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City of La Mesa
Sunday July 21st, 2013 :: 11:22 a.m. PDT


La Mesa Police Pursue Stolen Vehicle

Chief of Police
Press Release Date: July 21, 2013
Telephone (619) 667-1400
Case Number: 13-03832
Contact: (619) 667-7516 Fax (619) 667-7519

La Mesa Police Pursue Stolen Vehicle

On 07/21/13 at approximately 8:00 AM, La Mesa Police officers responded to a radio call of a suspicious vehicle in the 4200 block of Lowell Avenue. Witnesses reported seeing three males dump a motorcycle and flee in a silver Honda Civic. As officers arrived, the suspect vehicle fled the location and failed to yield to officers. A vehicle pursuit ensued.

The pursuit continued northbound on Baltimore Drive into the City of San Diego where the suspect vehicle collided with a raised median and guardrail at Lake Aral and Lake Murray Blvd. The suspect vehicle was occupied by three males who fled on foot following the crash. SDPD officers as well as SDSO’s ASTREA assisted La Mesa Police with the search for the suspects. One of the suspects was apprehended as he tried to flee the scene. The other two suspects are still outstanding. A follow-up investigation by LMPD officers revealed both the motorcycle and the Honda Civic were stolen vehicles. No officers were injured during the pursuit.

Boone BLANKATZ (05/23/87) was arrested and booked at San Diego County Jail on the listed charges:
• 496(d) PC – Possession of a Stolen Vehicle
• Felony Warrant

The outstanding suspects are described as:

• Suspect #1 is a white male adult, 20’s, 5’6, 180 lbs., wearing a white shirt.
• Suspect #2 is a white male adult, 20’s, wearing a black hoodie and black pants.

The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information is encouraged to call the La Mesa Police Department.

You may also call Crime Stoppers’ anonymous toll-free tip line (888) 580-TIPS (or You can remain anonymous, and be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000 for information in this case.

City of La Mesa
8130 Allison Ave
La Mesa, CA 91942

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 619-463-6611

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