Unknown Suspects Wanted for School Burglaries

San Diego County Crime Stoppers and investigators from the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department’s 4S Ranch Substation are asking for assistance from the public to help identify and locate the suspects wanted in connection with two school burglaries in Rancho Santa Fe. Detectives said that the first school burglary occurred sometime between July 1 and July 5, 2013 at the Rancho Diegueno Country School, located at 15663 Circo Diegueno Rd in Rancho Santa Fe.  An unknown suspect entered the elementary school’s computer lab through a broken window and stole seven Apple I-Mac computers.  The total loss is estimated at $9,100. Two of the computers were older models but the other five had been purchased earlier this year.

 The second school burglary happened today (July 11, 2013) at about 4:00 a.m.  Deputies responded to a burglar alarm at the Solana Santa Fe Elementary School, located at 6570 El Apajo in Rancho Santa Fe. When the deputies arrived they saw a broken window in one of the buildings.  A school representative arrived at the scene and told the deputies that six Apple I-Mac computers and an Apple projector unit had been stolen.  The loss is estimated to be over $9,000.

Detectives have not identified a suspect in either of these cases. Anyone with information on this case should call the Sheriff’s Department’s 4S Ranch Substation at (858)521-5200 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.com.

  • Media inquiries about the case can be directed to Detective Mark Nicklin at (858) 521-5205
  • Media inquires about Crime Stoppers can be directed to Deputy Adriana Uribe at (619) 531-1547

For information leading to an arrest, you could receive up to a $1,000 reward and remain anonymous.  The qualification of any person(s) for the reward and the amount of the reward for any person(s) so qualifying will be determined by San Diego County Crime Stoppers, Inc, in its sole discretion.  The amount of all rewards given shall not exceed $1,000.  Information must be received on the tip line, (888) 580-8477.