Escondido’s Newest Community Leaders
On Monday, November 13, twenty community members graduated from our 10th Annual Neighborhood Leadership Training.  Along with 4 youth participants these new leaders had 8-weeks of training in strengthening interpersonal communication, team building and leadership skills. Graduates can apply these skills in their neighborhoods and bring about positive change that strengthens and improves the City of Escondido.


90 New Trees!
Five Rotary clubs have come together to donate 90 new trees in Escondido. The donated trees will be planted by volunteers and City staff on Saturday November 18. The majority of the trees will be going to Ryan Park; with others being planted at Mountain View, Jesmond Dene, Roy McLeod, Grape Day and Kit Carson parks. Thank you Rotarians for bringing new beautiful landscaping to our City! 

Paving Work Underway
The City’s annual paving maintenance contract for the northern sector is now in full swing.  Contractor Eagle Paving is hard at work grinding and resurfacing streets in this area of the City. More information can be found at https://www.escondido.org/city-of-escondido-street-maintenance-program.aspx 


Small Business Development Center Roundtable
On Wednesday, November 15, the City hosted a roundtable with the North County Small Business Development Center (SBDC) and two Escondido businesses that have recently benefitted from SBDC’s services. In attendance were Cassandra Schaeg, owner of Sip Wine & Beer, a wine bar and tasting lounge located at 131 S. Orange Street in Downtown Escondido, and Peter Stern, president of 180 Solar Power, a solar installation company focused on institutional and commercial clients. Sip Wine & Beer benefitted from startup financing assistance through the SBDC, and 180 Solar Power used the SBDC’s consulting services to secure their first government contract. The City partners with the SBDC to provide value added services to small businesses in need of professional assistance with financing, marketing, contracts, and more. More information about the SBDC is at sandiegosmallbiz.com .

Mayor Sam Abed with Cassandra Schaeg from Sip Wine & Beer, Peter Stern from 180 Solar Power, and SBDC representatives. 

Small Business Saturday – November 25
Escondido will be celebrating the community with the small businesses that make it special.  Escondido’s downtown merchants, restaurants, art galleries and museums are coming together to help residents explore our neighborhood and discover Escondido’s hidden treasures.  On Saturday, November 25 visit participating locations to pick up a passport, collect stamps in your passport as you shop, dine and explore.

Enter your completed passport for a chance to win prizes that are as unique as the businesses you will discover. When complete turn your passport into Spiritivity, located at 102 W. Grand Avenue. For more information about Small Business Saturday, click here.


Major Projects Update

The following major projects are currently being reviewed and coordinated with Planning, Engineering, Fire, Building and Utilities staff. A complete description of each project can be viewed here. Updates provided below cover project milestones that occurred last week.

Commercial / Office:

  1. Escondido Research and Technology Center – West (ERTC) (Developer: James McCann) – A plan for a new two-story, 57,000 SF, 52-bed Palomar Rehabilitation Institute was submitted on July 31, 2017. The applicant submitted revised plans and a storm water management plan three weeks ago. Revised elevations were submitted to Planning on October 3, 2017. The applicant has been informed that civil plans are necessary. 
  1. Centre City Commercial Center (Developer: Todd Dwyer) SE corner Centre City/Mission – The grading and improvement plans for the commercial buildings have been approved and a pre-con meeting occurred last week. Comments on the carwash building plans were sent by Planning on October 2, 2017, and revised plans have now been resubmitted back to Esgil. The precise grading plan for the carwash lot was submitted two weeks ago; and the landscape plan was submitted on November 13, 2017. 


