San Marcos CA— Sunday afternoon, December 27, 2020, just after 1:00p, information was broadcast from the Carlsbad Police Department of an occupied stolen vehicle, last seen in the area of Palomar Airport Road, traveling eastbound toward the city of San Marcos. San Marcos Patrol Deputies began searching the area and located the stolen vehicle, unoccupied in the parking lot of the Target store, 3150 Business Park Drive, Vista.
Deputies set up surveillance on the vehicle, while requesting additional resources, including ASTREA and an available canine unit. After a few minutes the driver/suspect returned to the vehicle and units moved in to attempt to contact the suspect. The suspect, later identified as Dylan Kidd, a 23-year-old was able to start the vehicle and a 4-5 minute vehicle pursuit ensued. Kidd drove in a reckless manner out of the parking lot and onto the adjacent surface streets.
Sheriff’s ASTREA was over-head and was monitoring the entire incident. Kidd ended up, driving southbound on White Sands Drive, which dead-ended, just south of Coast Avenue. Kidd then exited the vehicle and fled into the adjacent canyon area. When Kidd exited the vehicle, he failed to put the vehicle in park and it rolled into the garage door of a residence in the 1200 block of White Sands Drive, causing minor damage.
Kidd continued to flee, on foot, for approximately 6 minutes, while ASTREA gave directions to responding Deputies as to Kidd’s location in the canyon area. He eventually gave up and he was taken into custody without further incident.
Kidd was later transported and booked into Vista Detention Facility with the following charges: 2800.2- CVC, felony evading, 10851(a) CVC- vehicle theft, 496d PC- possession of stolen vehicle, 459.5 PC- shop-lift/burglary, and 20002(a) CVC- hit and run.