Halloween Won't Be A Treat For Drunk Drivers

LA MESA -- Police are beefing up traffic patrols on Halloween night and are targeting drunk and distracted drivers.

See Traffic Information below.

 Case Highlights: On Saturday October 18, at approximately 6:38 P.M., La Mesa Police responded to a call of a theft of a bicycle from a garage in the 4300 block of Merritt Boulevard. The theft occurred been Wednesday October 16th at 8:00 A.M. and Friday October 18th at noon; the garage door was left open periodically during this time period. There is no suspect description. Anyone with information is urged to call the La Mesa Police Department at (619) 667-1400.
Remember to keep your garage door closed and locked when you leave home or plan to be inside for any period of time. The connecting door leading from the residence to the garage should be solid core and have a dead bolt. The Crime Prevention Unit provides free security inspections for residents. A Crime Prevention Specialist who has been trained in security practices can come to your home, at your convenience, to conduct the survey. The Crime Prevention Specialist will make recommendations and answer questions regarding security features and practices. The survey takes about 45 minutes to complete and you are welcome to invite friends, neighbors, or colleagues. If you are interested in scheduling a survey or would like more information, please call the Crime Prevention Unit at (619) 667-7545.
Traffic Information:
The La Mesa Police Department will beef up their DUI enforcement efforts on Halloween, Thursday October 31, 2013. Additionally, officers from the La Mesa Police Department will participate together with other law enforcement agencies around the County in joint-agency DUI operations this coming weekend. 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. As is usual during Halloween, an increase in the number of pedestrians, especially children, can cause additional traffic safety hazards. Please look out for each other and have a safe Halloween season!
Crime Prevention/Emergency Preparedness:
National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day: Drop off your unused prescription drugs on Saturday October 26, between 10:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M. at the La Mesa Police Department parking lot, 8085 University Avenue. No questions asked! Sharps not accepted. To find other collection sites around the county, visit: www.dea.gov.
Prepare now to have a fun and safe Halloween! Welcome trick-or-treaters at home by turning on your exterior lights. Work together as a neighborhood to clear your yard and the street of tripping hazards and obstructions that hide pedestrians from the view of drivers like trash bins and unnecessary street parking. Don’t leave windows or doors open when you are not in the room. Busy streets and excitement is also an opportunity for a criminal to move around undetected. Secure your home as if you were leaving for the evening. Only open the front door for kids that are obviously trick-or-treaters. If you see something suspicious while trick-or-treating, call La Mesa Police on the 24 hour non-emergency line (619) 667-1400. For emergencies, dial 9-1-1.
Department Information:
Help solve a cold Homicide case: http://www.cityoflamesa.com/DocumentView.aspx?DID=2487

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