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Rail Enforcement and Warrant Sweep Detail Nets 15 Arrests in Escondido


On September 23rd, 2017, the Escondido Police Department, working in conjunction with the San Diego County Sheriff’s Transit/Rail Enforcement Unit and Court Services Bureau, conducted a joint operation within the City of Escondido.

This joint detail included a two-fold approach: locating and arresting individuals with outstanding day service misdemeanor arrest warrants, and coordinating enforcement efforts at the North County Transit facility location at 700 W. Valley Parkway, Escondido.

A list of people who had “day service warrants” was compiled prior to the officers going out in the field. Day service warrants are misdemeanor warrants that are only bookable at the county jail Monday through Friday while court is in session. However, participation by deputies from the Court Services Bureau allowed for these warrants to be served and booked into jail on Saturday, resulting in 15 arrests and 17 warrants cleared. These arrests could not ha ve happened without the cooperation of the Court Services Deputies.

The second area of the detail focused on the North County Transit District facility in Escondido. EPD officers and SDSO deputies from the Rail Enforcement Unit made 2 arrests at the Escondido facility. Officers and deputies also rode the Sprinter train checking riders for valid tickets, resulting in 6 citations for fare violations.

This detail could not have been possible without the teamwork of the San Diego Sheriff’s Department and the Escondido Police Department. The expertise of the Rail Enforcement Unit and Court Services deputies, combined with the local knowledge of the Escondido Police officers, made this detail a success. Efforts like this will continue throughout the year to promote Rail and Transit Center safety for all of those in our community who utilize the Public Transportation Systems in North County.

To report any suspicious activities in your neighborhood, yo u may contact the Police Department directly, or you may make an unidentified call on our “Anonymous Tip Line” at (760) 743-TIPS (8477) or via our Web site at police.escondido.org.

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