Praise For A  Citizen's Tip

LA MESA -- This week's report from the city Police Department includes a couple traffic warnings and praise for a citizen who had the nerve to help police with an arrest.

Case Highlights:
On Friday, May 18, La Mesa PD, El Cajon PD and the S.A.F.E. task force arrested Daniel Hubbard for approaching girls walking near Grossmont and Helix High Schools. Two teenage girls from Grossmont High School reported that a male had attempted to lure them into his van. A teenager from Helix High School experienced a similar incident in which the suspect also grabbed her arm in an attempt to force her into his vehicle. A tip from a citizen who recognized the description of the vehicle led police to Hubbard. The citizen’s courage to come forward with information was instrumental in solving this case and putting a suspected predator behind bars. If you feel you have any additional information on this case or any other case, please do not hesitate to call the La Mesa Police Department at (619) 667-1400.

Traffic Information:
Last week the City installed new signage restricting turns at the intersection of High Street and Sacramento Avenue in the Serramar Housing neighborhood. Initially, officers have been warning drivers in an effort to educate the public about the new signs. In just the first 2 weeks, officers have issued 155 warnings for violations of these signs. Please adhere to the sign restrictions. Officers will begin issuing citations soon.
Monday, May 21st, 2012 begins the national “Click It Or Ticket Campaign and it runs through June 3rd. Please remember to always buckle up as officers will be paying extra attention to seat belt violations. Additionally, as the school year nears its end, officers will focus extra enforcement efforts at and around our City’s schools for the next few weeks, especially around Helix High School.

Crime Prevention/Emergency Preparedness:

As the weather continues to warm, take precautions to prevent home and vehicle burglaries. When home, use secondary locks to keep open windows secured. When leaving, close and lock all doors and windows, even if you will only be gone for five minutes. Although the inside of vehicles can get hot in the parking lot, leaving windows cracked can aid criminals in burglarizing or stealing your car. Remember to secure your vehicle when parking and remove all valuables.

Water is an essential resource during an emergency. Each person will need one gallon of water per day. Just like the food in your emergency kit, bottled water will not last forever. Rotate your emergency kit water with the water you buy for everyday use. Don’t forget to have water on hand for your pets too! Hot water heaters and the toilet tank (not the bowl) are great for back up water.
Department Information:
Help solve a cold Homicide case: http://www.cityoflamesa.com/DocumentView.aspx?DID=2487

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