Clemente Cervantes

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DOB 9/18/1971
Hispanic male
6-2210 lbs.
Bald head and brown eyes

Clemente Cervantes is wanted by the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation for violating the terms and conditions of his parole (no bail).  Cervantes is currently on parole for failing to register as a sex offender. Cervantes has previous convictions for parole violations, grand theft, burglary, rape, and failing to register as a sex offender. Cervantes is known to frequent the Southeastern and Mid-City area of San Diego.

Unidentified Suspect Wanted for Sexual Battery

Up to $1,000 Reward Offered 

San Diego County Crime Stoppers and investigators from the San Diego Police Department’s Sex Crimes Unit are asking for assistance from the public to help identify and locate an unknown suspect wanted for a sexual battery that occurred in the Mira Mesa area.     

On October 12, 2017, at approximately 6:35 a.m., the victim, a 15-year-old female was walking alone from her house to Mira Mesa High School. The suspect approached the female from behind and engaged her in conversation as she was walking westbound on 8800 Hillery Drive. Shortly after, the suspect sexually battered the victim. The suspect fled the area on foot and was last seen walking southbound through a residential complex along 8800 Hillery Drive.

Suspect’s Description: 

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The suspect is described as a Hispanic male, 42-years-old, 5’2” tall, normal build, short dark colored hair, wearing a light blue short-sleeved shirt and baggie blue jeans.The suspect spoke with a thick Spanish accent.

Anyone with information on the identity and/or location of the suspect should call SDPD’s Sex Crimes Unit at (619) 531-2210 or the Crime Stoppers anonymous tip line at (888) 580-8477. Crime Stoppers is offering up to a $1,000 reward to anyone with information that leads to an arrest in this case. Anonymous email and mobile app messages can be sent in via sdcrimestoppers.org. 

  • Media inquiries about this case can be directed to Lt. Brent Williams at (619) 531-2686 or email at blwilliams@pd.sandiego.gov
  • Media inquiries about Crime Stoppers can be directed to either Officer Mark Herring at (619) 531-1500 or email at msherring@pd.sandiego.gov or Deputy Adriana Uribe at (619) 531-1547 or email at adriana.uribe@sdsheriff.org

Unknown Suspects Wanted for Felony Charges of Throwing Objects at Moving Trolleys

Up to $1,000 Reward Offered  

San Diego County Crime Stoppers and investigators from the San Diego Police Department’s Southeastern Division are asking for the public’s help in identifying and locating the suspects responsible for throwing objects at moving MTS trolley cars at various locations throughout Southeastern San Diego.  

Since early June 2017, MTS has reported 19 separate cases in which unknown suspects are throwing large rocks at trolley cars along the Orange Line route. These cases have occurred at various locations from downtown San Diego through La Mesa. Eleven of these cases have occurred at various locations in Southeastern San Diego including:  

68th Street and Akins Avenue (Encanto area) 
43rd Street and K Street (Mt. Hope area) 
47th Street Trolley Stop (Lincoln Park area) 
Euclid Avenue Trolley Stop (Chollas View area) 

The most recent cases have occurred at the 54th Street pedestrian crossing near 54th Street and Market Street (Valencia Park area). 

In all of these cases, one or more suspects are seen throwing large rocks at moving trolley cars causing a large amount of damage to the exterior of the trolley cars. This damage includes cracked windshields, side windows, broken lights, and dented exteriors. The total damage in all of these cases is over $ 40,000. 

Investigators would like to remind the public that throwing objects at a trolley is a felony crime in addition to the vandalism those objects cause. Objects being thrown at the trolley have the possibility of breaking through the glass and causing serious injuries to both the driver and passengers onboard.    

Anyone with information on the identity or location of the person(s) responsible for these crimes is asked to call SDPD’s Southeastern Division at (619) 527-3500 or the Crime Stoppers anonymous tip line at (888) 580-8477.  Please visit www.sdcrimestoppers.org for information on how to send a web or mobile app tip. Crime Stoppers is offering up to a $1,000 reward to anyone with information that leads to an arrest in this case. 

