Oceanside Police Search for Fugitive - NBC 7 San Diego

Oceanside Police Search for Fugitive



    Authorities in Oceanside searched extensively for a fugitive Friday night by ground and by air.

    Officials say they were looking for a fugitive wanted by federal law enforcement. The search – which began around 7:30 p.m. and lasted about two hours -- was situated on the east side of town, with police setting up a perimeter surrounding several neighborhoods from Highway 76 to Mission Avenue.

    Patrols searched for the suspect on the ground and via helicopter, and blocked off streets as they scoured the area. There were police checkpoints at Loretta Street to the east and west of I-5.

    Outgoing vehicles were inspected from cabin to trunk for any sign of the wanted suspect. Over the public address system on the police helicopter, residents were warned to stay inside their homes.

    Police Search for Fugitive in Oceanside

    [DGO] Police Search for Fugitive in Oceanside
    After receiving a tip about a wanted suspect, police searched several neighborhoods in Oceanside for the fugitive. At one point, officials went car-to-car and house-to-house in search of the suspect. NBC 7's Dave Summers reports.
    (Published Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013)

    At one point, officers and deputies from the San Diego Sheriff’s Department did a yard-to-yard search for the suspect.

    Police say they received a tip that the fugitive was in the Oceanside area, which then set off the search. Despite their efforts, officials were unable to locate the suspect.

    The suspect’s name was not released, but officials did say he is wanted for a parole violation. The suspect was previously in prison on drug-related convictions.

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