Gangs Overtake 4S Ranch, Property Values Plummet

by staff on January 31, 2009

4S Commons

4S RANCH — Last week a flurry of gang-related activity sprung up in San Diego’s once-peaceful 4S Ranch community, leaving residents terrified and perplexed at the recent crime wave.

Jane Chatsworth, a stay-at-home mother of one explained, “4S Ranch has always been a sterile community.  Up until this point we’ve always been able to drive away elements that threaten us…such as young single people, art, culture, and diversity.”

Chatsworth lives on Utopia Lane inside 4S Ranch’s exclusive Cookie Cutter gated community, where in one week, her house has dropped in value by $300,000.

4S Ranch has a long history of being one of the safest communities in San Diego.  The area has been a sought-after place to raise a family and shelter kids from reality ever since the community was assembled in 2002, from a ‘build your own faux town kit’ ordered on Ebay.  Because of the influx of gang related activity, 4S Ranch is now ranked 43rd in safety, just behind National City.

4S Ranch Playground

A playground once reserved for community children is now a gathering point for gang members

Mayor of 4S Ranch Joeseph Snook said, “Speaking as someone that’s been here in 4S Ranch from the beginning, rolling the synthetic grass on lawns, helping paint the stone patterns on the styrofoam walls, and plugging in the hologram fountains…I must say that I’m really concerned by the uprising of street gangs.”

Residents are advised to steer clear of anyone flashing the 4S gang sign.

Residents are advised to steer clear of anyone flashing the 4S gang sign.

The 4S Commons Town Center used to be the kind of place where families came together, lingered over breakfast, or gathered for a team lunch after the game.  The area is now a cesspool of iniquity, and a breeding ground for gang members.  That’s right, they are literally breeding behind the Pei Wei Restaurant…it’s quite disturbing.

How the gangs were able infiltrate 4S Ranch remains uncertain, though one 4S Ranch real estate broker has a theory.

“I noticed many 4S Ranch residents avoided paying their Mello-Roos tax in December.  Most people are unaware that Mello-Roos keep gangs out of new communities,” said Carl Johnson, a chief broker at 4S Ranch’s Homes For Suckers Real Estate office.

{ 30 comments… read them below or add one }

Shannon February 3, 2009 at 2:43 pm

That’s hard core. This whole city is turning into a slum.

Hank Paulson February 12, 2009 at 2:06 pm

As a resident of Foreclosure Ranch I find this article offensive and distasteful. By the way, we got our house from the “build your own overpriced-crammed-in-next-to-your-neighbor-fake-house-that-is-really-a-condo” kit on Overstock.com, not eBay.

4S_POSSE February 12, 2009 at 2:38 pm

WE TAKIN OVER DA JOINT! We gonna sit outside of coffee bean and drink yo’ lattes and steal your doggie carriers!

Break dance contest by the slides dawg!

ScoutMaster February 12, 2009 at 3:37 pm

4closure was doomed once they decided to put in the Wendy’s and the massive apartment complex on the side of the commons. Oh and the ghetto low income housing complex next to the police sub station.

Creepy_Mitchell February 18, 2009 at 4:22 pm

4S fo life my peeps…. we takin’ over!

obama March 3, 2009 at 3:25 pm

i voted for obama, where my money at

Die March 19, 2009 at 3:01 pm

you’ll take over the graveyard once you are gunned down like the roaches you all are

FARTMAN March 30, 2009 at 3:24 pm

roaches don’t get gunned down……stupid. read a book and eat some cheese

Spaz April 2, 2009 at 9:25 am

When does hunting season start on gangsters?

El Sleepy April 6, 2009 at 1:49 pm

Yo, we bustin’ caps on all soccer moms driving SUV’s who got botox injections in their mouth, neck, eyes & ears. Quit trying to like like Howard The Duck, you uppity, educated, 4 year university attending skanks! 4 S Ranch Locos for LIFE or until we move into La Jolla shores!!

fucku July 27, 2009 at 5:11 pm

Bullshit, photoshop moar wannabe news fags.

