Arson

Unknown Suspect Wanted for Arson

UP TO $1000 REWARD

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San Diego County Crime Stoppers and investigators from the San Diego Metro Arson Strike Team (MAST) are asking for the public’s assistance to help identify and locate the person responsible for starting multiple fires, which occurred in the Ocean Beach and Point Loma areas of San Diego. 

On September 28, 2019, between the early morning hours of 12:30 a.m. and 5:03 a.m., six separate fires occurred in the Ocean Beach and Point Loma areas. Investigators believe the same suspect is responsible for all six cases and they are being investigated as arson. The suspect ignited various items in and nearby the backyards of several homes. A white compact SUV similar to a Toyota RAV4 was seen in the 4100 block of Catalina Place, just before a fire was discovered at that location. 

List of Cases: 

12:30 a.m. 4500 Muir Avenue 

1:12 a.m. 2100 Froude Street 

2:22 a.m. 4300 Piedmont Drive 

2:50 p.m. 4117 Catalina Place 

4:04 a.m. 4300 Monaco Street 

5:03 a.m. 3900 La Cresta Drive 

A link to view a video can be found below. 

https://youtu.be/hlQymJNosA8 

Anyone with information on the identity and or location of the person responsible for starting these fires is asked to call the San Diego Metro Arson Strike Team at (619) 236-6815 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. Visit the Crime Stoppers website at www.sdcrimestoppers.org for more information on how to send anonymous web and mobile app tips. 

  • Media inquiries about this case should be directed to Sergeant Rick Pechin at (619) 236-7765 or email at rpechin@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 or Deputy Marcial Lopez at (619) 531-1547 or email at marcial.lopez@sdsheriff.org. 


Unknown Suspect Wanted for Arson

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Up to $1,000 Reward Offered 

San Diego County Crime Stoppers and investigators from the Metro Arson Strike Team (MAST) are asking assistance from the public to help identify and locate the suspect who is responsible for a vehicle fire, which took place in the parking lot of the Iris Trolley Station located at 3120 Iris Avenue, in San Diego. 

On Friday, August 3, 2018, at about 8:30 a.m., an unidentified suspect was captured on video surveillance entering a yellow Ford Mustang while parked at the Iris Trolley Station. The suspect started a fire inside the vehicle and walked away. 

Anyone with information on the identity or location of the suspect is asked to call the Metro Arson Strike Team at (619) 236-6815 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. Visit the Crime Stoppers website at www.sdcrimestoppers.org for more information on how to send anonymous web and mobile app tips. 

  • Media inquiries about this case can be directed to Sgt. Rick Pechin at (619) 236-7765 or email at rpechin@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 


Suspicious House Fire in Bonsall

San Diego County Crime Stoppers, along with investigators from the San Diego County Sheriff’s Bomb/Arson Unit, are asking for the public’s assistance in providing any information on a suspicious house fire in the Bonsall area. 

On June 5, 2018, at 4:51 a.m., Sheriff Deputies, along with the North County Fire Department, responded to a residential structure fire in the 31000 block of Via Puerta Del Sol in the community of Bonsall. The Sheriff’s Bomb/Arson Unit was requested and responded to the location to conduct an investigation into the cause of the fire. 

No injuries occurred as a result of this fire. The damage caused to the structure is estimated at $900,000. The cause of the fire is still under investigation. Investigators are asking any witnesses to this fire to please contact them.

If you have any information on this fire please call the Sheriff’s Bomb/Arson Unit at (619) 956-4980 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 web and mobile app tips can be found on our website 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.

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Anthony Ramon Saldana

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DOB  1-9-1988  (30)
Hispanic male
5’11” tall  235 lbs.
Brown hair  brown eyes

Anthony Saldana is wanted by the San Diego Fugitive Task Force for an outstanding felony warrant ($100,000 bail) for arson and burglary.  Saldana has previous convictions for assault with a deadly weapon, multiple burglaries, and possession of a controlled substance for sales.  Saldana is known to frequent the El Cajon area.

Unknown Suspect Wanted for Arson

Up to $1,000 Reward Offered

San Diego County Crime Stoppers and investigators from the San Diego Metro Arson Strike Team (MAST) are asking for the public’s help in identifying and locating an unknown suspect wanted for intentionally setting a hot dog cart on fire.

On Sunday, September 24, 2017, at approximately 5:45 a.m., an unknown suspect lit the canvas cover to a Brooklyn Dogs hot dog cart on fire. The cart was parked near the main staircase to Horton Plaza at Broadway Circle and adjacent to Horton Plaza Park. The fire extended to the cart and caused an estimated $8,000.00 in damages. An unidentified person was seen running from the area at the time of the fire.

Photo of hot dog cart on fire

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Anyone with information about this arson case is asked to call the San Diego Metro Arson Strike Team at (619) 236-6815 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.  Visit the Crime Stoppers website at www.sdcrimestoppers.org for more information on how to send anonymous web and mobile app tips.  

