In 1865, Constable F.L. Brill ordered Deputy Andrew Kriss to impound 291 horses, owned by Bill Williams, a white rebel and Indian agitator. Deputy Kriss seized the animals from Rancho de las Viejas. As Deputy Kriss was returning to San Diego, two “Californios,” native California Mexicans, ran the horses off. Deputy Kriss trailed the bandits into Mexico, where they killed him.