Thursday, August 31, 2017
At approximately 7:35 a.m. a 15 year old female student walking to Orange Glen High School in the 600 block of Linwood Street was grabbed by an unknown male. The student fought off the male and he fled from the scene. The student sought help from nearby citizens who followed the male suspect and provided a photo. The suspect is described as a Hispanic male adult, about 20 years old, heavy set, with bushy hair and a full beard. He was last seen wearing a dark T-shirt with “TH” imprinted on the front and dirty jeans. EPD Detectives are actively working the investigation.
The school district states that the safety of all students remains their top priority. They want to remind all students to please walk in groups and to be aware of your surroundings at all times.
If you have information on this issue, please contact EPD Detective Terese Ruiz at 760.839.4790.
Update from EPD
In the early afternoon, EPD Detectives positively identified the suspect as Edgar Gutierrez, a 28 year old resident of Escondido. The Escondido Police Department is currently searching for Gutierrez. If anyone has information about Gutierrez’s location they are asked to call Detective Therese Ruiz at (760) 839-4790, or leave an anonymous tip at 760-743-TIPS (8477).
Suspect Edgar Gutierrez has been taken into custody.