  1. Escondido Self-Storage Facility (Developer: Brandywine Homes, Inc.) 2319 Cranston Dr. – The applicant resubmitted revised grading, landscape, and street improvement plans on September 15, 2017. Another revised grading plan was submitted several weeks ago. Planning has approved the grading plan. Engineering is readying the bond and fee letter in advance of issuing a grading permit. The applicant has resolved the previous fire flow issues. 
  1. Exeter Harmony Grove Industrial Development (Developer: John Couvillion, Badiee Development) 1925 and 2005 Harmony Grove Road – This proposed combination of the previously approved Victory and Innovative Industrial Projects into an 11.04-acre site for a single-tenant 212,000 square foot industrial building was submitted as a modified Master and Precise Plan on September 25, 2017. A Planning Commission hearing is scheduled for November 28, 2017. Grading plans were submitted for concurrent, expedited processing on October 11, 2017, and a second plan check was submitted last week. Building plans were submitted for concurrent, expedited processing on October 23, 2017. Planning is finalizing review of remaining architectural issues. 
  1. North American Self-Storage (Developer: Russ Colvin) 852 S. Metcalf – Building plans were approved by Esgil, Planning and Fire the last week of June. The grading permit was issued the end of September. The applicant has not started construction. On October 16, 2017, the applicant submitted a modified Plot Plan application to remove the basement level and increase the building height to five stories. All departments are now reviewing the revised project and the applicant has been informed that a civil site plan is necessary.

City Projects 

  1. Micro-Filtration Reverse Osmosis (Developer: City of Escondido Utilities Department) SE corner Ash/Washington – The lawsuit challenging the project approval has been settled and it is expected that a contract for engineering design will be considered soon. 
  1. Lake Wohlford Replacement Dam (Developer: City of Escondido Utilities Department) – A Draft EIR was prepared and issued for a 45-day public review period that began on October 4, 2016 and closed on November 17, 2016. A field visit with staff from the state and federal wildlife agencies took place on May 11, 2017, to review biological mitigation requirements. Staff sent a follow-up letter to the wildlife agencies on June 29, 2017, seeking clarification on the proposed biological mitigation requirements. Staff is now coordinating with the consultant to final the EIR and start the decision-making process. It is anticipated the Final EIR will be scheduled for certification by the City Council on December 6, 2017. 


  1. Self-Realization Fellowship Center (Developer: John Pyjar, Domusstudio Architecture 1840 Del Dios Rd. – The CUP application was submitted on November 14, 2016. The applicant resubmitted revised plans and technical studies on May 19, 2017. Another resubmittal from the applicant was received on August 22, 2017. Comments from Engineering and Utilities were sent to the applicant last week and a follow-up meeting with the applicant occurred on October 4, 2017. A revised project submittal was received on October 20, 2017 with additional revisions received last week. Fire flow issues are being coordinated with Fire and Utilities. Staff is coordinating the next level of comments. 
  1. Chalice Unitarian Universalist Congregation (Developer: Pete Bussett, Bussett Architecture) 2324 Miller Avenue – The applicant has been revising the project to respond to staff comments and meet the needs of the congregation. The Mitigated Negative Declaration completed a 20-day public review period on October 18, 2017. A Planning Commission hearing has tentatively been scheduled for December 12, 2017. 
  1. Escondido Assisted Living (Developer: Tigg Mitchell, Mitchell Group) 1802 N. Centre City Parkway – This CUP application for a 71,300 SF three-story, assisted living and memory care facility with 90 total units was submitted on October 31, 2017, and is now being reviewed by all departments for completeness. 


