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La Jolla crime & safety news, Aug. 11

To report a non-emergency crime, call the San Diego Police Department at  (619) 531-2000  or  (858) 484-3154 . In an emergency, dial  9-1-1 .
To report a non-emergency crime, call the San Diego Police Department at (619) 531-2000 or (858) 484-3154 . In an emergency, dial 9-1-1 .
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White Sands sign vandalized

A sign fronting White Sands La Jolla senior living community at 7450 Olivetas St. was vandalized Aug. 3 with the phrase “Black Lives Matter” sprayed over most of the sign. The incident was reported around 11:30 p.m. A spokesperson for White Sands, which is part of the be.group of retirement residences, said the sign was removed and will be replaced.

Arson team investigatingBird Rock incident

The San Diego Metro Arson Strike Team is investigating a possible arson on property in Bird Rock. Police received a call around midnight Wednesday, Aug. 3 reporting someone behind an alley on the 300 block of Chelsea Place was attempting to set a fence on fire.

La Jolla Wells Fargo robbed

The Wells Fargo Bank branch inside Vons was robbed by a man suggesting he had a weapon, 4:22 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 2. Although the male suspect claimed he was armed, no weapon was actually seen, and police believe the robber had his hand in his pockets, simulating a gun. He produced a demand note, and escaped with an undisclosed amount of cash. San Diego Police Department robbery unit responded and are investigating. A suspect description was not available at press time.

Van hit in road rage incident

An incident of possible road rage prompted a driver to hit a van occupied by an elderly male at the Chevron service station at 7475 La Jolla Blvd. July 31. Police report that around 5:45 p.m., a female driver was waiting for a space occupied by a van driven by an elderly person. Because the driver did not move when the motorist wanted, she yelled at him “with expletives” and hit the back of his van. Because the parked vehicle was occupied, the case is considered an assault and due to the age of the occupent, it is also considered elder abuse. Adult protective services was notified.

Police arrest La Jollabank robbery suspects

A man suspected of robbing a La Jolla bank Tuesday, Aug. 2 was later pulled over on Interstate 5 in Carmel Valley and arrested, San Diego police said. A robber used a demand note to get a teller to hand over cash at the Wells Fargo branch inside Vons grocery store on Girard Avenue about 4:20 p.m., police said.

Witnesses said the 6-foot-2-inch, thin white man in his 20s, wearing a gray hoodie, black pants and shoes and aviator-style glasses left in a white Buick Regal. An officer spotted a Regal heading north on I-5 in the area of Pacific Beach a short time later, police said.

The Buick was pulled over and two men inside were taken into custody in connection with holdup. Their names were not released.

Police Blotter

July 23

Possession of controlled substance paraphernalia, 700 block Loring St. 12:08 a.m.

July 24

Petty theft, 700 block Prospect St. 11:45 a.m.

Grand theft (over $950), 6800 block Neptune Place, 12:30 p.m.

July 25

Petty theft, 6000 block La Jolla Boulevard, 12 p.m.

DUI: Alcohol and/or drugs, 2400 block Hidden Valley Road, 11:48 p.m.

July 26

Commercial burglary, 2100 block Merida Court,

5 p.m.

Petty theft, 7600 block Eads Avenue, 11:25 a.m.

July 28

Vehicle theft, 1100 block Coast Boulevard, 5 p.m.

July 29

Grand theft, over $950, 8100 block Camino del Oro, 4:25 p.m.

Vandalism ($400 or more), 1200 block Prospect Street,

7 p.m.

Possession of narcotic substances, 7700 block Moonridge Place, 11:59 p.m.

July 31

Vehicle break-in, 8400 block Camino del Oro, 8:45 a.m.

Open container in public park, 400 block Arenas Street, 11:18 a.m.

Vehicle break-in, 5900 block Santa De Street, 12:25 p.m.

Vehicle break-in, 1500 block Calle Camille, 1 p.m.

Grand theft, over $950, 8300 block Camino del Oro,

3 p.m.

Vehicle theft, 8000 block La Jolla Shores Drive, 3 p.m.

Fraud, 8700 block La Jolla Shores Drive, 6:45 p.m.

Aug. 1

Grand theft, over $950, 5000 block Cass Street,

5:30 p.m.

Aug. 2

Fraud, 7600 block La Jolla Boulevard, 7:41 a.m.

Fraud, 1600 block Clemson Circle, 5 p.m.

Aug. 3

Residential burglary, 7300 block Via Capri, 11:15 a.m.

Residential burglary, 1900 block Estrada Way, 6 p.m.

Vehicle break-in, 1000 block Wall Street, 12:30 p.m.

Aug. 8

Disorderly conduct (alcohol), 1000 block Torrey Pines Road, 8:28 p.m.