High-end bike theft investigation leads to three arrests in Encinitas

As part of an investigation of high-end bicycle thefts in north San Diego County coastal cities, detectives of the North Coastal Sheriff’s Station served a search warrant at the Royal Motel in the 1400 block of North Coast Highway 101, Encinitas. Three arrests were made, various high-end bicycles, bike frames, and expensive components were seized along with methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia, according to a San Diego County Sheriff’s Department news release.

Encinitas residents Jeffrey Scott Stevenson, 60, and Emiko Nishida Sanderson, 54, were arrested for possession of a controlled substance for sale and possession of drug paraphernalia. Sanderson also had a misdemeanor arrest warrant, the news release said.

Encinitas resident Billie Dee Estoque, 55, a convicted felon, was arrested for possession of a firearm, possession of a controlled substance without a prescription, and possession of drug paraphernalia, according to the news release.

There will be a display of the bicycles and other seized items on July 9 at 9 a.m., at the San Diego County Sheriff’s Crime Lab located at 5255 Mt. Etna Drive, San Diego, 92117.

Anyone with information about this case can call the Sheriff’s Department non-emergency line at (858) 565-5200. You can remain anonymous and be eligible for up to a $1,000 reward for information leading to an arrest. Call Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477.