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POLICE BLOTTER



The Police Blotter is taken from the Escondido Police Department’s website. The headlines are added by us.

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STOLEN MAIL LOCATED—On January at 6:32 p.m., officers responded to a radio call of a suspicious vehicle in the parking lot of 302 W. Mission Avenue. Officers arrived and contacted two suspects. During the contact, officers observed a meth pipe in plain view. A search of the vehicle was conducted and officers located over 100 pieces of mail that was not postmarked and several items/ tools associated with stealing mail. Officers also located a small bag of methamphetamine. Both suspects were arrested on over a dozen counts of identity theft-related and drug possession charges. An investigator from the Postal Inspector’s office responded to assist and took possession of the mail.

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FELONY THREATS AND SHOPLIFTING—On January 30 at 15:18 hours, officers responded to Vons (351 W. Felicita Ave.) in reference of a shoplifter fighting with loss prevention. Officers arrived and contacted the male suspect, who yelled at officers to “shoot him!” Officers de-escalated the situation and safely detained the male suspect. Further questioning revealed there was a female suspect who attempted to physically remove and interfere with loss prevention agents who were trying to physically detain the male suspect. During the altercation, the male suspect made several threats to harm the loss prevention agents. The agents sustained minor injuries, but did not require treatment. A records check revealed the male suspect had a felony warrant. The male was medically cleared at Palomar Medical Center and both suspects were later booked into the Vista Detention Facility for Felony Threats, Shoplifting and Conspiracy.

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CARJACKING—On January 30 at 11:16 p.m., a victim called 911 to report four Hispanic male adults carjacked him at knifepoint as he was loading a bike into his vehicle at the Transit Center, located at 700 W. Valley Parkway. One of the suspects lifted his shirt, motioning as though he was armed with a gun. The victim was not injured. The stolen vehicle is a black 2000 Ford Expedition.

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HOMICIDE—On February 1, at 6:40 p.m., Police and Fire responded to the 400 block of N. Hickory Street in reference of a possible deceased person. Once on scene, a male subject, David McGee, having what was later determined to be self-inflicted wounds, was detained due to his injuries and the suspicious nature of the call. Upon further investigation, McGee’s mother, Rebecca Apodaca was found inside of an apartment with injuries consistent with being the victim of a homicide. McGee was transported to Palomar Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries and placed under arrest for PC 187(a) – First Degree Murder. This investigation is on-going.

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MISSING WOMAN—On February 1 at 5 p.m., a 50-year-old woman with lowered medical capacity went missing after she walked away from her sister at 2085 E. Valley Parkway. She was not reported missing for about 2 hours and by the time the report was made and a team assembled to start searching, 3 hours had passed. While searching for her along the Valley Parkway corridor, which included ASTREA, it was discovered that she had walked home to her address in Vista. A San Diego Sheriff Officer was sent to check on her welfare and confirm she was home. The San Diego Sheriff’s Office conducted the recovery.

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THEFT AND ARREST—On February 3, officers responded to Wal-Mart regarding a theft in progress. The male suspect was contacted and detained. He was a confirmed 4th waiver and a search revealed 300 grams of marijuana, 1.76 grams crystal meth, a sawed off shotgun and a loaded M&P 9mm hand gun. Dispatch confirmed the hand gun was reported stolen out of Red Bluff, CA. and the shot gun stolen out of San Diego County. The suspect was booked into the Vista Detention Facility on several felony charges.

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STRONG ARM ROBBERY—On February 3, officers responded to a report of a juvenile victim who was robbed of his skateboard at Midway Drive and the Flood Control Channel. Officers checked the area and located both suspects who were positively ID’d during a curbstone line-up. The suspects were later booked into Juvenile Hall for Strong Arm Robbery.



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