Rolando

TWO EL CAJON STRONG-ARM ROBBERY SUSPECTS STILL AT LARGE, ONE ARRESTED IN ROLANDO

By Miriam Raftery

June 27, 2019 (El Cajon) – Two suspects masked with black bandanas demanded merchandise from customers at a T-Mobile store at 354 N. Second Street in El Cajon at 11:05 a.m. yesterday. A customer was assaulted, suffering minor injuries before the two robbers fled in a dark Chrysler four-door sedan along with a third suspect.

Two of the suspects were described as black male adult wearing jeans.  One wore a black hooded sweatshirt and is around 6 ft. tall, weighing 200 pounds. The other is approximately 5 ft. 7 inches tall and weighs 170 pounds.  A third suspect is of unknown description.


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GUNMAN INJURES 2 POLICE OFFICERS IN ROLANDO STANDOFF

 

By Miriam Raftery

Photo courtesy ECM news partner 10 News

June 24, 2018 (San Diego) – Two San Diego Police officers who responded to a call in the Rolando area near San Diego State University last night were shot by a suspect wearing body armor.  Both officers are listed in stable condition, one with serious injuries, though Police Chief David Nisleit says both are expected to survive.


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MASKED ROBBER FIRES SHOTS IN ROLANDO FOOD 4 LESS

 

By Miriam Raftery

March 5, 2018 (Rolando) -- A masked gunman opened fire in the Food 4 Less store in the 6500 block of University Avenue in the Rolando area shortly before midnight Sunday, after demanding money from employees and chasing the manager, who locked himself into a back room. The robber then fired at least two shots at the door, according to San Diego Police.

The gunman, who wore a hooded sweatshirt as well as a mask, fled the scene without getting any money, and he remains at large. 


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ROLANDO STREET FAIR THIS SUNDAY: LIVE MUSIC, FOOD, KIDS RIDES

       

     

10,000+ Attendees, 5 bands, 150+ Vendors, Carnival Rides, Face Painting, & More

 March 20, 2016 (Rolando) – The 20th annual Roland Street Fair will be held today , hosted by the Rolando Community Council (RCC),  a grassroots neighborhood organization devoted to making life in Rolando better. Live music, unique vendors, and tasty food make for a family-friendly day in Rolando, a San Diego community just east of La Mesa.


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WITNESSES SOUGHT IN FATAL DOG-THROWING CRIME; MISSING AND INJURED SMALL DOG ALSO SOUGHT

 

December 5, 2015 (Rolando)--County Animal Services is asking for the public’s help in finding out who threw two small dogs out the window of a car in the Rolando area Wednesday evening, leaving one dead and the other injured.


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ARMED AND DANGEROUS: MACHETE MURDER SUSPECT WANTED

 

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November 12, 2015 (Rolando) – San Diego Police seek public help to locate Vicent “Chente” Garza Salas, 22.  He is suspected of murdering 43-year-old Vincente Carrera with a machete on Nov. 5 at 10 p.m. at a home in the 6800 block of Waite Drive in the Rolando area, just west of La Mesa.


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LEMONADE STAND RAISES $20K FOR CHARITY

 

May 29, 2014 (Rolando)--Sophia Pruden, a 13 year old Rolando resident, hosted the 7th annual Cookies for a Cure fundraiser last Sunday, May 25, in loving memory of her aunt, Amy Pruden, who passed due to Leukemia in 2007.


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POLICE INVESTIGATE FATAL SHOOTING IN ROLANDO

 

December 1, 2013 (Rolando)--San Diego Police Department Homicide Unit detectives are investigating the death of a man in the Rolando area.

On Saturday, November 30th at approximately 11:27 p.m., patrol officers responded to a 911 call of a shooting in the 7100 block of El Cajon Boulevard. Arriving officers located a man in his thirties lying on the ground in a parking lot. He was bleeding from the torso and appeared to have suffered at least one gunshot wound.


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SUSPECT SOUGHT IN ROLANDO STORE ROBBERY

 

April 23, 2012 (San Diego) -- On April 21, Sun Beauty Supply in the 6300 block of El Cajon Blvd. in Rolando was robbed of an undisclosed amount of money.  A male suspect entered the store at approximately 3:14 p.m. and pointed a knife at the owner, demanding money.  He left with the money and was last seen south bound on Art Street, according to San Diego Police.


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ARMED ROBBERY AT ROLANDO ADULT BOOKSTORE

 

July 7, 2011 (Rolando) – A man posing as a customer at the Jolar Cinema adult bookstore at 6321 University in the Rolando area put a gun to a clerk’s back at 4:27 a.m. yesterday, demanding cash and the clerk’s cell phone.


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CUSTOMER ROBBED IN BANK PARKING LOT

June 19, 2011 (Rolando) – A man in his 60s carrying a bank deposit bag was knocked down from behind and robbed in the parking lot of Bank America, 6801 El Cajon Blvd. in the Rolando area on June 17 at 10:05 a.m.


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A HAIR-RAISING HEIST

 

 

February 11, 2011 (Rolando) – San Diego Police report that around 3:26 a.m., two suspects broke the front glass doors at Change U Beauty 6463 University Ave and entered, then stole numerous human hair extensions value at about $10,000 and an undisclosed amount of money.


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2 INJURED IN DRUNK DRIVING-RELATED CRASH IN ROLANDO

 

November 1, 2010 (Rolando) – Halloween Night ended badly for two 18-year-old men, who were both seriously injured after crashing into a parked car in the 4500 block of Revillo Way in Rolando last night. The driver sustained an open fracture to his leg. The passenger sustained facial fractures and a broken hip.


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PIPE BOMB CAUSED PICKUP EXPLOSION IN RANCHO SAN DIEGO, AUTHORITIES CONFIRM

Injured woman lives in Rolando, just blocks from where an earlier pipe bomb was found
 

September 24, 2010 (Rancho San Diego) – The explosion that seriously injured Connie Hoagland yesterday afternoon after she started up her pickup truck in Rancho San Diego was caused by a pipe bomb, Sheriff’s officials confirmed today.


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CLERK SHOT IN ROBBERY ATTEMPT AT ROLANDO EATERY

 

August 3, 2010 (San Diego) – A employee at Wings and Things, 6715 El Cajon Boulevard in the Rolando area, was shot in the leg during an attempted robbery at 9:08 p.m. last night. The suspects, three black male adults in their 20s, were all armed and had their faces covered.


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7-11 ROBBED IN ROLANDO AREA

 

June 28, 2010 (San Diego) – San Diego Police Department seeks two men who robbed a 7-11 store at 6571 El Cajon Boulevard Sunday night at gunpoint at 11:08 p.m.


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CHILD DROWNING VICTIM IDENTIFIED

 

Tragedy highlights importance of pool safety; drowning is second leading cause of death for children under age 14


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