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Suspect Wanted for Sexual Assault

Up to $1,000 Reward Offered

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San Diego County Crime Stoppers along with investigators from the San Diego Police

Department’s Sex Crimes Unit are asking for the public’s help in identifying and

locating an unknown suspect wanted for a sexual assault that occurred in the

Talmadge area of San Diego.

On March 22, 2019, at approximately 5:35 a.m., San Diego Police Officers responded

to a radio call of a sexual assault in the 4400 Block of 50th Street. After sexually

assaulting the adult female victim, the suspect demanded the victim give him her

money and car keys. The suspect subsequently stole the victim’s vehicle, which was

recovered unoccupied within one mile of the crime scene. After the victim could no

longer hear the suspect in her home, she ran to a neighbor’s home stating she had just

been sexually assaulted. The neighbor immediately called the police to report the

crime.

Officers arrived at the scene and located a male who matched the suspect’s

description on foot and was leaving the area of the victim’s home. The male fled

towards the west alley of 4400 50th Street. The officers lost sight of the suspect and

were unable to apprehend him. The investigation is ongoing.

Suspect’s Description:

The suspect is described as a Black male, 25 to 30-years-old, 6’0” tall, 230 to 250 lbs.,

muscular build, clean shaven, short black wavy hair, wearing a black jacket with white

along the shoulders and chest, and blue jeans. The suspect had a deep voice.

Anyone with information on the identity or location of the suspect is asked to call the

SDPD’s Sex Crimes Unit at (619) 531-2210 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 Lt. Carole Beason at

    (619) 531-2686 or email at cbeason@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 .

WANTED: John William Richardson

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This week’s fugitive is:

John William Richardson

DOB: 07/22/1970 (48)

White Male

6’01” tall, 200 pounds

Brown hair, brown eyes

 

John William Richardson is a local fugitive with an outstanding $50,000 felony warrant for transportation and possession for sales of a controlled substance.  Richardson has a prior conviction for receiving stolen property.  Richardson is known to frequent the Poway area.

Suspect Wanted for an Attempt Kidnapping

Up to $1,000 Reward Offered 

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San Diego County Crime Stoppers along with investigators from the San Diego Police Department’s Western Division are asking for the public’s help in identifying and locating a suspect wanted for an attempt kidnapping in San Diego. 

On Sunday, March 17, 2019 at 4:29 p.m. the victim’s mother was taking her 3 year old daughter for a walk in her wagon on the south sidewalk of 5100 Savannah Street. A Hispanic male parked his vehicle in the street facing east. The suspect exited his vehicle and left it running. Upon exiting, the suspect approached the victim from behind and attempted to grab and take the daughter out of the wagon. 

The victim’s mother heard her daughter whine and struggle. The victim’s mother immediately confronted the suspect, striking him numerous times in the face. The suspect released the child, ran to his vehicle and fled east on Savannah Street, south on Cushman and then west on Morena Boulevard. The victim’s mother described the suspect vehicle as an older silver or gray Honda Civic or similar vehicle with Baja (Mexico) license plates. 

Suspect’s Description: 

S-1 is described as a Hispanic male, 21-25 years old, 5’4 – 5’5, 125 – 140 pounds, thin build with dark hair. The suspect was wearing a white tee shirt with black print on the chest, dark jeans and blue high-top sneakers. 

Anyone with information on the identity or location of the suspect is asked to call the SDPD’s Western division at (619) 692-4800 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 SDPD Western Lt. Daniel Meyer at (619) 692-4860 or email at meyerd@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 .


This week’s fugitive is: Lenny Johnson

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This week’s fugitive is:

Lenny Johnson

DOB 1/11/1986  (33)

Black male

5’8” tall  250 lbs.

Black hair  brown eyes

 

Lenny Johnson is wanted by the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation for failing to comply with the terms and conditions of his parole.  Johnson is considered a parolee at large (no bail).  Johnson is on parole for convictions of criminal threats and felony battery related to domestic violence.  Johnson has previous convictions for felony battery related to domestic violence, criminal threats, and multiple parole violations.  Johnson is known to frequent the East San Diego area and Spring Valley.

Lincoln Park Area Homicide

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$1,000 Reward Offered

San Diego County Crime Stoppers and investigators from the San Diego Police Department’s Homicide Unit are asking for the public’s help in identifying and locating the suspect(s) responsible for the murder of 22-year-old Gregory Ruffin Jr. 

