INFRARED TECHNOLOGY HELPS DEPUTIES NAB SUSPECT IN SPRING VALLEY

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August 27, 2010 (Spring Valley) – San Diego Sheriff’s ASTREA-3 helicopter assisted Lemon Grove gang suppression deputies in the apprehension of a parolee at large on Wednesday night at 9:44 p.m. on Eileen Street in Spring Valley.

 

As deputies approached the residence where the suspect was believed to be hiding, he fled into the backyard. The suspect jumped several fences and tried to hide on a shed in the backard of a nearby residence. His movements were observed by the sheriff's helicopter using infrared technology and broadcast to ground units.

 

Ground units were able to surround the fleeing suspect, who eventually surrendered and was taken into custody.
 


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