Steveo September 3, 2009 at 12:18 pm

wow. Grow some balls people. its 4s ranch. instead of working 80+ hours a week to stay in your overpriced home that is worth less then my house in mira mesa, spend some time with your kids. it all starts with the parents. In fact I am going to go hang out there this weekend and see what this is all about. for some reason “gangbangers” in 4s ranch just makes me laugh. really.

hunter January 1, 2010 at 12:13 pm

you are all dumb there is no 4s gang there will never be a 4s gang and if you see someone flashing the “4s” gang sign you should punch there teeth out cause there poser 14 yearolds

ekfne January 1, 2010 at 11:48 pm

dude this is such bull. I live in 4s and the reporter here obviously does’nt know a thing. All he got as a quote was some “stay-at-home mom”. There will never be a gang in 4S. this kind of stuff happens when you have a neighberhood full of stuck-up teens who have the good life. shit happens. they’ll grow out of it.

Ameria January 4, 2010 at 7:48 am

Haha. Wow, I love the people who can’t recognize an article from the “official FAKE newspaper of San Diego”. Great story, can’t wait to hear about the results of the all-gang softball playoffs!

TDoggJenkins January 19, 2010 at 8:11 pm

Steveo, I work 40 hours a week to live in my overpriced 4S home thank you very much.

Shawn Oden April 17, 2010 at 12:23 pm

Wow, Steveo is a loser. This article is fake, idiot! Thanks for taking time out of your weekend to do a sociological study on gangs in 4s ranch.

Lupin July 29, 2010 at 12:41 pm

4s gangs genius! Can I join? Oh I mean jumped in..kind of a bigger guy how many of these gangsters are there? Also I’m not a huge fan of yellow..what are the gang colors? That may be a deal breaker..

Fshrmn502 September 21, 2010 at 4:30 pm

Yo, I’m in the aquarium gang and 4s stand for…4 swordfishes. get daT? YO YO YO. Aw heck, I suck at this ebonics stuff. Where’s my surfboard dude?

dumbasses October 26, 2010 at 5:36 pm

wow. what bad photoshopping

LTwhitegirlfromNJ January 13, 2011 at 7:56 pm

Word, I am white as a cracker but raised in NJ and feelin ghheetto like a Philly cheese steak livin here. I like the diversiteayy that 4s hastha offer my kid and family…..keep the faithPray for the halfway house lockdown in Delsur, don’t diss on the peeps tryin to make a better life for their kids and them selves, keep it real.

dave April 19, 2011 at 8:24 am

Its not that its a whole buch of gang related.I have lived in poway my whole life which is near 4s,I have aslo had been involved in a gang around here….I have been out of it for over a year and now live in sacramento…..but what I feel about this is that honestly the police need to take more of a charge. And I don’t know how else to say it but stake out the area and eveyone knows thay are doing illeagl activities and bust them like that, and make the community how it use to be.

frankdatank April 19, 2011 at 11:02 am

hahahahahahaahah so fake hahahahahah hilarious love the photoshopped graffitti hahahaha nice hahahhaa

YouFool May 18, 2011 at 3:38 pm

Alright so everyone needs to know about the take over of 4S!!
4S all the way rep your shyt

Babe Ruth July 28, 2011 at 12:49 pm

you guys are dumb, this whole article is a joke

resident July 28, 2011 at 1:41 pm

this is a joke haha 4s is nowhere near ghetto and those pics are photoshopped. go write a real article

resident is a dumbass. November 18, 2011 at 8:09 pm

yea resident no shit its fake it was supposed to be a funny joke u asswipe.
SD HEADLINE: THE OFFICIAL FAKE NEWSPAPER OF SAN DIEGO???

Leela February 24, 2012 at 9:38 am

I guess no one has been to the nearby low-income apartments? I think a criminal background check should be required for anyone applying for any sort of low-income housing, in any community. If you want a change in America? Put the GOP back in control.

Hue G. Rection March 3, 2012 at 12:21 am

This place is hard core i heard that peoples beamers get egges and shit not to mention all the crack whores running around bare foot skinning peoples cats and wearing them as fur pelts. But i hold it down here in 4s ma nigga. Cuatro ese ese

Josh March 3, 2012 at 7:32 pm

Aint shit happening to 4s this is just a bunch of fake ass wannabe
Kids.. Stupid. Who’s the dumbass who wrote this

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