Credit Card Theft Suspect

Up to $1,000 Reward Offered 

San Diego County Crime Stoppers and investigators from the Vista Sheriff’s Station are asking for the public's help to locate an unknown suspect wanted in connection with a theft.

Sometime between 10:30 p.m. on May 31, 2017, and 7:00 a.m. on June 1, 2017, an unknown suspect(s) stole several items from a Toyota Camry that was parked on the 1100 block of Philips Street in Vista. The suspect(s) stole an Apple iTouch, tool kit, Garmin GPS system, a wallet containing the victim’s California driver license and several credit cards. 

On June 1, 2017, the suspect used the victim’s credit card at Casino Pauma to make two unauthorized cash withdrawals totaling over $1000.

The suspect is described as a White of Hispanic male, between 35-45 years old, with a medium build.  He has black hair and a mustache.

If you recognize the suspect call the Vista Sheriff’s Station at (760) 940-4551 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 web tips can be sent in via www.sdcrimestoppers.org .

 

Mission Beach Assault with a Deadly Weapon Case

Up to $1,000 Reward Offered  

San Diego County Crime Stoppers and investigators from the San Diego Police Department’s Northern Division are asking for the public’s help in identifying and locating the suspect responsible for striking a male on his head with a skateboard numerous times in the Mission Beach area.  

On May 31, 2017, at 5:00 p.m., an adult male victim was driving his blue 1986 Chevy S-10 pickup truck.  The victim parked his truck in the west parking lot of the south jetty along 2600 Mission Boulevard, in the Mission Beach area of San Diego.  The victim was delivering wood pallets and dropped them off at a fire pit along the rock jetty wall on the south side of the parking lot.  The victim parked next to a smaller silver colored SUV (possibly a 2005-2010 Honda CRV or Toyota Rav4).  An adult male who was sitting inside the SUV, got out of it and began speaking to the victim for approximately 30 minutes.

For unknown reasons, the suspect struck the victim on his head multiple times with a skateboard. The suspect got back into the SUV and fled the scene in an unknown direction.  The victim was rendered unconscious and was transported to a local hospital for severe head trauma including a brain bleed. 

Suspect Description: 

The suspect is described as a White male, mid 30’s, approximately 5’10” tall, weighs approximately 190 lbs, blonde hair, and was wearing a grey tank top and blue jeans.  There was an adult female with blonde hair inside the SUV along with three boys and a girl (all ages 4 to 9-years-old).  There was also a Chihuahua inside the SUV.  The SUV was silver in color and was possibly a 2005-2010 Honda CRV or Toyota Rav4. 

Anyone with information on the identity or location of the suspect or suspect’s vehicle is asked to call SDPD’s Northern Division at (858) 552-1726 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.   

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

Terrance Christopher Stahovich AKA “Terry”

Terrance Christopher Stahovich

DOB 5/19/1970 (47)
White male
6-4 | 250 lbs
Brown hair | brown eyes

Terrance Stahovich is wanted by the San Diego Fugitive Task Force for an outstanding felony warrant ($ 100,000) for criminal threats.  Stahovich has numerous previous convictions for domestic violence, DUI, and violating court orders.  Stahovich is known to frequent the Ramona area and northern San Diego County.  

Trisha Jean Sims

DOB10-18-1974(42)
White female
5-0145 lbs
Brown hairbrown eyes

Trisha Sims is wanted by the San Diego Fugitive Task Force for four separate outstanding felony warrants totaling $222,220.00. The warrants are for child cruelty, credit card fraud, possession of controlled substances for sale, and grand theft.  Sims has previous convictions for possession of controlled substance for sale and for DUI.  Sims is known to frequent the Ramona and Poway area.

Wanted: Bobby Luca

DOB 9/30/1962 (54)
White male
5-9165 lbs
White hair brown eyes

Bobby Luca is wanted by the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation for violating the terms and conditions of his parole.  Luca is currently on parole for failing to register as a sex offender.  Luca has multiple previous convictions for failing to register as a sex offender along with multiple parole violations.  Luca also has past convictions for criminal threats and assault.  Luca is considered armed and dangerous.  Luca frequents the Pacific Beach area of San Diego.

Unknown Suspect Wanted for Bank Robbery

Up to $1,000 Reward Offered

San Diego County Crime Stoppers and investigators from the FBI are asking for the public’s help in identifying and locating an unknown suspect wanted in connection with a bank robbery in San Diego. 

