Help the Sheriff’s Department identify this suspect


The Sheriff’s Department is asking for the public’s help to identify a man who is wanted in connection with a burglary in Encinitas.

On Monday, Aug 15, just before midnight, on the 1700 block of Edgefield Lane, a victim accidentally left the garage door open and received a phone alert from her motion sensor alarm.

Surveillance photos show a man casing an unlocked car and taking a wallet from the center console. The victim confronted the suspect, yelling for help and causing the suspect to drop the wallet and run away. No one was hurt.

The suspect is described as a white male, approximately 30 to 45 years old, 5-foot-7 and weighing approximately 150 pounds with a beard and goatee. The suspect was last seen wearing a green sweatshirt and jeans.

Anyone with information about the theft or the suspect is urged to contact Detective Jason Worthington at the North Coastal Sheriff’s Station at 760-966-3500 or

The Sheriff’s Department is reminding the public to always keep their cars locked to avoid becoming the victim of a crime.