Escondido, CA


• The San Diego Sheriff’s Department will hold a “guns for gift cards” event at 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Oct. 24 at the San Marcos station.

Citizens will be able to trade in their unwanted firearms in exchange for gift cards. All firearms traded in will destroyed.

• On Oct. 9, the Escondido police department was flagged down concerning a fire at the Hacienda Motel. The motel was evacuated and the fire extinguished.

Police arrested a man who was the tenant of the unit. He seemed to be under the influence of drugs.

• On Oct. 17, a woman discovered a body near Lake Hodges, in an unincorporated area of Escondido.

The Sheriff’s Department is currently investigating the remains. They have been sent to the county medical examiner’s office for an autopsy.

Authorities are urging anyone with information to contact the homicide detail at (858) 974-2321. Tipsters can remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers are (888) 580-8477.

• On Oct. 17, around 8 a.m., Escondido police responded to reports of an unconscious man in a car near 1000 E. Ohio Street. When they arrived, they discovered a man who had been fatally shot.

Police are urging anyone with information to contact them at (760) 8 839-4428

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