  • Media inquiries about these cases can be directed to Lt. Manny Del Toro at (619)    527-3514 or email at mdeltoro@pd.sandiego.gov
  • Inquiries about Crime Stoppers can be directed to SDPD Officer Mark Herring at (619) 531-1500 or msherring@pd.sandiego.gov or Deputy Adriana Uribe at (619)    531-1547 or email at adriana.uribe@sdsheriff.org .

2 YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF THE UNSOLVED MURDER OF JUAN CARLOS MUNOZ JR.

$5,000 REWARD

On October 11, 2015 at approximately 7:50 p.m., 18-year-old Juan Carlos Munoz Jr. and his 17-year-old friend were stopped in a vehicle in the 1600 block of Prospect Street in National City, when a Nissan Altima pulled alongside them. The front passenger of the Altima exited his vehicle and approached Juan Carlos Munoz, who was the driver. The suspect asked Munoz and his friend where they were from. The suspect fired five rounds from a handgun into the vehicle. Four rounds struck Munoz on his left shoulder and one round struck the 17-year-old on his left thigh. The suspect fled in the vehicle eastbound on E. 16th Street. Munoz succumbed to his injuries. His friend’s injury was non-life threatening.

 Suspect Description: Per several witnesses, the shooter is described as a light skinned Hispanic male in his 20’s, husky build with a shaved head. The vehicle was described as an early to late 2000’s 4-door Nissan Altima. Both suspects should be considered armed and dangerous.

Anyone with information on this homicide is asked to call the National City Police Department at (619) 336-4411 or the Crime Stoppers anonymous tip line at (888) 580-8477. Crime Stoppers is offering a $1,000 reward and the Munoz family has offered an additional $4,000 reward to anyone with information that leads to an arrest in this case. Visit the Crime Stoppers website at www.sdcrimestoppers.org for more information on how to send anonymous web and mobile app tips. 

Media Inquiries should be directed to:

  • Questions regarding the investigation should be directed to Sergeant Cameon at (619) 336-4524.
  • Media inquiries about Crime Stoppers can be directed to Officer Mark Herring at (619) 531-1500 or email at msherring@pd.sandiego.gov or Deputy Adriana Uribe at (619) 531-1547 or email at adriana.uribe@sdsheriff.org

Unknown Suspect Wanted for Arson

Up to $1,000 Reward Offered

San Diego County Crime Stoppers and investigators from the San Diego Metro Arson Strike Team (MAST) are asking for the public’s help in identifying and locating an unknown suspect wanted for intentionally setting a hot dog cart on fire.

On Sunday, September 24, 2017, at approximately 5:45 a.m., an unknown suspect lit the canvas cover to a Brooklyn Dogs hot dog cart on fire. The cart was parked near the main staircase to Horton Plaza at Broadway Circle and adjacent to Horton Plaza Park. The fire extended to the cart and caused an estimated $8,000.00 in damages. An unidentified person was seen running from the area at the time of the fire.

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Anyone with information about this arson case is asked to call the San Diego Metro Arson Strike Team at (619) 236-6815 or the Crime Stoppers anonymous tip line at (888) 580-8477.  Crime Stoppers is offering up to a $1,000 reward to anyone with information that leads to an arrest in this case.  Visit the Crime Stoppers website at www.sdcrimestoppers.org for more information on how to send anonymous web and mobile app tips.  

Jose Tomas Orellana

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Jose Tomas Orellana
DOB4-9-56(61)
Hispanic male
5-7170 lbs.
Black hairbrown eyes

Jose Orellana is wanted by the San Diego Fugitive Task Force for an outstanding felony warrant ($75,000) for assault with a deadly weapon. Orellana has previous convictions for violating a court order related to domestic violence. Orellana is known to frequent Lemon Grove, Spring Valley, and the Chula Vista area.

