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Escondido Crime Blotter



• On Feb. 12, the Escondido Police Department conducted a sobriety and driver’s license checkpoint near Centre City Parkway and Decatur Way.

According to authorities, a little un­der 1400 vehicles drove through the checkpoint.

A total of 25 citations were issued at the checkpoint, including six for sus­pended licenses, 16 for unlicensed driv­ers and six for not having insurance.

One person was arrested on suspi­cion of driving while intoxicated, po­lice said.

Funding for this operation, and other sobriety checkpoints, is provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, according to police.

• The Escondido Police Department conducted a “Minor Decoy” operation on Jan. 28.

The operation involves a minor working with police detectives trying to buy alcohol from multiple business­es in Escondido.

While most of the stores refused, the Vons location at 330 W. El Norte Park­way did sell alcohol to the minor.

The employee was given a misde­meanor for the crime, police said.



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