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POLICE BLOTTER



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

NARCOTICS ARRESTS — February 5, 6:35 a.m. four subjects were seen in the Maple St. Plaza using narcotics. Officers took an adult male suspect into custody wanted for a felony vandalism. Two women were arrested for Drug Possession. Another man was issued an EMC citation and ejected from the Plaza for 72 hours.

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DRIVE-BY FIRING OF GUNS — On February 5 at 12:40 P.M., three subjects in a green mini-van pulled into the parking lot of 125 W. Mission Ave. The driver and front seat passenger wore hooded sweatshirts and bandanas covering their faces. The third subject was seated in the backseat of the van and was known to the victim. The masked passenger exited the vehicle as it pulled up next to the victim who was seated in a parked vehicle. The subject shouted “pure Diablos” and fired two shots at the vehicle where the victim was seated. The victim was not injured. The vehicle fled westbound on Mission Avenue and the suspects were not located.

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ARMED ROBBERY — On Feburary 6 at 2:40 a.m., two male suspects dressed in dark clothing entered the AM-PM mini mart at 100 La Terraza Blvd. Both suspects were completely covered and unidentifiable. One suspect was armed with a shotgun and other with a handgun. The suspects robbed the clerk of cash and cigarettes. The suspects fled eastbound on Valley Parkway in a waiting black four-door sedan.

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PROBATIONER WITH FIREARM — February 6 at 6:50 p.m., officers respond to assist probation with a probationer who was in possession of a firearm. Officers arrived and contacted the suspect, who is a Westside gang member. The suspect was in possession of a 22-caliber revolver, numerous rounds of ammunition and cocaine. Officers also contacted a second man inside the residence and he was found to be in possession of 60 grams of cocaine. Both suspects were arrested on various weapon and drug-related charges.

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VEHICLE STRIKES PEDESTRIAN — On February 8 at 10:21 p.m., officers were dispatched to the area of Vermont Avenue & Juniper Street regarding a serious injury collision. Officers and Escondido Fire paramedics arrived on scene minutes later and determined a vehicle had struck a pedestrian. Fire personnel attempted life saving measures however the pedestrian died at the scene. Based on witness statements and physical evidence at the scene it appears an 18-year-old male was driving west on Vermont Avenue from Juniper Street in a 2004 BMW 325i. His vehicle struck an elderly female pedestrian in the roadway. The female was not carrying identification and has not been identified at this point. The male driver of the BMW was not injured and alcohol or drug impairment is not a factor.

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STABBING — On February 10 at 7:20 p.m., a man was walking in the parking lot of the Corner Liquor Store, 320 N. Midway Drive, when he was suddenly attacked by a Hispanic male adult, who yelled, “pocket check!” The victim was stabbed eight times and sustained multiple non-life threatening stab wounds to his head and arms. The suspect was described as being in his 20’s with long slicked back hair and was last seen heading south into the complex at 260 N. Midway Drive.

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MOTORCYCLE DEALERSHIP FIRE — On February 11, at 10:32 p.m., officers were dispatched to 572 N. Tulip St. for an audible alarm activation. Officers arrived on scene within two minutes to find flames coming from the roof. A full response from Escondido Fire along with engines from San Marcos and Carlsbad extinguished the fire within two hours. The Ducati Motorcycle business is a total loss. Escondido Fire is currently investigating the cause of the fire.



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