Time To Fall Back, Check Sensor Batteries

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 below.

Case Highlights:
On October 25th at 9:47 PM, the Baskin Robbins located at 8807 La Mesa Blvd was robbed at gunpoint by two male suspects. No employees were injured during the robbery. Suspect #1 was described as a black male wearing a white long sleeve sweatshirt with a gray sleeveless shirt over it, a green and black baseball cap, and white and black tennis shoes. He had a white cloth covering his face. Suspect #2 was described as a black male wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, black pants, and white tennis shoes. Suspect #2 also had a white cloth covering his face.

On October 26th at 7:35 PM, a male suspect robbed a female of her purse as she walked near Grossmont Center shopping mall in La Mesa. The female was not injured. The suspect entered a silver, 2 door vehicle that was being driven by another male. Suspect #1 was described as a black male, 5’9”-5’11”, athletic build, wearing a blue polo shirt and dark pants. Suspect #2, the driver of the vehicle, was described as a black male.
If you have any information about these robberies, please call La Mesa Police at (619) 667-1400. You may also call Crime Stoppers’ anonymous toll-free tip line (888) 580-TIPS (or www.sdcrimestoppers.com). You can remain anonymous, and be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000 for information in this case.
Traffic Information:
To assist La Mesa motorists that may have an unfortunate encounter with a non-injury traffic accident, we want to give you some direction as to what information you need to gather and offer to the other party involved:
1. The Driver’s Information: Drivers License Number, Name, Birth Date, Current Address and Telephone Number.
2. Their Vehicle’s Information: Year, Make, Model, Color, License Plate Number and Registered Owner’s Name.
3. Their Insurance Information: Insurance Company Name and Policy Number.
4. Contact Information of any Witnesses.

You can exchange the above with the other party and notify your insurance company as soon as practical.
Wednesday is Halloween, and all motorists are urged to use extreme caution while driving during the evening.
Crime Prevention/Emergency Preparedness:
Sunday November 4th marks “Fall Back,” the return to Standard Time. In preparation for the time change, make sure exterior lights are working properly. Exterior lighting should evenly cover the property, eliminating possible hiding places. Check for burned out blubs. Test motion sensors and adjust sensor sensitivity. Reset exterior and interior lights that are on timers to reflect new sunrise and sunset times. The time change is also a great time to test and change batteries in smoke and CO2 alarms. For personal assistance evaluating lighting or other security measures, contact the Crime Prevention Unit at (619) 667-7545 to schedule a free home security inspection from the Police Department.
Department Information:
Help solve a cold Homicide case: http://www.cityoflamesa.com/DocumentView.aspx?DID=2487

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