hill Barrio Logan Bay Ho Bay Park Black Mountain Ranch Blossom Valley Bonita Bonsall Borrego Springs Boulevard Campo Cardiff-by-the-Sea Carlsbad Carmel Mountain Carmel Valley Chollas View Chula Vista City College City Heights Clairemont College Area Coronado CSU San Marcos Cuyamaca College Del Cerro Del Mar Descanso Downtown San Diego Eastlake East Village El Cajon Emerald Hills Encanto Encinitas Escondido Fallbrook Fletcher Hills Golden Hill Grant Hill Grantville Grossmont College Guatay Harbor Island Hillcrest Imperial Beach Imperial Valley Jacumba Jamacha-Lomita Jamul Julian Kearny Mesa Kensington La Jolla Lakeside La Mesa Lemon Grove Leucadia Liberty Station Lincoln Acres Lincoln Park Linda Vista Little Italy Logan Heights Mesa College Midway District MiraCosta College Miramar Miramar College Mira Mesa Mission Beach Mission Hills Mission Valley Mountain View Mount Hope Mount Laguna National City Nestor Normal Heights North Park Oak Park Ocean Beach Oceanside Old Town Otay Mesa Pacific Beach Pala Palomar College Palomar Mountain Paradise Hills Pauma Valley Pine Valley Point Loma Point Loma Nazarene Potrero Poway Rainbow Ramona Rancho Bernardo Rancho Penasquitos Rancho San Diego Rancho Santa Fe Rolando San Carlos San Marcos San Onofre Santa Ysabel Santee San Ysidro Scripps Ranch SDSU Serra Mesa Shelltown Shelter Island Sherman Heights Skyline Solana Beach Sorrento Valley Southcrest South Park Southwestern College Spring Valley Stockton Talmadge Temecula Tierrasanta Tijuana UCSD University City University Heights USD Valencia Park Valley Center Vista Warner Springs
Close