Escondido, CA
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HIT & RUN — On October 24 at 1:05 a.m., officers attempted to stop a vehicle in the area of 2nd Avenue & Juniper Street for a traffic violation. The driver fled and a pursuit ensued. The suspect lost control of the vehicle and collided with a curb at 7th Avenue and Juniper Street Before officers could arrest the suspect, he intentionally rammed a police vehicle and fled again. Officers were unable to keep up with the suspect and lost the vehicle, which was later found in front of home in the 300 block of W. 8th Avenue The driver had apparently lost control of the vehicle colliding with a mailbox before fleeing on foot. While the suspect was not located, the investigation revealed items in the car leading to his identification. The investigation is ongoing, and anyone with information is asked to contact the Escondido Police Department. No one was injured as a result of the incident.

COCAINE ARREST — On October 24 at 2:50 a.m., officers contacted an individual in a vehicle at Omar Drive and Khayyam Road. During the contact they saw what they suspected to be cocaine in plain view in the vehicle. The driver was identified as a San Diego resident and found to be on probation. A probation search was conducted and over 30 grams of cocaine, packaging materials and over $67,000 in cash were found. The suspect was arrested and booked at the Vista Detention Facility for possession of cocaine for sale.

ARREST OF BURGLARY SUSPECT — On October 26 at 3:52 a.m., a Rancho Santa Fe security guard called police to report he was following a vehicle occupied by suspects in a burglary, which occurred in Rancho Santa Fe. The vehicle was headed into Escondido on Del Dios Highway. The San Diego Sheriff’s Department confirmed an attempt burglary had occurred in their jurisdiction and requested Escondido Police Department’s assistance. Escondido Officers responded and located the vehicle as it entered the city. Two suspects were taken into custody following a high risk stop. Sheriff deputies responded and took custody of the suspects who were later booked at the Vista Detention Facility.

FALSE IMPRISONMENT — On October 26 at about 9:02 a.m., Dispatch received a call regarding a woman heard yelling for help at an apartment in the 1100 block of N. Broadway. Officers arrived and heard a woman pleading for help. Officers forced entry into the apartment after the occupants refused to open the door. The investigation revealed the woman was being held against her will by her boyfriend. Officers arrested the suspect for false imprisonment. He was later booked at the Vista Detention Facility.

ARREST FOR OUTSTANDING WARRANT — On October 26 at about 11:20 a.m., a motorcycle officer attempted to stop a male riding a bicycle for a traffic violation near Escondido Blvd. and Mission Avenue. The subject fled on his bike into the Palm Tree Lodge at Mission Avenue and Centre City Pkwy. Officers quickly establish a perimeter around the hotel and request the Sheriff’s Department helicopter, ASTREA, respond to assist. Officers later discover the suspect hiding in room # 123. The suspect was determined to have an outstanding warrant for, which he is arrested and booked at the Vista Detention Facility.

SEARCH FOR STABBING SUSPECT — On October 28 at about 7:23 p.m., officers responded to reports of a stabbing at the Taco Bell, located at 1944 E. Valley Pkwy. Officers arrived, but they could not locate a victim or any evidence of a crime. While checking the area, the victim returned to the scene. Further investigation revealed a lone suspect approached the victim as he was entering his vehicle in the parking lot. The suspect brandished a knife and demanded victim’s wallet. The victim was in fear for his life and kicked at the suspect who slashed at victim’s leg with the knife, cutting only his clothing. A passerby/witness intervened (yelled at the suspect), and the suspect fled on foot. The suspect is described as a Hispanic male adult approximately 30 years of age and about 6’0” tall with a thin build wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt and jeans. The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information is asked to contact the Escondido Police Department.

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