La Jolla crime and public safety news: House fire, broken hydrant, coronavirus numbers, police blotter
Lower Hermosa fire causes $90,000 in damage
A fire that broke out in a house on Avenida Cresta in La Jolla’s Lower Hermosa area May 23 caused about $90,000 in property damage, but no injuries were reported.
San Diego Fire-Rescue Department crews knocked down the fire around 5:25 p.m. Authorities said it started in a bedroom and spread to the attic. Firefighters were able to contain the blaze to those two rooms. The cause of the fire is undetermined.
Broken fire hydrant sends water sky-high
A broken fire hydrant in La Jolla’s Barber Tract neighborhood the evening of May 20 sent water shooting so high that it could be seen from the Muirlands area.
Emergency personnel were able to contain the water to the 300 block of Bonair Street.
Resident Sharon Miller said a vehicle hit the hydrant while making a U-turn.
Coronavirus by the numbers
The San Diego County Health & Human Services Agency posts an updated list at 8 a.m. daily of coronavirus cases by ZIP code, including rates per 100,000 residents. Through May 23, ZIP code 92037 had 1,611 registered cases (up by 12 from last week) and 3,721.8 per 100,000. ZIP code is the code of residence, which may not be the location of exposure.
The county also posts a list by ZIP code of the number of residents who have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine. Through May 23, 28,802 residents of the 92037 ZIP code had received a vaccine.
Vandalism: 200 block Prospect Street, 9 a.m.
Petty theft: 600 block Prospect Street, 11:25 a.m.
Vandalism: 200 block Prospect Street, 6 p.m.
Residential burglary: 1900 block Hypatia Way, 12:01 a.m.
Fraud: 2400 block Vallecitos Court, noon
Residential burglary: 6800 block Via Valverde, noon
Felony grand theft: 800 block Nautilus Street, 7 p.m.
Felony grand theft: Beach access at Nautilus Street, 12:50 p.m.
Petty theft: 700 block Nautilus Street, 8:35 a.m.
Fraud: 700 block Van Nuys Street, 10 a.m.
Residential burglary: 5300 block La Jolla Boulevard, noon
Felony vandalism: 5200 block Castle Hills Drive, 4 p.m.
Felony threatening crime with intent to terrorize: 300 block Bandera Street, 4:12 p.m.
Felony vehicle theft: 300 block Fern Glen, 6:37 p.m.
Commercial burglary: 6700 block La Jolla Boulevard, 11 p.m.
Felony grand theft: 6300 block La Jolla Boulevard, 1 a.m.
Felony grand theft: 81000 El Paseo Grande, 8 a.m.
Vehicle break-in/theft: 7100 block Monte Vista Avenue, 10 p.m.
Vehicle break-in/theft: 7000 block Caminito Valverde, 10:20 p.m.
Vehicle break-in/theft: 300 block Coast Boulevard South, 6:44 a.m.
Felony vehicle theft: Linda Way at Sea Ridge Drive, 3:41 p.m.
Felony vehicle theft: 600 block Tourmaline Street, 7 a.m.
Felony grand theft: 1000 block Coast Boulevard, 1 p.m.
Drunk in public: 6600 block La Jolla Boulevard, 2:27 p.m.
Felony vehicle theft: 400 block Sea Ridge Drive, 4 p.m.
Throwing substance at a vehicle: 7800 block Herschel Avenue, 9:30 a.m.
— Compiled by Ashley Mackin-Solomon from police and other local reports ◆
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