Encinitas schools on lockdown over homeless guy not on campus with toy gun:
Four Encinitas schools were briefly locked down Thursday as a precaution after reports that a man in the area was possibly armed with a gun.Who knew there was a transient camp off Melba?
San Dieguito Academy high school, Ocean Knolls Elementary, Oak Crest Junior High and St. John’s School were put on lockdown just before 9 a.m., sheriff’s Lt. Jeff Maxin said.
A code enforcement officer spotted the man in a transient camp in a canyon off Melba Road, Maxin said.
Deputies later located the man and found that he had a toy gun, Maxin said. He said the lockdown was lifted about 9:25 a.m.
And somebody made a wrong turn onto the train tracks Tuesday night:
Authorities said a crash in Encinitas in which a freight train smashed into a car on railroad tracks may have been alcohol-related.
No one was injured in the crash, which occurred near E Street and South Vulcan Avenue about 10:45 p.m. Tuesday, said San Diego County sheriff's Sgt. Robin Lawrence.
Witnesses told investigators people inside the car got out and fled the area before the crash, Lawrence said.
"It is suspected this incident was DUI-related,'' the sergeant said in a statement. Sign up for FOX5 Breaking News alerts
There was major damage to the car and minor to moderate damage to the freight train, he said.