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LA MESA -- Police spent a day cracking down on bicycle/traffic violations and are warning of extra DUI enforcement during he upcoming July 4 holiday. Also "cool zone" reminders in this Weekly Crime Report. Click on the police header above to read the weekly statistics more easily.
On Wednesday, June 20 at 9:45 PM, Sam’s Market was robbed by an unknown suspect. The robbery occurred at 7587 University Avenue. The two suspects were described as black males, 18-20 years old. One suspect was wearing a ski mask, a dark jacket, jeans and white converse tennis shoes. The second suspect was wearing a green Celtics hat, a white shirt and dark jeans. The suspects pointed a revolver at the clerk and demanded cash. The suspects were last seen running westbound on Sturgess. If you have any information about this crime, please call the La Mesa Police Department at (619) 667-1400.
The La Mesa Police Department hosted a one-day, joint-agency enforcement operation with officers on bicycle patrol. The officers were focusing on pedestrian and bicycle traffic violations. Officers issued 31 citations and made 3 arrests during this operation.
The 4th of July holiday is approaching. Please plan ahead to ensure you have a safe holiday, using a designated driver if appropriate. The La Mesa Police Department will have extra officers out on DUI enforcement during the holiday. (In years past, The City of San Diego has presented a fireworks show at Lake Murray on 4th of July. This event traditionally impacts the traffic flow on La Mesa streets around the event. Please confirm with The City of San Diego, but this event may be cancelled for 2012.)
Crime Prevention/Emergency Preparedness:
Many La Mesa Neighborhood Watch Groups spent time together during the regional blackout last Fall. Residents took the time to check on their neighbors and share food and supplies. Neighborhood Watch helps residents get to know each other while working together to prevent crime. A new Watch group is easy to start and meetings now include an emergency preparedness presentation. For more information, contact the Crime Prevention Unit at 619.667.7545.
During periods of high heat, rotating blackouts are more likely to occur. Relief from extreme heat is available for those who may be at risk at local Cool Zones. La Mesa Cool Zones include the La Mesa Adult Enrichment Center and the La Mesa Library. A complete list of Cool Zones throughout the County and tips to stay cool is available at CoolZones.org or contact the Aging & Independent Services call center at 800.510.2020 and press 6.
Help solve a cold Homicide case: http://www.cityoflamesa.com/DocumentView.aspx?DID=2487