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Sheriff's sergeant arrested in connection to Naval Base Coronado lockdown

By Claudia Amezcua,


CORONADO, Calif. (KGTV) – A San Diego County Sheriff's deputy was arrested on suspicion of being under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs outside the Naval Air Station North Island late Friday night.

The Coronado Police Department informed SDCSD that the deputy attempted to go pass through the base's main gate without clearance leading the military guards to shoot at the car. No one was injured.

The deputy, identified as Sergeant Michael Cruz, was off duty at the time of the incident. Cruz has been with the agency since Oct. 2006 and was assigned to the sheriff's emergency planning detail.

Cruz was booked into the central jail and was "released on his own recognizance pending future court dates."

He was placed on paid administrative assignment while the Sheriff's Internal Affairs investigates.

The sheriff's department said it would not tolerate criminal behavior in its ranks and would hold employees accountable for their actions.

"The San Diego Sheriff's Department is committed to holding its employees to a high standard. Acts such as this do not reflect our values, principles, or commitment to our communities. We take these obligations seriously and strive to be a trusted law enforcement organization."

Kevin Dixon, a spokesperson for Naval base Coronado, says the Naval Base Gates didn't reopen until 2 p.m. Saturday because of this incident.

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