Unknown Suspect(s) Wanted for Vista Vehicle Arson

Up to $1,000 Reward Offered  

San Diego County Crime Stoppers along with investigators from the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department’s Bomb/Arson Unit are asking for the public’s help in identifying and locating an unknown suspect(s) wanted for intentionally setting a vehicle on fire in Vista. 

On August 4, 2017, at approximately 1:16 a.m., the Vista Fire Department and deputies from the Vista Sheriff's Station responded to a vehicle fire in the 1900 block of Cherrywood Street. Firefighters put out the fire. A Toyota Sequoia, two Jet Ski’s, a trailer and surrounding vegetation were all destroyed by the fire. A person driving a dark colored sedan was seen leaving the area just prior to the arson.  

Investigators are asking for any witnesses to this incident to contact them.

Photo of burned Toyota Sequoia from the scene

Anyone with information on the identity or location of the suspect(s) is asked to call the Sheriff’s Bomb/Arson Unit at (619) 550-8158 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 at www.sdcrimestoppers.org.

  • Media inquiries about this case can be directed to Detective Arnold Van Lingen at (619) 660-3301 or email at arnold.vanlingen@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.