On June 5, 2017, at approximately 11:00 am, a male suspect walked into the Union Bank, located at 6010 El Cajon Blvd in San Diego and presented a demand note to a bank teller.  The demand note indicated that he had a gun. The teller complied with the suspect’s demands and have him an undisclosed amount of money.  The suspect fled the bank on foot.

Suspect’s Description:
The robber is described as an African-American male, with braided hair, standing approximately 6'00", with a stocky build. The robber was last seen wearing a tan jacket, with a plaid shirt, and unknown type of pants. 

Anyone with information on the identity or location of the suspect is asked to call 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 text messages can be sent via www.sdcrimestoppers.org.

  • Media inquiries about this case can be directed to SA Davene Butler at (858) 320-8302, or email at Davene.Butler@ic.fbi.gov 
  • Media inquiries about Crime Stoppers can be directed to Deputy Adriana Uribe at (619) 531-1547 or email at adriana.uribe@sdsheriff.org      

One Year Anniversary of the Unsolved Murder of Victor Vega

$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 the suspect(s) responsible for the murder of Victor Vega. 

 Victor Vega (Victim) 

On May 28, 2016, at 10:00 p.m., officers from the San Diego Police Department responded to a report of a shooting in the 8300 block of Brookhaven Road. Officers located 28-year-old Victor Vega in the street suffering from gunshot wounds. Officers along with medics began life-saving measures, but Vega died at the scene despite their efforts. Investigators learned that Vega had attended a party in the area earlier in the evening. Vega was walking along Brookhaven Road when a dark colored sedan drove up next to him.  Gunshots were fired from the vehicle striking Vega. The vehicle drove away eastbound on Brookhaven Road.  

Anyone with information on 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 a $1,000 reward to anyone with information that leads to an arrest in this case.   Anonymous email and text messages can be sent via www.sdcrimestoppers.org. 

  • 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 should be directed to Officer Mark Herring at (619) 531-1500 or email at msherring@pd.sandiego.gov.

TWO YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF THE UNSOLVED MURDERS OF JOEL BRANCH AND GERALD MORRIS

Up to a $1,000 Reward Offered


VICTIMS

Joel Branch

    Gerald Morris


San Diego County Crime Stoppers and investigators from the San Diego Police Department’s Homicide Unit are asking for assistance from the public to help identify and locate the suspects responsible for the murders of Joel Branch and Gerald Morris.   On May 25, 2015, Joel Branch and Gerald Morris were shot and killed in the 5300 block of Groveland Drive in Valencia Park.  A third male was also shot a block away, probably by the same suspects.  The suspects were described as two Black males who were on foot. 

Anyone with information on this case should 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. Anonymous email and text messages can be sent via www.sdcrimestoppers.org. 

  • Media inquiries about the case can be directed to Lt. Mike Holden at (619) 531-2425 or email at mholden@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

Pacific Beach 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 person responsible for colliding with a motorcyclist and then fleeing the scene in the Pacific Beach area. 

On May 20, 2017, at 2:15 p.m., the driver of a silver colored Jeep Grand Cherokee was stopped in traffic along the northbound # 1 lane of 4500 Mission Bay Drive.  The driver of the Jeep made an illegal U-turn into the southbound lanes.  A motorcyclist was traveling southbound in the # 1 lane of 4500 Mission Bay Drive and struck the rear end of the Jeep.  The motorcyclist was immediately ejected into the air upon impact and landed in the roadway with a severe leg injury.  The driver of the Jeep did stop, ran towards the victim, and then immediately turned around and got back into the Jeep.  The driver fled the scene and was last seen getting onto southbound Interstate 5.

The motorcyclist suffered fractured bones in his right leg and remains hospitalized pending a second surgery.  

Suspect and Vehicle Description: 

The suspect is described as an unknown race male wearing a blue shirt.  The suspect’s vehicle is described as a possible 2014 or newer silver colored Jeep Grand Cherokee with a possible rear yellow paper plate or out of state plate.  The Jeep sustained moderate rear end damage including a shattered rear windshield.   

Investigators are asking anyone who may have recorded any part of this incident on their cell phone to please contact them.   

***Video surveillance of the incident can be found at the below link.  A picture of the suspect vehicle can be found on page 2 of this release.*** 

Anyone with information on the identity or location of the suspect or 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.  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 text messages can be sent via www.sdcrimestoppers.org. 

