La Jolla Crime and public safety report, July 30: Pit bull bites teen, man backs car into victim, fundraiser theft ... and more


Pit bull bites teen, man backs car into victim, fundraiser theft ... and more

Pit bull bites teen on La Jolla Shores Drive

The mother of teenage-girl who was bitten on the left shoulder by a pit bull named, Otis, 7:55 a.m. July 21 as she ran along La Jolla Shores Drive on the north side of the “horseshoe,” south of the tennis courts, is looking for information about the animal. Following the incident, she said she took her daughter, age 19 and 5’4’, to the hospital for treatment where she received several shots and antibiotics for a 7-inch-long gash.

A report was filed with police and animal control, but the mother is worried the pit bull, who was on a leash during the “attack,” may bite someone again. She asks anyone with information about Otis to contact her via e-mail at

Police Blotter

July 19

Grand theft, 7800 block Calle Juela, 1 a.m. (suspect stole tip jar containing money collected for a fundraiser.)

Vehicle break-in/theft, 6500 block Avenida Manana, 3 a.m.

Motor vehicle theft, 8600 block La Jolla Shores Drive, 9:30 a.m.

July 20

Grand theft, 1100 block Muirlands Drive, 11 a.m. (suspect stole work tools valued at $3,600 from a residence)

Burglary, 8600 block Villa La Jolla Drive, 7:46 p.m. (An unknown suspect entered a beauty supply store several times, stealing approximately $1,860 in merchandise)

July 21

Fraud, 800 block Archer Street, 11:15 a.m.

Vehicle break-in/theft, 1800 block Castellana Road, 5:30 p.m.

July 23

Vehicle break-in/theft, 8300 block Del Oro Court, 7:15 a.m.

Commercial burglary, 7500 block Fay Avenue, 8 a.m. (Unknown suspects stole office equipment valued at approximately $2,000)

Vandalism (more than $400), 8600 block Via Mallorca, 7:35 p.m.

Vehicle break-in/theft, 800 block Agate Street, 9 p.m.

Grand theft (more than $950), 1800 block Caminito Quintero, 11 p.m.

July 25

Vehicle break-in/theft, 9100 block La Jolla Shores Drive, 8:40 a.m.

Vehicle break-in/theft, 8100 block Calle Del Cielo, 2 p.m.

July 26

Assault with a deadly weapon other than a firearm or brute force, 2000 block Avenida De La Playa, 2:15 p.m. (Male in his late 20s arrested for purposely backing his vehicle into a victim, causing injury).

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 at (858) 552-1700 or e-mail