Encinitas Crime Updates By SD Sheriff’s Department
Most of us heard the helicopters flying around for hours the other day. Apparently, there were several crimes going on at the same time. As a result, it was tough to figure out who was committing what crime. For example, as one guy had a gun pointed at him another suspect is holding up the gas station. A criminal I just busted a bottle over someone’s head.
I picked up the information from the San Diego Sheriff’s Department website which I will attach.
Armed Robbery – Moonlight Beach
Victim robbed at gunpoint in Encinitas.
Post Date: 10/28/2021 3:30 PM
Detectives from the North Coastal Sheriff’s Station want your help in finding the suspect involved in a robbery along Moonlight Beach in Encinitas. Encinitas Watchdog discusses experience with Captain Taft.
It happened on Tuesday, October 26 just before 9:00 p.m. near the 400 block of W. B Street. The victim tells detectives he was on the beach near the volleyball courts when a man approached him from behind. The suspect was holding a handgun and pointed it at the victim’s head while demanding his belongings. Fearing for his life, the victim at least for now threw his earbuds and cell phone on the ground.
The suspect grabbed the earbuds and told him he would kill him if he called law enforcement. He then took off running north on 5th Street. The victim is not hurt.
A Sheriff’s ASTREA helicopter flew over the area looking for the suspect, while deputies and a Sheriff’s K-9 searched on the ground. Despite these efforts, the suspect was not found.
The suspect is described as a 25-year-old Hispanic man standing 5’7″ tall and weighing 135 pounds. He was last seen wearing a hat, black ski mask, dark sweatshirt, jeans and white shoes.
If you have any information about this incident or know who the suspect is, call the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department at (858) 565-5200. You can also contact Detective Chad Latonio from the North Coastal Sheriff’s Station at (760) 966-3523.
Media Contact: Sergeant Paul Michalke
North Coastal Sheriff’s Station (760) 966-3500
Search For Armed Suspect and Vehicle Pursuit – Rancho Santa Fe
Man arrested after committing residential burglary and stealing vehicle.
Post Date: 10/28/2021 4:53 PM
On Thursday, October 28th, just after 7:30am, security officers employed by Rancho Santa Fe Patrol called the San Diego Sheriff’s Communications Center to request assistance. They responded to a possible solo vehicle collision near a residence located in the 16000 block of Puerta Del Sol in the unincorporated area of Rancho Santa Fe. Upon arrival with fire department personnel, they observed a white male adult, later identified as 48-year-old Jason Collins (DOB 10/16/1973), sitting in the driver’s seat of the parked vehicle with an unknown female passenger. A handgun is visible. Collins, said “get back to the firemen.” Multiple patrol deputies from the North Coastal Sheriff’s Station arrived and established a perimeter around the vehicle. Sheriff’s ASTREA helicopter and a Sheriff’s canine unit responded to assist. ASTREA was able to see inside the vehicle, observing the male and female were no longer inside.
Multiple residents call the Sheriff’s Communications Center. This guy matched description by residents. While deputies were continuing their search for Collins, a citizen living in the 16000 block of Via Del Alba reported a male matching the description of Collins had just stolen her vehicle, a 1987 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme. A deputy observed Collins exiting the citizen’s driveway in the stolen vehicle at a high rate of speed. The deputy attempted to initiate a traffic stop, however, Collins failed to yield and a traffic pursuit ensued.
Deputies deploy the spike strip Tire flattening technique
Deputies were able to deploy a spike strip, flattening the vehicle’s tires. The vehicle slowed down and came to a stop in the 14000 block of El Camino Real in the City of San Diego. Deputies conducted a high-risk vehicle stop and Collins was taken into custody without further incident. He was not in possession of a firearm and he claimed the one previously seen in his possession was a toy. It was later determined the unknown female seen with Collins earlier in the morning is his girlfriend. She was unharmed and she is not considered a suspect. No members of the public or Sheriff’s personnel were injured during this incident.
Collins was arrested and booked into the Vista Detention Facility for California Penal Code sections 459 – Burglary, 10851(A) – Take Vehicle Without Owner’s Consent, and California Vehicle Code section 2800.2 (A) – Evade Peace Officer with Wanton Disregard for Public Safety.
Media Contact: Sergeant Luke Berhalter
Email Address of Contact: Lucas.Berhalter@sdsheriff.org
Name of Station/Unit and Contact Phone Number: North Coastal Sheriff’s Station (760) 966-3500