  1. Citron (formerly Stella Park) (Developer: William Lyon Homes) 63 condo units at 2516 S. Esc. Blvd. – Building plans were submitted on April 6, 2017. Esgil and Planning have provided comments. Fire has approved the building plans. The rough grading has been completed on the site. The applicant resubmitted the precise grading plan on July 14, 2017. The applicant submitted the latest versions of the grading and improvement plans on November 9, 2017, and Engineering sent out a bond and fee letter last week. Engineering and Building staff are working with the applicant to get construction of the model units underway. 
  1. Wohlford (Developer: Jack Henthorne) 55 lots at 661 Bear Valley Pkwy. –City staff is currently working to complete negotiations on the terms for the Development Agreement and schedule the item with the Planning Commission for review and consideration, most likely in January of 2018. 
  1. Safari Highlands Ranch (SHR) (Developer: Jeb Hall, Concordia Homes) 550 lots east of Rancho San Pasqual – A Notice of Availability for the Draft EIR was issued on October 16, 2017. The Draft EIR has a 52-day public review period that starts on October 16 and ends on December 7, 2017. The Draft EIR and appendices have been posted on the City’s website at the following link: Safari Highlands Ranch Specific Plan - City of Escondido
  1. 18 lots at 701 San Pasqual Valley Rd (Developer: Bob Stewart) – A three-year extension of time for the previously approved ten-lot subdivision (Tract 895) was approved by the City Council on June 7, 2017. Staff comments on the revised tentative map were issued the last week of July. Staff met with the applicant recently regarding unresolved project design issues. 
  1. Escondido Gateway (Developer: Carolyn Hillgren, Lyon Living) 126 condo units at 700 W. Grand – Building plans have been approved by Esgil, Planning and Fire. Grading plans have been approved by Utilities, Planning and Fire. A street vacation for right-of-way frontage along Grand Avenue is in process. Demolition is complete and permits are ready to be issued once title to the site transfers to the builder in mid-December. The final map is scheduled for City Council approval on December 20, 2017.
  1. The Villages at Escondido Country Club (Developer: Jason Han, New Urban West, Inc.) 380 residences – The Planning Commission reviewed the Project application on October 24, 2017, and voted 5-1 to recommend approval to the City Council. The City Council hearing took place on November 15, 2017. This information along with project status, Final EIR and appendices, Specific Plan and other related information can be accessed on the City’s website at the following link: ECC - City of Escondido.
  1. North Avenue Estates (Developer: Casey Johnson) 34 lots at North Ave./Conway Dr. – A new annexation survey of surrounding property owners was mailed out at the request of LAFCO. A neighborhood meeting hosted by staff and the project applicant occurred on August 9, 2017. The applicant has reviewed drainage issues with the Engineering Division and a revised tentative map has been submitted. The Planning Commission is scheduled to review the project on November 28, 2017. 
  1. Aspire (106 condo units on Municipal Lot 1) and The Ivy (95 condo units at 343 E. 2nd) (Developer: Addison Garza, Touchstone Communities) – The proposal consists of three separate downtown project sites proposed for mixed-use, residential and parking garage components on Parking Lot 1, Parking Lot 4 and the former Escondido Surgery Center property. Applications were submitted for entitlement processing on June 23, 2017. A project kick-off meeting with the applicant and city staff occurred on July 13, 2017. On July 24, 2017, staff sent a letter to the applicant indicating the project application submittal was incomplete. Subsequent meetings with the applicant and staff have been on-going. 
  1. Grand Avenue Apartments (Developer: Norm LaCaze, Escondido Venture 99, LLC) 15 apt. units at 1316 E. Grand Ave. – A planned development application proposing 15 multi-family units in one three-story building on a vacant 0.51-acre lot was submitted for entitlement processing on September 22, 2017. A completeness review letter was sent to the applicant on October 20, 2017 indicating the application was incomplete. A meeting with the applicant team occurred on October 26, 2017 to discuss identified issues. The applicant submitted a Storm Water Management Plan on October 30, 2017.

