Escondido, CA


YOUTH TRIES TO STICK UP BANK — On October 29 at about 11:51 a.m., the branch manager of the US Bank, located at 2369 E. Valley Pkwy., called police to report an attempted robbery. The manager reported a 15-yearold boy had entered the bank waiving a box cutter around and yelled, “This is a stick up.” The juvenile fled the scene on foot with another unknown juvenile. The juvenile was described as a Hispanic male, 15-16 years old, thin build, wearing a red hoodie and carrying a box cutter. There was no loss from the bank and the investigation is ongoing. * * *

FIRE IN CREEK BED — On November 1, fire department and police officers responded to reports of a brush fire in the creek bed east of the Canyon Crest Mobile Home Park at 2100 S Escondido Blvd. Both Escondido and County Fire Units responded. The fire was located around what appeared to be a homeless encampment in the creek bed, but no one was located or seen in the area. The fire was quickly extinguished and no injuries or property damage was reported. * * *

STABBING VICTIM — On November 4 at about 2:07 p.m., officers responded to the area of 5th Ave and Spruce Street to investigate reports of a domestic violence incident in progress. Callers reported seeing “A male manhandling a female.” Officers arrived and were unable to locate any victim. At about 2:17 p.m., Palomar Medical Center notified the police department that a female stabbing victim had been admitted to the emergency room. Officers responded and determined the female victim was stabbed by her boyfriend during the earlier incident. The victim suffered serious, but non-life threatening injuries. Officers quickly identified the suspect and converged on his residence arresting him without incident. The suspect was booked at the Vista Detention Facility on attempted murder and domestic violence charges. * * *

ASSAULT WITH A DEADLY WEAPON — On November 4 at about 7:31 p.m., officers responded to 200 E. Via Rancho Parkway to investigate a fight. The reporting party told officers he had confronted a male whom he witnessed kicking the doors of the mall. The victim reported being battered by the suspect before fleeing in a pickup truck. The victim chased the suspect and jumped into the bed of the truck. The victim rode in the bed of the truck through the mall parking lot before deciding to jump out. The suspect stopped and fired a pistol, later determined to be a BB gun, at the victim about six times. The victim was not injured. The suspect was later identified and arrested for assault with a deadly weapon. The suspect was booked at the Vista Detention Facility. * * *

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