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LASD - Palmdale Station, Los Angeles County Sheriff
Thursday February 25th, 2016 :: 09:06 a.m. PST


Suspect Jonathan Escobar, Captured!

Thanks to our Palmdale’s Most Wanted viewers, Suspect Jonathan Escobar was captured.  Suspect Escobar was the subject of multiple pursuits in the Antelope Valley, involving Palmdale Station, Lancaster Station and CHP.  The pursuits began last summer, with the most recent taking place on Sunday, February 7, 2016.  His pursuits occurred at night and he frequently evaded law enforcement by driving at excessive speeds and turning off his vehicle’s lights.  The last pursuit resulted in Suspect Escobar crashing his vehicle and fleeing the scene on foot, leaving two injured passengers in his vehicle.      

On Tuesday, February 16, 2016, Suspect Escobar was featured on a weekly televised news program through Time Warner Cable (channel 3) called Palmdale’s Most Wanted.  Palmdale’s Most Wanted depicts two individuals with warrants in which Palmdale Station Detectives are looking for and seeking the public’s help of their whereabouts.  These individuals are also shown in the Antelope Valley Times as well as on the station’s website   

On Saturday, February 20, 2016, an anonymous informant called the station regarding Suspect Escobar. The informant recognized Suspect Escobar from Palmdale’s Most Wanted and gave deputies his location.  Deputies immediately responded to the location and Suspect Escobar surrendered without incident. 

Upon arrest, Suspect Escobar was transported and booked at the Palmdale Sheriff Station for several outstanding warrants ranging from Grand Theft Auto, Driving under the Influence to Evading a Peace Officer, which totaled over $200,000 in warrants.

Because of the public’s help, Palmdale’s Most Wanted has shown to be very successful in capturing individuals who pose a danger to our community.  The station receives multiple calls a week from the public wanting to assist station detectives in getting these individuals off our streets. 

On behalf of the Palmdale Sheriff Station we would like to thank the public for their continuous support in keeping our community safe.  Keep up the good work!!!

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Written by:

Deputy Jodi Wolfe

Palmdale Sheriff’s Station

750 East Avenue Q,

Palmdale, Ca. 93550

(661) 272-2520

Email: [email protected]


Twitter: @jwLASD Wolfe

LASD - Palmdale Station, Los Angeles County Sheriff
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Palmdale, CA 93550

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