Keeping Your Car From Getting Tired Out

LA MESA -- The best way to handle traffic accidents is to, of course, prevent them. Police are offering tips this week to make sure the tires on your car don't contribute to problems on the road.

See Traffic Information below.

Case Highlights: On Tuesday, June 17 at approximately 2:10 p.m., a robbery occurred at 8601 Fletcher 

Parkway. The victim stated that he was waiting at the Grossmont Trolley Station for a friend. When a train
arrived and the doors opened for boarding, two males walked up to the victim and asked to use his phone. The victim gave his cell phone to the suspects and they began to walk away. As the victim attempted to regain possession of the cell phone, both suspects pushed and threatened the victim. The suspects got on the train and fled the scene. La Mesa Police responded to both Grossmont Trolley and La Mesa Trolley Stations but were unable to locate the suspects. The investigation is continuing.

Suspect #1: Black male, 16-17 years old, 5ft 10in tall, 140lbs, normal build, black hair, and tattoos on both
forearms. Last seen wearing a black tank top and cargo shorts.
Suspect #2: Black male, 17-18 years old, 5ft 10in tall, 150lbs, normal build, and brown hair. Last seen wearing a baseball cap (no further description).

Anyone with information is asked to call the La Mesa Police Department at 619-667-1400 or you may also call Crime Stoppers’ anonymous toll-free tip line at (888) 580-TIPS (or visit You can remain anonymous, and be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000 for information in this case.

Traffic Information: The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is urging all motorists to check their tires as part of National Tire Safety Week. Routine tire maintenance, replacing tires when needed due to wear and aging, and purchasing the right tires can help prevent many crashes caused by tire failure.

Tire Maintenance – making sure your tires are inflated to the proper tire pressure is the most important
maintenance step you can take to affect your tire's safety, durability and impact on fuel consumption. Additional routine maintenance, including rotation, balance and alignment, can also help your tires last longer and save you money. Checking your tire's tread monthly will help you know when your tires are no longer safe to use. If the tread wear indicators are showing or if you can see the top of Lincoln's head on a penny when you place it in the tread with Lincoln's head upside down and facing you, it is time to replace your tires.

Tire Aging - over time the rubber and other components in a tire change due to service, storage and environmental conditions. Tires can deteriorate even when not used frequently (for example passenger vans or collectors vehicles) or at all (spare tires) and warmer weather can contribute to tire aging. While tire aging cannot be detected simply by looking at your tires, knowing the age of your tire and conducting monthly maintenance inspections can help you determine when it is time to replace tires.

Crime Prevention/Emergency Preparedness: The La Mesa Police Department and the El Cajon Police Department hosts a free training and networking meeting for La Mesa and El Cajon apartment managers and owners. This monthly meeting allows multi-family housing professionals to work in partnership with the La Mesa Police to create proactive solutions to criminal activity on rental properties. This months meeting will be on Tuesday July, 22 2014 at 11 a.m. at the La Mesa Police Department. Please call the Crime Prevention Unit for more information at 619-667-7545.

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