Unknown Suspect Wanted for Multiple Burglaries

Up to $1,000 Reward Offered 

San Diego County Crime Stoppers and investigators from the San Diego Police Department’s Central Division are asking for the public’s help in identifying and locating an unknown male who is committing burglaries in condo/apartment complexes in the Cortez and Park West areas near downtown San Diego. 

On September 9, 2017, at about 2:21 a.m., an unknown male forced entry into a parking garage of a residential apartment complex located at 2665 5th Avenue, in San Diego. The suspect then forced entry into the office and stole a laptop and Amazon package and also damaged several doors. 

On several occasions between September 13, 2017 and September 22, 2017, the same suspect entered the parking garage located at the Aria condo complex, located at 1441 9th Avenue, in San Diego. The suspect went underneath the gate as vehicles would enter or exit. Once inside, the suspect forced entry into the locked bicycle room and used bolt cutters to cut the bike locks.  The suspect stole multiple bicycles during this period.   

Suspect’s Description: 

The suspect is described as a White or Hispanic male, approximately 35 to 45 years old, 180 to 200 lbs. and bald. The suspect wears different clothing during the crimes, but has a distinctive faded red colored hat that appears to have the letters “BUBS” on the front and a black colored SDSU zip-up style hooded sweatshirt.  

Anyone with information on the identity or location of the suspect is asked to call SDPD’s Central Division at (619) 744-9515 or the Crime Stoppers anonymous tip line at (888) 580-8477. Please visit www.sdcrimestoppers.org for information on how to send a web or cell phone app tip. Crime Stoppers is offering up to a $1,000 reward to anyone with information that leads to an arrest in this case. 

  • Media inquiries about this case or Crime Stoppers can be directed to SDPD Officer Mark Herring at (619) 531-1500 or msherring@pd.sandiego.gov

Unknown Suspect Wanted for Vehicular Manslaughter and Felony Hit and Run

Up to $1,000 Reward Offered 

San Diego County Crime Stoppers and investigators from the San Diego Police Department’s Traffic Division are asking for the public’s help in identifying and locating the driver wanted for vehicular manslaughter and felony hit and run in the East Village area of downtown San Diego.  

On October 2, 2017, at about 7:10 a.m., a red, newer model, Ford Escape was stopped in the northbound lane in front of 500 15th Street in San Diego when a 46-year-old female and her male companion walked to the front passenger side of the vehicle. As a conversation took place between the female and the driver, the female reached into the vehicle. For unknown reasons, the driver accelerated, dragging the female about 15 feet before she fell from the vehicle and landed on her head.  The suspect fled northbound on 15th Street. The female victim was transported to a local hospital where she died one day later (10-3-17) from a head injury. 

Suspect’s Description: 

The driver of the vehicle is described as a White male, in his 60’s, with white hair and a white trimmed full beard. 

Suspect’s Vehicle Description: 

The suspect’s vehicle is described as a red, newer model, Ford Escape. It has a California license plate that is similar to 7WGO798. Note: That is not the correct license plate but it could be something close to that. 

Anyone with information on the identity or location of the suspect and or the suspect’s vehicle is asked to call SDPD’s Traffic Division at (858) 495-7808 or the Crime Stoppers anonymous tip line at (888) 580-8477. Please visit www.sdcrimestoppers.org for information on how to send a web or mobile app tip. Crime Stoppers is offering up to a $1,000 reward to anyone with information that leads to an arrest in this case. 

  • Media inquiries about this case can be directed to Traffic Division Sergeant Victoria Houseman at (858) 573-5067 or via email at vhouseman@pd.sandiego.gov
  •  Inquiries about Crime Stoppers can be directed to SDPD Officer Mark Herring at (619) 531-1500 or msherring@pd.sandiego.gov or Deputy Adriana Uribe at (619) 531-1547 or email at adriana.uribe@sdsheriff.org .

Unknown Suspects Wanted for Identity Theft

Up to $1,000 Reward Offered 

San Diego County Crime Stoppers along with investigators from the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department’s Santee Station are asking for the public’s help in identifying and locating an unknown suspect wanted for identity theft.  

