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TROLLEY PASSENGER ROBBED OF CELL PHONE

December 14, 2012 (La Mesa) – Last night at approximately 10:54  p.m., the La Mesa Police Department received a report that a female was robbed of her cell phone at the 70th Street Trolley Station, located at 7255 Alvarado Road in La Mesa. The victim reported to officers that just minutes before, she was traveling on the MTS Trolley Green Line from Fashion Valley to the Grossmont Center Station. 

LA MESA MAN ROBBED AT GUNPOINT

November 1, 2012 (La Mesa)—This morning at 1:08 a.m., La Mesa Police officers responded to a report of an armed robbery in the 8200 block of Lemon Avenue.  The  victim, 20, said he had just left his residence and walked across the street to retrieve his wallet and cell phone that he had left in his vehicle. While the victim was sitting in his vehicle, the suspect approached the driver side and tapped on the window with a black semi-automatic handgun. 

TEEN ROBBED AT TROLLEY STOP

September 19, 2012 (La Mesa) – A 16-year-old girl was robbed in the Spring Street Trolley Station, 4250 Spring Street, on September 17 at 6:47 p.m. According to La Mesa Police, the victim was in the parking lot near the bus stop when she saw the suspect. She walked away to the opposite side of the lot, but the suspect approached and grabbed for her purse on her shoulder. The victim began hitting the suspect with her cell phone, trying break away. He grabbed her cell phone and ran downstairs towards Spring Street.

READER’S EDITORIAL: WHO WAS STANDING HIS GROUND? THE CASE OF TRAYVON MARTIN

 
“…The Florida Stand-Your-Ground law should be applied such that any injuries sustained by Zimmerman were the result of Martin’s standing his ground, not the reverse. However, Americans in general should question the very premise of such laws”.—Joel A. Harrison
 
By Joel A. Harrison, PhD, MPH
 
June 3, 2012 (San Diego) -- By now most people know the basic facts of the Trayvon Martin case. On February 26, George Zimmerman, member of a neighborhood watch, spotted Martin entering a gated community where Martin and his father were visiting the father’s fiancée. Martin was returning from purchasing Skittles at a local convenience store and was talking with his girlfriend on his cell phone.

RAMONA ATTORNEY KILLED IN TEXAS CAR WRECK

 
June 1, 2012 (Ramona) – Fred Ulysses Hammett, 70, an attorney from Ramona, died  Wednesday in a head-on collision that also claimed the life of a mother and her three young children.
 
Hammett was in Texas to attend his sister’s memorial service.  He was driving a rental SUV when he was struck head-on by a Ford pickup truck. The pickup was driving the wrong direction on I-20 in Mesquite, Texas and reportedly almost struck a Texas trooper’s car before hitting Hammett’s vehicle.

HIKING AND CAVING SAFETY TIPS FROM THE SAN DIEGO SHERIFF

 

May, 2012 (San Diego County) -- In light of recent rescues in the backcountry, the Sheriff's Department is reminding the public to be safe and prepared for caving or hiking.
Cave hiking can be challenging and require technical skills of varying levels. Caves are dark, muddy, rocky and at times quite wet. People can become easily disoriented once deep inside. Caves are an easy place to get hurt, and no one will know if you're trapped if no one knows you're there.

 

SAN DIEGO SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT AND HIGHWAY PATROL JOIN FORCES TO ADDRESS ISSUE OF DISTRACTED DRIVERS

 

 
February 12, 2012 (San Diego County) -- Distracted driving is a serious traffic safety concern that puts everyone on the road at risk.  As a result, the Sheriff’s Department and CHP are increasingly cracking down on cell phone use and texting.   Beginning February 13th  through February 18th, Deputy Sheriff’s and CHP officers will be conducting zero tolerance enforcements.  A ticket for violating either the hands free or no texting law costs a minimum of $159 for a first offense and $279 or more for subsequent violations.