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Shooting at 7400 El Cajon Boulevard, La Mesa - 08/18/20 Shooting at 7400 El Cajon Boulevard, La Mesa - 08/18/20
La Mesa Police Chief Walt Vasquez Announces Retirement - 08/13/20 La Mesa Police Chief Walt Vasquez Announces Retirement - 08/13/20
Retirement delayed to assist when pandemic befell our nation.
Protest in La Mesa Ends With One Arrest  - 08/01/20 Protest in La Mesa Ends With One Arrest - 08/01/20
Temporary Area Restriction Issued Ahead of Planned Protest - 07/31/20 Temporary Area Restriction Issued Ahead of Planned Protest - 07/31/20
Protest Event Planned at LMPD August 1, 2020 - 07/31/20 Protest Event Planned at LMPD August 1, 2020 - 07/31/20
Update From Chief Walt Vasquez Re: Grossmont Trolley Incident - 07/28/20 Update From Chief Walt Vasquez Re: Grossmont Trolley Incident - 07/28/20
Release of Video Relating to Leslie Furcron Incident - 07/22/20 Release of Video Relating to Leslie Furcron Incident - 07/22/20
Missing Person At Risk Located - 06/22/2020 Missing Person At Risk Located - 06/22/2020
Missing Person At Risk - 06/22/20 Missing Person At Risk - 06/22/20
Protest Planned in La Mesa Tomorrow - 06/13/20 Protest Planned in La Mesa Tomorrow - 06/13/20
Arrest Made in Looting of Verizon Store and Target During Riot in La Mesa - 06/11/20 Arrest Made in Looting of Verizon Store and Target During Riot in La Mesa - 06/11/20
Arrest Made in Looting of Sprint Store and Walmart During Riot in La Mesa - 06/11/20 Arrest Made in Looting of Sprint Store and Walmart During Riot in La Mesa - 06/11/20
Arrest Made in Looting of Sally's Beauty Supply During Riot in  La Mesa - 06/11/20 Arrest Made in Looting of Sally's Beauty Supply During Riot in La Mesa - 06/11/20
Statement From Chief Vasquez Regarding Leslie Furcron Incident - 06/10/20 Statement From Chief Vasquez Regarding Leslie Furcron Incident - 06/10/20
Criminal Case Against Amaurie Johnson Will Not Be Pursued - 06/05/20 Criminal Case Against Amaurie Johnson Will Not Be Pursued - 06/05/20
Tip Lines Established for Riot Related Crimes - 06/05/20 Tip Lines Established for Riot Related Crimes - 06/05/20
Arrest Made in Assault That Occured During Riot in La Mesa - 06/04/20 Arrest Made in Assault That Occured During Riot in La Mesa - 06/04/20
Arrest Made in Looting of Play It Again Sports During Riot in La Mesa - 06/04/20 Arrest Made in Looting of Play It Again Sports During Riot in La Mesa - 06/04/20
Incident Account of La Mesa Protest and Civil Unrest - 05/31/20 Incident Account of La Mesa Protest and Civil Unrest - 05/31/20
City of La Mesa Police Department Timeline of Events - 05/30/20 City of La Mesa Police Department Timeline of Events - 05/30/20
Statement Re: Grossmont Trolley Station Incident - 05/28/20 Statement Re: Grossmont Trolley Station Incident - 05/28/20
La Mesa Police Department Purchases School Safety Patrol Equipment - 02/20/20 La Mesa Police Department Purchases School Safety Patrol Equipment - 02/20/20
Funding for this program was provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Suspect Posing as Maintenance Worker to Burglarize Apartment Arrested - 02/13/20 Suspect Posing as Maintenance Worker to Burglarize Apartment Arrested - 02/13/20
Student Harassed While Walking to Grossmont High School - 02/05/20 Student Harassed While Walking to Grossmont High School - 02/05/20
Charges Issued Against Suspect in Media Altercation Case - 01/23/20 Charges Issued Against Suspect in Media Altercation Case - 01/23/20
Suspect in Custody Following Altercation with Media - 01/21/20 Suspect in Custody Following Altercation with Media - 01/21/20
Vehicle Versus Pedestrian Traffic Collision - 01/07/20 Vehicle Versus Pedestrian Traffic Collision - 01/07/20
Arrest Made in La Mesa 1983 Cold Case Homicide - 12/16/19 Arrest Made in La Mesa 1983 Cold Case Homicide - 12/16/19
Police seeking additional information
DUI Checkpoint Planned this Weekend (Update) - 12/13/19 DUI Checkpoint Planned this Weekend (Update) - 12/13/19
DUI Checkpoint Planned this Weekend - 12/09/19 DUI Checkpoint Planned this Weekend - 12/09/19
Fatal Collision During Pursuit in La Mesa - 12/02/19 Fatal Collision During Pursuit in La Mesa - 12/02/19
Go Safely This Thanksgiving - 11/27/19 Go Safely This Thanksgiving - 11/27/19
Serious Traffic Collision Involving Byciclist - 10/22/19 Serious Traffic Collision Involving Byciclist - 10/22/19
Serious Traffic Collision Involving Sketeboarder - 10/17/19 Serious Traffic Collision Involving Sketeboarder - 10/17/19
LMPD Receives Traffic Education and Enforcement Grant - 10/14/19 LMPD Receives Traffic Education and Enforcement Grant - 10/14/19
The La Mesa Police Department has been awarded a $95,000 grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) for a year-long enforcement and public awareness program.
LMPD Awarded Grant for Bicycle, Pedestrian Safety Education Program - 10/14/19 LMPD Awarded Grant for Bicycle, Pedestrian Safety Education Program - 10/14/19
The La Mesa Police Department received a $25,000 grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) to fund a year-long program aimed at improving the safety for pedestrians and bicyclists.
Fatal Traffic Collision - 10/03/19 Fatal Traffic Collision - 10/03/19