On August 21, and August 22, 2017, an unknown White male used the victim’s credit card number to make about $900 in unauthorized purchases at the Shell Gas Station located at 5302 Lake Murray Boulevard in La Mesa, the Sarku Japan restaurant in the Fashion Valley Mall, and at the Travel Mart, located at 1201 Hotel Circle South in San Diego.   

Surveillance video from the Shell Gas Station shows the White male suspect getting into the backseat of a white SUV when he left the area. There appeared to be two more people in that vehicle. According to the clerk at the Travel Mart, the suspect was accompanied by a Black male adult during the purchases made at that business. The clerk also said that the White male presented an out of state, pink colored, driver license. Surveillance video from the restaurant, Sarku Japan, confirmed the suspect was with a Black male adult during the transaction. 

The victim never lost her credit card and does not know how her information was compromised. 

Suspect’s Description:

The suspect is described as a White male, 20 to 30 years old, with short brown hair. He was unshaven and was last seen wearing dark sunglasses, a dark “Lucky Brand” t-­shirt, plaid shorts and dark “skater style” shoes.  

Companion’s Description: 

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The companion is described as a Black male adult with short hair and was last seen wearing a pink collared shirt.

Vehicle Description: 

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The vehicle is an unknown make/model white 4­‐door SUV. 

Anyone with information on the identity or location of the suspect is asked to call the Sheriff’s Santee Station at (619) 956‐4000 or the Crime Stoppers anonymous tip line at (888) 580-­8477.  Crime Stoppers is offering up to a $1,000 reward to anyone with information that leads to an arrest in this case. Information on how to send anonymous emails and mobile app tips can be found on our website www.sdcrimestoppers.org. 

  • Media inquiries about this case can be directed to Detective Walter Martyn at (619) 956‐4024 or email at walter.martyn@sdsheriff.org.
  • Media inquiries about Crime Stoppers can be directed to Deputy Adriana Uribe at (619) 531-­1547 or email at adriana.uribe@sdsheriff.org  or Officer Mark Herring at (619) 531‐1500 or email at msherring@pd.sandiego.gov.

Lucas Stephen Desmond

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DOB8/26/1991(26)
White male
6-4185 lbs.
Red hair and brown eyes

Lucas Desmond is wanted by the San Diego Fugitive Task Force for an outstanding felony warrant ($ 100,000) for his arrest.  The warrant is for felon in possession of a firearm, felon in possession of ammunition, and possession of a controlled substance while being armed.  Desmond has previous convictions for auto theft, possession of stolen property, possession of a controlled substance, and grand theft.  Desmond is known to frequent the Oceanside and Vista area.

Unknown Suspect Wanted for Felony Hit and Run

Up to $1,000 Reward Offered  

San Diego County Crime Stoppers and investigators from the San Diego Police Department’s Traffic Division are asking for the public’s help in identifying and locating the driver that struck a pedestrian in the Chollas View area of San Diego.

On September 23, 2017, at 1:30 a.m., a 63-year-old female was walking westbound across the 400 block of 47th Street, in San Diego. A dark grey Toyota Corolla was traveling southbound on 47th Street and struck the female. The female was launched into the air as a result of the vehicle striking her. The vehicle fled the scene and was last seen driving southbound on 47th Street towards Imperial Avenue.

The victim was transported to a local hospital for serious injuries including a fractured left and right tibia and fibula, fractured right femur, fractured right hip, and brain bleed. The victim remains hospitalized, but is expected to survive.

Investigators would also like to speak with any witnesses who may have information about the suspect’s vehicle.

Suspect’s Vehicle Description: 

The suspect’s vehicle is described as a dark grey colored 2014 to 2016 year model Toyota Corolla. The vehicle is missing its passenger side mirror and would have damage to its front bumper, hood, and windshield. There is no description of the driver.    

Anyone with information on the identity or location of the suspect and or the suspect’s vehicle is asked to call SDPD’s Traffic Division at (858) 495-7813 or the Crime Stoppers anonymous tip line at (888) 580-8477.  Please visit www.sdcrimestoppers.org for information on how to send a web or cell phone tip. Crime Stoppers is offering up to a $1,000 reward to anyone with information that leads to an arrest in this case. 

