Harbor Police Traffic Stop Results in Chase, Standoff on Harbor Drive, Injury to Officer
Contact: Victor Banuelos, (o) 619.686.6376 • (c) 619.823.9135, firstname.lastname@example.org
On Tuesday, October 2, 2018 at approximately 5:38 a.m., Port of San Diego Harbor Police Officers observed a vehicle driving erratically on Shelter Island. As the officers initiated a traffic stop, the driver failed to yield and fled in the vehicle. Harbor Police Officers pursued the vehicle. During the pursuit, the driver drove at a Harbor Police Officer and rammed his vehicle causing minor injuries to the officer.
At the request of Harbor Police, the San Diego Police Department (SDPD) assisted in the pursuit and deployed spike strips along Harbor Drive at Cesar Chavez Parkway. The spike strips flattened the tires causing the driver to stop in the 1200 block of Harbor Drive.
The suspect refused all commands to get out of the vehicle and caused a short standoff. SDPD Officers deployed pepper balls into the vehicle. The suspect eventually surrendered to police and was taken into custody. Traffic on Harbor Drive was impacted for approximately one hour.
The suspect was identified as 32-year-old Andrew Dwight Sigsbee, who was wanted for a felony probation violation. Sigsbee was arrested on suspicion of felony evasion and assault with a deadly weapon. One Harbor Police officer was transported to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
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