Point Loma-Ocean Beach Crime Report for April 2020


Police arrest 4 on suspicion of burglary after manhunt

Officers arrested four people on suspicion of burglary after a one-hour search in Point Loma on Sunday, March 8.

Police said a neighbor called and reported two men entering a back gate and two others going through the front door of a home near the intersection of Bernice and La Cresta drives around 5:15 p.m.

When police got to the home, officers found an empty gun case inside, according to Officer Yovanna Gonzalez. About an hour into the search, a nearby resident called and reported seeing four people in her backyard.

Officers in a police helicopter spotted the suspects, and they were taken into custody around 6:15 p.m. No weapons were found on the suspects.

OB family finds their house listed for sale as a scam

An Ocean Beach family was shocked to discover their home was listed for rent on Zillow and Trulia without their knowledge. Stephanie Bergstrom said their home is not for rent and it never was. To find out what was going on, Bergstrom called the phone number attached to the listing, pretending she was an interested renter.

According to Bergstrom, the woman on the other end of the line told her she wanted a nice family to move into her home.

Eventually, Bergstrom confronted the woman and told her she was the real Stephanie Bergstrom. The woman hung up and when Bergstrom called back, the line was disconnected.

The Bergstrom family has put up signs on their windows and the front door explaining that the listing was a scam. Bergstrom said one couple came to the home to meet and look at the house after already having wired $3,000 as part of a deposit. (Reported on

Gas station hold-up

A suspect (described as a black or dark-skinned Hispanic male, age 35-40, wearing a lime green beanie, black clothes and black shoes with white soles) entered the ARCO gas station at 3600 Old Town Ave. at 7:16 p.m. on Feb. 10 and approached the clerk sitting in the office. The suspect pointed a firearm at the clerk and demanded money. The clerk gave the suspect money from the register.

The suspect then demanded the clerk’s money, and the clerk gave him what he had in his wallet. The suspect fled in an unknown direction and no one was injured. Robbery division is investigating.

Police Blotter

• Assaults: 30 reports

• Drug/Alcohol Violations: 102 citations

• DUIs Drugs/Alcohol: 9 arrests

• Fraud: 16 reports

• Arson: 1 report

• Weapons: 10 reports

• Prostitution: 1400 block Quivira, 7:40 p.m. Feb. 4

• Other Sex Crimes: 3600 block Midway, 3:39 p.m.; 4300 block West Point Loma, 11:30 p.m. Feb. 16

• Residential Burglary: 11 — 3900 block Leland, 9:14 p.m. Feb. 8; 3700 block Curtis, 7 p.m. Jan. 29; 2500 block Bacon, 7 p.m. Feb. 13; 2100 block Froude, 9 a.m. Feb. 14; 500 block Rosecrans, 2:40 p.m. Feb. 21; 900 block Gage, 7:30 a.m. Feb. 24; 2900 block Hornet, 1 p.m. Feb. 25; 2400 block Chatsworth, 6 a.m. March 2; 4100 block West Point Loma, 11:28 p.m. March 3; 5000 block Santa Monica, 7:12 p.m. March 8; 4000 block Bernice, 5:08 p.m. March 8

• Commercial Burglary: 14 — 2000 block Shelter Island, 10:05 a.m. Feb. 4; 2800 block Historic Decatur, 1:45 a.m. Feb. 13; 2500 block Bacon, 6 p.m. Feb. 13; 2000 block Shelter Island, 6:30 p.m. Feb. 7; 3300 block Rosecrans, 2:12 a.m. Feb. 21; 2300 block Shelter Island, 9 a.m. Feb. 19; 2900 block Garrison, 3 p.m. Feb. 25; 2500 block Bacon, 5:34 a.m. Feb. 28; 5000 block North Harbor, 4 p.m. March 1; 5000 block North Harbor, 6 p.m. Feb. 27; 4300 block Valeta, 1:30 p.m. Feb. 14; 2800 block Roosevelt, 8:02 a.m. March 8; 3400 block Kenyon, 1 p.m. March 7; 5000 block North Harbor, 1 a.m. March 1

• Commercial Robbery: 3200 block Sports Arena, 12:20 p.m. Feb. 29; 4800 block Newport, 8:53 a.m. March 4

• Grand Theft (over $950): 8 reports

• Petty Theft/Shoplifting: 59 reports

• Vandalism: 25 incidents

• Vehicle Break-ins: 36 reports

• Stolen Vehicles: 26 reports.

— Compiled by Point Loma-OB Monthly staff from the latest San Diego Police reports.


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