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LA MESA -- In this week's crime report, the La Mesa police are giving motorists ample warning. The department's traffic enforcement officers will be targeting schools, including the area around Helix High School, and highway on-ramps looking for motorists "texting" while driving.
See "Traffic Information" below:
On April 13, 2012, at 9:49 PM an unarmed security guard was robbed by 2 men at knifepoint at 7500 Parkway Drive. The first suspect was described as a black male, 30-40 years old, 6’2” tall, 165 pounds wearing dark clothing. The second suspect was described as a black male, 30-40 years old, 6’ tall, 230 pounds, wearing a black beanie, gray hoodie and jeans. The knife was described as a hunting knife with an 8” long jagged blade.
This investigation is ongoing. If you have any information, please call La Mesa Police at (619) 667-1400.
The La Mesa Police Department is continuing its zero tolerance approach to drivers who let their attention be primarily focused on tasks other than driving. Since the beginning of the state-wide campaign on April 1st, 2012, La Mesa Police Officers have issued 134 citations for violations of talking on a cell phone or texting while driving. Locally, officers will focus extra traffic enforcement efforts in the areas around our schools this week, especially Helix High School, and also in the traditionally congested areas around the freeway entrances. Please adhere to the rules of the road in all areas and be courteous to others while in traffic—especially around school zones.
Crime Prevention/Emergency Preparedness:
The La Mesa Police Department would like to help you prevent burglaries to your home. The Crime Prevention Unit provides free security inspections for residences. A Crime Prevention Specialist who has been trained in residential security practices can come to your home, at your convenience, to conduct the survey. The Crime Prevention Specialist will make recommendations and answer questions regarding home security features and practices. The survey takes about 45 minutes to complete and you are welcome to invite friends and neighbors. If you are interested in scheduling a survey or would like more information, please call the Crime Prevention Unit at 619.667.7545.
Take some time this month to copy all of your important financial and personal documents. In the event of an emergency, these documents will be integral to your family’s financial recovery process. Include an inventory list of personal property with photos and any appraisals for insurance purposes. Keep a hard copy offsite or an electronic copy backed up online. Meet with a financial planner to ensure you are fully prepared for an emergency. This is also a great time to back up your photos and home videos too! For more information on emergency preparedness, visit www.heartlandfire.org.
Help solve a cold Homicide case: http://www.cityoflamesa.com/DocumentView.aspx?DID=2487