SAN MARCOS–A man was arrested for his alleged involvement in a traffic collision with a stolen vehicle, a San Marcos Sheriff’s deputy spokesman said Sunday.
Deputies received a call of a vehicle rollover collision near Craven Road and South Twin Oaks Valley Road, near California State University, San Marcos. Deputies were en route when they received an update that the driver, later identified as 29 year-old Kevin Meza, was seen running away from the accident.
They discovered the vehicle involved in the accident was a reported stolen. They established a large perimeter at an apartment complex located at the end of Rush Drive. Cal State University San Marcos Police were notified to assist.
They were conducting a search of the area when they received information that a Cal State University, San Marcos officer had Meza detained at gunpoint. Deputies arrived and handcuffed Meza. They conducted a curbside line up at the scene, and Meza was positively identified as the subject that crashed and ran away from the vehicle. San Marcos Fire responded to medically evaluate Meza. He was transported to Palomar Medical Center for treatment due to a wound on his head, presumably sustained in the crash.
Deputies searched the vehicle and found drug paraphernalia. Meza was also in possession of a backpack that contained drugs, drug paraphernalia, and unreported stolen property. Meza is a known local offender.