La Jolla crime and public safety news: Car crash rescue, coronavirus numbers, police blotter

Man rescued after car rushes from Glider Port car park into ravine

Rescuers took a man to hospital after he was lifted off cliffs next to the Torrey Pines glider harbor in La Jolla last week, apparently after his car crashed into a ravine.

The San Diego Fire Department arrived just before 1 a.m. on Sept. 14 following a report from a passerby of the sound of someone moaning. According to the department, crews searched the area and found a vehicle that had crashed into a ravine from the Glider Port parking lot. No one was inside and crews could not find a victim, so the San Diego Police Department took over and extracted the vehicle.

At around 3:30 a.m. the SDPD returned following a report that a man had fallen on the cliffs next to the glider port.

“The man had suffered a leg injury and could not walk,” according to the fire and rescue service. “Crews located it and used [a] system of pulleys to extract it in complete safety. … The man is believed to be the driver of the vehicle that pulled out of the parking lot and into the ravine.

The man was taken to a nearby hospital. Further details on his condition were not available.

Coronavirus in numbers

The San Diego County Health & Human Services Agency is releasing an updated list of coronavirus cases by ZIP code, including rates per 100,000 population. Through September 10, the postcode 92037 (estimated population 43,400) had a total of 7,683 recorded cases (up 34 from the previous count) and 17,749 per 100,000. The postcode is the code for residence, which may not be the place of exhibition.

The county also releases a list by zip code of the number of residents who have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. Through September 14, 41,112 residents of ZIP Code 92037 had received at least one dose; 36,336 were considered fully vaccinated and 24,531 were fully vaccinated and received a booster dose.

Police blotter

More details were not available from San Diego police.

August 28

Criminal vehicle theft: 400 block Sea Ridge Drive, 4:35 p.m.

September 3

Criminal vehicle theft: 5400 block avenue Calumet, 3:30 p.m.

September 6

Grand theft: 8300 block Camino del Oro, 8:34 p.m.

September 7

Criminal vehicle theft: Block 5000 La Jolla Boulevard, 5:45 p.m.

September 9

Criminal vehicle theft: Archer Street to La Jolla Mesa Drive, 6:31 p.m.

September 10

Burglary/vehicle theft: 1700 block La Jolla Rancho Road, 11 p.m.

September 11th

Criminal vehicle theft: Block 5300 La Jolla Boulevard, 12:30 p.m.

snatch bag: 8200 block Camino del Oro, 8:30 p.m.

September 13

Criminal vehicle theft: Abalone Place at Bird Rock Avenue, 5:17 p.m.

September 14

Commercial burglary: 6800 block La Jolla Boulevard, 9:45 p.m.

September 15

Commercial burglary: 7400 block La Jolla Boulevard, 2h20

September 16

Criminal vehicle theft: 8300 block Camino del Oro, 6h46

Commercial burglary: 1000 block Newkirk Drive, 6 p.m.

September 17

drunk in public: Block 2000 Via Casa Alta, 2h24

drunk in public: 1600 block Torrey Pines Road, 6:31

Vandalism: block 5500 Caminito Consuelo, 7:40 p.m.

Compiled by Ashley Mackin-Solomon from police and other local reports