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February 14, 2012 (El Cajon)—A suspect wanted in a January home invasion robbery remains on the loose tonight. Late this afternoon, police with guns drawn surrounded a black sedan with tinted windows matching the suspect’s vehicle description on I-8 in La Mesa.

Officers shut down two lanes during the terse stand-off. The San Diego Police ABLE helicopter used heat-sensing technology to try and determine whether the suspect was in the vehicle.

ECM news partner 10 News reports that at 6:20 p.m., an officer dropped what appeared to be a large tree branch onto a rear window from a wall above, smashing the glass. Police then pried open the trunk and searched the car, but found it empty.

K-9 dog units searched the area, but the suspect was not located. He is described as black, 46 years old, 5 feet 11 inches tall and weighing 220 to 240 pounds.

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So THIS is what made me late

So THIS is what made me late to dinner reservation at Flemming's in the Gas Lamp District! The story mentions this guy is a suspect in a home invasion in January, seems to be more and more of these every year. When I moved to PB while I was attending UCSD, San Diego seemed to be a utopia, but it seems these days more of the low-lifes near the border are creeping up into our neighborhoods. I've installed a home alarm system, purchased a Glock and even have a little yapping Terrier to keep guard, which I wish I didn't need to feel safe. Sometimes I feel like moving back to Northern California but I think I'd miss the weather way too much!