The police blotter is taken from the website of the Escondido Police Dept.
STOLEN VEHICLE — On November 30 at about 10 a.m., the San Diego Sheriff’s Office requested the assistance of Escondido Police in locating a stolen vehicle they pursued into Escondido. The investigation led to the area of 951 S. Tulip, where officers and detectives converged locating the vehicle. The suspect driver fled again leading officers on a short pursuit into the downtown area where officers terminated the pursuit due to the high vehicle and pedestrian traffic. The vehicle was quickly found abandoned behind Swami’s Restaurant at 150 W. Grand Ave. Officers located and arrested the driver who was hiding in the alley near the stolen vehicle. He was booked into the Vista Detention Facility on auto-theft and evading charges. * * *
HIGH RISK VEHICLE STOP — December 1 at about 2:30 a.m., San Pasqual Tribal Police and San Diego County Sheriff’s Office requested the assistance of Escondido police in stopping a stolen vehicle they were following into the city. Escondido officers took over the lead and initiated a high-risk vehicle stop on Valley Pkwy. just west of El Norte Pkwy. Officers arrested a lone female driver without incident and turned over to the San Diego County Sheriff’s deputies for booking. * * *
NARCOTICS AND STOLEN PROPERTY — On December 1 at about 8:54 a.m., an officer stopped a vehicle for a vehicle code violation in the 600 block of N. Broadway. The driver of the vehicle gave the officer a false name. Further investigation led to the driver’s true identity, which revealed a warrant for his arrest. A search was conducted and revealed narcotics and stolen property in the vehicle. The officer was able to located the owner of the stolen property and return it to them. The suspect was booked into the Vista Detention Facility. * * *
WEAPONS VIOLATION — On December 2 at about 11:30 p.m., officers were conducting routine patrol in the area of 500 Aster St. and attempted to stop a vehicle for a vehicle code violation. A passenger fled from the vehicle on foot and was detained without incident. The driver and passenger were determined to be known gang members who were in possession of a loaded handgun in the vehicle. Both subjects were arrested for warrants and weapons violations and booked into the Vista Detention Facility. * * *
DRIVING WITHOUT HEADLIGHTS — On December 3 at about 11:38 p.m., an officer attempted to stop a vehicle at 9th Avenue and Quince Street for driving without headlights at night. The driver of the vehicle recklessly evaded the officer who lost sight of the vehicle. A few moments later, the officer found the vehicle parked at 12th Aveune and Spruce Street. A search of the area resulted in three men being detained who were found hiding in the neighborhood. Further investigation revealed all three suspects were known gang members and in possession of a loaded handgun. All three were arrested and booked into the Vista Detention Facility.