La Jolla Crime and Public Safety Report, July 23-29


Porsche Speedster stolen from home on Hidden Valley Road

Porsche Speedster stolen from La Jolla garage

Police are seeking information about this 1994, white Porsche Speedster, which was stolen from a home garage, Tuesday, July 14 in the 2400 block of Hidden Valley Road, at approximately 4 a.m. Its interior has racing-type seats and silver-backed gauges. If spotted, please contact the owner at (858) 531-2335 or (858) 459-6332, or San Diego Police at (619) 531-2000.

Weekend rains cause cliff stranding, injury

Lifeguards worked to free more than eight people stuck in a canyon at La Jolla Farms during last weekend’s rainstorms, and responded to a cliff rescue at Black’s Beach as Tropical Storm Dolores soaked the county.

Around 2:23 p.m. Sunday, July 19, rain-related water flow, boulders and debris caught eight people in a canyon near La Jolla Farms, who were hoisted out by a rescue helicopter.

Another trail rescue was called in around 2:51 p.m. that afternoon at the south end of the Torrey Pines gliderport, said Lee Swanson, of San Diego Fire-Rescue Department. The man was pulled out with the assistance of rescuer lowered down the cliff on a rope. “They were on trails trying to get down the cliff sides to Black’s Beach,” Swanson said. “First of all they were unfamiliar with the area and secondly it was muddy and slippery.”

No one was injured in these incidents, though Lt. Andy Lerum reported one woman fell and got trapped in Box Canyon Saturday, July 18, breaking her femur bone.

Police Blotter

July 11

Fraud, 7700 block Moonridge Place, 1 p.m.

Commercial robbery (no weapon), 8600 block Villa La Jolla Drive, 3:10 p.m. White male in his 40s stole display phone and was confronted by loss prevention officer who retrieved the phone. The suspect pushed the victim and fled the area.

Open alcohol container in public park, 6800 block Neptune Place, 2 and 4 p.m.

July 12

Vehicle theft, 2800 block Torrey Pines Scenic Drive, 12 p.m.

Battery with serious bodily injury, 2800 block Torrey Pines Scenic Drive, 2:40 p.m. Citizens arrest for battery at Torrey Pines Gliderport. Suspect pushed the victim who sustained injuries.

Open alcohol container in park (three incidents), 300 block Sea Lane, 2:30-4:30 p.m.

Vehicle break-in/theft, 7200 block Monte Vista Avenue, 5:30 p.m.

July 13

Theft, 6100 block La Pintura Drive, 12 a.m. Online report $1,200 bicycle stolen from garage.

Shoplift, 3200 block La Jolla Village Drive, 4:48 a.m. Mobile Gas Station. Teen ran off with cigarettes when clerk placed them on counter.

Assault with a deadly weapon other than firearm, 5500 block La Jolla Boulevard, 11:13 a.m.

Exhibit deadly weapon/firearm, 6000 block La Jolla Boulevard, 4 p.m.

Residential burglary, 1400 block Rodeo Drive, 11:20 p.m.

July 16

Theft, 500 block Coast Blvd. South, 4 p.m. Unknown suspects stole four rocks from backyard rock garden.

Rape, 9800 block La Jolla Farms Road, 
7:40 p.m. Known dating relationship, victim has not been in for follow-up interview

July 18

Vandalism ($400 or more), 2300 block Calle Del Oro, 12 p.m.

Home burglary, 1300 block Dellcrest, 3:15 a.m.