The Escondido Police blotter is taken from the EPD website.
On July 4, Dispatch received a call about a 16-year-old with a warrant. The juvenile fled on foot from the responding officers and after a brief foot pursuit, the officers were able to detain the juvenile. While attempting to place the juvenile into a patrol vehicle the subject spit at several officers. The subject was booked into Juvenile Hall for the warrant and spitting on the officers.
On July 4, Officer Shaver attempted to stop a vehicle for a vehicle code violation. The driver failed to stop and a vehicle pursuit ensued. The pursuit was terminated due to the suspect’s unsafe driving. A short time later, Officer Shaver located the vehicle in the 700 block of Sungold Way. A search was conducted with the assistance of the Sheriff’s Department ASTREA helicopter. The driver and a passenger were taken into custody without incident. The driver was booked into the Vista Detention Facility for evading.
On July 4, Officer Guerrero attempted to stop a vehicle for a vehicle code violation. The vehicle failed to stop. The suspect drove south through the City and got onto the I-15 at Via Rancho Pkwy. The suspect drove south on the I-15 and stopped the vehicle at West Bernardo Drive in San Diego. The three occupants of the vehicle, all juveniles, were taken into custody without incident. The driver and one of the passengers had a warrant issued for their arrest. They were booked into Juvenile Hall. The other passenger was released to his parents.
On July 5 Sergeant Witholt attempted to stop a vehicle for a vehicle code violation. The driver failed to yield and led officers on a pursuit westbound on Hwy 78. The driver yielded at Woodland Pkwy and was taken into custody without incident. Officers located a rifle inside the vehicle. The driver was booked into the Vista Detention Facility on numerous charges.
July 6, officers responded to a call of two subjects vandalizing a donation collection bin. Officers arrived on scene and surprised the two suspects as they were attempting to pry open the collection bin. The vehicle belonging to the two suspects had been reported stolen out of San Diego.
Inside the vehicle officers located personal property belonging to the suspects and a large amount of property that appeared to have been stolen from other donation collection bins. Both subjects were booked in the Vista Detention Facility for possession of a stolen vehicle and theft.
July 9 officers responded to San Marcos at the request of the Sheriff’s Department to assist with a large party where a stabbing had occurred. During the incident, Officer Thompson arrested a subject for public intoxication and resisting arrest.