Category archives for: Sheriff/Fire

Julian cancels July 4 Parade

Due to the Banner fire in the Julian area today, Julian Chamber of Commerce has canceled the town’s annual 4th of July Parade.

The decision came as a result of numerous road closures and evacuations and with the advice of California Highway Patrol, the chamber reports.

Crime Stoppers offers reward to locate Ramona fugitive


San Diego County Crime Stoppers and San Diego County Sheriff’s Department’s Fugitive Task Force are looking for Dean Mostad, wanted for willful discharging of a firearm in a grossly negligent manner from his Ramona residence.
According to the sheriff’s department, Mostad is a 59-year-old 6-foot, 6-inch tall, 225-pound white male. He has red/auburn hair and blue eyes, said the report.
Mostad is suspected of firing several rounds from his handgun while inside his Ramona home, the sheriff’s department said. A $500,000 bail felony warrant was issued on April 13.
Anyone with information on the location of the suspect should call the Crime Stoppers anonymous tip line at 888-580-8477.
Crime Stoppers is offering up to a $1,000 reward to anyone with information that leads to an arrest in this case. Anonymous email and text messages can be sent via

Authorities identify body found on Chablis Road as Carl Salayer, 67

The decomposing body found east of the Mount Woodson Golf Club on Wednesday was that of a 67-year-old Alzheimer’s patient who went missing in the area more than a week earlier, authorities said today.
Carl Lee Salayer was last seen June 16 when he went to bed at his home in the 17000 block of Handlebar Road near Highland Valley Road, according to the sheriff’s department and the county Medical Examiner’s Office. He apparently left between 2:30 and 6:30 a.m. the following day and was reported missing, according to sheriff’s officials.
Authorities considered Salayer’s disappearance to be critical due to his physical condition — he required medicine and had a feeding tube — and searched the area for several days.
Deputies responding to a report of a foul odor in a heavily vegetated field in the 18000 block of Chablis Road near Whirlwind Lane found Salayer’s body shortly before 3 p.m. Wednesday, according to the sheriff’s department and the county Medical Examiner’s Office.
Officials with the Medical Examiner’s Office have conducted an autopsy, but have listed Salayer’s cause of death as “pending,” meaning that determination of the cause and/or manner of his death is contingent upon toxicological or other tests or a further investigation into the circumstances surrounding his death, authorities said.

Ramona crime reports: Social host party results in five arrests

A social host party in the 22300 block of Casa de Carol Road Friday night, June 20, resulted in several arrests, including minors, according to the sheriff’s Ramona station.

Arrested were four males, ages 22, 21 and 18, on charges of drunk in public. An 18-year-old female was arrested for drunk in public and obstruct/resist peace officer/emergency medical technician.

High court says police need warrants to search smartphones

Wednesday, June 25—American Civil Liberties Union’s national legal director called today’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling that police must get a search warrant before searching the contents of smartphones seized from arrestees revolutionary. The ruling stems from a 2009 case in which a San Diego police officer seized reputed gang member David Riley’s cellphone and found [...]

Still no sign of missing Ramona man


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.

Teen suffers major injuries after vehicle hits utility pole


An 18-year-old Ramona girl was airlifted to Palomar Medical Center with major, life threatening injuries early Thursday morning after the vehicle she was in struck a utility pole, said California Highway Patrol.

The single vehicle accident occurred on San Vicente Road, just north of Creelman Lane, at 4:20 a.m.

More search and rescue teams called in for missing Ramona man


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


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.