FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Lt. Chris Wynn, 760-839-4700
On July 28, 2011, just after midnight, an officer from the Escondido Police Department made a traffic enforcement stop on a vehicle that had faulty lighting in violation of the California Vehicle Code. The driver of the vehicle was unable to produce any identification or driver’s license when requested by the officer. An officer from ICE responded to the scene to assist Escondido Police officers in trying to identify the driver.
The driver of the vehicle identified himself verbally as Fernando Marcos Bravo-Sanchez, 28 years old and a citizen of Mexico. A records check was conducted of Bravo-Sanchez and it was determined that he had prior convictions for burglary and possession of a stolen vehicle. He had been previously deported seven times and voluntarily returned to Mexico three times.
Bravo-Sanchez was placed under arrest and was booked at the Vista Detention Facility on an ICE hold. He is currently facing charges from an unrelated stolen vehicle case.
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