Police Look For Help Solving Murder

LA MESA -- Police are looking for help in solving a shooting death case that happened over the weekend. The department's crime prevention teams are also asking local residents to think about how posting information about your whereabouts on public computer communication bulletin boards can serve as a tip for criminals. All in this week's crime report.

Case Highlights:
On September 21, 2012, at approximately 9:43 PM, the La Mesa Police Department received several calls reporting a traffic collision in the area of 9100 Johnson Drive. Upon arrival, the officers found an unknown Hispanic male lying on ground with a gunshot wound to the face. The male was transported to a local hospital where he died from his injuries at 4:31 AM the following morning. La Mesa Police Department Detectives responded to the scene and are currently investigating the shooting. If you saw anything in the area that night or have any information regarding this case, please call La Mesa Police at (619) 667-1400.
Traffic Information:
La Mesa Police Department in partnership with Helix High School’s Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) club and AT&T will be hosting a campaign to educate drivers about the dangers of texting while driving at Helix High School on September 24, 2012 at 9:30 am. AT&T is bringing a virtual reality simulator to the school so the teens can experience first-hand the dangers of texting and driving.
Crime Prevention/Emergency Preparedness:
Smartphone Safety: A growing number of location-based tracking applications available for smartphones and other devices make it easier than ever for you to show your friends and family where you are in real time. You can do a single “check in” at a restaurant or set your phone to update where you are as you move from location to location. By allowing location-based tracking on your phone, you are notifying people when you are not at home. Avoid posting or sharing vacation pictures until after you return. Prior to downloading applications, determine if location tracking will be used. Check social media privacy settings to control how much information you and your family are sharing. For more information contact the Crime Prevention Unit at (619) 667-7545.
Department Information:
Help solve a cold Homicide case: http://www.cityoflamesa.com/DocumentView.aspx?DID=2487

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