Crime and Public-Safety News: April 19


Student behind threat at La Jolla High expelled, held in juvenile hall

The student who made a threat of violence against La Jolla High School last month has been expelled, and the details of the case have been handed over to the Juvenile District Attorney’s office, San Diego Police Department Lt. Steve Waldheim confirmed.

He said police have completed their investigation into the incident and all proceedings going forward, in terms of charges or punishment, are up to the District Attorney’s office. “(The student) was placed into juvenile hall. From here, the case is in the hands of the juvenile DA’s office,” he said. “A stay-away order has been placed from the high school, so the student is going through the expulsion process.”

The 15-year-old was arrested the morning of March 9 after he allegedly made violent threats verbally and on social media. He was taken into custody before any violent actions could occur and charged with “criminal threats” against the school.

La Jolla High School grad dies on route to Coachella

A La Jolla High School graduate (Class of 2017) died on route to the Coachella Music Festival last week, and a current La Jolla student, who was also in the car, is in critical condition.

According to the Riverside Coroner’s office report, 18-year-old Ginevra Gallone-Latte died April 12 on the eastbound I-10 freeway following a dramatic collision. Published reports state that the driver lost control of the vehicle, and the car went over an embankment and slammed into two trees, splitting the car and ejecting the Gallone-Latte.

“The BMW was loaded with food, alcohol and camping gear as all three people were on their way to the Coachella Festival at the Empire Polo Grounds in Indio,” the California Highway Patrol said in a statement.

The student who survived is in critical condition, according to a GoFundMe page that has been set up to cover medical expenses (

La Jolla High grad dies after fall at Encinitas beach

La Jolla High School graduate and local surfer Amelia “Millie” Guymer, 22, died following an accidental fall in Encinitas on March 28. Her mother, Ruth Guymer, said few details are known about the fall.

“We think she climbed up on some rocks at the beach to watch the sunset or to meditate,” she said. “We know she was on her own and fell and must have hit her head. She was found by joggers the next morning.

“There were no alcohol or drugs involved. There was no foul play, it was just an accident. She loved to be by the ocean, so she was probably looking for a place to sit ... it was a ridiculous, sudden tragedy that never should have happened. She was the most darling child. She was very loved.”

A GoFundMe page has been set up to cover related family expenses at

Police Blotter

April 5

Fraud, 8300 block Camino Del Oro, 3 p.m.

April 7

Vehicle break-in/theft, 5300 block Vickie Drive, 7:30 p.m.

Vehicle theft, 6700 block La Jolla Blvd., 10:30 p.m.

April 8

Vandalism ($400 or more), 900 block Opal St., 6 p.m.

April 9

Vehicle break-in/theft, 5800 block La Jolla Hermosa Ave., 1:20 a.m.

Vehicle break-in/theft, 1400 block Calle Vaqero, 1:55 a.m.

Vehicle break-in/theft, 1100 block Agate St., 4:45 a.m.

Vandalism, 600 block Turquoise St., 9 a.m.

Residential burglary, 700 block Wrelton Drive, 5:30 p.m.

Vandalism, 5900 block Soledad Mountain Road, 10 p.m.

April 10

Petty theft, 6400 block La Jolla Blvd., 3 p.m.

April 11

Vehicle break-in/theft, 6800 block La Jolla Blvd., 6:15 a.m.

Fraud, 800 block Agate St., noon

Vehicle break-in/theft, 1000 block Tourmaline St., 6:45 p.m.

April 12

Vehicle theft, 7900 block Ivanhoe Ave., 12:48 p.m.

Compiled by Ashley Mackin-Solomon