Thursday, Oct. 9, 1:30 p.m.—Emergency responders reported minor injuries in a two-vehicle collision at the intersection of San Vicente Road and Hanson Lane around 1 p.m.
Ramona Fire Department/Cal Fire paramedics were transporting a couple in their 60s who were in a white Camry — one of the vehicles involve — to an area hospital, said Capt. Jose Ramirez.
The driver of the other vehicle, an SUV, is an employee of Ramona High School, said the school’s principal, Dr. Chris King.
Monday, Oct. 6—Authorities searched for a third day today for a 75-year-old woman with Alzheimer’s disease who went missing from the Pinezanita RV Park and Campgrounds in Julian.
Sally Estabrook was last seen around 4 p.m. Saturday at the 26.5-acre campground in the 4400 block of state Route 79, north of Harrison Park Road, according to the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department.
She apparently walked off while her husband was showering, and he called the sheriff’s department to report her missing shortly before 5 p.m.
A sheriff’s department search and rescue team combed the area Saturday evening, and continued to do so on Sunday with no success.
Estabrook is white, 5 feet 4 and 145 pounds with shoulder-length blonde hair. She may be wearing a teal top and white knee-length pants. Sheriff’s officials said she is not very communicative but may respond to her name.
Anyone who spots Estabrook is asked to call 911 or the sheriff’s department at 858-565-5200.
Emergency crews are battling a house fire at 1540 Ashley Road that is sending plumes of smoke through the neighborhood and beyond.
According to neighbors the owner of the house died a couple months ago and it has been vacant.
Cause of the Saturday morning fire has not been determined as firefighters continue to fight the blaze.
Inland daytime temperatures are projected to soar into the triple digits from mid-morning to late afternoon Friday through Sunday, forecasters said.
For its part, Cal Fire is bracing for the hot weather by assigning an additional air tanker to the Ramona Airport this weekend, according to public-affairs Capt. Kendal Bortisser. In the event of a wildfire, Cal Fire would have a total of three airtankers at the ready to help squash the flames.
National Weather Service attributes the forecast to high pressure over California mixes with offshore flow.
In other parts of the county, the hottest temperatures will occur from mid-morning to late afternoon Friday and Saturday in coastal areas, and from late morning through late afternoon Friday and Saturday in the mountains, according to the weather service.
The agency scheduled a heat advisory for the valleys from 11 a.m. Friday to 8 p.m. Sunday and for coastal and mountain areas from 11 a.m. Friday to 8 p.m. Saturday.
No advisory was issued for the deserts, though triple-digit heat is also expected there starting Friday.
“Heat can be stressful to animals and humans, making it hard for the body to acclimate and remain hydrated,” according to the weather service. “Without precautions, even healthy adults could experience heat stress and illness.”
The agency encouraged those spending time outside to reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or evening hours, if possible.
Relief from the heat wave is expected early next week but it will be a slow cooling, forecasters said.
Sheriff’s deputies arrested a suspect wanted on three felony warrants in the 900 block of E Street around noon Wednesday.
According to the sheriff’s department, the suspect is a Ramona man in his 30s.
A fire in the laundry area of the home at 1150 Ninth St. caused an estimated $3,000 damage, Cal Fire Capt. John Sena with Ramona Fire Department reported.
The cause of the fire is unconfirmed, but it may have started on top of the dryer where the homeowner had plugged a radio-controlled car into a charger, said Sena.
Since taking command of the sheriff’s Ramona substation, Lt. Rich Williams has immersed himself in the community and has focused on learning about wildfire risks and the hazards and environmental obstacles the Santa Maria Creek bed poses.
Williams replaced Lt. Hank Turner, who was promoted to captain and assigned to the San Diego Central Courthouse. Turner’s last day was Sept. 4; Williams took charge the next day.
“He gave me a great pass-down,” Williams said of Turner. “I think most of us try to leave things better than we find them, and that’s going to be a small challenge when things are going well. Things are definitely going well here. We have really, really good people working here across the board and the community support’s been great.”
The 43-year-old Williams, who lives with his family in North County, has spent a lot of time this past month driving around Ramona to learn the area. He has a
Barbara Wallace is the crime prevention specialist assigned to the sheriff’s Ramona station.
In addition to Ramona, her territory includes Julian, Borrego Springs and Warner Springs.
She began her career as a crime prevention specialist in November 2001 at the Santee Patrol Station. Wallace was sent to Ramona in November 2009, assigned to Santee again a year later, and returned by request to Ramona in 2011.
Investigators from the San Diego County Sheriff’s Ramona substation and San Diego County Crime Stoppers are asking for the public’s help to locate a suspect wanted in connection with a burglary in Ramona.
On Feb. 4, a woman living in the 16000 block of Peace Valley Lane reported that approximately $64,000 worth of items had been stolen from her home, including jewelry, 152 antique miniature books, $500 in quarters, seven autographed Major League Baseball cards, and two watches, Crime Stoppers reported.
A pickup truck flipped over on its side after a collision with a mini van around 4:20 p.m. Tuesday on San Vicente Road near Vista Vicente Drive in San Diego Country Estates, California Highway reported.
The 37-year-old male driver of the flipped vehicle was transported to Pomerado Hospital with neck pain, said Capt. Robert Ramirez of the Ramona Fire Department/Cal Fire. The 38-year-old male driver of the other vehicle and his 10-year-old male passenger were uninjured and released after they were checked by paramedics, he said.