Saturday, July 23, 2011


Photo from Channel 8 video link: 
We were perplexed driving up the hill from Rancho San Diego yesterday.  At every intersection or open driveway along Hwy 94 there was a parked black-and-white police unit: SD Sheriffs, Vista, El Cajon, La Mesa, Chula Vista...  Multiple units were even covering Four Corners intersection of Honey Springs an Lyons Valley Rd.  All sorts of things ran through my mind: Drill?  Terrorism? Manhunt?  When the phone started ringing and others were asking ME what was happening, I sent out the first Antler Alert with the question.  Within minutes came the answer from those who'd been paying closer attention to local news:  The Mongols were coming... and nearly 300 were already here.
Marcia Spurgeon gave the details:

The sheriff and Police presence started early this morning. There are units
from San Diego, La Mesa, El Cajon, Vista, Oceanside. The units are all manned
with two officers. There are also multiple undercover units. They are positioned
from the corner of Jamacha & 94 all the way past the post office and up Lyons
Valley and Skyline. Mostly parked in driveways.
They are in Jamul because a motorcycle gang, the Mongols are camping out at
Diamond Jack's and maybe Skyline Ranch Campground. A sheriff went and
talked with Nadine Bennett at the school district office at about 4pm. Apparently,
the Monguls are in the Hell's Angels territory. The sheriff said they would be here
all weekend, monitoring the gang, until they leave Jamul. I was told there was
about 300 bikes altogether going up Lyons Valley road.   –Marcia Spurgeon
In 2002 three people were killed and more than a dozen were injured in a brawl between Hells Angels and Mongols at Harrah's Laughlin casino.

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