Carjacking in Mission Valley shopping mall
At 7:36 p.m. Jan. 13 at 1640 Camino Del Rio North, two male suspects approached a man sitting in his blue 2007 Hyundai Sonata in the Nordstrom Rack parking lot of Westfield Mission Valley mall. The suspects confronted him on the driver’s side and one pointed a black, semi-automatic handgun at the victim and demanded his vehicle. The victim exited the vehicle and both suspects got in the car. One suspect noticed the victim’s cell phone still in the car and asked for the passcode, which the victim gave him. The suspects then fled the lot, eastbound on Camino De La Reina. Suspects were described as black males, 20-25 years old, 150-180 pounds. Both wore black hoodies and blue jeans. Robbery Detectives are investigating.
Three pedestrians suffer hit-and-run
At 9:35 p.m. Jan. 3, three pedestrians were crossing mid-block, outside of a crosswalk from the north side of 3500 Sports Arena Blvd. heading south. A 54-year-old male, driving a silver 2000 Ford Mustang, exited the Home Depot lot on the south side of the street and turned right to go eastbound on the boulevard. The vehicle struck all three pedestrians in the second east lane.
The driver fled and was later stopped by Harbor Police on the 2000 block of Shelter Island Drive. Witnesses identified the driver as the one who struck the pedestrians. The driver was arrested for felony hit-and-run, as well as DUI drugs.
The pedestrians were transported to area hospitals; a 54-year-old female sustained facial fractures and a brain bleed; a 54-year-old male sustained minor abrasions to the hands and a leg injury; a 60-year-old female sustained a fractured pelvis and a fractured left ankle. Detectives are investigating.
Stabbing on Rosecrans
At 6:05 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 22 a 37-year-old male victim walked into the Burger King at 3700 Rosecrans St. and told employees he had been stabbed. Police arrived to discover the victim had been cut in the left rib area. The victim did not give any other information about what happened. He was transported to a hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The suspect was described only as a white male. Western Division Detectives are investigating.
Pedestrian hit on Sports Arena Blvd.
At 8:21 p.m. Jan. 2, a 60-year-old male was walking east across the southbound lanes of 4000 Sports Arena Blvd. He was crossing mid-block outside of a crosswalk when a dark-colored Honda coming southbound in the S-2 lane of the boulevard, struck the pedestrian and the driver fled the scene. The pedestrian sustained a serious fracture to the lower right leg, and was transported to an area hospital by paramedics. Traffic Division is investigating.
Safety for victims of domestic violence
The San Diego County Domestic Violence Fatality Review Team tracks all domestic violence-related homicides (deaths average 13 a year). In 2019, more than 17,000 domestic violence reports were made. As a resource, the Family Justice Center (part of the City Attorney’s Office) brings together therapists, pro bono attorneys, forensic medical nurses, military liaisons, prosecutors and the police department all under one roof. They advise that victims should create a safety plan before seeking a restraining order, as the first 72 hours after a restraining order is granted can be the most dangerous. The plan should:
• Include a safe place to go if an argument occurs (avoid rooms with no exits like the bathroom or rooms with weapons, the kitchen).
• Have a list of safe people to contact.
• Ensure children know how to call 9-1-1.
• Include memorizing all vital numbers (friends, social security, bank etc.)
• Create a “code word” or “sign” so family, friends, teachers or co-workers know when to call for help.
Assaults: 18 incidents
Drugs/Alcohol Violations: 74 citations
DUIs Drugs/Alcohol: 14 arrests
Fraud: 12 reports
Weapons: 3 arrests
Prostitution: 4 arrests — 400 block SeaWorld Drive, 12:42 a.m. Dec. 19; 400 block SeaWorld Drive, 1 a.m. Dec. 19; Shores Park, 11:40 p.m. Dec. 23; 400 block SeaWorld Drive, 11:05 p.m. Dec. 23
Rape: 3200 block Sports Arena, 10 a.m. Dec. 12
Other Sex Crimes: 6 — Shores Park, 12:30 a.m. Dec. 19; 1900 block Abbott, 9 a.m. Dec. 20; 400 block SeaWorld Drive, 11:03 p.m. Dec. 23; 400 block SeaWorld Drive, 11:15 p.m. Dec. 23; 3100 block Midway, 10 p.m. Jan. 5; 2500 block Bacon, 7:59 a.m. Jan. 6
Residential Burglary: 5 — 2800 block West Porter, 4 p.m. Dec. 14; 2400 block Soto, 2:18 a.m. Dec. 15; 4600 block Osprey, 11 a.m. Jan. 2; 2500 block Willow, 9:14 a.m. Jan. 6; 2900 block Barnard, 6 a.m. Jan. 8
Commercial Burglary: 7 — 3200 block Wing, 12:40 a.m. Dec. 13; 3200 block Wing, 3:45 a.m. Dec. 14; 1900 block Cable, 2:27 p.m. Dec. 14; 3500 block Sports Arena, 9:02 p.m. Dec. 16; 2900 block Carleton, 4 p.m. Dec. 20; 2900 block Garrison, 4 p.m. Jan. 3; 2900 block Emerson, 9:30 a.m. Jan. 4; 2900 block Barnard, 3 a.m. Jan. 8
Street Robberies: 1900 block Bacon, 4 p.m. Dec. 16; 3500 block Sports Arena Blvd. 9:59 a.m. Jan. 4
Grand Theft (over $950): 26 reports
Petty Theft/Shoplifting: 27 reports
Vandalism: 12 incidents
Vehicle Break-ins: 26 reports
Stolen Vehicles: 27 reports.
— Compiled by Savanah Duffy from San Diego Police reports.