All La Mesa Blog Posts Tagged 'Crime' (472)

Crime Report

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 Drive. 

An employee was working behind the…

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

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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 received a report of a bicycle stolen from the garage of a…

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

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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, 2014, at approximately 11:42 p.m. police and firefighters…

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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 residential structure fire in the 6700 block of Rolando Knolls…

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

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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 Sunday, October 12th and 8:00 a.m. on Monday, October 13th,…

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

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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.

 Case Highlights: On Friday, October 10th, 2014 at…

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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 suspect armed with a handgun.

The unknown suspect…

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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 that arrested local residents for…

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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 shotgun.…

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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 injuries immediately after the incident, but police cruisers and…

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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 Highlights: On September 7th, 2014 at approximately 8:20 PM,…

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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 San Diego Sheriff's Station want your help in identifying and…

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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 Regional Fugitive Task Force (FTF) and Crime Stoppers to…

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

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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 below:

Case Highlights: On August 19, 2014,…

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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 reminder to motorists that traffic control will be enforcing…

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

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