Council also heard city’s quarterly financial report and filled Parking Commission vacancy
By Janis Russell
February 13, 2015 (La Mesa)- At the La Mesa city council meeting Tuesday, former Police Chief Ed Aceves presented the quarterly crime report-and some good news: crime last year declined from 2013. Chief Aceves said the crime rate overall is down, “the lowest it’s been since 2011.”
He also presented charts. One showed that in 2014, there were no homicides. However there were 16 rapes, 68 robberies, and 124 aggravated assaults (assault with some type of injury). The aggravated assault had the biggest increase from 2013. 28 robbery cases were cleared, or solved, in 2014.