ENCINITAS–U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to the San Clemente Station were notified by the Norwalk Sheriff’s Station to be on the look-out for Javier Ortegon, a 24-year-old male U.S. citizen.
Ortegon was wanted for stabbing and then running over his former landlord with a stolen vehicle several times. Ortegon also has a pending felony case of assault against a police officer in Lakewood, Calif. The look-out notice also stated that Ortegon would be driving a California licensed 2020 blue Mercedes sedan.
At approximately 9:30 a.m., agents on patrol near Moonlight State Beach in Encinitas spotted the vehicle listed on the look-out and observed from a distance. After contacting the issuing agency and other local law enforcement, agents observed a person fitting Ortegon’s description sitting in the sedan.
In a coordinated plan, law enforcement moved in and arrested Ortegon without incident. The vehicle and Ortegon were transported to a local Border Patrol station and subsequently turned over to the Norwalk Sheriff’s Station.