Crime and Public-Safety News: March 1

Two assaults reported in La Jolla

Police report two cases of battery have taken place in La Jolla within 24 hours, one resulting in an injury.

In the first altercation, reported at 10:25 a.m. Monday, Feb. 19, an unknown male gained entry to a vacant room at the Redwood Cottages, 256 Prospect St. When confronted by management, the male bumped his left shoulder into the victims left shoulder and fled the scene.

Around 10 a.m. the next day, the victim heard an unknown male yelling outside his place of work on the 5400 block of La Jolla Boulevard. According to police, the victim began recording the suspect, but the suspect noticed the victim was recording him and knocked the phone out of the victim’s hand, breaking the screen. As the victim tried to pick up his phone, he was struck two more times in the hand. No one is in custody.

Francesca’s boutique robbed

Women’s boutique clothing store Francesca’s was broken into just before 5 a.m. Monday, Feb. 19, at 7886 Girard Ave. The suspect(s) used an unknown tool to partially pry open the front door and break the cylinder lock mechanism, causing significant damage to the door frame. Nothing was taken. There are no suspects in custody.

Police Blotter

Feb. 9

Drug/Alcohol violation: Possession of over 28.5 grams of marijuana or 4 grams of concentrated cannabis, 4900 block Ocean Blvd., 10:40 a.m.

Feb. 13

Vehicle break-in/theft, 300 block Nautilus St., 9 p.m.

Feb. 16

Petty theft, 7500 block Girard Ave., noon

Feb. 17

Malicious mischief/Misdemeanor vandalism, 600 block Bonair St., 8:15 a.m.

Feb. 18

Vandalism ($400 or more), 900 block Sapphire St., 8 a.m.

Malicious mischief/Misdemeanor vandalism, 8100 block El Paseo Grande, 6 p.m.

Feb. 19

Vehicle break-in/theft, 800 block Archer St., midnight

Petty theft, 7200 block Eads Ave., 5 p.m.

Feb. 21

Petty theft, 1100 block Prospect St., 6:17 p.m.

Feb. 23

Vandalism ($400 or more), 1400 block Virginia Way, 5 p.m.

Feb. 24

Grand theft: Money/labor/property over $950, 5000 block La Jolla Blvd., 3 a.m.

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