Pacific Beach Crime & Safety Report
Suspect(s) sought in felony vandalism cases
San Diego County Crime Stoppers, along with investigators from the San Diego Police Department ‘s Northern Division, are asking for the public’s help in identifying the suspect(s) involved in at least eight incidents, reported between November 2018 and March 2019, when unknown objects were thrown at and/or shot at moving vehicles in the Pacific Beach area.
The victims said they were driving in the vicinity of West Mission Bay Drive and Ingraham Street at the time of the incidents.
All incidents occurred between the hours of 9:45 p.m. and 12:10 a.m. The vehicles involved sustained damages, estimated between $300 and $5,000, to the windshield and/or body. Two drivers sustained small lacerations from flying glass.
Investigators are asking the public for any information that could lead to a suspect being identified.
Investigators are asking motorists in the area to use caution at night and to notify police of any similar incidents.
Anyone with information is asked to call SDPD’s Northern Division at (858) 552-1700 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 sdcrimestoppers.org for more information on how to send anonymous web and mobile app tips.
Man on scooter falls in Mission Beach and fractures skull
At 8:14 p.m. Saturday, March 2, a 26-year-old male was riding a scooter southbound 3300 Ocean Front Walk without a helmet. The riders’ friends were in front of him. They told police that when they looked back, they saw him on the ground. It’s not known what caused the rider to fall. He was transported to an area hospital with a fractured skull and brain bleed. The Police Traffic Division is investigating.
First scooter fatality happens downtown
At approximately 9:56 p.m. Wednesday, March 13, a 53-year old man, identified as Christopher Conti from Woodstock, Georgia, was riding an electric scooter northbound on the west sidewalk of 1100 10th Ave. As he approached B Street, he failed to negotiate a left turn and struck a tree, sustaining serious injuries.
He was not wearing a helmet at the time of the collision. He was transported to an area hospital and on Friday, March 15, Conti succumbed to his injuries and died. San Diego Police Traffic Officers responded to the scene and are conducting an investigation.
Motorcyclist injured on Lamont Street
At 5:23 p.m. Monday, March 11, a 35-year-old male on a 2013 Harley Davidson motorcycle stopped at the stop sign facing eastbound Diamond Street at Lamont Street. He attempted to accelerate from the stop sign and make a right turn onto Lamont when he lost control of the motorcycle, left the roadway and collided with a pole-mounted stop sign. He was transported to a local hospital by medics, with major internal injuries and facial injuries. Traffic Division responded and is investigating the collision.
Assaults: 17 reports
Drugs/Alcohol Violations: 90 citations
Weapons: 1 — 1100 block Garnet, 11:09 p.m. March 12
DUI’s Drugs/Alcohol: 8 arrests
Fraud: 8 reports
Prostitution: 2 arrests — 700 block Pacific Beach, 6:20 a.m. Feb. 14; 700 block Law, 6 a.m. Feb. 14
Rape: 2 — 1400 block Vacation Road, 12 p.m. Feb. 25; 1800 block Garnet, 1:30 a.m. March 24
Residential Burglary: 16 — 3600 block Bayonne, 3 a.m. Feb. 27; 1300 block Camto Acento, 6:52 p.m. Feb. 14; 1500 block Hornblend, 7:24 p.m. March 1; 2000 block Oliver, 11:30 p.m. March 1; 700 block York, 3:30 p.m. March 1; 5200 block Cass, 1 p.m. March 6; 800 block Missouri, 9 p.m. Feb. 23; 800 block Ostend, 7 p.m. March 11; 1400 block Reed, 5:30 p.m. March 11; 800 block Law, 1 a.m. March 17; 1700 block Eden, 3 p.m. March 15; 700 block Oliver, 5:49 March 15; 700 block Reed, 12:10 a.m. March 15; 3500 block Monair, 2:36 a.m. March 7; 1600 block Emerald, 10:45 a.m. March 20; 4000 block Vue Du Bay, 4 p.m. March 21
Commercial Burglary: 5 — 2400 block Morena, 7:20 a.m. March 2; 900 block West Mission Bay, 9:15 p.m. March 17; 4300 block Mission, 8:07 p.m. March 13 (weapon used); 1800 block Garnet, 10:30 p.m. March 12; 1400 block Vacation, 9:14 p.m. March 21
Street Robberies: 1 — 2600 block Magnolia, 2:32 p.m. March 4
Grand Theft (over $950): 9 reports
Petty Theft/Shoplifting: 21 reports
Vandalism: 12 reports
Vehicle Break-ins: 35 reports
Vehicle Theft: 11 reports
— Compiled by Savanah Duffy from San Diego Police Reports