Category archives for: Backcountry

SDG&E can meet summer demands, but conservation needed during heat waves and unplanned outages, say utility leaders

Electrical supplies will be adequate in San Diego and southern Orange counties this summer, but conservation will be needed during heat waves or unplanned power plant outages, San Diego Gas & Electric announced today.

“SDGE is prepared to meet this summer’s energy demand but we expect that there will be days when we will need help from customers through conservation and demand response, and we appreciate all efforts by our customers so far this year to help keep the electric system running smoothly during the recent wildfires,” said Steven Davis, SDG&E president and chief operating officer.

Still no sign of missing Ramona man

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Law enforcement and search and rescue teams continue to look for Carl Salayer, a 67-year-old Ramona man who has Alzheimer’s disease and has been missing since early Tuesday morning from his home on Handlebar Road. Above, a group meets at the command post set up at the corner of Highland Valley and Handlebar roads. Salayer was reported missing by family members around 8 a.m. Tuesday and may be wearing only undergarments. The sheriff’s department asks that residents in that area thoroughly check all structures on their properties and if they see him to call 911.

More search and rescue teams called in for missing Ramona man

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The sheriff’s department is asking residents who live in the area of Highland Valley and Handlebar roads to thoroughly search their properties, including all out-buildings, for Carl Salayer, a 67-year-old Ramona man who has been missing since Tuesday morning.

“If you think you see something, call us,” said Jan Caldwell, San Diego County Sheriff’s Department public affairs director. Anyone who believes they see him should call 911.

Search continues for missing Ramona man

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Authorities continue to search for a 67-year-old Ramona man, missing from his home in the 17000 block of Handlelbar Road since early Tuesday morning.

Sgt. John Boyce of the sheriff’s Ramona station said residents can help by checking barns, sheds or other structures on their properties.

Carl Salayer, described as 6 feet, 3 inches tall, 140 pounds, mostly bald with some gray hair and a gray mustache, suffers from Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s disease.

Sheriff’s helicopter hoists injured woman from ravine

A 51-year-old woman was seriously injured when she was ejected from a vehicle that rolled over in the Boulder Creek area near Julian, a San Diego sheriff’s corporal reported.

The accident occurred at about 2:40 p.m. Sunday near Boulder Creek and Engineers roads, San Diego County sheriff’s Cpl. Tony Webber said.

Three suffer critical injuries in four-victim crash on SR-78

Saturday, June 14—Four people were injured, three critically, when a Ford F-150 truck and an SUV crashed on state Route 79 near Santa Ysabel today. The crash was at 9:58 a.m., a CHP dispatcher said. “Four patients, three critically injured, were airlifted by helicopter to a hospital,” Cal Fire Battalion Chief Nick Schuler said. Schuler [...]

Sheriff’s reports

Three bicycles were among items stolen in a commercial burglary in the 1300 block of D Street the morning of June 6.

In addition to the bicycles, worth $100 each, DVD equipment valued at $450 and miscellaneous items totaling approximately $2,280 were stolen.

Among other reports filed at the sheriff’s Ramona station:

CHP reports minor injury accident on SR-78

Emergency responders are at the scene of an accident with a minor injury at state Route 78 and Ramona Trails Drive, according to California Highway Patrol.

CHP reports that a motorcycle was involved and the collision occurred around 5:30 p.m.

Oceanside motorcyclist killed in Palomar Mountain collision

A collision between a motorcyclist trying to pass, and a car making a left turn into a campground on Palomar Mountain, left a 55-year-old Oceanside man dead today.

Around 12:10 a.m., the man was riding a 2011 Triumph motorcycle north on South Grade Road, north of state Route 76 when he crossed into oncoming traffic twice to pass another vehicle, according to the California Highway Patrol Officer Jim Bettencourt.

Fire department receives grant for equipment

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The sovereign nations of Barona and Sycuan have donated 75 percent of the $93,452 Ramona Fire Department needs to buy three new cardiac monitor/defibrillator units for two ambulances and a medic engine.

“Desperately need these,” Battalion Chief Burke Kremensky told Ramona Municipal Water District directors at their May 27 meeting. Kremensky said the new units will replace the district’s 13-year-old cardiac monitor/defibillators.

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