Luckiest guy at San Marcos
It’s one thing to get hit by a speeding commuter train.
Safe to say, it’s a whole ‘nother thing to get hit by the train, get up, walk away and still be at large.
Such was the case, and fate, of an unidentified man who was struck by a train Thursday night near Palomar College in San Marcos. Like the Energizer Rabbit of TV commercial fame, he got up and walked away from the scene, and has not been located, a sheriff’s official said.
San Diego County Sheriff’s deputies responded to the collision between a Sprinter train and the unknown person at about 8:40 p.m. Thursday on the railroad tracks at Los Posas Road and W. Mission Avenue, just west of the Palomar College Transit Center, sheriff’s Deputy Jason Burk said.
The Sprinter train was going 40 mph when the engineer saw a person standing on the north side of the tracks at the pedestrian crossing, according to Burk.
The train’s horn was sounded but the person did not respond, the deputy said. The train’s emergency brakes were applied, but the person did not move and then the train, unable to stop in time, hit the pedestrian, Burk said.
The pedestrian then reportedly got up and walked eastbound.
“The pedestrian was searched for, but not located, following the collision,” Burk said. “The pedestrian’s condition or whereabouts are unknown at this time.”
The Sheriff’s Transit Enforcement Unit is investigating the collision. Anyone with information about the incident was asked to call the Sheriff’s Department’s non-emergency line at (858) 565-5200
Arrest made in Escondido homicide
It took over four months, but Escondido police said Friday they got their man in the March 16 shooting death of Fabian Arellano.
Around 12:30 a.m. that Wednesday morning, police found the 27-year-old Escondido resident shot at Escondido Boulevard and 9th Avenue, then transported him to Palomar Medical Center where he later died.
“During the course of the investigation, Escondido police detectives determined that the homicide suspect is Javier Seda,” Escondido police Lt. Ed Varso said. “Seda is 18 years old and a resident of Escondido. Detectives discovered that Seda, who is a U.S. citizen, had fled to Mexico after the homicide.”
Escondido police detectives worked with The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives in the United States and Mexico to share intelligence that led to the apprehension of Seda, according to Varso, adding, Seda subsequently was returned to the United States.
The crime was believed to be gang related. Seda is being held at the Vista Detention Facility. No further details were available.
Annual Night Out Against Crime
The Escondido Police Department will celebrate the 33rd Annual Night Out Against Crime from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 2 at Grape Day Park.
“National Night Out is an opportunity for citizens across America to send a powerful message about neighborhood unity, awareness, safety and police-community partnerships,” Escondido police Lt. Ed Varso said. “We invite your family and friends for an evening of fun, food, music and entertainment.”
Community resource organizations will be on hand to provide information relating to crime prevention, drug and violence prevention, education, health and safety, according to Varso. Law Enforcement vehicles will be on display and free opportunity drawings will be held throughout the evening.
Children’s activities will include face painting, balloons and tattoos, a rope bridge, jump house, bike rodeo (must bring bicycle and helmet) and interactive displays at the various booths. Fingerprinting is available at parents’ request.
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