Building Division

  1. A total of 26 solar photovoltaic permits were issued for the week. The Building Division has issued 871 solar permits this year, to date, compared to 1,152 issued during the same time last year. 
  1. Our building inspectors responded to 195 inspection requests for the week. 
  1. Building has issued 2017 single-family dwelling permits this year and 224 multi-family units. This compares with 58 single family dwellings and 88 multi-family dwellings for the same time last year. 
  1. Projects nearing permit issuance are:
    • 917 W Lincoln, 3 new apartment buildings, 9 units.
    • 700 W Grand Ave Gateway project (former police building) 
  1. The City Plaza three-story mixed use building at 300 S. Escondido Blvd. is setting finishes in the units in preparation for building completion the first part of 2018. 
  1. The Meadowbrook, three-story apartment building with underground garage at 2081 Garden Valley Glen is preparing the building for final inspection. 
  1. Escondido Disposal is requesting inspection for site walls and framing of the weigh station. 
  1. The medical office building at 2125 Citracado Pkwy is now installing drywall and exterior lath. 
  1. The medical office building at 1951 Citracado Pkwy has received inspection approval for drywall and they are now setting finishes. 
  1. The Westminster Seminary at 1725 Bear Valley Pkwy is preparing for exterior shear wall and framing inspections. 
  1. The children’s building for Emanuel Faith Church at 639 E 17th Ave has received inspection approval for the framing of the building. The Church of Resurrection at 1445 Conway is progressing through the framing phase of the building. 
  1. The Veterans Village project at 1540 S Escondido Blvd has received underground plumbing, partial foundation and masonry inspections for the residential buildings. 
  1. The new supermarket shell building at 999 N. Broadway has completed the exterior masonry walls, parapets and roof ledgers. 
  1. The Ford dealership at 1717 Auto Park Way has commenced on the second phase of construction which includes the interior remodel and new showroom addition. 
  1. The Latitude II multi-family residential development at 650 N. Centre City Parkway has received foundation inspection approval for Buildings 3 and 4. Building 5 has received underground plumbing approval. 
  1. The new, two-story church sanctuary building at 1864 North Broadway has completed the foundation. 
  1. Permits were issued last week for eight new single-family residences in the Shea Homes Canyon Grove development. 
  1. Permits were issued for the new drive-thru Starbucks at 302 W. El Norte Parkway.

Code Enforcement

Business Licensing

Public Works Operations 


Graffiti Restitution


Capital Improvements

Valley Pkwy/Valley Center Road Widening Project
The bridge subcontractor completed the concrete pour for both bridge abutments this past Thursday, November 9.  Excavation for the remaining pier footing was completed on Friday of last week. The dry utility contractor is installing conduits along East Valley Parkway between Bevin Road and Lake Wohlford Road during a night time operation. The work is scheduled to be completed on Thursday, November 16. Work along the west side of East Valley Parkway is continuing this week with grading for the retention basins and storm drain construction. The chain link fence located along Dog Park has been moved in preparation of the construction of an 8 ft. sound wall.    

Neighborhood Lighting Project
No changes from that reported last week: The contractor is potholing utilities in preparation of the installation of conduit for the new lights in the Elm/Washington Street neighborhood.  The scope of work for the project includes the installation of 44 new street lights along with the replacement of 22 existing street light fixtures with the latest L.E.D. fixtures in 5 neighborhood areas. 

2017 Street Rehabilitation and Maintenance Project
The replacement of concrete improvements, including sidewalk and curb and gutter, damaged by the tree root systems is continuing along Lincoln Avenue between Midway Drive and El Norte Parkway this week. Paving restoration was started on schedule along Ash Street between Stanley Avenue and Rincon Avenue. Paving restoration will continue along Broadway between Rincon Avenue and El Norte Parkway for the remainder of the week. The paving scheduled calls for paving restoration to begin on Lincoln Avenue between Ash Street to El Norte Parkway during the Thanksgiving break observed by the Escondido Schools next week. Detours will be in place directing vehicles around the effected streets. Please be observant of the traffic control message boards and follow the posted detour signs.          

Corrugated Metal Storm Drain Pipe Assessment Study
This project televises all City-maintained corrugated metal pipes (CMP) and assesses their condition to allow for proactive and efficient pipe maintenance.  To date, approximately 85% of the CMP storm drains have been televised. 