  • Media inquiries about this case can be directed to Traffic Division Sergeant Victoria Houseman at (858) 573-5067 or via email at vhouseman@pd.sandiego.gov.
  • Inquiries about Crime Stoppers can be directed to SDPD Officer Mark Herring at (619) 531-1500 or msherring@pd.sandiego.gov or Deputy Adriana Uribe at (619) 531-1547 or email at adriana.uribe@sdsheriff.org

Unknown Suspects Wanted for Poway Burglary

Up to $1,000 Reward Offered 

San Diego County Crime Stoppers, along with investigators from the Poway Sheriff's Station, are asking for the public’s help in identifying and locating two men wanted for burglary.  

On September 16, 2017, at about 11:45 a.m., a Poway resident was in his home, located in the 15700 block of Riparian Road, when his dog started barking. The resident went to investigate and saw two Black males standing outside of the sliding glass door. The suspects did not see him and continued walking by. Shortly after that, the resident heard glass breaking and then saw one of the suspects inside of the house, peeking around the corner of one of the bedrooms. The resident confronted the suspect who ran away along with the second suspect.  

The resident described the suspects as both being Black, standing about 6’0” tall, with a skinny build. They both appeared to be in their early 20’s.  

Suspect:

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Anyone with information on the identity or location of the suspects is asked to call the Poway Sheriff's Station at (858) 513-2800 or the Crime Stoppers anonymous tip line at (888) 580-8477.  Crime Stoppers is offering up to a $1,000 reward to anyone with information that leads to an arrest in this case. Information on how to send anonymous e-mails and mobile app tips can be found on our website www.sdcrimestoppers.org. 

  • Media inquiries about this case can be directed to Detective Jose Baltz at (858) 513-2824 or via email at jose.baltz@sdsheriff.org.
  • Media inquiries about Crime Stoppers can be directed to Deputy Adriana Uribe at (619) 531-1547 or email at adriana.uribe@sdsheriff.org or Officer Mark Herring at (619) 531-1500 or email at msherring@pd.sandiego.gov.

Unknown Suspect(s) Wanted for Arson

Up to $1,000 Reward Offered  

San Diego County Crime Stoppers and investigators from the San Diego Metro Arson Strike Team (MAST) are asking for the public’s help in identifying and locating an unknown suspect(s) wanted for intentionally setting two separate fires at schools in the Carmel Valley area. 

On August 9, 2017, at approximately 9:53 p.m., an unknown suspect(s) lit a storage container on fire on the campus of Ocean Air Elementary School located at 11444 Canter Heights Drive, in San Diego. The storage container was positioned next to the exterior wall of one of the classrooms. As the fire increased in size and intensity, it traveled from the storage container into the wall of a classroom and caused an estimated $25,000 in damage. 

On August 13, 2017, at approximately 10:23 p.m., an unknown suspect(s) lit a storage container on fire on the campus of Sage Canyon Elementary School located at 5290 Harvest Run Drive, in San Diego. The storage container was positioned next to an exterior wall of one of the school buildings. The fire sprinklers were activated and controlled the fire until firefighters arrived to extinguish the blaze. A witness walking his dog in the park next to the school saw three unknown race males running towards a dark colored sedan and drove away southbound on Harvest Run Drive at a high rate of speed.  

Due to the nature of the fires, the close proximity of the two schools, and the times of occurrence, investigators believe the two incidents are related.  

Anyone with information about these arson cases is asked to call the San Diego Metro Arson Strike Team at (619) 236-6815 or the Crime Stoppers anonymous tip line at (888) 580-8477. Crime Stoppers is offering up to a $1,000 reward to anyone with information that leads to an arrest in this case. Visit the Crime Stoppers website at www.sdcrimestoppers.org for more information on how to send anonymous web and mobile app tips. 

