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LA MESA POLICE INVESTIGATE BEATING OF TROLLEY RIDER BY MTS SECURITY EMPLOYEES

 

 

View video of beating (warning, disturbing content):  http://www.10news.com/news/investigations/video-security-officers-beat-man-on-trolley

By Miriam Raftery

August 22, 2014 (La Mesa) – Two security officers for Metropolitan Transit System have been suspended after security video revealed the officers knocking a man across the aisle and then beating him for nearly seven minutes, 10 News reports.  10 News obtained the video through a public records request after receiving a complaint from Lynn Riggs, a passenger who witnessed the beating aboard the trolley in La Mesa on August 18. 

“He was not trying to get away, he was just trying to avoid getting further injured,” she said.  “I just watched them beat him and beat him and beat him with the baton.”  At one point, officers paused, then began violently beating the man again, seemingly without provocation.  The witness called the behavior “out of control.”

TRANSIENT ARRESTED FOR THROWING EXPLOSIVE DEVICE AT TROLLEY IN LA MESA

July 6, 2012 (La Mesa) – La Mesa Police today announced the arrest of Darron Willams, 19, a transient accused of hurling a bottle bomb at a trolley station in La Mesa on July 3 shortly before 8 p.m. The device, a 16-ounce plastic bottle filled with magnesium and water, exploded at the Spring Street Trolley Station at 4250 Spring Street.   

BOTTLE BOMB HURLED AT TROLLEY EXPLODES IN LA MESA

 

July 4, 2012 (La Mesa) –A bottle bomb thrown at a passing trolley at the Spring Street station (4250 Spring Street) exploded shortly before 8 p.m. last night.  There were no injuries and the trolley was not damaged. 

Police seek tips to identify the individual who committed this crime.

MISSING BOY FOUND SAFE

 Update April 11, 2012 3 p.m. - The missing boy has been found and is safe, Monica Zech, spokesperson for El Cajon, has informed ECM.  

April 11, 2012 (La Mesa)--San Diego Police seek public help to locate Geoffrey William Antibagos, 14.  The boy, who has autism, was last seen at the Amaya Trolley Station in La Mesa at 4 pm. Tuesday, April 9 by trolley security.  He was wearing blue jeans with a grey T-shirt that reads “Grossmont HS” on the front.  He is white, 5 feet 7 inches, 110 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes.

WOMAN’S SCREAMS HELP FOIL ROBBERY IN LA MESA

September 24, 2011 (La Mesa) – A robbery suspect is in custody thanks to a citizen who heard a woman screaming near the La Mesa Trolley station and flagged down police.

JUVENILES BEATEN AND ROBBED AT GUNPOINT NEAR LA MESA TROLLEY STOP

July 29, 2011 (La Mesa) -- Three boys told La Mesa Police they were assaulted and robbed at gunpoint by a group of teens on July 26 around 9:38 p.m. near the Amaya Trolley Station on Amaya Drive.

DRIVER CRASHES ONTO TROLLEY TRACKS IN LA MESA, SUSTAINS SERIOUS INJURY

 

August 26, 2010 (La Mesa) -- At about 5:40 a.m.,La Mesa Police responded to a single vehicle collision on the MTS trolley tracks at the intersection of Spring Street and Interstate 8. A male driver, 34, was exiting onto Spring Street from eastbound I-8 when his vehicle struck a curb and a chain link fence, then came to rest on the MTS trolley tracks.

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