The attempted sexual assault at 362 W. El Norte Parkway was reported at 10:10 p.m. Tuesday, according to Escondido police Sgt. Eric Distel.
The man apparently hid in a children's play area inside the gym and attempted to attack the woman while she was alone, Distel said, adding that the woman thwarted the attack but sustained minor cuts and abrasions in the process.
She was taken to Palomar Medical Center to be evaluated, he said.
Police were looking for a heavyset Hispanic man in his 40s with a shaved head and tattoos on his left-hand knuckles. He may also have a tattoo near his left eye, possibly of a tear drop, Distel said.
Detectives are investigating the circumstances surrounding a man who died Saturday morning on a sidewalk in Old Town.
Fire crews have reached full containment of a wildfire that spread over hilly rural terrain east of Ramona Friday afternoon, officials said.
A strong high pressure ridge will slowly strengthen and expand, putting Southern California underneath it's dome of hot air.
A suspected drunk driver was shot by sheriff's deputies after leading them on a pursuit across North County freeways Friday night, the San Diego County Sheriff's Department said.
For years, Honor Flight San Diego has fulfilled its mission to fly San Diego’s war heroes to Washington D.C. to visit the memorials dedicated to their service.
Day two of Comic-Con has come and gone, but tens of thousands of people are still hitting the streets of downtown San Diego – pumping thousands of dollars into the local economy.
A 24-year-old woman was shot and killed Friday inside an Oceanside apartment building today and a person of interest was being questioned, according to police.
A 2-year-old girl is in the hospital Friday with serious injuries after she fell from a fourth-floor window at an apartment complex in San Diego's University City neighborhood, police said.
Improving surveillance camera technology is helping homeowners fight back against thieves. The latest cameras are delivering clear and multi-angle images that can lead straight to the suspects.