  • Media inquiries about this case should be directed to Sergeant Rick Pechin at (619) 236-7765 or email at rpechin@pd.sandiego.gov.
  • Media inquiries about Crime Stoppers can be directed to Officer Mark Herring at (619) 531-1500 or email at msherring@pd.sandiego.gov or Deputy Adriana Uribe at (619) 531-1547 or email at adriana.uribe@sdsheriff.org.

Enrique Bustos Leon

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DOB11-05-1978(38)
Hispanic male
5-10150 lbs.
Brown hairbrown eyes

Enrique Leon is wanted by the San Diego Fugitive Task Force for an outstanding felony warrant ($ 30,000) for his arrest.  The warrant is for resisting a peace officer causing injury and for using force in an attempt to escape a peace officer.  Leon has previous convictions for auto theft, felony evading in a vehicle, and burglary.  Leon is known to frequent the San Ysidro and Lemon Grove area.

Unknown Suspect Wanted for Robbery

Up to $1,000 Reward Offered 

San Diego County Crime Stoppers along with investigators from the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department’s Poway Station are asking for the public’s help in identifying and locating an unknown suspect wanted for robbery.  

On September 12, 2017, at noon, an unknown suspect forcefully took a purse that was on the shoulder of a 75-year-old female victim while she was walking in the parking lot of Walmart located at 13425 Community Road, in Poway. The suspect fled the area riding a skateboard.  

Unknown Suspect  

 

Anyone with information on the identity or location of the suspect is asked to call the Sheriff’s Poway Station at (858) 513-2800 or the Crime Stoppers anonymous tip line at (888) 580-8477. Crime Stoppers is offering up to a $1,000 reward to anyone with information that leads to an arrest in this case. Information on how to send anonymous emails and mobile app tips can be found on our website www.sdcrimestoppers.org. 

  • Media inquiries about this case can be directed to Detective Crews at (858) 513-2840.
  • Media inquiries about Crime Stoppers can be directed to Officer Mark Herring at (619) 531-1500 or email at msherring@pd.sandiego.gov.

Kristian Alexis Brito

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Kristian Alexis Brito   AKA last name of Brito-Mercado
DOB 4/3/97(20)
Hispanic male
Brown hairbrown eyes
5-5160 lbs.

Kristian Brito is wanted by the San Diego Fugitive Task Force for an outstanding felony “no bail” warrant for battery domestic violence.  Brito has a previous conviction for felony battery domestic violence.  Brito is known to frequent the Vista and Oceanside area. 

Unknown Suspect Wanted for Theft and Identity Theft

San Diego County Crime Stoppers along with investigators from the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department’s Poway Station are asking for the public’s help in identifying and locating an unknown female suspect wanted in connection with thefts and identity theft. 

On July 28, 2017, at about 1:45 p.m., an unknown female, along with two young boys, entered the Home Goods store located at 13644 Poway Road in the City of Poway. The female retrieved miscellaneous bedding supplies from a store shelf and proceeded straight to the store's return desk where she received $110.95 in store credit.  During the transaction, the female suspect provided a California driver license (CDL) belonging to another woman.  That woman had reported her CDL stolen in January 2017.  After receiving store credit for the items, the female suspect and the two boys left the store.  

Since June 2017, the same female suspect has gone to different Home Goods stores in the San Diego area and exchanged over $4,000 in stolen merchandise for gift cards.  She has used the same stolen California driver license during each transaction. 

Unknown Suspect

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Suspect Description: The female suspect is described as a White female and was last seen wearing a red/burgundy tank top, shorts and sandals.  She was accompanied by two young boys.

Anyone with information on the identity or location of the suspect is asked to call the Sheriff’s Poway Station at (858) 513-2800 or the Crime Stoppers anonymous tip line at (888) 580-8477.  Crime Stoppers is offering up to a $1,000 reward to anyone with information that leads to an arrest in this case.   Information on how to send anonymous emails and mobile app tips can be found on our website www.sdcrimestoppers.org.

