Johnny Caito 7:07 p.m., July 28
Attempted Murder Over Pilfered Weed
Homicidal mania and bat-wielding for stolen stash in Encinitas.
513 Hermes Avenue, Encinitas
March 29, 8:48 p.m.
Deputies from the Encinitas Sheriff's Station received a call of an assault with a deadly weapon (and attempted murder). The initial caller said an individual broke into the house and was hitting people with a baseball bat.
Additional calls came in reporting several people had come to the house to fight and one of the suspects had a bat.
Deputies found two victims who had been hit by the suspect with the bat. One of the victims had a broken nose. The second victim, a 15-year old juvenile, had been hit in the head with the bat and suffered multiple skull fractures. He was transported to the hospital where he remains at this time in critical condition. The attempted murder charge could be altered to homicide.
Here is what allegedly happened: fourmales came to the house to fight. These males were "angry" because marijuana had been stolen from one of them earlier in the evening.
The suspect with the bat was identified and is a 17-year old juvenile. The three other suspects have also been identified and all are outstanding at this time.