La Mesa Police issue statement reminding public of how to get help for homeless people
By Miriam Raftery
Photo: La Mesa Parks and Recreation Department
February 12, 2021 (La Mesa) – La Mesa Police report that a homeless man, 47, was found dead at Aztec Park Wednesday. The park is located at the corner of Morocco and Aztec Drive.
On social media, several residents had earlier voiced concerns about the individual, whom they mistook for a woman.
Laura Anne Maturo wrote that “the police were called numerous times and didn’t respond.” She indicated that she spoke with the homeless person Tuesday night around 9 p.m..
LMPD issued a statement responding to concerns raised on social media. “The La Mesa Police Department did receive one calll regarding the man screaming in the park at about 1:30 p.m. on February 9th. Officers responded within 15 minutes. The man told officers that he had been having a nightmare and declined needing medical attention.”