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

Rosendo Castillo Gomez

Rosendo Castillo Gomez
DOB: March 1, 1973 – 44 years old
Hispanic Male
Black hair/Brown Eyes
5’8” tall/ 170 lbs

Rosendo Castillo Gomez is a parolee at large who is in violation of the terms and conditions of his parole. He is currently on parole for failing to register as a sex offender .  His criminal history is lewd and lascivious acts with a child under the age of 14.

Rosendo Gomes is not known to frequent a particular neighborhood and may be anywhere in San Diego County.  

Rosendo Gomez may be looking for work as a day labore

Israel Hernandez

Israel Hernandez  DOB: 11-20-1989 (27)

San Diego County Crime Stoppers along with the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation are asking for the public’s assistance in locating Israel Hernandez, who walked away from the Male Community Re-entry Program facility in San Diego on Thursday, May 11, 2017.

Israel Hernandez is a Hispanic male, 5’8” tall, and 207 lbs.  Hernandez has tattoos on his neck and above and below his left eye.

Anyone with information on the location of Hernandez should call the Crime Stoppers anonymous tip line at (888) 580-8477.   If you see Hernandez, you are asked to call 911. Crime Stoppers is offering up to a $1,000 reward to anyone with information that leads to Hernandez’ arrest. Anonymous email and text messages can be sent in via www.sdcrimestoppers.org. 

Eduardo Antonio Cong

Eduardo Antonio Cong
DOB 12-4-1973 (43 years old)
Black male
Black hair/ Brown eyes
5’7” tall/ weighs 212 lbs

Eduardo Cong is wanted for violating the terms and conditions of his parole.  He is currently on parole for theft.

His criminal history includes multiple parole violations, auto theft, and failing to register as a sex offender.

He is known to frequent the East Village, North Park, the Old Town trolley area, and Southeast San Diego.

Edgar Emilio Hernandez

DOB 3-21-89(28)
Hispanic male
5-0135 lbs
Black hairbrown eyes

Edgar Hernandez is wanted by the San Diego Fugitive Task Force for an outstanding felony warrant ($ 50,000) related to being a felon in possession of a firearm.  Hernandez has previous convictions for robbery, DUI, and violation of parole.  Hernandez is known to frequent the North County area.

Unknown Suspect(s) Wanted for Robbery in the Gaslamp Area

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 unknown suspect(s) wanted for a robbery in the Gaslamp area.

On March 31, 2017, at about 2:25 a.m., an adult male victim was inside the Subway restaurant located at 950 5th Avenue, in San Diego. While inside the restaurant, the victim was speaking with a group of males whom he did not know. The victim walked out of the restaurant and headed northbound on 5th Avenue.  Shortly after walking out of the restaurant, the victim was punched once in his head rendering him unconscious. The suspect(s) stole the victim’s cell phone, watch, shoes, and cash. The victim suffered several abrasions to his face and head. The victim was transported to a local hospital where he was treated for a brain bleed. 

A witness described seeing two Black males punching and kicking the victim while he was on the ground. The witness stated that both males were last seen running southbound on 5th Avenue. 

Investigators are hoping to identify four persons of interest in this case. They are not considered suspects at this time, but were seen speaking to the victim just prior to the robbery. 

Anyone with information on the identity or location of the persons of interest is asked to call the SDPD’s Central Division at (619) 744-9500 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 text messages can be sent via www.sdcrimestoppers.org. 

  • Media inquiries about this case can be directed to Detective Sergeant Dean Thomas at (619) 744-9505 or email at dmthomas@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.

William Kenneth Forsyth

AKA Bill
DOB12/11/1974(42)
White male
6-0250 lbs
Brown hairblue eyes

William Forsyth is wanted by the San Diego Fugitive Task Force for two outstanding felony warrants. One of the warrants is a “no bail” for possession of a controlled substance for sales.  The other warrant ($ 5,000) is for possession of a controlled substance.  Forsyth has multiple previous convictions for narcotics sales, possession of, and being under the influence.  Forsyth is known to frequent the Vista and Valley Center area.

 

Commercial Armed Robbery Series

Up to $1,000 Reward Offered

San Diego County Crime Stoppers along with investigators from the San Diego Police
Department’s Robbery Unit and Rancho San Diego Sheriff’s Station are asking for the public’s help in identifying and locating two unknown suspects wanted for commercial armed robberies in the City of San Diego and Spring Valley. 

