My name is Ken Boyd, I know Bob Engel from San Diego adventure riders (sorry to out you as a biker Bob), and I called him and asked him for advice on recovering Doug's jeep the week after Thanksgiving. Bob was very helpful and I appreciate the advice, and offers for help from this group.
At the time we recovered the jeep, it was thought that Mickey (the missing 16 yr. old) was probably laying low to avoid punishment. A couple of weeks before Thanksgiving he had been in trouble with the law, had been grounded, phone turned off, the works. He wanted to go camping with his girlfriend Thanksgiving weekend, but was forbidden. He took the jeep without permission, and that's where I come in.
Doug called me from Afghanistan and asked if I would get the jeep back to his house for him, the authorities were handling the search aspect. There were some snags with the search effort, as I understand it, the sheriffs department originally classified him as a runaway before changing that to missing.
Many things have not gone well for the situation to get where we are at, the bottom line is that Mickey still needs to be found, and your help would be appreciated.
Doug went out to the area yesterday afternoon and concluded that the best meeting point would be the large parking area just NW of the intersection of Hwy S2 and Hwy 78. The parking area is approximately .3 miles north of Hwy 78 on S2 (Look for sign that says “No Dumping” - N33 06.068 W116 28.477). Please be at the meeting area no later than 9am. if you would like to help.
In the next couple of days, plans will be made about how to best utilize volunteers. Chris Crawford is helping Doug coordinate the search. They are contacting the head of the original search party to get the info on the first search.
Here is a link to the SDAR thread which should have information added as it is available.
Mickey's Search and facebook thread - San Diego Adventure Riders
Thanks, Ken Boyd