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

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 1:38 a.m., police received a call from a victim stating that…

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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 parking area burglarizing their personal vehicles. As La…

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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 across two La Mesa neighborhoods.

Just after midnight the…

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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 his baristas $20 bills, ordered a cup of coffee…

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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 Oro just before 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, July 24th when he…

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

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Police Get Funding Help In Alcohol Fight

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 Mesa in order to increase protection for youth and to…

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Added by La Mesa Today on July 24, 2014 at 7:00am — No Comments

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Gunmen Rob Party Bus Owner At Mall

LA MESA -- Police are looking for five men who robbed a party-bus owner at gun point near Grossmont Center Tuesday night.

Police said that about 10:19 p.m. they received a 911 call from the owner of a party bus that was picking up passengers at the mall at 5500 Grossmont Center Drive. While the bus was being loaded, the owner of the bus was walking to his personal…

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Added by La Mesa Today on July 23, 2014 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

Weekly Crime Report

Hitchhikers Ask For Ride, Rob Driver 

LA MESA -- Police are looking for robber who held a gun to the head of his victim and demanded "your wallet or your life'' in a recent La Mesa robbery.

Case Highlights: On Friday, July 11, at approximately 8:19 a.m. AM, a robbery…

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Added by La Mesa Today on July 15, 2014 at 9:52am — No Comments

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Summer Heat Poses Risks For Kids In Cars

LA MESA -- As summer heat rises once again, police are warning motorists to be especially vigilant about leaving children unattended in hot cars. See Traffic Information below.

Case Highlights: On Sunday May 25, 2014, at…

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Added by La Mesa Today on June 24, 2014 at 9:00am — No Comments

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Gunmen Rob Yum Yum Donuts

LA MESA -- Just before 10 p.m. Thursday night, two males robbed the Yum Yum Donut shop located at 7550 El Cajon Boulevard in La Mesa.

The two males entered the store and one of the males displayed a black handgun. The suspect with the handgun demanded cash…

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Added by La Mesa Today on June 21, 2014 at 8:30am — No Comments

Weekly Crime Report

A Burglar's Purse-Snatch Foiled

LA MESA -- The Back To the Fifties Car Show resumes June 19 and police are reminding participants and on-lookers of the rules of the road. See Traffic Information below.

Case Highlights: On Sunday, June 8 at approximately 3:25 a.m., La…

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Added by La Mesa Today on June 12, 2014 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Heartland Fire & Rescue

Chief: Sky Lanterns Pose A Fire Risk

LA MESA -- In an effort to reduce the fire dangers in our community, Heartland Fire & Rescue Fire Chief Rick Sitta has issued a…

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Added by La Mesa Today on June 5, 2014 at 12:04pm — No Comments

Weekly Crime Report

On-Line Sale Leads To Robbery

LA MESA -- Selling items on-line can expose you to crime if you aren't careful about knowing who you are selling to and where and when transactions can safely take place.

One such "sale" led to a crime recently in La Mesa.

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Added by La Mesa Today on June 3, 2014 at 8:30am — No Comments

Heartland Fire & Rescue



Wayward Vehicle Damages Storefront

LA MESA -- Firefighters are on the scene of an accident in which a pickup truck damaged the front of O'Dunn's Fine Art Store on La Mesa…

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Added by La Mesa Today on June 2, 2014 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

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Police Warn of Threat To Children

LA MESA -- On May 23, 2014 between 4:40-5:00 pm, two girls, ages 11 and 12, were walking in the 6000 block of Bob Street in La Mesa when they were approached by an unknown subject in a vehicle. The subject in the vehicle drove up to the girls and began asking…

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Added by La Mesa Today on May 30, 2014 at 2:39pm — No Comments

Weekly Crime Report

Holiday Weekend Brings DUI Warnings

LA MESA -- With a holiday looming, police are once again warning motorists that enforcement of DUI laws are being strictly enforced in La Mesa. CLICK HERE if you…

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Added by La Mesa Today on May 21, 2014 at 11:30am — No Comments

Weekly Crime Report

Police Warns Of Heat Dangers In Locked Cars

LA MESA -- Temperatures are racing into the 90s again this week and will break 100 east of the Jewel of the HIlls and police are reminding parents of the dangers of leaving children alone in locked cars, even for a few minutes. See Traffic…

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Added by La Mesa Today on May 13, 2014 at 7:35am — No Comments

Crime Watch

Police Issue Cinco De Mayo DUI Warnings

LA MESA -- Cinco de Mayo is one of those unofficial holidays that bring out both the amateur and professional drinkers. If you haven't heard enough about La Mesa's special enforcement of DUI laws, read this recent…

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Added by La Mesa Today on May 1, 2014 at 7:00am — No Comments

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La Mesa Police Arrest San Diego Cop

LA MESA -- The La Mesa police issued a press release this morning saying yesterday's domestic violence incident led to the arrest of a San Diego police officer.

The release reads in part: On April 22, La Mesa Police investigators arrested a San Diego Police Officer for a domestic violence incident that occurred in the City of La Mesa. The San Diego Police Department…

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Added by La Mesa Today on April 23, 2014 at 10:00am — 2 Comments

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Escaped Prisoner Found, Arrested

LA MESA -- A La Mesa prisoner being transported to jail made a run for an open gate and managed to elude police pursuers chasing him through downtown San Diego on Monday.

Police searched through Monday night for the man and eventually caught up with him…

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Added by La Mesa Today on April 22, 2014 at 8:30am — No Comments

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