Private Development

Pradera - Lennar Communities
The project has scheduled the final paving of the offsite streets over the Thanksgiving break observed by the Escondido Schools. Detours will be in place along Ash Street, Stanley Avenue and Lehner Avenue for a three-day period. 

Lexington Model Homes - KB Homes
The contractor is testing the last section of the onsite water main. The contractor is placing concrete for the onsite sidewalk and driveway entrances.  

 Citron Project by William Lyon Homes
No changes from that reported last week: The project is idled again this week. The project is located at 2516 S. Escondido Boulevard. 

Tract 932 - Canyon Grove Shea Homes Community
No changes from that reported last week: Testing and videoing of the sewer system is ongoing. On site water lines are being tested and final connection will be made this week.   

Latitude II Condominiums by a Lyon Homes Partnership: Washington Avenue at Centre City Parkway
No changes from that reported last week: The import of fill material is continuing this week; no off site construction is scheduled this week.      

Veterans Village
Water improvements are continuing this week with the final connection to the potable water system. 

Victory Industrial Park
The grading operation has resumed at this time, importing of material has started. The project is located at 2005 Harmony Grove Road and is 5.4 acres in size. 

Escondido Innovation Center
The contractor is clearing the site of vegetation and trees as well as grading the site. The project requires the importing of 17,700 cubic yards of material.  The project is located 1925 Harmony Grove Road. 

City Plaza
The offsite construction of public improvement is set to resume along 3rd Avenue, Escondido Boulevard and the alleyway this week. The project is located at 328 S Escondido Boulevard.    

Spring Hill Suites Hotel/ La Terraza Boulevard
No changes from that reported last week: The grading operation is continuing this week with the construction of the block wall along the rear of the property.





  • The Escondido Fire Department conducted a Public Safety Event at Heritage Elementary School. Fire Prevention Staff (Sandy Bauer and Matthew Newberry), Engine 132 (Captain Portman, Engineer Terich and Firefighter Jones) and Emergency/Disaster Preparedness Manager, Jeff Murdock, provided home fire safety tips, demonstrations relating to smoke alarms, identification of fire personnel during an emergency, pre-planning for emergencies (people and animals) and emergency evacuation procedures.

  • On Sunday, November 5th, CalFire Fire Captain Ryan Mitchell from Station 20, Battalion 4, took his own life at the Pine Valley Bridge shortly after completing his shift. Units from Battalion 4 responded to the call that came into the Cal Fire’s Monte Vista headquarters in El Cajon, where Captain Mitchell worked. Captain Mitchell leaves behind a loving family, including a one-year-old son. With the recent passing of Captain Mitchell, all Escondido Fire uniformed employees are wearing their badge shrouds until further notice. In addition, the station flags will remain at half-staff. Firefighters raised flags and stood on overpasses along Interstate 15 in San Diego on Thursday, November 9th in his honor. Every bridge on the 15 had fire trucks raising American flags flying high above the highway.

  • On November 8 at 11:15 AM, the Escondido Police and Fire Communication Center received a report of an apartment on fire, located at 1580 South Juniper Street. A structure fire response was dispatched to the location. The first arriving engine reported a large amount of smoke coming from the bottom floor unit of a two-story building. Due to the potential for the fire to spread and the threat to life and property, a 2nd alarm response was requested. Aggressive action by the firefighters contained and controlled the fire in approximately 20 minutes. The apartment sustained major damage to the kitchen with minor to moderate smoke damage throughout the dwelling. There were no injuries to firefighters or civilians. Seven fire engines, one truck, two rescue ambulances and three Battalion Chief’s responded to the fire. Escondido Police Units provided road closures. A gift card from California Fire Foundation was provided for immediate emergency aid to the family. The cause of the fire is under investigation.
  • On Friday, November 10 at 12:19 pm, Escondido Fire Dispatch received a call for service referencing a female going into labor inside of a vehicle, near the intersection of Mission Ave & Escondido Blvd.  Escondido Fire Department Captain Hankins, Engineer Polito and Firefighter Paramedic Ouellette arrived on scene and assisted the mother as she gave birth in her Chevrolet Tahoe.  Escondido Police Officers assisted by providing traffic control during the incident.  Mother and baby boy were transported to Palomar Medical Center West and were listed in healthy condition.     



