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LA MESA -- Police are offering some constructive approaches to persuading loved ones to use their seat belts -- described as the most effective protection in a crash. See Traffic Information below:
Case Highlights: On August 19, 2014, at approximately 12:01 AM, the La Mesa Police Department received a 911 call from an employee of the Carl’s Jr. Restaurant at 8110 Parkway Drive in the City of La Mesa. The
caller reported to police a subject walked up to the drive through window just as the business was closing and the exterior lights shut off and brandished a black colored semi-automatic handgun and demanded money from the assistant manager. The assistant manager fled from the suspect and told the other employees to go into the freezer and call the police. The suspect fled on foot in an unknown direction. Officers searched the area along with a San Diego County Sheriffs Department helicopter, but were unable to locate the suspect.
The suspect was described as:
Suspect #1: Black male unknown age, approximately 5’ 10”, thin, wearing a black hooded sweatshirt with grey horizontal lines, and wearing a black mask. This subject was armed with a black semi-automatic handgun.
The investigation is ongoing. 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
(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: Seat belts are your most effective form of protection in a crash. Yet, millions of
Americans don’t always buckle up. The biggest offenders are commonly, teenagers, males and truck drivers.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has identified some reasons why people do – and don’t -- wear seat belts. According to its Unconscious Motivators and Situation Safety Belt Use report, most people always wear seat belts. However, when people don’t wear seat belts, they are generally in situations where they feel safe and ignore the risks. The report recommends a positive approach to encouraging everyone to wear a seat belt. Some suggestions include:
•Wearing a seat belt helps you feel in control.
•Wearing a seat belt because other people care about you and want you to be safe.
•Modeling the behavior you expect of your children.
•Wearing a seat belt to be a good passenger.
•Asking your friends to wear their seat belts.
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Help solve a cold Homicide case: http://ca-lamesa2.civicplus.com/DocumentCenter/View/6464