Unknown Suspect(s) Wanted for Arson

Up to $1,000 Reward Offered  

San Diego County Crime Stoppers and investigators from the San Diego Metro Arson Strike Team (MAST) are asking for the public’s help in identifying and locating an unknown suspect(s) wanted for intentionally setting two separate fires at schools in the Carmel Valley area. 

On August 9, 2017, at approximately 9:53 p.m., an unknown suspect(s) lit a storage container on fire on the campus of Ocean Air Elementary School located at 11444 Canter Heights Drive, in San Diego. The storage container was positioned next to the exterior wall of one of the classrooms. As the fire increased in size and intensity, it traveled from the storage container into the wall of a classroom and caused an estimated $25,000 in damage. 

On August 13, 2017, at approximately 10:23 p.m., an unknown suspect(s) lit a storage container on fire on the campus of Sage Canyon Elementary School located at 5290 Harvest Run Drive, in San Diego. The storage container was positioned next to an exterior wall of one of the school buildings. The fire sprinklers were activated and controlled the fire until firefighters arrived to extinguish the blaze. A witness walking his dog in the park next to the school saw three unknown race males running towards a dark colored sedan and drove away southbound on Harvest Run Drive at a high rate of speed.  

Due to the nature of the fires, the close proximity of the two schools, and the times of occurrence, investigators believe the two incidents are related.  

Anyone with information about these arson cases is asked to call the San Diego Metro Arson Strike Team at (619) 236-6815 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. Visit the Crime Stoppers website at www.sdcrimestoppers.org for more information on how to send anonymous web and mobile app tips. 

  • Media inquiries about this case should be directed to Sergeant Rick Pechin at (619) 236-7765 or email at rpechin@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 or Deputy Adriana Uribe at (619) 531-1547 or email at adriana.uribe@sdsheriff.org.

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.

Unknown Suspect Wanted for UCSD Price Center Arson/CAPTURED

San Diego County Crime Stoppers and investigators from the Metro Arson Strike Team (MAST) are asking for assistance from the public to help identify and locate an unknown female suspect wanted for arson. UCSD arson

On December 3, 2013, two fires occurred at UCSD’s Price Center.  At the time of the fires the center was occupied by several hundred students.  Surveillance video gathered from the scene revealed two female suspects entering the Price Center.  Shortly after entering the Price Center, the suspects started a fire on the first level and fled the location.  A separate camera captured the suspects re-entering the Price Center on the second level wearing different clothing. Once again the suspects started another fire with an open flame and fled the scene. The flames were extinguished by UCSD Staff and no injuries were reported.

In a follow up investigation, detectives identified UCSD student HOAI VI HOLLY THUY NGUYEN as one of the suspects responsible for the arsons.  On February 4, 2014, at approximately 1245 hours, NGUYEN was contacted and arrested on campus for the above arsons.

The second female suspect has yet to be identified.

Both suspects were captured by surveillance cameras; the images of the second (unknown) suspect are attached to page two of the release.  A copy of the videos can be seen at the following links:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5tZvzg7ruhQ&feature=youtu.be

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Pi5rc-7Um0&feature=youtu.be

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iGoRilXHW9c&feature=youtu.be

Anyone with information on this case should 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. The felony arson restricted reward fund offers up to an additional $9,000 reward to anyone with information that leads to an arrest and conviction 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 Lt. Kevin Mayer at 619-531-2675.
  • Media inquiries about Crime Stoppers can be directed to Officer James     Johnson at (619) 531-1500 or 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.

Unknown Suspect Wanted for Arson, Vandalism and Petty Theft in Coronado

San Diego County Crime Stoppers and investigators from the Coronado Police Department are asking for assistance from the public to help identify and locate an unknown male suspect wanted for arson, vandalism and petty theft. 12.11.2013 coronado arson

Detectives said that on December 10, 2013, at approximately 4:30 a..m., an unknown male suspect entered The Point Condominium complex, located at 1101 First Street in Coronado.  The suspect threw a concrete ashtray into a decorative water fountain causing damage to the fountain. He then stole a Christmas wreath from the front door of one of the condos; a mailed package that was left near the community mailboxes; and a small green propane canister and a can of lighter fluid from a resident’s porch.  The suspect lit all of the stolen items on fire in the center courtyard of the complex.  The fire self extinguished and caused no damage to nearby structures.

Possible suspect description:  Possibly a White, or light skinned Hispanic male with brown hair, wearing a dark blue hooded jacket, light blue or gray jeans. A light blue beanie cap, gray tennis shoes with gray laces.  He appeared to be unshaven with a short brown patchy beard.

Anyone with information on this case should 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 in via www.sdcrimestoppers.com.

  • Media inquiries about the case can be directed to Lea Corbin at 619-522-7370.
  • Media inquiries about Crime Stoppers can be directed to Officer James       Johnson at (619) 531-1500 or 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.