Sheriffs hoping public can help identify suspect

Investigators from the North Coastal Sheriff’s Station, along with San Diego County Crime Stoppers, are seeking assistance from the public to help identify and locate an unknown male suspect wanted in connection with a burglary.

According to Crime Stoppers, on May 3, a couple living in the city of Encinitas, wrote and mailed the monthly rent check to its landlords. The following day, the victims were contacted by Bank of America inquiring about the check. The bank told the victims that an unknown man entered the bank, located at 1340 Encinitas Boulevard in Encinitas, and cashed the check. The check was made out to Jose Antonio Quintero, who is not the landlord, for a different amount. The signature line of the check also appeared to be forged.

The suspect is described as a Hispanic male, 5’10” tall and weighing approximately 215 lbs. He had a shaved head, mustache and goatee, and was last seen wearing a white T-shirt and unknown color pants. The surveillance video is available to download at

Anyone with information on this case should call the North Coastal Sheriff’s Station at 760-966-3500 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