On February 24, 2019, at approximately 11:11 p.m., San Diego Police Officers along with San Diego Fire-Rescue personnel responded to a report of a person down in the 300 block of 47th Street in San Diego. Officers found 22-year-old Gregory Ruffin Jr. lying on the sidewalk and was suffering from apparent trauma to his upper body. Life-saving measures were attempted, but were unsuccessful. Ruffin Jr. was pronounced deceased at the scene. 

San Diego Police Homicide Detectives were called to the scene and began investigating the incident. Detectives are trying to determine the circumstances which led to the victim’s death. 

Anyone with information on this murder is asked to call the San Diego Police Department’s Homicide Unit at (619) 531-2293 or the Crime Stoppers anonymous tip line at (888) 580-8477. Crime Stoppers is offering 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 Lt. Anthony Dupree at (619) 531-2275 or email at adupree@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. 


Wanted: Joe Weyapuk

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Joe Weyapuk

DOB: 9/28/1994  (24)

Hispanic male

5’11” tall  185 lbs.

Brown hair  brown eyes

Joe Weyapuk is wanted by the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation for failing to comply with the terms and conditions of his parole.  Weyapuk is currently on parole for burglary.  Weyapuk has previous convictions for burglary, possession of narcotics, and multiple parole violations.  Weyapuk is known to frequent the City of El Cajon and in particular the intersection of Jamacha Road and Main Street.

 

Suspect Wanted for Credit Card Fraud and Identity Theft

Up to $1000 Reward Offered

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San Diego County Crime Stoppers and investigators from the San Diego Police Department’s Economic Crimes Unit are asking for assistance from the public to help identify and locate and unknown female suspect who is responsible for credit card fraud and identity theft. 

On December 21, 2018, an unknown female suspect opened two separate fraudulent credit card accounts at two different Walmart stores (Murphy Canyon and Grossmont Center). The suspect made a $1,500 purchase at each Walmart. The suspect attempted to open a fraudulent credit account at a Marshalls and Target store in the Kearny Mesa area, but was unsuccessful. The suspect went to a Chase Bank and was able to withdrawal nearly $4,000 in cash from the victim’s bank account. The victim had a credit monitoring service, which notified her immediately of the fraudulent activity. 

Investigators believe the suspect is using a fake ID card that depicts the victim’s basic information. Investigators also believe the suspect is wearing a wig. The victim does not know how the suspect was able to obtain her personal information. 

Suspect’s Description: 

 The suspect is described as a White female, mid 20’s to late 30’s, medium build, wearing a dark colored wig, and while at the bank, wore glasses with dark colored frames. 

Anyone with information on this suspect should call the San Diego Police Department’s Economic Crimes Unit at (619) 446-1050 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 or Crime Stoppers can be directed to Officer Mark Herring at (619) 531-1500 or email at msherring@pd.sandiego.gov . 

North Park Assault with a Deadly Weapon & Robbery

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UP TO A $1000 REWARD

San Diego County Crime Stoppers and investigators from the San Diego Police Department’s Mid-City Division are asking for assistance from the public to help identify and locate three unknown suspects wanted for assault with a deadly weapon and robbery in the North Park area of San Diego. 

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On 12/23/2018, at approximately 1:40 a.m., a 35-year-old male and 24-year-old male were walking along the north sidewalk of 3000 University Avenue when they were confronted by three unknown suspects. The three suspects had been yelling obscenities at two unknown females just before the confrontation. All three suspects began punching and kicking victim # 1 (V-1) multiple times until he fell to the ground. As V-1 laid on the ground, all three suspects kicked V-1 multiple times in his head and facial area. Victim # 2 (V-2) attempted to intervene and all three suspects punched and kicked him multiple times. The suspects stopped attacking the victims once they were confronted by bouncers from a nearby business. During the attack, V-1’s wallet and V-2’s iPhone were stolen. 

V-1 was transported to a local hospital with serious, but non-life threatening injuries, including a facial fracture and facial abrasions. V-2 was also transported to a local hospital for lacerations to his face and head as well as a dislocated elbow. 


Suspects’ Description: 

All three suspects appear to be Hispanic males in their 20’s. 

A link to view a video of the suspects can be found below.

https://youtu.be/leINqq6JL9M 

Anyone with information on this incident should call San Diego Police Department’s Mid-City Division at (619) 516-3078 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 Detective Jacob Blevins at (619) 516-3078 or email at jtblevins@pd.sandiego.gov . 

  • Questions 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.


FUGITIVE: Andrew Dinicola

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Andrew Dinicola

DOB: 10/30/1976  (42)

White male

5’7” tall  183 lbs.

