The Coast News Group

Detectives seek public’s help

VISTA — San Diego County Crime Stoppers, working with San Diego County Sheriff’s Department Vista detectives, is seeking the public’s assistance to identify and locate the suspect or suspects responsible for a vandalism and arson that occurred at 1790 Shadowridge Drive in Vista, which is a fenced yard that belongs to the city of Vista.
On Aug. 19, unknown suspect(s) gained entry into the fenced yard and vandalized city vehicles and city property. The vandalism consisted of various hate and racist type graffiti sprayed on city vehicles and buildings. The suspect(s) also shoved dirt into one of the city vehicles’ gas tanks.
On Aug. 20, the Vista Fire Department responded to a fire at the same fenced yard at the park. Two vehicles and part of an out building were engulfed in flames. The same type of hate and racist graffiti was discovered on a building inside the yard. The fire was determined to be arson and caused about $50,000 worth of damage.
San Diego County Crime Stoppers is offering up to a $10,000 reward in this case; $1,000 for arrest and $9,000 for arrest and conviction to anyone with information that leads to the arrest of the suspect(s) responsible for this arson.
Detectives are asking anyone with information on the identity of this suspect to call the Crime Stoppers anonymous tip line at (888) 580-8477.
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