| Sep 3, 2010
| 3:36 PM
A 3-year-old child pulled from a pool at a La Mesa multi-family housing complex Friday was hospitalized, authorities said.
The emergency at 5401 Baltimore Drive was reported about 1:30 p.m., said a Heartland fire dispatcher.
The dispatcher said the...
| Sep 8, 2010
| 8:23 PM
Deputies had to use pepper balls, a bean-bag gun and a service dog Wednesday to arrest a woman suspected of making death threats before leading authorities on a 30-minute chase over East County freeways and surface streets.
The pursuit began just after...
| Apr 1, 2011
| 8:40 AM
LA MESA, Calif. -- Trolley service stopped in La Mesa during Thursday's evening commute after a fire broke out on the roof of a train, fire officials said.
An electrical fire atop a trolley car caused Metropolitan Transit System to halt transportation...
| Apr 27, 2011
| 7:09 AM
LA MESA, Calif. -- A 92-year-old woman was thrown from a car and killed Monday when her husband, also 92, lost control of the vehicle and drove onto a sidewalk, police said.
La Mesa police received a report at about 11:27 a.m. of a fatal accident at...
| May 8, 2011
| 4:22 PM
LA MESA, Calif. -- A La Mesa woman was killed Thursday after her own SUV rolled backwards down her driveway and pinned her underneath, officials said.
Heidi Durfey, 24, had her three young children in the vehicle at the time of the incident. Police...
| Dec 24, 2010
| 8:21 AM
Police say a 19-year-old woman who went missing Wednesday evening under suspicious circumstances staged the disappearance to make it appear that she was the victim of foul play.
According to the La Mesa Police Department, Sara Rafou, an employee at the...
| Sep 23, 2010
| 11:18 AM
A painting worth almost $20 million hangs in a Spanish museum, but members of a La Mesa family say it should be hanging in their home.
The Cassirer family is suing the Spanish government for the return of the painting they say was stolen from them by the...
| Oct 7, 2010
A fire of unknown origin engulfed a detached garage in an East County neighborhood Thursday, heavily damaging the structure and a 1960s- model Volkswagen Beetle parked inside it.
The non-injury blaze in the 4600 block of Pomona Avenue in La Mesa...
| Dec 27, 2010
| 7:57 PM
Authorities asked the public Monday for help in finding a missing 90-year-old La Mesa man.
Robert Olenic left his home in the 8100 block of Laird Street sometime between 10:30 a.m. and about 1 p.m., when a family member went to check on him and...
| Jan 4, 2011
| 8:43 AM
LA MESA, Calif. -- A gunman wearing a ski mask robbed a La Mesa restaurant overnight, locking its manager into a cooler in the process, police said.
The armed robbery of the Coco's at 5500 Lake Murray Blvd. was reported just after midnight, according to...
| Jan 14, 2011
| 3:05 PM
EL CAJON, Calif. --Police placed a man in protective custody Friday after a telephoned threat prompted officials to lock down Helix High School in La Mesa.
"There were no specific threats against the school or the students," said El Cajon police Lt. J....
| Jan 16, 2011
A 95-year-old Lemon Grove woman was displaced when her home caught fire Sunday, Heartland Fire and Rescue officials said.
The woman smelled smoke inside of her home in the 6700 block of Hibiscus Drive. She quickly exited the property to ask a neighbor to...