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Escondido Crime BlotterUPSCALE

• On Sept. 30, the Escondido Police Department teamed up with local law enforcement and government entities to conduct a large-scale Neighbor­hood Transformation Project, a “com­munity policing initiative with the strategic goal of promoting environ­mental change in our neighborhoods,” according to a press release.

During the operation, 16 arrets, 12 misdemeanor citations, 16 traffic cita­tions and three parking citations were issued.

The operation also included 40 al­cohol related “shoulder taps,” 37 pa­role checks, and graffiti and homeless encampment removal.

• On Sept. 29 around 7 p.m., a seri­ous injury occured when a vehicle col­lided with a bicyclist near Broadway and Washington Avenue.

The 16-year-old bicyclist sustained serious injuries and was transfered to Palomar Hospital for treatment.

• On Sept. 25, the Escondido Police Department conducted a prostitution sting operation in the center portion of Escondido, according to police of­ficials.

Five men were arrested during the sting, when they tried to solicit under­cover police officers.

The Escondido Police Department encourages all citizens to report suspi­cious activities. This can be done by visiting Anony­mous tips can be left at (760) 743- TIPS

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