La Mesa Today's La Mesa Blog Posts Tagged 'La Mesa Police' (17)

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Inside La Mesa's DUI Crusade

By Chris Lavin

La Mesa Today Editor

LA MESA -- When they asked the notorious criminal Willie Sutton why he robbed banks, he famously answered "because that is where the money is.''

Spend an evening with the La Mesa police officer Ryan Rogers…


Added by La Mesa Today on April 7, 2014 at 9:00pm — 1 Comment

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Gunman Threatened Fiancee, Deputies

Red Cross Called To Aid Evacuees

MT. HELIX -- As the armed standoff on Mt. Helix entered its 10th hour, police began making arrangements with the local Red Cross to…


Added by La Mesa Today on September 2, 2013 at 11:30am — 4 Comments

Weekly Crime Report

Statistics For Staying Safe On Two Wheels

Click on the graphic above for a more readable version of the weekly statistics.

LA MESA -- Safety on motorcycles and safety for kids using mobile applications highlight this weekly report of the La Mesa Police Department…


Added by La Mesa Today on December 18, 2012 at 4:30am — No Comments

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Runaway Car Kills Nursing Home Resident

LA MESA -- An 89-year-old nursing home resident died after a runaway car crashed through the wall of his home and knocked the man to the ground.

Police have not yet released the name of…


Added by La Mesa Today on June 26, 2012 at 6:30pm — No Comments

La Mesa Police Station

Former police station in La Mesa is being torn down as city considers other plans.



Added by La Mesa Today on March 2, 2012 at 3:11pm — 2 Comments

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 Police Catch Juvenile Fleeing Burglary Scene

LA MESA -- La Mesa police arrested two juvenile suspected on burglarizing a west La Mesa home Monday afternoon.

At 2:15 p.m. police received a call from an alert neighbor stating she saw two subjects climbing over her neighbor’s side fence…


Added by La Mesa Today on December 12, 2011 at 8:00pm — No Comments

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Intruder Scared Off By Resident

LA MESA -- On October 17, 2011 at 2:41 PM, the La Mesa Police responded to a radio call of a possible home being broken into in the 9800 block of Lakeview Dr., La Mesa. The initial report was called in by the resident who saw the suspect enter his home through the front door, which had been broken by the suspect and then immediately leave on foot. The…


Added by La Mesa Today on October 17, 2011 at 5:30pm — No Comments

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LA MESA--Today, investigators with the La Mesa Police Department’s Traffic Unit located the suspect vehicle in the August 25th, 2011 traffic accident where a 27 month old boy was seriously injured when struck by a car while walking across Fletcher Parkway at Trolley Court in La Mesa. The driver who struck the boy had left the scene immediately after the accident. A tip…


Added by La Mesa Today on October 6, 2011 at 8:35am — No Comments

Walk To School Day

A Celebration Of Foot And Pedal Power

LA MESA -- Students all over La Mesa rose a bit earlier and met up with friends and teachers to walk or ride bikes to school under threatening skies today.…


Added by La Mesa Today on October 5, 2011 at 10:30am — No Comments

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BALTIMORE DRIVE -- Traffic on westbound 8 was shut down just after 8:15 Wednesday night as police negotiators began working to convince a man not to jump from a bridge over…


Added by La Mesa Today on August 24, 2011 at 8:30pm — No Comments

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La Mesa Police Shoot, Kill Armed Man

LA MESA VILLAGE -- A La Mesa man was shot and killed late Friday by La Mesa police after he threatened officers with a shotgun while they were…


Added by La Mesa Today on August 20, 2011 at 6:00am — No Comments

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Police Looking To Stop Elderly Scams

LA MESA -- La Mesa Police are asking for the public’s assistance identifying suspects in a series of fraud and identity theft cases…


Added by La Mesa Today on August 3, 2011 at 4:30pm — No Comments

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Cameras At Trolley Station Raise Questions

FLETCHER PARKWAY-- La Mesa police say surveillance cameras at the Grossmont Trolley station have produced evidence that raise questions about a reported kidnap and sexual assault that allegedly occurred there Monday.

"The cameras revealed things that are making us go back to investigate whether a crime occurred,'' said La Mesa police spokesman Dan…


Added by La Mesa Today on June 7, 2011 at 3:00pm — 1 Comment

Police Make Arrest in Car Break-In

LA MESA – Police Saturday night made some quick progress in combating the recent spate of car break-ins.

Police received a call at about 11:30 p.m. that a car had been broken into on Echo Drive, a street not far from downtown La Mesa that runs near highway 125.

A La Mesa woman told police a Filipino male had broken the passenger window of her vehicle and ran from the area carrying property stolen from the car.

The victim’s boyfriend followed the suspect, ultimately… Continue

Added by La Mesa Today on March 28, 2010 at 9:00am — No Comments

Arrests Made in Park Fight

NORTHMONT PARK – La Mesa police say it started with some young men fighting over a girl.

It ended Wednesday with a victim still struggling for life in a hospital and three teens facing felony charges – including attempted murder.

According to La Mesa Police search warrants were executed at three homes as part of an investigation following the late night fight on March 6 in the park near Severin Drive. As a result, Anthony Long, 19, of El Cajon, and two juvenile males from El… Continue

Added by La Mesa Today on March 11, 2010 at 10:00am — No Comments

Cops Nab Suspect in Sunday Afternoon Robbery

DALLAS STREET – The open season on La Mesa’s gas stations and convenience stores just got a little less open.

La Mesa police at about 3:45 p.m. Sunday received a call that the Shell Station at 9090 Dallas Street had been robbed by a black male who demanded cash and fled in a van.

Officers responding saw a van heading west on Dallas. The van was stopped and police said the driver matched the description of the robber. The suspect was later identified by witnesses as the man who… Continue

Added by La Mesa Today on March 7, 2010 at 5:50pm — No Comments

Holiday Shopping for Thieves Too

Downtown La Mesa -- A female shopper exiting a bus in downtown La mesa found herself targeted by a thief, La Mesa Police said.

The shopper was exiting a bus at Palm and Allison avenues on Friday at 2:36 p.m. when the thief followed her off the bus and stole the phone she was using to send a text message.

The victim was unhurt. The suspect was described as a Hispanic male, about 20 years old, 5 feet -5 inches, 140 pounds with short black hair in a buzz cut, white shirt, light blue… Continue

Added by La Mesa Today on December 21, 2009 at 1:30pm — No Comments

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