ATTEMPTED ROBBERY — On December 4 at about 8:35 p.m. an unknown suspect entered the Chevron gas station at 215 E. Via Rancho Pkwy. The suspect was described as a white male, about 20-30 years old, 5’6” tall, black hair, wearing a camouflage jacket, black pants, and a blue bandana over the lower half of his face. The suspect approached the clerk with his hand in his pocket and asked the clerk if he wanted to get shot. The suspect demanded that the clerk open the cash register multiple times. The clerk refused each time he was asked and no weapon was seen by the clerk. The suspect then ran towards a dark colored, possibly maroon or red, Chevrolet Corvette or similar vehicle. There is no loss and video is forthcoming. * * *
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE INVESTIGATION — On December 5 at about 9:54 p.m., officers were dispatched to 610 Camellia St. to investigate a possible domestic violence incident. officers arrived on scene and make contact with a known male ‘Diablo’ gang member and a known female ‘Diablos’ associate. Both subjects had firearms on their person, and as officers approached they discarded the firearms. During the investigation of the DV, a .38 caliber pistol and a .22 caliber pistol were located. In addition to the firearm, the male subject was in possession of about 2.68 net grams of methamphetamine and he is also a prior convicted felon. * * *
CAR CRASH IN FRONT YARD — On December 7 at 12:31 a.m. several 911 calls came in to dispatch about gunshots in the area of 15th/Maple and unknown vehicle speeding away. While units were in enroute, the call updated that a car crashed into the front yard of 120 W. 15th St. Several units arrived on scene in less than two minutes and found a red Toyota Camry in the front yard of the listed address. The driver/victim was seated in the car with a gunshot wound to his head. Mata was conscious and breathing upon our arrival. Based on evidence, there were likely other occupants in the car, but their identity and location are unknown at this point. Thus far the only suspect vehicle information is a white passenger car. The victim was immediately taken into surgery and at the time of this writing was is in stable condition. “Great job by everyone for securing a crime scene that spanned two blocks,” commented the police report. * * *
FIGHT WITH HAMMERS — On December 7 at 12:38 p.m., numerous callers reported a fight involving persons with hammers on Broadway south of El Norte Parkway. Officers located a male EHS senior student suffering from a puncture wound to the back and several other superficial wounds. It is likely the wounds were caused by the claw end of a hammer. Officers provided first aid to stop the bleeding until paramedics arrived and transported him to Palomar Medical Center, where he was diagnosed and treated for a partially collapsed lung. His injury was not life-threatening. A few minutes after the first victim was located, a second injured juvenile male was located about 200 yards further south. Further investigation revealed he was possibly the suspect in the initial assault. School resource officers located witnesses, and will conduct further follow-up tomorrow. School district was notified. * * *
BRANDISHING FIREARM — On December 10 at about 6:10 p.m. officers were dispatched to 1158 E. Washington Ave. to investigate reports of a male brandishing a firearm. Officers arrived on scene and were advised by the store clerk that the male with the gun was inside of the store. Officers wait outside for the male to exit. The male, a known ‘Diablos’ street gang member, exits the store and is detained with a show of force. A stolen Walther P99 .40 caliber pistol is recovered from a mop bucket inside of the store. There is no magazine inserted and no round was in the chamber. After an investigation police determined that the suspect threatened to shoot the victim and was claiming ‘Diablos’. Gang Unit reporting.