Sheriff’s Deputies respond to psychiatric emergency


On Aug. 1 at 3:12 p.m., a resident of 117 Via de la Valle, Del Mar called 911 and reported an unknown male had just entered his residence. Sheriff’s Deputies from the North Coastal Sheriff’s Station responded to the address. It was quickly determined the male who had entered the residence was suffering from a psychiatric emergency, according to a San Diego County Sheriff’s Department news release.

Sheriff’s Deputies established a perimeter around the residence and summoned for the Psychiatric Emergency Response Team (PERT). PERT arrived on scene and negotiations began with the male. The male, without warning, jumped from the third story balcony of the residence, landing inside the swimming pool below. Sheriff’s Deputies were able to assist the male from the swimming pool, at which point, he was safely taken into custody. The male was transported to Tri-City Hospital for evaluation, according to the news release.