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ESCONDIDO POLICE BLOTTER

The Escondido Police blotter is taken from the EPD website.

ASSIST HEART ATTACK VICTIM — On July 31, at about 12:19 p.m., officers were dispatched to 1943 E. Valley Pkwy. (Palomar College) regarding a vehicle colliding into a building. Officers arrived and determined a single vehicle had collided into the north side of the building. The vehicle was occu­pied by an elderly driver who appeared to be having a heart attack. Officers immediately removed the driver from the vehicle and began Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR). Escondido Fire Department paramedics responded, continued CPR, and trans­port the driver to the hospital. The driver was in stable condition at the time the report was filed. The driver suffered a minor injury to his wrist as a result of the collision.

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ARREST FOR ROBBERY — On July 31, at about 8:32 p.m., officers were dispatched to the North County Transit Center, at 700 W. Valley Pkwy, to attempt to locate a strong-armed robbery suspect out of Oceanside. The suspect had stolen a cell phone from a victim in Oceanside and rode the Sprinter train to Escondido. Officers determined the suspect boarded a bus headed to San Diego just prior to their arrival. The bus driver was contacted by ra­dio and instructed to stop at the Del Lago Station and wait for police. Officers met the bus at the Del Lago Station and detained the suspect without inci­dent. Oceanside PD responded with the victim who positively identified the suspect. The victim’s cell phone was recovered from the suspect. Oceanside PD arrested the suspect for robbery and later booked him at the Vista Detention Facility.

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ARREST FOR FELONY WARRANT — On August 1 at about 1:50 p.m., an officer observed a suspect known to have a felony warrant for his arrest near the intersection of Valley Parkway and Rose St. With the assistance of additional officers, the sus­pect was contacted and attempted to flee. Officers detained the suspect, who violently resisted the of­ficers. After a short struggle, officers are able to ar­rest the suspect for the warrant. Both the suspect and officers sustained minor injuries during the struggle. The suspect was booked at the Vista Detention Fa­cility for the warrant and assaulting a Peace Officer.

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STABBING AND ARREST — On August 2 at about 7:40 p.m., dispatch received a call of a stab­bing at Motel 6, 900 N. Quince St. Officers re­sponded and located a male victim with a single stab wound to his left side. A suspect description was broadcasted and officers located and detained a sus­pect matching the description on Quince St. south of Mission Ave. A witness to the stabbing identified the suspect officers had detained.

A small pocketknife believed to have been used in the stabbing was recovered from the suspect. The victim was taken to Palomar Medical Center where he underwent surgery. His injuries were deemed to be non-life threatening. The suspect was arrested and booked at the Vista Detention Facility.

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ARREST FOR ASSAULT — On August 3 at about 3:05 p.m., dispatch received a call from a 13-year-old female who reported her father had as­saulted her during an argument. Two other minor- age siblings were also at the home, and the mother was not present.

While the victim was on the phone with dispatch, the father broke the telephone line disconnecting the call. Officers arrived and attempted to detain the fa­ther who was is in the rear yard of the residence. The suspect attempted to run back inside the house where the children were, but was stopped by officers. The suspect violently resisted the officers who overcame his resistance and successfully detained him. Further investigation revealed the suspect choked the victim, broke the phone line, and assaulted the family dog.

Officers also determined the mother had obtained a Temporary Restraining Order against the suspect that had not been served. Officers arrested the sus­pect on a host of charges and served him with the re­straining order. The suspect was booked at the Vista Detention Facility.

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DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AND ATTEMPTED MURDER — On August 3 at about 5:25 p.m., offi­cers were dispatched to the area of Rincon Avenue and Broadway to investigate reports of a man hitting a woman with a tire iron. Officers located the inci­dent at Rincon Avenue near Ash Street with several citizens holding the suspect on the ground. The fe­male victim was bleeding profusely from her head and face. The suspect was taken into custody with­out incident.

Witnesses reported seeing the suspect exit his ve­hicle and approach the victim’s vehicle where he be­gan assaulting her with a tire iron. The suspect then pulled the victim from her vehicle and continued to assault her with the tire iron. Several witnesses rushed and tackled the suspect in order to stop the attack. The victim was taken to Palomar Medical Center for treatment of her injuries. The suspect was arrested and booked into the Vista Detention Facility for domestic violence and attempted murder.



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