Unknown Suspects Wanted for Copper Theft At 4S Ranch Community Park

San Diego County Crime Stoppers and investigators from the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department’s 4S Ranch Substation are asking for assistance from the public to help identify and locate unknown suspects wanted in connection with the theft of electrical copper wiring.

Detectives said that sometime between the evening of April 13, 2013 and the morning of April 14, 2013, unknown suspects stole about 7,500 feet of 10 gauge copper wiring that was used in the lighting system at the 4S Ranch Community Park.  The park is located at 16118 4S Ranch Parkway in the unincorporated area of 4S Ranch. The suspects cut and stole the copper wiring, for the stadium and sidewalk lights, from junction boxes.  It will cost over $3,000 to replace the wiring and repair the damage caused by these thieves.

Anyone with information on this case should call the Sheriff’s 4S Ranch Substation at (858)521-5200 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. Anonymous email and text messages can be sent in via www.sdcrimestoppers.com.

Media inquiries about the case can be directed to Detective Mark Nicklin at (858) 521-5205.

Media inquiries about Crime Stoppers can be directed to Deputy Adriana Uribe at (619) 531-1547 or Officer James Johnson at (619) 531-1500.

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.

Unsolved Case: Jalal “Joe” Abou Murder 2011

On April 19, 2011, at 7:26 a.m., Joe Abou was shot and killed in the parking lot of his business, Joe’s Auto Repair, at 1930 Rosecrans Street in San Diego.

The suspect is described as a Hispanic or Middle Eastern male in his mid 30′s to 40′s driving an earlier model dark colored 4-door sedan. The suspect may have been in his vehicle casing the area hours before the shooting.