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The Police blotter is taken from the EPD website. The headlines are ours.


August 30, at about 1 a.m., officers stopped a vehicle for expired registration in the area of East Valley Pkwy and Falconer Rd. The vehicle was occupied by two local men. Further investigation revealed they were in possession of 11.7 grams of methamphetamine, (10) meth pipes, scales, numerous cell phones, a .45 caliber pistol and a 12-gauge shotgun. Both subjects were arrested for felony drug and weapons charges and booked into the Vista Detention Facility.


On August 31 at about 6:44 a.m., officers were dispatched to investigate the call of a suspicious vehicle parked in the area of Villa Sonoma Glen and Villa Del Dios Glen. Officers located the vehicle and determined it had been reported stolen. Officers detained the male driver without incident. Further investigation revealed the vehicle was filled with stolen property. Some of the property was linked to a robbery in San Diego. The driver was arrested and booked at the Vista Detention Facility.


On September 1 at about 2 p.m., uniformed officers and detectives from the Special Investigations Unit conducted a detail at Grape Day Park with narcotics activity as the primary focus. During the detail, detectives observed suspicious activity around a U-Haul van near the park. When the vehicle left the area, officers conducted a traffic stop. The driver had a warrant for his arrest and was found to be in possession of 14 bindles of heroin. A female passenger was found to be in possession of methamphetamine. Both suspects were arrested and booked into the Vista Detention Facility.


September 1 at about 2:12 p.m., officers responded to a domestic violence incident. The investigation revealed the victim and her ex-boyfriend were traveling in a car with their one-year old son. An argument ensued between the couple where the suspect threatened the victim with a screwdriver. The victim stopped the car, and the suspect exited the vehicle taking their child with him. San Diego County Sheriff’s helicopter ASTREA responded and made announcements in the area where the suspect was last seen. The suspect heard the announcements and called police dispatch to turn himself in. The suspect was taken into custody about one-half mile away from the original incident. The child was not harmed, and was returned to mom.


September 2 at about 1:15 p.m. Carlsbad Police contacted Escondido Police to request assistance in locating a carjacking vehicle believed to be headed to Escondido. The suspect and vehicle were believed to be headed for a business in the 1300 block of West Valley Pkwy. Uniformed officers staged close by while plain clothes detectives watched the area for the suspect and vehicle. A short time later, detectives spotted the stolen vehicle and uniformed officers conducted a high-risk stop arresting the suspect. Carlsbad Police officers responded and took custody of the suspect and recovered the stolen vehicle.


September 3 at about 11:41 p.m. officers responded to a burglary alarm at 7-11 store located at 1860 W. El Norte Parkway. A store employee had also responded to the alarm and observed a Hispanic juvenile inside the store prior to officers arriving. The suspect was seen running from the store eastbound on El Norte Pkwy. Stolen property (alcohol & tobacco) was found outside the store. While officers were investigating, a man arrived and reported his juvenile nephew was a possible suspect. Officers canvassed the area and found the juvenile hiding beneath a vehicle. The juvenile was arrested and later booked into Juvenile Hall for burglary.

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