October 17, 2016 (EL CAJON) There have been arrests made in El Cajon. This is after El Cajon Police declared the meeting outside Los Panchos an illegal assembly. El Cajon Police is asking drivers to stay away from Broadway and Mollison.
Civil UnrestPost Date:10/18/2016 11:42 AM
EL CAJON POLICE DEPT. – PRESS RELEASE INFORMATION SHEET
TYPE OF INCIDENT: Civil Unrest
DATE AND TIME OCCURRED: 10/17/16
LOCATION OF OCCURRENCE: 800 Broadway, El Cajon
RESUME OF INCIDENT:
On 10/17/16, at about 5 pm, two people showed up at the site angry that the memorial had been removed. They became verbally assaultive toward the security officer who then asked them to leave the property. They refused, called for others to join them and continued to remain at the businesses where the security officer was working. Security called the El Cajon Police Department who again asked the people to leave. When they refused, they were placed under citizen’s arrest. At approximately 6 pm, when officers were taking custody of those two arrestees, other members of the crowd began to assault officers. Mutual aid was called for at that time.
The property owners of the strip mall hired a security company to help them return to business as usual. Prior to this evenings events, participants in the memorial, who had been asked to leave the property returned and asked to collect their items. They removed the tents, grills and other memorial and personal items. Neither the property owners nor the police department removed memorial items.
While responding to the disturbance, at least three officers witnessed a single suspect brandish a hand gun. Protesters also saw that subject draw the gun, and they tackled him. He dropped the gun and other protesters left the area with it. An unlawful assembly was declared via the helicopter overhead. It was at that time that protesters fled into the surrounding neighborhoods, prompting officers to walk the streets trying to locate the suspects that fled with the gun and the suspect who drew the gun. Protesters who refused to leave the unlawful assembly were arrested. The firearm was not recovered.
A total of 8 people were arrested. All were booked into San Diego County Jail.
AGE SEX CITY OF RESIDENCE CHARGES 28 M San Diego 602(m) PC – Trespassing 29 M San Diego 602(m) PC – Trespassing 22 F San Diego 148(a)(1) PC – Delay / Obstruct Officer
602 (o)(1) PC – Trespassing
26 M La Mesa 148(a)(1) PC – Delay / Obstruct Officer
602 (o)(1) PC – Trespassing
37 M San Diego 602(o)(1) PC – Trespassing 21 M El Cajon 409 PC – Refusing to leave unlawful assembly
Felony No Bail Warrant for Assault w/a Deadly Weapon
28 M El Cajon 409 PC – Refusing to leave unlawful assembly
135 PC – Destruction of Evidence
148(a)(1) PC – Delay / Obstruct Officer
25 M El Cajon 409 PC – Refusing to leave unlawful Assembly
Anyone with additional information about this incident is asked to contact the El Cajon Police Department at 619-579-3311
Prepared by: Lieutenant Rob Ransweiler Date/Time: 10/18/16 @ 11:30 am
Review by: J. Davis, CHIEF OF POLICE