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