All La Mesa Blog Posts Tagged 'Crime' (450)

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

Weekly Crime Report

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

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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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Employees Flee, Foil Robbery Attempt

LA MESA -- Early Tuesday morning, just after midnight, La Mesa police were called to the site of an attempted robbery of a fast food establishment just off Fletcher Parkway in La Mesa.

Police said they received a 911 call from an employee of the Carl’s Jr. Restaurant at 8110 Parkway Drive. The caller reported to police a subject walked up to the drive through…

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Added by La Mesa Today on August 19, 2014 at 4:46am — 1 Comment

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Employees Flee, Foil Robbery Attempt

LA MESA -- Early Tuesday morning, just after midnight, La Mesa police were called to the site of an attempted robbery of a fast food establishment just off Fletcher Parkway in La Mesa.

Police said they received a 911 call from an employee of the Carl’s Jr. Restaurant at 8110 Parkway Drive. The caller reported to police a subject walked up to the drive through…

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Added by La Mesa Today on August 19, 2014 at 4:46am — No Comments

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Knife-Wielding Robber Hits Riviera

LA MESA -- Police are looking for a man who robbed the Riviera Supper Club while brandishing a knife early Friday morning.

Police said that at 1:20 a.m. the Riviera Supper Club located at 7777 University Avenue was preparing to close the register for the night when an unknown suspect approached him from behind and displayed a  knife. The suspect demanded cash and a…

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Added by La Mesa Today on August 15, 2014 at 5:03am — 1 Comment

Weekly Crime Report

School Kids Head Back To The Books

LA MESA -- Helix High School leads the return to the classroom this summer today with school opening at its University Avenue area campus.

Police were welcoming the school year back with a…

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Added by La Mesa Today on August 6, 2014 at 2:26pm — No Comments

Weekly Crime Report

After-Hours Purchase Leads To Arrests

LA MESA -- An early morning transaction that wasn't what it first seemed had local police hopping this week. See Case Highlights below.

Case Highlights: On July 26th, at…

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Added by La Mesa Today on July 30, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments

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Firefighters Help Cops Nab Car Burglar

LA MESA -- On July 28, 2014, at approximately 5:51 PM, La Mesa Firefighters from Station #12 at 8844 Dallas Street called the La Mesa Police Department and said they found a man in their secure…

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Added by La Mesa Today on July 29, 2014 at 8:30am — No Comments

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I-Phone Tracker Catches Burglars 

LA MESA -- The overnight shift for the La Mesa Police Department was busy early Saturday morning with two late night burglary reports that had helicopters flying and police cruisers streaming…

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Added by La Mesa Today on July 26, 2014 at 9:00am — No Comments

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Counterfeiters Hit La Mesa Coffee Shop

LA MESA -- Ari Bejar, the proprietor at Cosmos Coffee Cafe in the Village, enjoys a steady stream of customers every day.

At some point in the last week, a couple of his clients handed…

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Added by La Mesa Today on July 25, 2014 at 7:00am — 2 Comments

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Missing Man Found Safe

CASA DE ORO -- The San Diego Sheriff's Department was asking the public's help in finding an elderly man who had been reported lost in our area.

72-year-old Robert Silva was reported missing in Casa de…

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Added by La Mesa Today on July 24, 2014 at 2:00pm — 2 Comments

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HousingWire

In Southern California, New Homes are Rare and Costly

Source: LA Times

New home prices have soared in recent months in the Southern California region, with the median for the six-county region peaking at $538,000 in June, according to CoreLogic DataQuick. And in affluent ZIP Codes, builders are bidding up already-high land values. Overall, new homes have become all too rare and costly for the average buyer. Making sense of the story:

- A surge in higher-end projects has pushed new home prices above their pre-recession peaks, even as prices for existing homes remain one-fifth below their bubble-era highs. - In Orange County, the median new home price has topped $800,000. - Builders have piled in to pricey ZIP Codes — bidding up land costs there in the process— and polished their projects to a high gloss to woo wealthy buyers with cash or good credit.

- Projects aimed at the middle of the market remain scarce, and overall home building is off about 60 percent from a decade ago. The shortage of new lower-priced product is one factor making Southern California among the toughest housing markets in the country for middle-income families.

- While new homes have almost always sold at a premium, that premium has hit new highs this year. In January, the gap between median-priced new and resale homes in Southern California peaked at $151,000, a 41 percent premium for a new house.

- Several factors contribute to the widening price gap between new and resale homes, housing economists say. For example, competing bids drove up the cost of land in prime areas in 2012 and 2013, which means higher prices today.

- Some builders have made a conscious decision to move upmarket because they see more profit and upside in catering to wealthier consumers. KB Home is among the builders moving upmarket. The Los Angeles builder, long a specialist in entry-level homes, has shifted to more affluent, "land-constrained" neighborhoods.

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http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-new-home-prices-20141014-story.html#page=1 _________________________

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