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The police blotter comes from the Escondido Police Department website.

We provide the headlines.

BURGLARY AT CHICK-FIL-A—On December 25 at approximately 5:34 a.m., units were dispatched to an alarm at the Chick-fil-A. The units located a smashed glass door. It was later determined that three unknown suspects entered the building and forced entry into a safe in the back room. The suspects stole over $10,000 in cash. There is security video, however the suspects all had their faces covered.

GANG RELATED STABBING—On December 25 at about 3:59 p.m., officers were dispatched to Washington Park to investigate a possible stabbing. Officer Brett Byler arrived on scene and located the victim, who had a stab wound behind his left ear, and about four to five stab wounds to the front and back of his upper right torso and shoulder. The victim was transported to PMC and is in stable condition. The victim states he was involved in a fight with three males who approached him and stated, “This is Escondido” and they claimed membership in the ‘Diablos’ criminal street gang. Two of the suspects were described as 25-year-old Hispanic males. The third suspect was described as a 25-year-old white male, light colored hair, thin build, about 5’10” tall, and 140 lbs. The white male is the stabber. All suspects fled the scene prior to police arriving on scene. There is no further information at this point.

ASSAULT WITH A FLASHLIGHT—On December 26 at about 7:50 p.m. hours officers were dispatched to 501 N. Rose St., Washington Park, to investigate an assault. A 16-year-old victim was struck on the head with a metal flashlight, causing about a 2-inch laceration to the top of his head. The suspect was his mother’s boyfriend of about a month. The crime occurred during an argument at 1480 Taylor Ave. The juvenile was treated for his injury at PMC, and the suspect was not located.

ARMED ROBBERY—On December 26 at about 11:57 p.m. hours, Officers were dispatched to the apartments at 1051 W. El Norte Pkwy to investigate an armed robbery. The victim was walking to her apartment when two males ran up to her and demanded her purse. One of the subjects was holding a black semi-automatic pistol. The male with the pistol was described as a black male or Hispanic male, early 20’s, 5’4” to 5’7”, covering his face with a shirt, wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt, and black pants. The second suspect was described black male or Hispanic male, in his early 20’s, and was wearing all black. Males matching the description were seen at the ‘AM PM’ at 450 W. El Norte Pkwy between 10 p.m. and 11:30 p.m.

SUBJECT OF WARRANT TAKEN INTO CUSTODY—On December 28 at about 09:43 a.m., a warrant subject was located inside a parked vehicle at the church at Ash and El Norte. Sgt. Sinnott and his partner assisted the Gang Unit by making contact and subsequently taking him into custody without incident. A loaded/stolen Colt .45 handgun was recovered from under the front seat of the vehicle.

ASSAULT WITH DEADLY WEAPON—On December 30 at about 7:46 p.m., officers responded to 1651 S. Juniper St. #3 to investigate an assault with a deadly weapon. Officers contacted the victim who had a laceration to the top of his head. After an investigation, it was determined that, during an argument, the suspect threw a glass lid, a glass salt shaker, and a large glass bowl at the victim. The victim was able to evade the first two objects, but was struck by the bowl. The victim was treated by EFD Paramedics, but declined transport to PMC. The suspect was arrested for the violation.

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