FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
POINT OF CONTACT: Lt. Neal Griffin, 760-839-4444
At approximately 2:30 AM, July 24th, an unidentified male suspect gained access to a home on Magnolia Place in Escondido, through an open window. The suspect reached through the window and touched a women’s body while she was asleep in bed with two young children. Although the victim in this case was an adult, there were young minor children in the room. The incident is very similar to several other cases occurring in Escondido and San Marcos where it appears young girls were targeted by the suspect. The investigation into this most recent incident is being treated as a part of this ongoing series.
The Escondido Police Department has identified a series of late night/early morning burglaries occurring throughout the city. The point of entry has consistently been an unsecured door or ground level window. In each case, the burglary has been a “hot prowl”, committed while residents were asleep in the home. The Police Department is reminding residents to lock all doors and windows during overnight hours. Residents should also consider the installation of motion detectors for perimeter lights or keeping one exterior light on overnight. Residents should report any suspicious activity in your neighborhoods, particularly late at night, to Escondido PD. For information on steps that can be taken to avoid becoming the victim of a “hot prowl” burglary visit the EPD Facebook page.
To report any suspicious activities in your neighborhood, you may contact the Police Department directly, or you may make an unidentified call on our Anonymous Tip Line at 760-743-TIPS (8477) or via our Web site at police.escondido.org. For breaking news releases, please follow the Escondido Police Department on Twitter at twitter.com/escondidopolice.