Suspicious Pair Arrested Outside La Mesa Home; Attempted Burglary Suspected

Police were called to the 7500 block of High Street Saturday afternoon after residents saw a man and woman outside their home.

Residents of a house on High Street near Waite Drive noticed two strangers attempting to open a door and peeking into windows Saturday afternoon, and police arrived and arrested two suspects, according to La Mesa police.

The residents called police around 3:12 p.m. after they heard someone trying to open a door. The residents then saw a man and a woman looking into windows on the side and back of the house, according to police. Officers arrived and contacted a man in front of the house and a woman on a side of the house. The two suspects were detained without incident, according to police.

The suspects were identified as Alonzo Gibbs, 42, and Mary Gomez, both of San Diego. During the investigation Gibbs attempted to hide his identity by providing the name of his brother, according to police.

Both suspects face a felony attempted burglary charge, and Gibbs faces a charge of providing false identification.

No items were reported stolen and nobody was injured, according to police. 

Gibbs was booked into San Diego Central Jail, and Gomez was booked into Las Colinas Detention Facility. According to jail records, Gibbs is being held on $25,000 bail and Gomez is being held on $50,000 bail.  

John Pilch April 29, 2013 at 04:15 AM
Good job residents by calling the LMPD.
Aaron Stroud April 29, 2013 at 06:29 PM
Does anyone know the description of the male? Possibly with braids and wearing gold/green/black clothing?
Aaron Stroud May 01, 2013 at 10:27 PM
driving a sand colored sedan? Anyone?
Things I Learned May 01, 2013 at 10:45 PM
"Copies of Police Reports How to Obtain Copies Request forms for all police reports are available at the front counter in the Police Department, or by downloading the form, filling it out and returning it to the Police Department. If you cannot come to the Police Department during normal business hours (Monday-Friday, 8:00am - 5:00pm), you may also fax the form along with a copy of your photo ID to 619.667.7519. Report requests will be processed within 10 working days from the date of the request." http://www.cityoflamesa.com/index.aspx?NID=351
Aaron Stroud May 02, 2013 at 04:17 PM
Thank you!


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