Case Highlights:

In addition to the 2 robberies reported in the News and Information Bulletin last week, there was an additional robbery on September 5th. The robbery occurred at the Check n’ Go at 5684 Lake Murray Boulevard. At approximately 4:50 in the afternoon, the suspect entered the business, pointed a firearm at an employee and demanded cash. The suspect was described as a black male, approximately 25 years old, 6 feet tall, 150 pounds, wearing large black sunglasses. The suspect fled the area in a 2-door Mercedes with a sunroof. If you have any information about this robbery or any other crimes that have occurred in La Mesa, please call the La Mesa Police Department at (619) 667-1400.

Traffic Information:

The La Mesa Police Department Traffic Unit will be hosting the 2012 Annual Motor Officer Competition this Saturday, September 22, at Sycuan Casino. This is an annual motorcycle riding competition of hundreds of motor officers from all around California. This is the first time that La Mesa has hosted the event. The competition is a way for motor officers to improve their riding and safety skills while learning from their colleagues from throughout the State.

Crime Prevention/Emergency Preparedness:

Meet Police Officers and Fire Fighters at Kids Care Fest!This FREE Family Event is this Saturday, September 22nd from 9AM – 2PM at Briercrest Park, 9001 Wakarusa Street in La Mesa. This is one of the few opportunities during the

year kids have the opportunity to check out the Police Department’s Special Response Team vehicle and gear, as well as sit on one of the Traffic Unit’s motorcycles. Stop by the Police Department booth for FREE child fingerprinting.

Heartland Fire and Rescue will also be at the Fair with emergency preparedness information and a fire
engine. The Fire Safety Trailer will be on hand to teach kids how to safely escape a house fire. Additional
activities include free health screenings and giveaways, pony rides, and free lunch (while supplies last). For
more information, visit

Department Information:

Last week, several members of the police department’s Peer Support team attended the 2012 California Peer
Support Conference in Ventura. La Mesa participated in presentations on emotional survival and caring for
officers after a critical incident, such as a shooting. La Mesa has a 15-member Peer Support team that provides confidential and trusted assistance and support to employees undergoing a personal or professional crisis. The La Mesa Police Peer Support team has played an integral role in training other Peer Support teams from around the State.
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