Blonde hair  blue eyes

Andrew Dinicola is wanted by the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation for violating the terms and conditions of his parole.  Dinicola is on parole for a conviction related to indecent exposure.  Dinicola has previous convictions for failing to register as a sex offender, indecent exposure, hit and run, possession of stolen property, and multiple parole violations.  Dinicola is known to frequent National City and the Sports Arena area of San Diego.

  • 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 .

FUGITIVE: Corey Henley

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Fugitive of the Week:

Corey Henley

DOB: 12-22-1971 (47 years old) 

Black male

6’2 tall/ weighs 270lbs.  

Black hair/ Brown eyes

Corey Henley is wanted by the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation on a felony arrest warrant for walking away from a reentry facility. 


He has previous convictions for possession and transportation of controlled substances and also has multiple Parole violations.

Fugitive: David Wynn

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This week’s fugitive is:

David Wynn

DOB:  1/23/1977  (42)

White male

5’ 11” tall  165 lbs.

Brown hair  (may be shorter now than in picture)    brown eyes

 

David Wynn is wanted by the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation for failing to comply with the terms and conditions of his parole and is considered a parolee at large (no bail).  Wynn is on parole for robbery.  Wynn has previous convictions for robbery, DUI, parole violations, burglary, and narcotics possession.  Wynn is known to frequent the Escondido area.

WANTED: Gerald Alanzo Cesena

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Gerald Alanzo Cesena

White male

DOB:  4/23/1992  (26)

5”11 tall  165 lbs.

Brown hair  brown eyes

 

Gerald Cesena is wanted by the San Diego Fugitive Task Force for an outstanding felony warrant for a probation violation (no bail).  Cesena is on probation due to a conviction related to illegal discharge of a firearm.  Cesena also has previous convictions for felon in possession of ammunition, DUI, and vandalism.  Cesena is known to frequent the East County area including Lakeside. 

Suspects Wanted for Commercial Armed Robberies

Up to a $1000 Reward


 San Diego County Crime Stoppers along with investigators from the San Diego Police Department’s Robbery Unit are asking for the public’s help in identifying and locating two unknown suspects wanted for two separate commercial armed robberies of jewelry stores in San Diego. 

On December 5, 2018, at 7:02 p.m., two male suspects robbed the Jared’s Jewelry store located at 1025 Camino De La Reina, in San Diego. On January 12, 2019, at 6:23 p.m., investigators believe the same two suspects robbed the Jared’s Jewelry store located at 11998 Carmel Mountain Road, in San Diego. 

In both cases, both suspects ran into the stores. Suspect # 1 (S-1) and Suspect # 2 (S-2) each pointed a handgun at customers and employees inside the stores. S-1 told them not to move, while S-2 looked at the jewelry inside the display cases. S-1 used a hammer or crowbar to break the display cases. S-2 then grabbed various jewelry from inside the display cases and put it inside a duffle bag. Both suspects fled the stores on foot in an unknown direction. 

Suspects’ Description: 

S-1 is described as a Black male, 20’s to early 30’s, 5’8” tall, 145 lbs., wearing a black hooded sweatshirt with the hood over his head, black bandana covering his face, gloves, black tennis shoes with white soles, armed with a black handgun and crowbar. 

S-2 is described as a Black male, 20’s to early 30’s, medium height and weight, wearing a black hooded sweatshirt with white trim and the hood over his head, black bandana covering his face, white gloves, blue tennis shoes with white soles and carried a dark colored duffle bag. 

https://youtu.be/UuEI7jtnC9Q 

Anyone with information on the identity and or location of the suspect is asked to call the SDPD’s Robbery Unit at (619) 531-2299 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 SDPD Robbery Lt. Martha Sainz at (619) 533-5752 or email at msainz@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 .


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WANTED: Michael Borja

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UP TO $1000 REWARD

This week’s fugitive is:

 Michael Borja

DOB:  7/13/1983  (35)

Hispanic male

5’11” tall  230 lbs.

Black hair  brown eyes

 

Michael Borja is wanted by the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation for failing to comply with the terms and conditions of his parole.  Borja is considered a parolee at large (no bail).  Borja is on parole due to a robbery conviction.  Borja also has previous convictions for false imprisonment, parole violations, probation violations, narcotics possession, possession of a stolen vehicle, and criminal threats.  Borja is known to frequent the Imperial Beach area. 

 

WANTED: Caleb Michael Denney

This week’s fugitive is:

 

Caleb Michael Denney

DOB:  10/11/1994 (24)

White male

5’10” tall  150 lbs.

