PALOMAR MOUNTAIN (CNS) - A young man who went missing from Palomar Christian Conference Center on Palomar Mountain over the weekend was rescued from a nearby canyon a day later, sheriff's officials said Monday.
Joel Melendez was reported missing from the center at 34764 Doane Valley Road Saturday night, according to sheriff's Lt. Clayton Lisk.
A sheriff's search and rescue team was dispatched about noon Sunday and found Melendez at the bottom of a canyon around 9:15 p.m., Lisk said.
Melendez was suffering from exposure and taken to a hospital to be treated, the lieutenant said.
A preliminary hearing is scheduled Tuesday for a former San Diego police officer accused of groping four women during pat-down searches last year.
Chula Vista police will be looking for drivers talking or texting on cell phones Tuesday and through the end of the month as part of "Distracting Driving Awareness Month."
Police were on the lookout Tuesday for the man who fired a shot while robbing a Rolando-area smoke shop and his accomplice who emptied its cash register.