June 11, 2012 (La Mesa)—La Mesa Police Department reports that a Special Enforcement Detail arrested 26 people last month. The unit targets gangs, drug deals, and serial criminals. After executing four search warrants, the unit resulted in seizure of over $20,000 in drug sales cash, two guns, over 7 ounces of methamphetamine, 5 pounds of marijuana, and 2.2 ounces of heroin.
La Mesa Police also located a stolen vehicle on June 8 and pursued it from the parking lot of the Heritage Inn on Fletcher Parkway to the Campo Road/Bancroft area, where the drive was arrested for auto theft, evading a police officer and drug possession. Later that same day, officers spotted two people in a vehicle who appeared to be casing the same parking lot. A pursuit ensued and the two were taken into custody in San Diego for charges including evading police, drug possession and felony warrants.