The Coast News Group

Man breaks into Encinitas home with owner inside

ENCINITAS — A man authorities said may have been under the influence of drugs was taken into custody Tuesday night on suspicion of committing a “hot prowl” burglary in Encinitas.

The man allegedly broke into a home in the 200 block of Fifth Street, near Moonlight State Beach, about 7:15 p.m., according to the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department.

The home’s occupant was inside, but “everyone is OK,” the department’s watch commander said.