  • On 11/5/17 at 12:47 hours, EPD received a radio call of two male adults who were shoplifting jewelry at Sears (210 E. Via Rancho Pkwy). The males were contacted by loss prevention, and one of the males displayed what the reporting party believed to be the handle of a gun. The males left the store and went towards Kit Carson Park.  Officers arrived on scene, created a loose perimeter, and began to check the area.  Both suspects were contacted in a culvert on the western edge of the park, and were positively identified by the victim. Property was recovered, and both suspects were arrested for Robbery.
  • On 11/5/17 at 15:01 hours, at LA Fitness (362 W. El Norte Pkwy), officers were dispatched to investigate a robbery. Officers arrived on scene and contacted the victim, who said two males ‘jumped’ him behind the ‘LA Fitness’ and took his white mountain bike, phone, and backpack. The victim declined medical attention, however, medics were called for an evaluation. The suspects were described as two white males, 5’8” – 5’10” tall. One suspect was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt with white lettering and jeans.  The second suspect was wearing a grey button-up shirt and grey ‘Dickies’.  The males left eastbound in the flood control channel from the location.
  • On 11/6/17 22:00 hours, a reporting party from Karz Plus called in a vehicle in the Denny’s parking lot, 510 W. Mission Ave, that had a lot of people going to and from it, suspecting drug activity. When officers arrived and ran the plate it was found to be a reported stolen car from Carlsbad; the vehicle was unoccupied. The caller was re-contacted and she described two subjects that left the vehicle when police drove in.  One of the subjects matching the description was stopped at Mission Ave. and Quince St.  As the stolen vehicle was being searched, it was realized that property belonging to the detained male was in the stolen vehicle.  He was arrested and later booked into Vista Detention Facility for Auto Theft and other charges.  (The vehicle was stolen from a residential Hot Prowl Burglary in Carlsbad at about 03:00 hours earlier that day).
  • On 11/7/17 at 21:28 hours, an officer was on patrol, driving his marked police vehicle south on Midway Dr. at Washington Ave. A female motorist was driving a pick-up truck north on Midway Dr. that she had just stolen from the Palomar College Escondido Campus.  She swerved the truck into the opposing lanes of travel and collided into the officer’s police vehicle, and then she fled on foot.  The officer took the female into custody after a brief foot pursuit.  Both the officer and suspect sustained minor injuries.  The female was later charged with Carjacking, Auto Theft and Felony Hit and Run.

  • On 11/8/17, around 22:15 hours, an officer was traveling west on E. Valley Pkwy when he came across a male adult subject standing in the middle of traffic erratically throwing his hands up in the air.  The Officer Guerrero attempted to stop the male in the Vallarta parking lot.  A short foot pursuit ensued when the male abruptly stopped and turned around in a fighting stance, saying to the officer, “Let’s do this!” and started to aggress towards the officer.  After a successful Taser deployment, the male was taken into custody and charged with Felony Resisting.
  • On 11/9/17 at 14:40 hours, several witnesses observed two females fighting near the intersection of Centre City Parkway & Washington Ave. The suspect grabbed the victim (unprovoked), shoved her to the ground, and smashed her head into the pavement.  The suspect half fled the area and was observed by several Probation Officers entering the Flood Control Channel at Quince St.  The suspect fell down the embankment of the Flood Control, and came to rest in the shallow waters of the channel.  While waiting for Fire Department to arrive, the suspect regained consciousness and began growling and throwing mud in the direction of the Probation and EPD Officers.  At one point during the event, the suspect stripped off all of her clothing and displayed several signs and symptoms of excited delirium.  The suspect was eventually taken into custody without force.  EFD responded with high-angle rope rescue equipment, which was utilized to extract the suspect from the Flood Control. The suspect was taken to PMC for medical clearance and later booked into jail for Felony Battery.

