Updated at 12:10 p.m. Nov. 25, 2012
ENCINITAS, CA—Rancho Santa Fe has a small population—a little over 3,000. But it has big mansions and outsized incomes—nearly $200,000 per capita. That makes it one of the wealthiest communities in the country.
The ritzy North County enclave also is notable for once being home to Bing Crosby and Mary Pickford.
It has boasted* residents such as diet guru Jenny Craig, investor T. Boone Pickens and golfer Phil Mickelson.
But wild parties? That may be new to The Ranch.
One person was stabbed, another hit with a sheriff's stun gun, and six people were arrested at a raucous house party in Rancho Santa Fe early Saturday.
Deputies said the stabbing suspect got away in the confusion as they arrived just after midnight to a report of a stabbing at a home in the 17400 block of Los Morros, near the intersection of La Bajada, a crossroads just southeast of Encinitas.
San Diego sheriff's Sgt. Joe Passalacqua said arriving deputies found 200 people and evidence of a bloody crime, although the stabbing suspect and victim had fled.
“As deputies attempted to investigate, a fight broke out between individuals in the crowd and a Taser was used to arrest one person, while four others were arrested for disorderly conduct or resisting officers,” Passalcqua said.
Deputies also discovered several intoxicated minors on the property at 17434 Los Morros, which online records say is a 4,064-square-foot, 4-bedroom, 6-bath home built in 1988 and had an estimated value of $2 million.
A man with stab wounds to his arm was later discovered by deputies at a local hospital. Passalacqua said the unidentified stabbing victim was pepper sprayed and arrested after he became aggressive with deputies.
After being treated and released by medical staff, the stabbing victim was arrested by deputies.
The suspect in the stabbing remains at-large.
The homeowner was arrested, cited and released by deputies for violating the county’s Social Host Ordinance, which penalizes adults for providing alcohol to minors.
The investigation of the incident continued, deputies said.
—City News Service contributed to this report.
*Editor’s note: An earlier version of this story incorrectly reported the names of some celebrities as current residents of Rancho Santa Fe.