This series includes 3 separate cases; however investigators are looking at other cases countywide to see if they are related. 

Case # 1 On April 6, 2017, at 9:25 p.m., an unknown adult male suspect (S-1) walked into the Market at the Ranch gas station and liquor store located at 10299 Scripps Trail, in San Diego. The suspect was armed with a black and silver colored handgun in his right hand and demanded the clerk open the cash register. The clerk attempted to open the register but was having difficulty.  The suspect was upset over the delay in opening the register and fired a round into the cigarette display case along the wall. The suspect then struck the clerk in the eye with the gun.  The clerk was eventually able to open the register and placed an undisclosed amount of cash into a black plastic bag that the suspect brought with him. 

The suspect then demanded the clerk open the safe. The clerk told the suspect he did not have the key to open the safe. The suspect fired another round off. The suspect again struck the clerk in the eye with the gun and also kicked the clerk. The suspect left the store and possibly got into a smaller silver colored SUV and fled the area. The clerk sustained minor injuries to his face.   

S-1 is described as a Black male, 5’7” to 6’0” tall, 165 lbs, with a mustache. The suspect was wearing blue jeans, a black colored hooded sweatshirt and grey gloves.

S-1’s Vehicle is possibly a smaller silver colored SUV.


Case # 2 On April 19, 2017, 2:55 a.m., an unknown adult male suspect (S-1) entered the 7 Eleven located at 9365 Jamacha Boulevard, in Spring Valley.  S-1 was armed with a handgun and chambered a round as he approached the clerk. S-1 demanded money from the clerk as he struck the clerk in the face with the handgun. S-1 demanded the clerk place money inside a plastic bag and then struck the clerk a second time in the face with the handgun. S-1 struck the clerk in the face two more times with the handgun and fired a round into the ceiling during the robbery.

S-1 was described as a Light skinned Black male, wearing a red and black hooded sweater with a white deign (possibly a tag) on the upper back, and black pants.


Case # 3 On April 20, 2017, at 9:00 p.m., two unknown suspects walk into the Apollo Market located at 2327 Reo Drive, in San Diego. S-1 was armed with a black and silver colored handgun.  S-1 chambered a round in the gun and pointed it at both clerks while demanding they open the cash register. One of the two clerks ran towards the back of the store in fear of his life. The second suspect (S-2) walked into the store. S-1 walked behind the counter and attempted to open the cash register, but was unsuccessful. S-1 again pointed the gun at the clerk and demanded money. S-2 also demanded cash from the clerk.  The clerk did not comply. Both suspects left the store without any money.   

S-1 is described as a Black male in his 20’s, medium to stalky build, wearing a dark blue hooded jacket with the hood drawn tight around his face, red rag or bandana on his face, black pants and black shoes.

S-2 is described as Black male, unknown age, about 5’6” tall, thin build, wearing a black hooded jacket with the hood drawn tight around his face, blue jeans with rips in them, and black over white tennis shoes.

***Photos of the suspects can be found on page 3 of this release.  A link to view a video of the robbery (Case # 1) can be found below. *** 

Anyone with information on the identity or location of the suspect is asked to call the SDPD’s Robbery Unit at (619) 531-2299 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 text messages can be sent via www.sdcrimestoppers.org.

  • Media inquiries about Cases # 1 and 3 can be directed to SDPD Robbery Sgt Bill Albrektsen at (619) 531-2661 or email at walbrektsen@pd.sandiego.gov.
  • Media inquiries about Case # 2 can be directed to Rancho San Diego Sheriff’s Station, Sgt Karla Menzies at (619) 660-7056 or email at karla.menzies@sdsheriff.org.
  • Media inquiries about Crime Stoppers can be directed to Officer Mark Herring at (619) 531-1500 or email at msherring@pd.sandiego.gov.

Robert Gary Vinck

DOB 10/9/1992(24)
White male
6-3  190 lbs
Black hairbrown eyes

Robert Gary Vinck is wanted by the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation along with the Chula Vista Police Department for an outstanding felony warrant ($ 200,000 bail) for auto theft, possession of stolen property, assault on a peace officer, and DUI.  Vinck is also a parolee at large.  Vinck is considered armed and dangerous.  Vinck has previous convictions for robbery, auto theft, possession of stolen property, credit card fraud, and DUI.  Vinck is currently on parole for first degree robbery.