Escondido: Man accused of stealing car with baby inside pleads n - CBS News 8 - San Diego, CA News Station - KFMB Channel 8

Escondido: Man accused of stealing car with baby inside pleads not guilty

Posted: Updated:

VISTA (CNS) - An Escondido man accused of stealing a car containing an infant, then driving to a parking lot less than two miles away, pleaded not guilty Friday to charges of car theft, possession of a stolen vehicle and possession of methamphetamine.

Anthony Guerrero, 31, was ordered held on $100,000 bail.

Dispatchers received a call from the baby's mother at 10:06 p.m. Tuesday reporting that her Mercedes-Benz sedan was stolen from outside a 99 Cents Only store at the Civic Center Plaza Shopping Center on North Escondido Boulevard with her 6-month-old child inside, Escondido police Sgt. Suzanne Baeder said.

It wasn't immediately clear where the mother was when the car was taken or why the baby was left alone in the car.

A short time later, a police officer spotted the Mercedes in a parking lot in the 1200 block of North Escondido Boulevard, less than two miles from the shopping center where the car was taken, Baeder said.

As the officer approached, the suspect -- later identified as Guerrero -- got out of the car and ran, but he was taken into custody after crossing the street and the baby was found inside the car unharmed, Baeder said.

Guerrero faces up to eight years in prison if convicted. Judge James Simmons set a readiness conference for Dec. 17 and a preliminary hearing for Dec. 19.

RELATED: 

  • Local NewsMore>>

  • Sunny skies across San Diego, chance for rain returns midweek

    Sunny skies across San Diego, chance for rain returns midweek

    Monday, March 18 2019 11:26 AM EDT2019-03-18 15:26:42 GMT

    Sunny skies with above-average temperatures are expected throughout San Diego County. Low clouds and fog could return Monday night and temperatures are expected to cool through Wednesday.

     

    Sunny skies with above-average temperatures are expected throughout San Diego County. Low clouds and fog could return Monday night and temperatures are expected to cool through Wednesday.

     
  • Crews battle fire at Chula Vista apartment complex

    Crews battle fire at Chula Vista apartment complex

    Monday, March 18 2019 10:52 AM EDT2019-03-18 14:52:40 GMT

    Crews are on scene of an apartment fire in Chula Vista, that broke out early Monday morning, right across the street from an earlier fire involving two mobile homes.

     

    Crews are on scene of an apartment fire in Chula Vista, that broke out early Monday morning, right across the street from an earlier fire involving two mobile homes.

     
  • University of Scandal, Corruption? USC at core of bribe plot

    University of Scandal, Corruption? USC at core of bribe plot

    Sunday, March 17 2019 11:31 AM EDT2019-03-17 15:31:12 GMT
    Monday, March 18 2019 10:13 AM EDT2019-03-18 14:13:29 GMT
    (AP Photo/Reed Saxon,File). FILE - This March 12, 2019 file photo shows the University Village area of the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. The past year has been a bruising one for the Los Angeles university. The president who helped ...(AP Photo/Reed Saxon,File). FILE - This March 12, 2019 file photo shows the University Village area of the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. The past year has been a bruising one for the Los Angeles university. The president who helped ...
    (AP Photo/Reed Saxon,File). FILE - This March 12, 2019 file photo shows the University Village area of the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. The past year has been a bruising one for the Los Angeles university. The president who helped ...(AP Photo/Reed Saxon,File). FILE - This March 12, 2019 file photo shows the University Village area of the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. The past year has been a bruising one for the Los Angeles university. The president who helped ...
    The University of Southern California's place at the center of a widespread college admissions bribery scheme has added to the string of recent scandals at the school. 
    The University of Southern California's place at the center of a widespread college admissions bribery scheme has added to the string of recent scandals at the school. 
Powered by Frankly
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2019 KFMB-TV. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.