  • On 11/9/17 at 21:00 hours, a victim and his ex-girlfriend arrived at her house (600 block of W. 8th Ave) and parked in the driveway. The ex-girlfriend walked into her home while the victim remained at the car to gather items.  At this time, a different ex-boyfriend attacked the victim from behind with a sharp object, and was stabbed in the head and back multiple times.  The suspect fled the scene, but not before breaking a window on the victim’s car. The victim was transported to Palomar Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
  • On 11/10/17 at 12:19 hours, Dispatch received a call for service reference a female going into labor inside of a vehicle, near the intersection of Mission Ave & Escondido Blvd.  Esc Fire arrived on scene and assisted the mother as she gave birth in her Chevrolet Tahoe. Officers assisted by providing traffic control during the incident.  Mother and baby were transported to Palomar Medical Center, and were listed in healthy condition.
  • On 11/10/17 just prior to 21:00 hours, a victim was involved in an argument with the suspect near the garage area of 1580 S. Juniper St.  During the argument, the suspect fired a single round into the victim’s upper left chest area.  For some reason, a friend transported the victim to his family’s home in the 200 block of N. Midway Dr. instead of the hospital. The victim’s brother then drove him to Palomar Medical Center where he was rushed into surgery. The suspect was later apprehended as he was trying to climb into the apartment through a window while the police were still inside investigating the crime!  The suspect was booked for Attempted Murder. 
  • On 11/11/17 at 09:44 hours, a reporting party contacted Dispatch and advised that a Hispanic male adult smashed the window of an SUV (parked at 440 W. Felicita Ave) with an axe.  The suspect took an iPhone from the SUV, and fled the area.  The reporting party advised that he knew the suspect from prior contacts, and could identify him.  An officer generated a photo line-up, which resulted in a positive ID of the suspect, who was later observed in a vehicle in the area of 1500 S. Juniper St.  He was taken into custody without incident and charged with Vehicle Burglary. 
  • Special Detail at Kit Carson Park:
    Due to the ongoing violent crimes and late-night activities occurring in Kit Carson Park late at night, graveyard shift conducted an undercover detail.  Two officers were in the park to observe and call out violations to incoming officers.  Over the course of the night, much enforcement was taken. 


      • 4-Open container cites
      • 6- Curfew cites
      • 5-Park after dark cites
      • 2-DUI arrests (both under 21yrs old). 
  • On 11/11/17 at 22:58 hours a loud crash was heard. Units located a newer black Camaro imbedded in the main roll up door at Fire Station #4 near the entrance to Kit Carson Park. The driver and passenger fled and were not located. At about 00:20 hours, the suspect’s father called in to turn his son in. The 17yr old suspect was cited for Hit and Run and being unlicensed. The suspect’s father was also cited for knowing and allowing his unlicensed son to take his car.  Fire Admin was contacted reference the damage to the fire station.


The EPD COPPS (Community Oriented Policing and Problem-Solving) Unit is dedicated to increasing the quality of life for the residents of Escondido through pro-active responses to crime trends and community issues.  Addressing crime and public nuisance in Grape Day Park is one project the Unit has been tasked with, along with patrolling the Downtown Business District and surrounding areas.  

  • 7 arrests were made
  • 19 citations were issued
  • Took out nurses from the Health and Human Services Agency from the County of San Diego. This was a late afternoon detail hoping to get more people vaccinated who have not been contacted in the past.  The county nurses are also giving out flu shots to those who want them.
  • Multiple illegal campsites were discovered by PD and cleaned up by City Public Works staff.