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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 city of La Mesa in order to increase protection for youth…Continue
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By Chris Lavin
La Mesa Today Editor
LA MESA -- It has been almost a…Continue
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.…Continue
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…Continue
Added by La Mesa Today on July 24, 2014 at 7:00am — No Comments
By Chris Lavin
La Mesa Today Editor
LA MESA -- When they asked the notorious criminal Willie Sutton why he robbed banks, he famously answered "because that is where the money is.''
Spend an evening with the La Mesa police officer Ryan Rogers and…
Raising Funds For La Mesa Teen Effort
LA MESA -- Police Chief Ed Aceves and his department officers are hosting a public dinner March 20th to raise funds for its community outreach Peer Support efforts. See poster for details above. Call Dani Womack for tickets…Continue
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Victim Dies In Tree Trimming Accident
LA MESA -- On November 12, 2013 at approximately 8:00 AM, the La Mesa Police Department responded to the 4400 block of Date Avenue to assist the Fire Department with a medical aid call. Upon arrival, officers learned that the 41 year old male victim was working for a private company doing a tree trimming job. The victim and his co-worker were elevated in a boom lift…Continue
LA MESA -- On Tuesday, August 6th, the City of La Mesa will participate in the annual National Night Out event. Every August, Neighborhood Watch groups organize fun and informative community events with their neighbors and friends to promote crime prevention…Continue
LA MESA -- Clocks revert to Standard time next week and police are recommending people use the "fall back'' as an opportunity to update lights, motion detectors and smoke and CO2 detectors. See emergency preparedness information…Continue
Added by La Mesa Today on October 29, 2012 at 5:00pm — No Comments
Missing Juvenile Returns Home
LA MESA -- Police late this evening reported that the young boy, reported missing after he failed to return home from school this afternoon, had returned home and was safe.
At about 5:30 p.m., the police had received a report of a missing juvenile. The juvenile, 12 year old Ronald Bianchi was last seen at Lemon Avenue Elementary School where he attends and is in the sixth…Continue
Police Pursuing Suspect In Amarillo Shooting
LA MESA – Just 24 hours after the second shooting in two weeks in La Mesa and police detectives have been working around the clock to try solve the cases that have shocked two quiet neighborhoods.
The victim in Thursday evening’s shooting on Amarillo Avenue continued to cling to life late today, though police sources said the incident involved multiple…Continue
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LA MESA -- After 39 years, the people of La Mesa know how to throw an Oktoberfest. More than 200,000 people will invade this city of 60,000 again this weekend and the rules are familiar by now. Yet here they are again, according to Oktoberfest…Continue
Added by La Mesa Today on October 2, 2012 at 4:30pm — No Comments
LA MESA -- Police are investigating a shooting last night that resulted in the death of a man who was shot in an incident just inside the city line near Myrtle and Johnson Avenue - not far from Bancroft and the 125.
Police Chief Ed Aceves said police know that a car pulled up and a shot was fired. The victim was taken to the hospital and died this morning.…Continue
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MANDATORY EVACUATION ORDEREDContinue
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LA MESA -- For the last four days, 23 young East County youths got the full attention of the La Mesa Police Department.
It was all good.
The first annual Youth Leadership Camp, the brainchild of La Mesa police Captain Dan Willis,…Continue
Added by La Mesa Today on July 12, 2012 at 9:44pm — No Comments
LA MESA -- In many ways, Tuesday started out as a sort of classic small town day.
The friends, family and admirers of local restaurateur Don Sanfilippo gathered in a church to honor a life that had been lived, in large part, at the service of La…Continue
Juvenile, 14, Arrested For School Threats
LA MESA -- La Mesa Police Thursday night arrested a 14-year-old La Mesa Middle School student who had made specific threats against teachers and other student.
Police said a gun was found in a search of the youth's home, but there was no evidence a gun had been ever taken to the school.…Continue
LA MESA -- Property crimes in La Mesa are dropping, but the much-discussed increase of robberies has La Mesa's violent crime rate rising.
The fourth quarter crime statistics will note a 23 percent year over year increase in violent crime led…Continue
Added by La Mesa Today on February 3, 2012 at 7:30am — No Comments
Can The Robbery Wave Be Stopped?
The First of Two Parts.
By Chris Lavin
LA MESA – City police officer Gary Moss was driving by a 7-11 on Baltimore Drive…Continue
Aceves Promotes Six To Police Leadership Roles
Aceves promoted Angela DeSarro and Ray Sweeney to the…Continue