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K-9 Captures Auto Theft Suspect in Carlsbad

Carlsbad CA— Early this morning November 8, at about 12:48 a.m., Carlsbad Police Officers attempted to conduct a traffic stop of a stolen vehicle. The driver of the vehicle failed to yield and officers pursued the vehicle a short distance.

The suspect then stopped the vehicle at the intersection of Buena Vista Way and Davis Avenue and fled on foot. The suspect ran eastbound across the Interstate 5 freeway. With the assistance of ASTREA air support, the suspect was located hiding in some bushes on the east side of I-5 near the north bound Las Flores off-ramp.

The suspect was ordered to come out and he did not comply. A police canine was deployed and the suspect was apprehended. The suspect was identified as Sean Taylor, age 31, of Escondido. Taylor was transported to Tri-City Hospital where he was treated for his injuries prior to being booked into Vista Jail for multiple charges including auto theft and felony evading.