AMBULANCE VS. MOTORCYCLE
August 21 at about 12:10 p.m., dispatch received a call of a collision between an Escondido Fire Paramedic vehicle and a motorcycle at Auto Park Way and Mission Road. The driver of the motorcycle suffered non-life threatening injuries and was transported to Palomar Medical Center. The collision caused the Sprinter train to be stopped temporarily as both involved vehicles were stopped on the train tracks. The Traffic Division is investigating the collision.
MAN TRIES TO GET SHOT BY OFFICERS
August 21 at about 10:39 p.m. officers stopped a vehicle in the 1100 block of South Tulip Street. The driver immediately exited the vehicle and repeatedly yelled at officers to shoot and kill him. Officers used great tactics and communication in order to detain the driver and all occupants of the vehicle without incident. The driver and both passengers were subsequently arrested and booked into the Vista Detention Facility on a variety of charges.
FIREARM AND NARCOTICS ARREST
August 21 officers stopped a vehicle in the area of 8Th Avenue and Quince Street. Further investigation revealed the occupants of the vehicle were in possession of narcotics and multiple firearms. A large quantity of ammunition was also discovered in the vehicle. The driver was arrested and booked at the Vista Detention Facility on a host of weapons and drug charges.
DRIVER TRIES TO EVADE OFFICERS
August 26, at about 2:41 a.m. officers attempted to stop a suspicious vehicle in the area of Valley Parkway & Rose Street The driver was able to evade the officers. A short time later, a collision was reported in the area of Ivy St. and Valley Pkwy. Officers responded and located the same vehicle abandoned in the alley at Ivy St. and Valley Pkwy. Officers recovered narcotics, scale, and the suspect’s wallet. Officers later located and arrested the suspect at his residence. The suspect was booked at the Vista Detention Facility.
ARMED ROBBERY SUSPECT ARRESTED
August 27, at 8:42 a.m. a male suspect approached an employee outside a check cashing business in the 1200 block of East Valley Pkwy. The employee was opening the business for the day when the suspect showed the employee a handgun and demanded money. Further investigation revealed the suspect is a regular customer at this business whom the employee recognized and identified to police. The suspect was later located at his residence and arrested. The weapon used in the crime was also recovered. The suspect was booked at the Vista Detention Facility.