Escondido police thanked a local teacher for her help in arresting an arson suspect, saying that without her assistance, they would not have been able to catch the man.
Escondido Police Lt. Scott Walters and Sgt. Mike Graesser stopped by Orange Glen High School Wednesday to thank history teacher Juel Copeland for her quick work. with Dr. Karen Rizzi, Assistant Superintendent, and Stacey Adame, Principal, also stopped by.
On Tuesday, Copeland helped catch a suspected arsonist in Escondido before he committed a crime.
Officers said that "without her help they would have not captured the individual.”
“Her description of the individual was so detailed it made locating the person much easier,” the officers said in a statement.