Tragedy in the Scripps Ranch Business Park

After a tragic shooting in the Scripps Ranch Business Park, a man is in jail accused of killing his wife. The incident happened on Saturday, June 6, at about 2:10 pm in the 9900 block of Old Grove Road, at the corner of Old Grove Road and Businesspark Avenue.

Police say that 40-year-old Jeremy Green shot his wife, Tressa, multiple times after they left a marriage counseling session. The shooting happened in the building’s parking lot. The couple lived in Rancho Bernardo, and records show that Tressa had filed for divorce in April.

After the shooting, police announced they were looking for Green, who allegedly left in his silver Corvette. The car was found days later in a parking lot near the San Ysidro border crossing.

Then on Friday, June 12, San Diego police announced they had Green under arrest. They say he had been in Cancún, Mexico, and they had been in communication with him for days. He flew back to Tijuana and turned himself in to San Diego police at the border at 1 am on June 12. As of press time, he was being held with no bail, charged with first degree murder.

The couple had two children, and Tressa had a daughter from a previous relationship. There was no word on who was caring for the children.

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Neighborhood Watch: Protect Your Home

Residential burglaries continue to occur in Scripps Ranch. Here are 13 secrets of home invaders reprinted with permission from ClarkHoward.com. Many are common sense, but you may learn proactive measures you may not have considered.

  • Of course I look familiar. I was here just last week cleaning your carpets, painting your shutters, or delivering your new refrigerator.
  • Hey, thanks for letting me use the bathroom when I was working in your yard last week. While I was in there, I unlatched the back window to make my return a little easier.
  • Love those flowers. That tells me you have taste…and taste means there are nice things inside.
  • Yes, I really do look for newspapers piled up on the driveway.
  • If it snows while you’re out of town, get a neighbor to create car and foot tracks into the house.
  • If decorative glass is part of your front entrance, don’t let your alarm company install the control pad where I can see if it’s set.
  • A good security company alarms the window over the sink. And the windows on the second floor, which often access the master bedroom—and your jewelry.
  • I don’t take a day off because of bad weather.
  • I always knock first. If you answer, I’ll ask for directions somewhere or offer to clean your gutters.
  • Do you really think I won’t look in your sock drawer?
  • Here’s a helpful hint: I almost never go into kids’ rooms.
  • I won’t have enough time to break into that safe where you keep your valuables. But if it’s not bolted down, I’ll take it with me.
  • A loud TV or radio can be a better deterrent than the best alarm system.

Remember, for emergencies, dial 911. For non-emergencies and to report suspicious behavior, call 858-484-3154 or 619-531-2000. For more about the SRCA Neighborhood Watch (SRCANW), visit www.scrippsranch.org/watch or email us at [email protected]

Cheryl Shaw, SRCANW Chair

New Conservation Measures Will Affect Scripps Ranch

The statewide mandatory 25% reduction in water usage has led to the city exercising new measures to reduce water use. The city has halted use of potable water to irrigate turf landscaped medians. Those in Scripps Ranch that do not use recycled water will go brown.

Trees in medians will be irrigated only as needed to keep them healthy and prevent potential safety hazards that can occur from dying trees. Also, some passive parks in Scripps Ranch could have their irrigation cut back or eliminated.

If you’re thinking about replacing your lawn with native or drought-tolerant landscaping, now is the time. Take advantage of the city’s Turf Replacement Rebate Program. Starting Wednesday, July 1, the application will be at www.sandiego.gov/water/conservation/rebates/index.shtml.

Thank you for your efforts to conserve. If you have any questions, please email me at [email protected]

Councilmember Mark Kersey, District 5

Be Prepared

Scripps Ranch is an urban community bordering wildland vegetation on the south and east.

On Saturday, Sept. 26, the Scripps Ranch Civic Association (SRCA) and the Scripps Ranch Fire Safe Council (SRFSC) will hold the third Wildfire Preparedness Expo at Marshall Middle School. The objectives are to encourage residents of Scripps Ranch and neighboring communities to protect their homes and neighborhoods against wildfires and to prepare for any possible evacuation.

The event features first responders who will make presentations and participate in interactive panel discussions. In addition, numerous nonprofit and commercial organizations will present displays and demonstrations. This forum will give residents show-and-tell presentations of fire-safe equipment and first-responder capabilities and procedures. Officials also will discuss plans to improve future evacuations.

Don’t forget, our ninth annual fundraising golf tournament is on Saturday, Oct. 10, at the Vineyard in Escondido. Mark your calendars for these events.

Hoyt Park is Alive with the Sound of Live Music

This year’s Symphony in the Park season has started. On Sunday, July 12, we are excited to have The Heroes play the park. This is one of our favorite bands that plays every year. They do an incredible job of bringing the park to life with their great music. Thank you to our July concert host, Collins Family Jewelers, a proud family owned and operated jewelry store.

During this season please keep a look out for the recycling bins that will be around Hoyt Park. The project is being organized by Scripps Ranch Girl Scout Troop 8631 members, who are working on their Silver Award. This project is aimed at raising awareness in our environment, and the money they generate through recycling will be donated to worthy causes.

These concerts are organized by volunteers and rely on your contributions to keep this not-for-profit organization going. So if you enjoy these great events, please show your support through a donation at www.symphonyinthepark.org.

All concerts are on Sundays at 6 pm in Hoyt Park. Here’s the schedule:

  • July 12—The Heroes, concert host: Collins Family Jewelers
  • Aug. 9—Bill Magee with Bayou Brothers, concert host: Cymer
  • Sept. 13—The Mighty Untouchables, concert host: Associa, N.N. Jaeschke, Inc.
  • Dec. 6, 5 pm—Holiday concert and Santa, concert host: Sharp

For the latest, visit www.symphonyinthepark.org. For real-time updates, become a friend on Facebook. Just search for Scripps Ranch Symphony in the Park.

For those of you new to the area or who have not heard of our concerts, we bring live music to the community and give back to Scripps Ranch schools with donations to their music programs. The concerts are a great time to get together with family and friends and enjoy the atmosphere. Spread the word this season!

Kate Northcote

You Are Not Alone

The You Are Not Alone (YANA) service is provided by the San Diego Police Department’s Retired Senior Volunteer Patrol (RSVP) for those living alone who would appreciate someone occasionally checking on their welfare. A weekly visit by RSVP helps show that people care about them and provides a friendly face and resource to ensure their needs are met.

There is no minimum age for YANA participants. Younger persons may request visits for a few days during post-surgical recuperation time. If you would like any additional information or would like to set yourself or a loved one up for this free service, please contact the SDPD Northeastern Division at 538-8000.

Shannah Oliveras, SDPD Community Service Officer

SR Farmers Market

The Scripps Ranch Farmers Market will be closed on Saturday, July 4. We want to wish our friends and neighbors in Scripps Ranch a happy and safe 4th of July celebration. We will be back open for business—with a new set-up—on Saturday, July 11, with our usual hours of 9 am to 1:30 pm. For more information, email [email protected], or visit www.SRFM.org or www.facebook.com/scrippsranchfarmersmarket.

Bev Cassity, Market Manager