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POLICE BLOTTER



DOMESTIC VIOLENCE ARREST — On November 6 at about 12:18 p.m., officers responded to the 300 block of Springtree Place regarding a man who punched his hand through a window and was bleeding profusely. Officers arrived and determined the man was intoxicated and uncooperative regarding the circumstances surrounding his injury. The man was taken to a local hospital for treatment. Officers continued to investigate and determined the man was a suspect in a domestic violence incident. The suspect attempted to flee when officers placed him under arrest in the hospital emergency room. A short struggle ensued, but officers were able to subdue the suspect. One officer suffered a minor injury during the struggle. The suspect was later booked into the Vista Detention Facility.

STOLEN VEHICLE — On November 7 at about 5:30 p.m., an officer saw a previously reported stolen vehicle in the area of Valley Parkway & Cedar Street. Before the officer could catch up to the vehicle, the suspect driver parked the vehicle in the 1000 block E. Pennsylvania Ave., and he walked away. Officers flooded the area and eventually located the suspect in the 1000 block of E. Valley Parkway. In addition to having a warrant for his arrest, the suspect had the key to the stolen vehicle in his pocket. The suspect was booked into the Vista Detention Facility on the warrant and auto theft charges.

HOT PROWL BURGLARY —  On November 9 at about 5 a.m., officers responded to the 1100 block of Chestnut Street to investigate the report of a hot prowl burglary. The victim awoke to find a black male adult in her closet. The victim screamed and told the suspect to leave and he complied. Officers canvassed the area and found the suspect hiding in a back yard of a nearby residence. The investigation revealed the suspect left his identification and other of his belongings at the scene. The suspect was arrested for burglary and booked at the Vista Detention Facility.

ATTEMPTED THEFT OF FED EX TRUCK — On November 9 at about 12:07 p.m., officers were dispatched to the 500 block of N. Quince Street to investigate the attempted theft of a FedEx truck. The victim (FedEx Driver) saw the suspect in his vehicle attempting to drive away, but he did not know how to drive the vehicle. The FedEx employee jumped in the truck and took the keys preventing the suspect from taking the vehicle. The suspect fled the scene and was located a short time later at the North County Transit District Bus/Sprinter Station at Quince Street and Valley Parkway. The victim positively identified the suspect who was arrested and booked at the Vista Detention Facility.

STALLED PASSENGER BUS — On November 11 at 2:05 p.m., officers responded to the 25000 block of Valley Center Road regarding a passenger bus stalled in traffic. The bus was carrying residents from the Las Villas Del Norte Senior Care facility in Escondido. Officers determined there were 17 elderly passengers, including two wheelchair-bound individuals, who needed assistance. The care facility dispatched another passenger van, which was not large enough to accommodate all the stranded passengers. Wanting to get all the stranded passengers off the bus and out of the heat quickly, an officer summoned the police department’s prisoner transport van to respond to the scene. Between the two vehicles, officers were able to safely return all the elderly passengers back to the care facility.

STOLEN VEHICLE — On November 11 at 2:30 p.m., a man called 911 to report seeing his mother’s occupied stolen car, which had been reported earlier in the morning in the area of 1060 E. Washington Ave. Multiple officers responded who located the vehicle and detained two suspects. Upon completion of the investigation, one male suspect was arrested and booked at the Vista Detention Facility on auto theft charges. The other male suspect was released after officers determined he was not involved in the crime. November 12 at about 4:03 p.m., officers were dispatched to the 700 block of E. Washington Avenue to investigate a traffic collision. The investigation revealed that a 1-year-old child was struck and likely run over by a vehicle driven by his aunt in the driveway of their residence. The child was transported to Palomar Medical Center and then flown to Children’s Hospital in San Diego via helicopter. The child’s injuries are unknown at this time, and the investigation is on-going. Neither alcohol, nor drugs, is believed to be a factor in the collision. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Escondido Police Department.



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