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Suspect in Pursuit Found Hiding in Home

An attempted traffic stop in Imperial Beach ends in Coronado early Saturday morning.

A man who led sheriff’s deputies on a pursuit from Imperial Beach into Coronado early Saturday morning was arrested after being found hiding in a house, according to authorities.

Just after midnight, a reserve lieutenant attempted to pull over a 2011 Toyota truck at 13th Street and Cypress Avenue for not having a front license plate, according to Sgt. Marilu Marcq. The male driver failed to pull over and drove into Coronado with sheriff’s deputies in pursuit.

The chase came to an end at the intersection of Isabella and E avenues after the truck ran over spike strips that Coronado police placed in the intersection of Orange Avenue and Glorietta Boulevard, according to Marcq.

The driver and the female passenger fled on foot but the passenger was soon apprehended and taken into custody without injury. The driver was able to get away despite a search that included a sheriff’s K-9 unit and helicopter.

As all units were clearing the call, undercover Border Patrol agents assisting in the search noticed a man who was arriving at his house, which had a window open. The man agreed to allow the agents to search his home, and the suspect was found hiding inside. The deputies who started the pursuit positively identified the suspect, who was taken into custody without injury.  

The truck was reported stolen in San Marcos on Wednesday.

Libi Uremovic November 10, 2012 at 07:31 PM
"...undercover Border Patrol agents assisting in the search noticed a man who was arriving at his house, which had a window open. The man agreed to allow the agents to search his home, and the suspect was found hiding inside...." wow...congrats to the agents - good catch....
Heidi Fagan November 10, 2012 at 07:43 PM
I live at the Shores on Coronado. I watched this unfold from the time they passed the strand! Some going south then turning around at the community center & headed back down Orange Ave. I must say the Air support, Police boats & multiple sherriff & Hwy. patrol, were very quick to respond!
Ann Tidwell November 10, 2012 at 08:02 PM
Kudo's to Law Enforcement!! Law abiding citizens LOVE, RESPECT and APPRECIATE you!! xo
Salinde November 10, 2012 at 08:41 PM
@Benny, to date both the Bank of America and Union Bank have both been robbed in Coronado in the last few years, the Union Bank twice...in all incidents no one was ever caught. Illegal Aliens are routinely dropped off in Coronado as they head north at bus stops to catch rides over to San Diego, guess how many get caught ? Coronado has a Herion problem with its youth as the drug of choice, I can go on....you would think that committing a crime would be a no brainier for local law enforcement, but nope. Yet there are good at giving traffic violations , citing people for riding thier bikes with no light at night, and keeping the kids off the streets cuz of curfew and then shooting the occassioanl charger player in San Diego...
John Galt November 10, 2012 at 10:16 PM
Glad the got the guy. Too bad he did not resist.

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