Jason Blaine Denniston

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San Diego County Crime Stoppers is working with the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation to find and arrest Jason Blaine Denniston.  Denniston is wanted for violating the conditions of his parole by failing to register as a sex offender. His criminal history includes multiple parole violations, violations for failure to register as a sex offender, possession of narcotics, sex with a minor, burglary, and possession of stolen property. 

Jason Blaine Denniston is a transient and is known to frequent the Sports Arena area of San Diego and may sleep in the canyons of Balboa Park.  He has tattoos on his neck and both hands. 

Jason Blaine Denniston is a White male, 5’11” tall and weighing about 190 pounds. He has brown hair and hazel eyes.

Suspect Wanted in Ocean Beach Homicide

Up to $1,000 Reward Offered  

San Diego County Crime Stoppers and investigators from the San Diego Police Department’s Homicide Unit are asking for the public’s help in identifying and locating an unknown suspect wanted for the murder of Walter Riley in the Ocean Beach area. 

On June 22, 2017, at 12:28 a.m., 65-year-old Walter “Ras” Riley was stabbed multiple times in the area of 1900 Bacon Street, in San Diego.  Mr. Riley was transported to a local hospital, but later died as a result of his injuries.  The suspect was last seen running eastbound in the north alley of 4900 Newport Avenue.    

Suspect’s Description: 

The suspect is described as a White or Hispanic male, wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt and dark colored pants.  

Surveillance Photos of Suspect

Victim: Walter “Ras” Riley

Anyone with information about this murder is asked to call the San Diego Police Department’s Homicide Unit at (619) 531-2293 or the Crime Stoppers anonymous tip line at (888) 580-8477.  Crime Stoppers is offering up to a $1,000 reward to anyone with information that leads to an arrest in this case.  Visit the Crime Stoppers website at www.sdcrimestoppers.org for more information on how to send anonymous web and mobile app tips.   

  • Media inquiries about this case should be directed to Lt. Todd Griffin at (619) 531-2275 or email at wgriffin@pd.sandiego.gov.
  • Media inquiries about Crime Stoppers can be directed to Officer Mark Herring at (619) 531-1500 or email at msherring@pd.sandiego.gov or Deputy Adriana Uribe at (619) 531-1547 or email at adriana.uribe@sdsheriff.org.

Unknown Suspect Wanted for Felony Hit and Run

Up to $1,000 Reward Offered  

San Diego County Crime Stoppers and investigators from the San Diego Police Department’s Traffic Division are asking for the public’s help in identifying and locating the driver that struck a pedestrian in the Mira Mesa area of San Diego.

On August 19, 2017, at approximately 8:00 p.m., an adult male pedestrian was walking southbound across the 8200 block of New Salem Street, in San Diego. A black colored 2-door vehicle was driving eastbound on New Salem Street, failed to yield to the pedestrian, and struck him. Immediately after striking the pedestrian, the driver fled the scene and was last seen driving southbound on Camino Ruiz.   

The victim suffered fractures to his skull, pelvis and left leg. The victim is still recovering from his injuries and is in a rehabilitation facility. 

Suspect’s Vehicle Description: 

The suspect’s vehicle is described as a “domestic” black colored 2-door vehicle. The vehicle may have minor front end damage. There is no description of the driver.

Anyone with information on the identity or location of the suspect and or the suspect’s vehicle is asked to call SDPD’s Traffic Division at (858) 495-7808 or the Crime Stoppers anonymous tip line at (888) 580-8477. Please visit www.sdcrimestoppers.org for information on how to send a web or cell phone tip. Crime Stoppers is offering up to a $1,000 reward to anyone with information that leads to an arrest in this case. 

  • Media inquiries about this case can be directed to Traffic Division Sergeant Victoria Houseman at (858) 573-5067 or via email at vhouseman@pd.sandiego.gov
  • Inquiries about Crime Stoppers can be directed to SDPD Officer Mark Herring at (619) 531-1500 or msherring@pd.sandiego.gov or Deputy Adriana Uribe at (619) 531-1547 or email at adriana.uribe@sdsheriff.org