Air, ground search ends in arrest of man suspected of narcotics sales

Sheriff’s detective suffered minor injuries in scuffle with suspect

A suspect who ran from law enforcement officials Wednesday morning at Main and Sixth streets was apprehended after a search that included a sheriff’s ASTREA helicopter and a canine unit, according to officials.

A sheriff’s helicopter flies over D Street as officials look for a suspect who took off on foot. Sentinel photos/Karen Brainard

Deputies apprehended Ramona resident Luis Juarez, 23, who was wanted on narcotics charges, about 11 a.m. in the 600 block of E Street, said Sgt. John Boyce of the sheriff’s Ramona station.

Boyce said deputies had seen the suspect around 9:35 a.m. at a liquor store at Sixth and Main streets but he took off on a bicycle. He eventually ditched the bike and fled on foot, said the sergeant.

The suspect’s bike lays in the yard of a home on D Street.

Juarez was arrested on suspicion of narcotic sales and assault on a peace officer and booked into San Diego Central Jail, said Boyce.

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    The scourge of our town, meth & heroin.

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