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Tips On Avoiding Door-to-Door Scammers
LA MESA -- When city or utility workers need to come to your door, you are usually notified in advance and each carries an official identification card that can be verified with their employers before you grant entrance. See advice in Crime Prevention below that will help prevent you from being a victim of door-to-door scammers misrepresenting…Continue
Added by La Mesa Today on March 27, 2015 at 10:09am — No Comments
Accident Leaves Bicyclist In Critical Condition
LA MESA -- The accident that tied up traffic at University and Allison Avenues for hours on Thursday left a bicyclist in critical condition.
Police said a bicyclist was reportedly run over just before noon by an armored currency transport vehicle. Police responded to a report of a vehiclev/bicyclist collision in the intersection of University Avenue and…
Added by La Mesa Today on March 27, 2015 at 5:00am — No Comments
LA MESA -- In July of 2014, the La Mesa Police Department was awarded a $21,668 grant from the California Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) to battle alcohol-related crime. This was important to the…Continue
Added by La Mesa Today on March 26, 2015 at 10:57am — No Comments
LA MESA -- A combined effort of law enforcement officials from La Mesa, San Diego and San Diego County quickly brought to an end a robbery spree that was underway last night night across several…Continue
Suspect Arrested After Attempted Robbery
LA MESA -- On February 13th, at approximately 10:44 a.m., La Mesa police received a report of an attempted robbery that occurred at the 70th Street/Alvarado Road Trolley Station, located at 7255 Alvarado Road. The adult victim reported that after she got off the trolley, she began walking eastbound on Alvarado Road. A male approached her from behind, grabbed her purse…Continue
Added by La Mesa Today on February 16, 2015 at 10:22am — No Comments
LA MESA -- The La Mesa Police Department has been awarded a $21,668 grant from the California Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) to battle alcohol related crime. This is important to the city of La…Continue
Added by La Mesa Today on January 20, 2015 at 11:35am — No Comments
LA MESA -- On January 16, 2015 at approximately 12:05 a.m., the 7-Eleven located at 5151 70th Street, La Mesa, was robbed by a suspect armed with a knife.
The clerk was working inside the store when…Continue
Added by La Mesa Today on January 16, 2015 at 3:10am — No Comments
LA MESA -- Police evacuated the Toys R Us store on Grossmont Boulevard after a note was found in the store that police said was a bomb threat.
Police said they were notified shortly after 1 p.m. by an…Continue
Added by La Mesa Today on December 26, 2014 at 2:00pm — No Comments
LA MESA -- Perhaps a robber in training.
On November 17th at approximately 10:57 p.m. a suspect armed with a handgun tried to rob the 7-11 Store located at 8747 La Mesa Boulevard, just off Jackson…Continue
LA MESA -- From cold murder cases to bike thefts, La Mesa police are in search of suspects.
Case Highlights: On Sunday, November 16 at approximately 6:55 a.m., La Mesa Police…Continue
Added by La Mesa Today on November 18, 2014 at 10:27am — No Comments
LA MESA -- A local fire caught the eye of arson investigators who quickly turned their investigation into an arrest. See Case Highlights below:
Case Highlights: On October 24,…
Added by La Mesa Today on November 15, 2014 at 8:40am — No Comments
LA MESA -- Police charged a local man after fire did more than $250,000 damage to his residence Friday night.
On October 24 at 11:42 p.m., police and firefighters responded to a…Continue
Added by La Mesa Today on October 25, 2014 at 9:00pm — No Comments
Case Highlights: On Wednesday October 15, 2014, the La Mesa Police received call of a burglary that had occurred at the condo community at 4800 Williamsburg Lane. Between 9:00 p.m. on…Continue
Added by La Mesa Today on October 24, 2014 at 10:50am — No Comments
LA MESA -- Crime prevention can involve subtle little steps that make your home less attractive than others to the burglars looking for easy touches. See Crime Prevention Below.…
Added by La Mesa Today on October 15, 2014 at 11:25am — No Comments
LA MESA -- Police are looking for a man who brandished a handgun while robbing a motel just off I-8 in La Mesa.
Police said that a 9:10 p.m. on Friday the Motel 6 located at 7621 Alvarado Road was robbed by a…Continue
Added by La Mesa Today on October 11, 2014 at 8:19am — No Comments
Special Operation Targets Youth Alcohol Use
LA MESA -- The La Mesa Police Department was awarded a $21,668 grant from the California Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) to battle alcohol-related crime. La Mesa police used the grant to run a special detail…Continue
Added by La Mesa Today on September 25, 2014 at 5:27am — No Comments
LA MESA -- On a warm August evening in 2011, a local man -- a parolee -- threatens his wife and children and then heads out into the La Mesa street to confront arriving police officers with his…Continue
LA MESA -- Police reported just before 5:30 p.m. that they were working on a report of shots fired between vehicles in the area of University Avenue and Yale Avenue. There were no reports of…Continue
Added by La Mesa Today on September 20, 2014 at 5:59pm — No Comments
LA MESA -- Police are offering trips for making the drop off zones around schools less chaotic and safer for pedestrians and motorists.
See Traffic Information below.
Armed Robber Hits Local Motel
LA MESA -- On Sunday evening, at approximately 8:20 p.m., the Travelodge Motel located at 7911 University Avenue, La Mesa, was robbed by a suspect armed with a black handgun.
An employee was working alone at the front desk of the Motel when an unknown suspect ran into the lobby and went behind the desk while brandishing a black handgun. The suspect…Continue