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Crime and Public Safety News Aug. 6-12

DUI hit-and-run suspected in pedestrian injury; driver threatens, spits on other motorist ... and more

Police close off La Jolla Boulevard at Nautilus Street the morning of July 30, after a motorist struck a pedestrian in the crosswalk.
Police close off La Jolla Boulevard at Nautilus Street the morning of July 30, after a motorist struck a pedestrian in the crosswalk.
Greg Wiest

Woman hit in crosswalk on La Jolla Boulevard

Around 10:15 a.m. Thursday, July 30, witnesses say a young woman driving a silver, four-door Honda was turning left onto La Jolla Boulevard from Nautilus Street when she struck a 71-year-old woman heading west in the crosswalk.

The victim was transported to the hospital with minor injuries. The witness, who works in the area, stated that this is a dangerous intersection, and accidents occur here frequently. —Greg Wiest

Woman injured in La Jolla hit-and-run incident

A 77-year-old woman was seriously injured when a man in a Ford Expedition struck her at a crosswalk in the 6400 block of La Jolla Boulevard on Friday, July 31. The vehicle struck the female, who was heading eastbound, at approximately 11:45 p.m., then pulled over.

A short time later, the suspect left the scene of the accident, leaving the female in the street. Police located and arrested the suspect later after he was positively identified as the person driving the Expedition. He was arrested for felony driving under the influence and felony hit and run. The female was transported to the hospital with a broken pelvis. Her injuries are non-life threatening. San Diego Police Traffic Division is investigating. —Staff

Police Blotter

July 25

Assault on person, 7200 block Monte Vista Avenue, 3:30 p.m. An unknown suspect exited an older, dark colored Jeep wrangler and challenged the driver of another vehicle to a fight. The other driver refused to fight and the suspect spat on him. The suspect then left the area. 

Disorderly conduct (alcohol), 6900 block La Jolla Boulevard, 9:24 p.m.

July 27

Motor vehicle theft, 300 block Nautilus Street, 10 p.m.

July 28

Vehicle break-in/theft, 100 block La Jolla Scenic Way, 9:30 a.m.

Fraud, 8400 block Westway Drive, 4 p.m. A victim reported an unknown suspect or suspects stole several checks from them. The suspect then cashed some checks for an approximate loss of $8,000

Vehicle break-in/theft, 8500 block El Paseo Grande, 6 p.m.

July 29

Motor vehicle theft, 200 block Avenida Cortez, 11 a.m.

Grand theft, 8600 block Villa La Jolla Drive, 1:39 p.m. Three unknown females entered the Ulta Beauty Supply store located at 8657 Villa La Jolla Drive and stole approximately $1,585 in merchandise.

Vehicle break-in/theft, 200 block Playa Del Sur, 5:30 p.m.

July 30

Vehicle break-in/theft, 3300 block Nobel Drive, 6 p.m.

July 31

Fraud, 8900 block Caminito Verano, 12 p.m. An unknown suspect(s) stole a victims’ identity to open a fraudulent  credit account. The loss was approximately $185.

Aug. 1

Vehicle break-in/theft, 1900 block Lee Lane, 6 a.m.

Vehicle break-in/theft, 400 block Sea Ridge Drive, 6 a.m.

Aug. 2

Theft, 400 block Gravilla Street, 11 a.m. An unknown suspect stole a bicycle that was located in front of a residence.  The bicycle was secured to a lamppost with a cable lock. The suspect broke the lock. The bicycle is described as being white with pink decals.

To report a non-emergency crime: Contact San Diego Police Department’s Northern Division, which serves the areas of La Jolla, Torrey Pines and University City by e-mail SDPDNorthern@pd.sandiego.gov or call (858) 552-1700.