Prowlers Foiled, But Still At Large
LA MESA -- Another incident of potential burglars foiled by locked doors has police looking for two suspects and warning residents to be on the watch for suspicious behavior.

Case Highlights: On Tuesday August 13, at approximately 3:21 PM, La Mesa Police responded to a report of two suspicious persons casing homes in the 6100 block of Avenorra Drive. Upon arriving at the persons’ last known location, officers discovered the security screen to the front door of the house was partially open. A front window screen was also found torn. The suspects were did not gain entry to the home. Officers searched the area but were unable to locate the persons who were seen acting suspiciously. The suspects were described as:
Suspect #1: Black male teen, tall with a thin build, wearing black and red colors.
Suspect #2: Hispanic male teen, husky build, wearing black and red colors.
Anyone with information is encouraged to call the La Mesa Police Department. You may also call Crime Stoppers’ anonymous toll-free tip line (888) 580-TIPS (or You can remain anonymous, and be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000 for information in this case.
Traffic Information:
For the upcoming Labor Day weekend celebrations, August 31 through September 2nd, 2013, the La Mesa Police Department’s Traffic Unit is preparing to participate in extra DUI enforcement. La Mesa Police Department’s Traffic Unit will beef up their DUI enforcement efforts over that weekend’s celebrations. We will have several extra officers out on patrol to aggressively look for potentially impaired and distracted drivers. We urge the public to seek alternatives like using a designated driver, public transportation, taxis, etc. Please have a safe Labor Day weekend!
Crime Prevention/Emergency Preparedness:

Neighborhood Watch is a great way to get to know your neighbors learn how to protect yourself and your home, and form a partnership with the La Mesa Police Department. Over the past year, the Neighborhood Watch program has received national media attention and has been depicted in many ways. La Mesa’s Neighborhood Watch program provides residents with the information needed to effectively identify and report suspicious and criminal activity and leaves patrolling the city and criminal apprehension to our officers. Neighborhood Watch is easy to start and easy to participate. For more information, call the Crime Prevention Unit at 619.667.7545.
Department Information:

State Senator Joel Anderson and San Diego County District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis will be hosting a Town Hall Meeting on Thursday, August 22, 2013 from 5:30-7:30pm in the theatre at West Hills High School, 8756 Mast Boulevard, Santee. The focus of the Town Hall Meeting is to discuss critical public safety issues facing our youth and our communities. La Mesa Police along with neighboring law enforcement agencies will be in attendance to address any concerns. Please RSVP to and include any specific questions you would like answered at the Town Hall.
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