• 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 police.escondido.org. Anonymous tips can be left at (760) 743- TIPS