Brown hair  blue eyes

 Caleb Denney is wanted by the San Diego Fugitive Task Force for an outstanding felony warrant ($50,000 bail) for felon in possession of a firearm.  Denney has previous convictions for being under the influence of a controlled substance and for possession of a controlled substance.  Denney is known to frequent the North County area including Carlsbad. 

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WANTED: Christopher Daniel Ayers

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Up tp $1000 Reward

This week’s fugitive is:

Christopher Daniel Ayers

DOB:  3/18/1981  (37)

White male

5’6” tall  170 lbs.

Brown hair  blue eyes

Christopher Ayers is wanted by the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation for violating the terms and conditions of his parole.  Ayers is considered a parolee at large (no bail).  Ayers is currently on parole for manufacturing a weapon by a prisoner.  Ayers has previous convictions for narcotics possession, auto theft, and multiple parole violations.  Ayers is known to frequent the El Cajon area.

Suspect Captured for Commercial Armed Robberies

Up to $1000 Reward

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San Diego County Crime Stoppers along with investigators from the San Diego Police Department’s Robbery Unit captured the suspect for commercial armed robbery suspect. 

On 12/19/2018, at 10:34 a.m., a male suspect entered the Game Stop store located at 3425 Murphy Canyon Road, in San Diego. The suspect lifted up his shirt and displayed a silver colored revolver in his waistband to the clerk and demanded money from the register. The clerk complied and the suspect fled the store on foot in an unknown direction. 

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On 12/23/2018, at 9:23 a.m., the same suspect entered the Game Stop store located at 4403 University Avenue, in San Diego. As the suspect was walking towards the counter, an employee recognized the suspect from the robbery on 12/19 at the Murphy Canyon Road location. The employee told another employee to call security. The suspect fled the store on foot in an unknown direction. 

On 12/23/2018, at 11:22 a.m., the same suspect entered the Subway restaurant located at 8080 Clairemont Mesa Blvd., in San Diego. The suspect lifted up his shirt and simulated that he had a gun in his waistband. The suspect demanded cash from the clerk. The clerk complied and the suspect fled the store on foot in an unknown direction. 

Suspect’s Description: 

The suspect is described as a Hispanic male, approximately 30 to 35-years-old, 5’7” to 5”9” tall, 180 to 200 lbs. In the first case, the suspect was wearing a white constriction hat, construction glasses, and dark blue or black bandana on his head underneath the hat, black “dickie” style pants, and black tennis shoes with white soles. 

During the second and third case, the suspect wore an Anaheim Angels baseball hat, sunglasses, dark colored shirt with black “Dickie” style pants, and grey tennis shoes. During the third case (Subway), the suspect was wearing an orange construction vest. 

***Surveillance photos of the suspect can be found on page 2 of this release.*** 

Anyone with information on the identity or location of the suspect is asked to call the SDPD’s Robbery Unit at (619) 531-2299 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. 

WANTED: Jeffrey Sherrod Moore

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This week’s fugitive is:

Jeffrey Sherrod Moore

DOB:  2/8/1971  (47)

Black male

5’11” tall  210 lbs.

Black hair  brown eyes

 

Jeffrey Moore is wanted by the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation for violating the terms and conditions of his parole and is considered a parolee at large (no bail).  Moore is on parole for a conviction of making criminal threats to cause death or great bodily injury.  Moore has previous convictions for making criminal threats, possession of a loaded firearm, possession of stolen property, and for multiple burglaries.  Moore may be living as a transient in the North County area.

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.

Wanted: Gerardo Miquel Lopez

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Up to $1000 Reward

This week’s fugitive is:

 Gerardo Miguel Lopez

DOB: 3/7/1996  (22)

Hispanic male

5’6” tall  125 lbs.

Black hair  brown eyes

Gerardo Lopez is wanted by the San Diego Fugitive Task Force for two outstanding felony (no bail) warrants related to felony evading and felony domestic violence.  Lopez has previous convictions for domestic violence, felony evading, and theft.  Lopez is known to frequent the North County area.

  • 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.


Captured: Christopher Murphy Chaipos

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Up to $1000 Reward

Christopher Murphy Chaipos

DOB: 08-01-1984 (34 years old)

American Indian male

Black hair, brown eyes

5’6” tall; weighs 140 lbs

 Christopher Murphy Chaipos is wanted by the San Diego Fugitive Task Force on a no bail felony warrant for possession of controlled substance for sales (Heroin).  

 He is known to frequent Valley Center.