The Escondido Police blotter is taken from the EPD website.
STOLEN MOTORCYCLE RECOVERED — On July 10, dispatch received a call from an off duty San Bernardino Sheriff Deputy reporting a stolen motorcycle in the 2400 block of Smokewood Place. Three days prior, the deputy’s neighbor had his 2015 Kawasaki Motocross motorcycle stolen. Working with Riverside County Sheriff’s Department and the motocross community on Facebook, the deputy and his neighbor tracked the motorcycle down to the address in Escondido. As the deputy was waiting for officers to arrive, he saw the stolen motorcycle in the garage of a residence along with a possible suspect. The deputy chose to approach the residence with his friend and contact the suspect. An argument ensued and another suspect brandished a knife at the deputy. The deputy identified himself as law enforcement and detained the suspects, who were later arrested for auto theft and brandishing a weapon.
ARREST FOR BRANDISHING A WEAPON — On July 11, dispatch received a call of a male, armed with a knife, threatening to harm himself in the 1000 block of North Escondido Blvd. The suspect also shoved his girlfriend and threatened a 9-year-old boy with the knife. Officers safely contacted the suspect and arrested him without incident. The suspect was later booked into the Vista Detention Facility for criminal threats and brandishing a weapon.
HIT AND RUN — On July 11, dispatch received a call of a hit and run traffic collision (with minor injury) in the area of 200 E Via Rancho Pkwy. The reporting party followed the suspect vehicle, which came to a stop along the Lake Wohlford Grade. Officers arrived on scene and detained the suspect without incident. The suspect was identified by the witness and subsequently arrested and booked into the Vista Detention Facility for hit and run.
RECOVERY OF STOLEN BACKPACK — July 13, dispatch received a call of a robbery in the 1500 block of East Valley Pkwy. The 15-year-old victim was locking up his bike when a male suspect threatened him with a pair of pliers. The victim ran from the area, and the suspect took the victim’s backpack. The suspect went to a nearby pet store and took two pet carriers without paying. Store employees attempted to detain the suspect who fled on foot. The employees caught the suspect who attempted to fight, and he swung the previously stolen backpack at them. The suspect was located and arrested by Officers. The suspect was booked into the Vista Detention Facility for robbery.
ATTENDING DALLAS MEMORIAL — On July 14, Sergeants Murphy and Kolhof traveled to Dallas, Texas on behalf of the men and women of the Escondido Police Department and the City of Escondido to attend the memorial services of the officers recently killed in the line of duty.