Crime Report for Point Loma-Ocean Beach, November 2019
Bank Robber suspect apprehended
A white male entered the US Bank at 1331 Rosecrans St., 9:40 a.m. on Oct. 4 and approached a teller. The suspect displayed a demand note and the teller complied, giving the suspect an undisclosed amount of money. The suspect took the money and fled the bank.
He was described as clean shaven, in his early 30s, with short brown hair, wearing a black shirt and khaki shorts. Officers responded and found a male, matching the suspect description. Witnesses were located and they positively identified the suspect. A search of the suspect revealed a large amount of money and a demand note in his pocket. He was arrested for bank robbery and booked into jail.
Man feisty during Sunset Cliffs rescue
A man who fell from Sunset Cliffs on the evening of Sunday, Oct. 6 was reportedly uncooperative while lifeguards worked to rescue him. The man, suspected of being under the influence, fell around 7:30 p.m. near Sunset Cliffs Boulevard and Monaco Street. Lifeguards located the man with help from a police helicopter, but had to summon extra lifeguards when the man refused to cooperate with them.
Crews used a crane to hoist him to safety. The man was taken to a hospital with possible major injuries. He wouldn’t tell paramedics how far he had fallen, so they took him to a trauma facility as a precaution, officials said.
Attempted bank robbery foiled
A male suspect approached a teller about 4:28 p.m. on Sept. 24 at the Wells Fargo bank, 3900 West Point Loma Blvd. and produced a demand note. The teller noticed the suspect was nervous and signaled the manager, who notified police. The teller refused to give the suspect anything.
The suspect turned and left. The suspect is described as a Hispanic male, 5’2” to 5’5” tall, 140-150 pounds, wearing dark clothing. He is not in custody at this time. Robbery Detectives are investigating. Anyone with information may call Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477.
Drifter arrested for punching officer
A 37-year-old homeless man was arrested on suspicion of battery on a police officer and resisting arrest late Tuesday, Oct. 1. Officers responded to Holy Trinity Anglican Parish church on the corner of Cape May Avenue and Sunset Cliffs Boulevard around 11:50 p.m., after someone reported a man was sleeping in front of the main doors of the building.
While officers were speaking with the man, he became uncooperative and they decided to handcuff him while conducting their investigation. While being handcuffed, the suspect punched the officer in the nose, causing it to bleed. The man was arrested and booked into jail. Medics treated the officer at the scene.
Violent crime up for the first half of 2019
Violent crime rates in San Diego County are up slightly compared to the same time in 2018, according to a new report released by the SANDAG Criminal Justice Research Division, “Crime in the San Diego Region Mid-Year 2019 Statistics.”
From January to June 2019, an average of 31 violent crimes and 150 property crimes a day were reported to law enforcement across the region. Here’s a breakdown of violent crimes in San Diego for the first half of 2019:
• Robberies and aggravated assaults were up (five percent and one percent);
• 11 communities had a higher violent crime rate for the first six months of 2019;
• 38 homicides (two fewer than in the first half of 2018);
• 539 rapes reported (compared to 604 the first six months of 2018).
Read the full SANDAG Criminal Justice report at bit.ly/CrimeinSanDiegoRegion
Assaults: 33 incidents
Arson: 6 — 4500 block Muir, 12:30 a.m. Sept. 28; 3900 block La Cresta, 5:03 a.m. Sept. 28; 4300 block Monaco, 4:04 a.m. Sept. 28; 4100 block Catalina, 2:44 a.m. Sept. 28; 4300 block Piedmont, 2:22 a.m. Sept 28; 2100 block Froude, 1:12 a.m. Sept. 28.
Drugs/Alcohol Violations: 73
DUI’s Drugs/Alcohol: 13
Fraud: 9 reports
Weapons: 5 arrests
Rape: Sunset Cliffs, 1:30 a.m. Sept. 15
Other Sex Crimes: 3 — 4100 block West Point Loma, 12:30 p.m. Sept. 20; 2600 block Historic Decatur, 5:50 p.m. Sept. 21; 4800 block Saratoga, 8:40 a.m. Oct. 7
Residential Burglary: 5 — 3800 block Midway, 8:15 p.m. Sept. 14; 5000 block Voltaire, noon Sept. 13; 5100 block W. Point Loma, 7:30 a.m. Sept. 21; 600 block San Elijo, 9:30 a.m. Oct. 1; 2900 block Hornet, 3:50 p.m. Oct. 5
Commercial Burglary: 5 — 2800 block Historic Decatur, 3:04 p.m. Sept. 15; 2600 block Ingraham, 1:45 a.m. Sept. 16; 3900 block W. Point Loma, 2:45 a.m. Sept. 19; 2800 block Historic Decatur, 1:11 a.m. Sept. 30; 3400 block Midway, 12:04 a.m. Oct. 3;
Commercial Robbery: 6 — 2900 block Adrian, 9:56 a.m. Sept. 15 (no weapon used); 3200 block Sports Arena, 12:13 p.m. Sept. 17 (weapon used); 3100 block Midway, 12:46 p.m. Sept. 23; 3500 block Sports Arena, 8:30 p.m. Sept. 24 (weapon used); 3900 block West Point Loma, 4:28 p.m. Sept. 24; 3600 block Midway, 11:07 p.m. Sept. 25 (no weapon used)
Street Robberies: 2 — 3200 block Fenelon, 4:50 p.m. Sept. 14; Abbott Street and Newport Avenue, 12:05 a.m. Sept. 14
Other Robbery: 1—5000 block Newport, 8:30 p.m. Oct. 6
Grand Theft (over $950): 12 reports
Petty Theft/Shoplifting: 21 arrests
Vandalism: 16 reports
Vehicle Break-ins: 30 reports
Vehicles stolen: 20 reports
—Compiled by Savanah Duffy from San Diego Police reports.