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WANTED: Suspect Re sponsible for Grand Theft from Vehicle, and Credit Card and Identity Theft

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San Diego County Crime Stoppers and investigators from the Poway Sheriff’s Station are asking for the public's help to locate an unknown suspect wanted in connection with car burglary, using a stolen credit card, and identity theft. 

On January 1, 2018, at about 9:15 p.m., an unknown suspect took a backpack from a vehicle that was parked in front of a home in the 12900 block of Rios Road in Poway.  The backpack contained a wallet, an Apple laptop, and a google cell phone which was later recovered by sheriff’s deputies, in the middle of a nearby street.  

At about 11:00 p.m., two of the victim's credit cards were fraudulently used at a Circle K/Mobile gas station, located at 14863 Pomerado Road by an unknown male suspect. The suspect was driving a newer model blue Chevrolet sedan with unknown plates

Suspect Description: The suspect is described as a White adult male. He was last seen wearing glasses, a dark colored Nike polo shirt and light blue jeans.

Picture of Suspect and Suspects Vehicle

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If you recognize the suspect 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 emails and mobile app tips can be found on our website www.sdcrimestoppers.org.

Suspect Wanted for Burglary & Credit Card Fraud

Up to $1,000 Reward Offered 

San Diego County Crime Stoppers and investigators from the North Coastal Sheriff’s Station are asking for the public's help to identify and locate an unknown suspect wanted in connection with a burglary and credit card fraud case in Encinitas.   

On October 26, 2017 between 7:30 p.m. and 8:15 p.m., a suspect stole a backpack from a locked locker inside the LA Fitness located at 201 S. El Camino Real in Encinitas.  The suspect used a key inside of the backpack to unlock the victim’s vehicle, which was in the parking lot.  The suspect then stole a wallet from inside the vehicle.  

The suspect used multiple credit cards that were inside the victim’s wallet at several different retail businesses and convenience stores in the La Jolla and Midway areas of San Diego.  The stolen credit card purchases totaled more than $1,000.    

Suspect/ Vehicle Description: 

The suspect is described as a White male in his 40’s, standing 6’1” tall and weighing 185 pounds with brown hair. The suspect was wearing a white baseball cap, light blue polo style shirt, gray jeans, black Nike tennis shoes, and a light brown colored jacket (in some of the photos). 

The suspect was seen getting out of a newer model, 4-door, white colored Infinity during one of the stolen credit card transactions. 

If you recognize the suspect or have information about this crime, call the North Coastal Sheriff’s Station at (760) 966-3500 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 www.sdcrimestoppers.org. 

  • Media inquiries about the case can be directed to Sergeant Joseph Tomaiko at (760) 966-3524 or joe.tomaiko@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.

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

Unknown Suspect

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.

Identity Theft Suspect Up to $1,000 Reward Offered

San Diego County Crime Stoppers and investigators from the North Coastal Sheriff’s Station are asking for the public's help to locate an unknown suspect wanted in connection with stolen credit cards and identity theft that occurred in Solana Beach.

On February 22, 2017, between 2:55 p.m. and 3:20 p.m., an unknown suspect took $150 in cash and four credit cards from a wallet that was inside of a purse in an unlocked vehicle.  The owner of the vehicle parked her car at St. John’s Academy, located at 623 S. Nardo Ave., in Solana Beach. She returned to her car at about 3:20, went to get something from her wallet, and noticed that the items were missing.  

On February 22, 2017, between 3:30 p.m. and 3:35 p.m. the suspect used one of the victim’s credit cards and purchased about $4500 in gift cards and miscellaneous items at the Target, located at 8251 Mira Mesa Blvd. in San Diego.

Suspect Description:

The suspect is described as a Hispanic male, about 35-years-old, standing 5’8” tall.  He was last seen wearing what appears to be automotive “mechanic” style attire.  He had a blue baseball cap with a yellow logo, black jacket, light blue button-down shirt, blue khaki pants and dark gray work boots.

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The Sheriff's Department would like to remind the public to lock their cars to avoid becoming the victim of a crime.  Watch our Lock It or Lose It video:  https://vimeo.com/158533316

If you recognize the suspect call the North Coastal Sheriff’s Station at (760) 966-3500 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 in via www.sdcrimestoppers.org .

Identity Theft Suspect Up to $1,000 Reward Offered

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

On January 13, 2017, a female victim discovered that she had been the victim of identity theft.  An unknown suspect used her information to open credit card accounts at Target, JC Penny, Lowes, and T-Mobile.  The suspect made several purchases on all of the accounts totaling about $8,220.00. 

If you recognize the suspect call the Santee Sheriff’s 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. Anonymous email and text messages can be sent in via www.sdcrimestoppers.org .