All La Mesa Blog Posts Tagged 'Crime' (459)

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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…

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Added by La Mesa Today on February 16, 2015 at 10:22am — No Comments

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Police Nab 25 Who Bought Alcohol For Kids

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…

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Added by La Mesa Today on January 20, 2015 at 11:35am — No Comments

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Knife-Wielding Man Robs 7-11

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…

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Added by La Mesa Today on January 16, 2015 at 3:10am — No Comments

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Bomb Threat At Toys R Us

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…

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Added by La Mesa Today on December 26, 2014 at 2:00pm — No Comments

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Would-Be Robber Flashes Gun, Flees

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…

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Added by La Mesa Today on November 18, 2014 at 1:00pm — 1 Comment

Weekly Crime Report

Thief Gets Bike From Open Garage

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…

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Added by La Mesa Today on November 18, 2014 at 10:27am — No Comments

Weekly Crime Report

Arson Arrest Follows Investigation

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,…

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Added by La Mesa Today on November 15, 2014 at 8:40am — No Comments

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After Fire, Resident Charged With Arson

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…

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Added by La Mesa Today on October 25, 2014 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Weekly Crime Report

Thief Makes Off With Coin Box

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…

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Added by La Mesa Today on October 24, 2014 at 10:50am — No Comments

Weekly Crime Report

Weekly Totals: 570 Calls, 27 Arrests

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.…

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Added by La Mesa Today on October 15, 2014 at 11:25am — No Comments

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Gunman Hits Motel 6

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…

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Added by La Mesa Today on October 11, 2014 at 8:19am — No Comments

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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…

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Added by La Mesa Today on September 25, 2014 at 5:27am — No Comments

La Mesa People

Police Captain Pens A Book On Healing

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…

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Added by La Mesa Today on September 22, 2014 at 2:30pm — 3 Comments

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Report Of Shots Fired In West La Mesa

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…

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Added by La Mesa Today on September 20, 2014 at 5:59pm — No Comments

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School Zones Are Police Focus

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.

Case…

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Added by La Mesa Today on September 11, 2014 at 3:35pm — 1 Comment

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 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…

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Added by La Mesa Today on September 8, 2014 at 11:30am — 1 Comment

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Police Need To Put Names To These Faces

EAST COUNTY -- Sheriff's deputies are asking local residents to help identify three suspects caught on videotape using a stolen credit card at local stores.

Investigators from the Rancho…

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Added by La Mesa Today on September 2, 2014 at 9:36pm — No Comments

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Deputies Seek Fugitive With La Mesa Ties

LA MESA -- Sheriff's Deputies are asking the public's help in finding a fugitive who has been known to have La Mesa ties.

Every month, the Sheriff's Department works with the San Diego…

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Added by La Mesa Today on August 30, 2014 at 7:31am — No Comments

Weekly Crime Report

Some Tips To Encourage Buckling Up

LA MESA -- Police are offering some constructive approaches to persuading loved ones to use their seat belts -- described as the most effective protection in a crash. See Traffic Information…

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Added by La Mesa Today on August 27, 2014 at 7:14am — 1 Comment

Crime Watch

Police Investigating Trolley 'Use Of Force' Incident

LA MESA -- On August 18, 2014, La Mesa Police Officers were called to assist trolley security at the 70th Street Trolley Station. It was reported that the trolley security officers were fighting with a…

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Added by La Mesa Today on August 23, 2014 at 10:21am — No Comments

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California pending home sales lift in January after disappointing December

Source: C.A.R.

Pending home sales rose from December’s extreme lows and posted month-to-month and year-to-year increases in January, according to the CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® (C.A.R.).

Additionally, California REALTORS® responding to C.A.R.’s January Market Pulse Survey saw more price reductions and an increase in open house traffic, compared to a year ago.

Making sense of the story:

- California pending home sales increased in January, with the Pending Home Sales Index (PHSI)* rising 26.7 percent from 70.9 in December to 89.8 in January, based on signed contracts.

- The month-to-month increase was better than the long-run average increase of 16.3 percent observed in the last six years, and is attributed primarily to seasonal factors.

- California pending home sales were up 6 percent from the 84.7 index recorded in January 2014. The yearly increase was the largest since May 2012.

- The share of equity sales – or non-distressed property sales – fell for the third straight month in January. Equity sales made up 88 percent of all sales in January, down from 89.8 percent recorded in December.

- Equity sales have been more than 80 percent of total sales since July 2013 and have risen at or near 90 percent since mid-2014. Equity sales made up 84.3 percent of sales in January 2014.

- Conversely, the combined share of all distressed property sales rose in January, up from 10.2 percent in December to 12 percent in January. Distressed sales made up 15.7 percent of total sales a year ago.

Indicative of a less competitive buyers’ market, the percentage of homes selling above asking price has dropped from its peak of 40 percent in March 2014 to 16 percent in January. The share is also down from 25 percent during the previous month and 27 percent a year ago.

Read the full story:

http://www.car.org/newsstand/newsreleases/2015releases/jan2015pending

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