LA MESA (CNS) - A woman was hit in the face while thwarting two teenage girls' attempt to steal her cell phone outside a La Mesa shopping center, police announced Sunday.
The 33-year-old victim was talking on her phone near the Panda Express in the Grossmont Shopping Center about 8:30 p.m., Saturday, when two teen girls came up behind her, police said.
One of the girls grabbed the phone, but the woman held onto it and a struggle ensued, police said.
The girls hit the woman in the face and ran off, empty-handed toward the Grossmont Trolley Station, police said.
Police later arrested a 14-year-old El Cajon girl for attempted robbery and continued to search for a second girl. She was last seen wearing a light blue T-shirt, jean shorts and a gold purse.
A woman was transported to the hospital Sunday after being bitten by a rattlesnake on the cliffs above Torrey Pines State Beach, according to a spokesperson for the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department.
There was a special reunion in La Jolla on Sunday with surf dog Ricochet jumping on a surfboard with quadriplegic surfer Patrick Ivison. Ivison surfed with Ricochet 10 years ago and they got to chance the ride the waves together once again.
Weekend temperatures were mild at 0-7 degrees above average. Mountain and deserts humidity will decrease through Monday as high pressure moves over Southern California.
The investigation continues into the tragic killing of a pregnant mother and her two young daughters in Colorado. The girls' father remains behind bars accused in their deaths.
At least two children had to be hospitalized Sunday as a result of a major crash that blocked multiple lanes of Interstate 8 in El Cajon.
On Saturday, the community of Alpine turned out to help the victims of the devastating West Fire. Dozens packed the Alpine Community Center for a special fundraiser hosted by News 8’s Shawn Styles.
A suspected drunken motorist in a Mercedes Benz on Sunday suffered "numerous serious facial injuries" in the Skyline community of San Diego when he crashed his vehicle into a house, which sustained minor damage, a police officer said.
Military officials on Saturday identified the San Diego- based Marine at the center of a search in the seas southeast of the Philippines that was called off earlier this week.
As the heatwave continues to torment people, shockingly high electricity bills seem to be an added annoyance this summer.