STABBING AND ARREST
August 8, 11:45 p.m., officers responded to 752 E. Mission Ave. to investigate reports of a fight. The initial investigation revealed a 17-year old male victim was stabbed once in the lower back.
Two men matching the description of the suspects were detained in the area, but could not be positively identified as the suspects. However, one of the men was arrested for illegal possession of a knife and violation of a court order. The stabbing is believed to be gang-related and is being investigated by the Gang Enforcement Team.
ARREST FOR SALE OF COCAINE
August 9, at 12:36 a.m., officers were investigating a Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) violation at 1179 N. Escondido Blvd, when they detained a man matching the description of the suspect. Officers recognized the suspect as having been arrested just one-week prior for possession of drugs for sale. A lawful search of the suspect and his vehicle revealed almost 70 grams of cocaine. The suspect was arrested for sales and transportation of cocaine again as well as committing a felony while on bail. He was booked at the Vista Detention Facility. The man was not the suspect in the TRO violation.
August 9 at 2:54 a.m. dispatch received a call about a vehicle burglary in progress at 601 W. Lincoln Ave. Officers responded to the scene and contacted a man seen fleeing the area, while discarding the stolen property from the vehicle. The man was taken into custody and positively identified by the witness as the vehicle burglary suspect. The man was later booked into the Vista Detention Facility.
ROBBERY AND ARREST
August 10, 6:20 p.m. Dispatch received a call of a robbery alarm at 150 E Grand Ave., where the victim was reportedly fighting the male suspect. The entire K9 Unit was training in the area and responded from a block away, quickly apprehending the suspect. Further investigation revealed the male suspect tried to steal a painting and other merchandise from the victim’s store. The suspect was arrested and booked at the Vista Detention Facility on robbery charges.
CHILD WANDERING THE STREETS
August 12 at 6:10 p.m. officers responded to West Valley Pkwy and Tulip St to investigate reports of a 4-year-old boy wandering the streets at the location. Officers located the child unharmed. The child’s mother was located a short time later and reunited with the child. The investigation revealed the mother had left the child at their residence in the area of 400 S. Tulip, while she and other family were at West Side Park. The mother was cited for a misdemeanor violation of child endangerment and released from the scene. The incident was reported to Child Protective Services for follow-up.
DRUG, HIT & RUN, RESISTING OFFICERS
On August 12 at 7:21 p.m. Gang Enforcement Team officers saw a known gang member and parolee driving a vehicle in the area of Washington Ave. and Harding St. Officers attempted a traffic enforcement stop, but the suspect failed to yield driving in a reckless manner in an attempt to evade the officers.
Officers pursued the male suspect who crashed into the residence at 673 Beechwood St. a short time later. The building sustained minor damage as a result of the collision, but no one was injured. The suspect fled the collision scene on foot, but he was arrested a short distance away in the 1000 block of E. Washington Ave. Further investigation revealed the suspect was in possession of about 8.5 grams of methamphetamine. The suspect was arrested and booked into the Vista Detention Facility on drug, resisting/evading officers, and hit and run charges.
AUTO THEFT ARREST
August 13, 6:55 a.m., an officer on routine patrol at 1030 N. Broadway (7-11 Store) located a reported stolen vehicle in the parking lot. Officers detained three occupants inside the vehicle. After further investigation, the driver was arrested for auto theft. A female passenger was arrested for an outstanding warrant and later determined to be in possession of narcotics. A second female passenger was released from the scene. Both the male and female suspects were booked at the Vista Detention Facility on a variety of charges.
August 13, 11:48 pm. Dispatch received a call of a disturbance at 235 E. Grand Ave. On arrival, Officers were contacted by a male who said another male was harassing his wife. Officers noticed the man they contacted was wearing a green nylon military style belt with what appeared to be a firearm holster attached (no firearm was in the holster). The man was also carrying a pair of handcuffs as well as a container of pepper spray (tear gas) on his belt. Further investigation revealed the man had a prior felony conviction, which prohibits him from owning or possessing tear gas. The man was arrested for the violation and later booked into Vista Detention Facility. Officers were unable to locate any other suspect or victim of a crime related to the original call.