More News from Point Loma and OB

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SWAT Action on Coronado Ave.

An incident at a Point Loma-area home Monday prompted a police SWAT response, but the situation ended peacefully with one person taken into custody. The incident was reported shortly before 4:15 p.m. at a home in the 4000 block of Coronado Ave., according to San Diego police. Responding officers determined the situation, which involved a man who may have been looking to harm himself, was serious to warrant SWAT assistance. At about 5 p.m., police said the man was taken into custody and was questioned. Police said a firearm was confiscated.  10News

OB Neighbors Replace Bike Stolen from 90-Year-Old

Days after thieves stole the bicycle of a 90-year-old retired doctor, his neighbors came together to give him a new bike. Dr. Joe Ryan has been riding the three-wheeled bike that was taken from his yard earlier this week every day for the past 10 years. “I asked what happened, and he said ‘Oh, I’m sorry to tell you, it got stolen out of my yard,'” said neighbor Jan Brummett. The concerned neighbor then led an effort on Facebook to raise money for a new bicycle, getting the necessary funds within the first three hours.

“Not being able to see, not being able to hear very well, he still gets on that bicycle two, sometimes three, times a day and makes his rounds with all of the neighbors,” said Ryan’s daughter, Anna. On Sunday, those neighbors presented the grandfather with the new wheels wrapped in a bright red bow. “My heart melted that all this love was towards him, that this man who has been so loving to so many people throughout his 90 years,” said Anna. Police so far have not found the bike or made any arrests in the theft. Fox5

Arrest in Hit and Run that Injured 2 Pedestrians in Midway

A 21-year-old man arrested early Sunday, Dec. 18, is accused of seriously injuring two pedestrians in a hit-and-run crash in the Midway Area. Sixco Yosvaldo is suspected of hitting the victims near Sports Arena Boulevard and Camino del Rio West about 10:20 p.m. Sunday, San Diego police Sgt. Tim Underwood said. One of the pedestrians, a 25-year-old man, suffered a broken leg. The second victim, a 24-year-old man, was dragged 800 feet to Rosecrans Street. He suffered major injuries to his face, arms and pelvis. Both men are expected to survive, Underwood said.

Several witnesses saw the vehicle speed away, headed east on Rosecrans. Hours after the crash, an officer tried to stop a vehicle that was driving without its headlights on near Colusa and Lauretta streets about 1 a.m. Monday. The driver attempted to flee, but he crashed into a parked vehicle and a power pole about a minute later. Based on statements from witnesses and evidence collected from the hit-and-run-crash site, police determined the vehicle had also struck the pedestrians. Yosvaldo was arrested on suspicion of numerous charges including felony drunken driving and felony hit and run. San Diego U-T.

Point Lomans Want to Barricade City’s Proposed Chain-Link Fence Design for Nimitz Bridge

Whether one calls it the Nimitz Blvd. Bridge or the Voltaire Street bridge, the concrete span that passes over Nimitz Boulevard on the 3900 block of Voltaire Street between Wabaska Drive and Sea Colony Court, has found itself in a bit of a controversy. The bridge was originally built in 1959 and the City has been wanting it repaired since the late 1990s. Now, TransNet funds are available, so the City is moving on the bridge rehabilitation project. It’s just that local Point Lomans are not happy with the proposed design: a chain-link fence. This is not what a gateway to a neighborhood should be, some say.

Julie Stalmer, at the SD Reader, has chronicled this conflict between residents and city departments, and followed a few new alternatives that are more stylish being proposed by some in the community. Meanwhile, the City says, “TransNet doesn’t fund the kind of bridge beautification the community has asked for.”

Old Warhead Found in Point Loma Home Under Construction

The San Diego Fire-Rescue Department’s bomb squad investigated what appeared to be a military ordinance that was found in Point Loma Saturday afternoon.  The owner of a house under construction called authorities to the 3200 block of Avenida de Portugal near Willow Street shortly before 2 p.m., according to Capt. Joe Amador.   The item was described as being about 1 1/2 feet long and about 6 inches in diameter. It was a live artillery explosive shell from the WWII Korean era designed to create and explosion and then a billowing amount of smoke, according to authorities.

The live round was found in one of the bedrooms underneath the bed during a remodel. The homeowners believe it may have been left there by the previous owners. One neighbor was evacuated as a precaution, Amador said. The Marine Corp Air Station Miramar also sent an explosives disposal team to the site to help identify the item. CBS8



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