Point Loma-Ocean Beach Crime Report June 2019
$1,000 reward for suspect information
On April 6, at 7 p.m., an adult male victim parked his vehicle along the side of Arby’s restaurant, 3777 Midway Drive. When the victim parked his vehicle, he inadvertently cut off another driver. The victim went into the Arby’s where he got into an argument with the other driver (suspect).
During the argument, the suspect punched the victim eight times in the head. When the victim fell to the ground, the suspect stomped on his head with his feet. The victim was transported to a local hospital where he was treated for an orbital fracture.
The suspect fled the area in an unknown vehicle. He is described as a white male, about 30-years old, muscular build, short hair with the sides and back of his head shaved. He was wearing a long-sleeved black Nike shirt, black shorts and black tennis shoes with white soles.
Crime Stoppers is offering up to a $1,000 reward to anyone with information that leads to his arrest. Those with information are asked to call SDPD Western Division at (619) 692-4854, visit sdcrimestoppers.org or call the anonymous tip line at (888) 580-8477.
Man arrested in OB homicide
A 36-year-old man sought in an Ocean Beach homicide was shot and wounded in a La Mesa home the morning of May 2 by police responding to a report of a trespasser.
Daniel Chase McKibben was armed with a knife when he was shot in the shoulder and hand, La Mesa police Lt. Greg Runge said. McKibben was taken to a hospital, where he was reported to be in stable condition.
San Diego police had been looking for McKibben since May 1, when his brother spotted him running from a home their mother owned on Niagara Avenue in Ocean Beach.
Early Wednesday, McKibben’s brother had driven down from La Cañada to Ocean Beach to check on his mother after she had left a troubling message. The brother forced his way into the garage of the home and found a woman dead. Police have identified the deceased as Heidi Green, 59, of Los Angeles County.
They soon came to supect that McKibben had holed up in another home, on Del Mar Avenue, about a half-mile away. SWAT officers were called out, but officials determined later that McKibben was not in the home.
Now that McKibben has been found, San Diego police plan to arrest him on suspicion of murder, San Diego police homicide Lt. Matt Dobbs said.
It was not immediately clear how or when McKibben ended up in the La Mesa home, and what relationship he may have had with residents there remains under investigation.
New law targets underage marijuana use
On March 5, the City Council approved an amendment to the City’s Social Host Ordinance to make it illegal to provide an environment where the underage use of marijuana, controlled substances and alcohol can take place.
The amendment was sponsored by City Attorney Mara Elliott and Police Chief David Nisleit. Currently, the Social Host Ordinance addresses underage drinking, but not other drugs. The amendment, which was approved unanimously, must come before the Council for a second reading before it can become law.
“As a mom, the safety of my children is my priority, and as City Attorney, I am committed to protecting every child,” City Attorney Mara W. Elliott said. “The addition of marijuana and controlled substances to the Social Host Ordinance gives law enforcement a tool to deter conduct that puts our kids at risk. Working with Chief Nisleit, we will educate the public about this ordinance, and hold accountable those who choose to ignore it.”
Drugs/Alcohol Violations: 26
Weapons: 1—1900 block Abbott, 3:15 p.m. April 21
Rape: 1—3100 block Mission, 2 p.m. April 12.
Other sex crimes: 1—3200 block Fordham, 9:22 a.m. April 24.
Residential Burglary: 7— 5000 block Long Branch, 1:59 a.m. April 20; 4300 block Rialto, 5:03 a.m. April 24; 4300 block West Point Loma , 7:30 a.m. April 26; 4300 block Point Loma, 6:30 p.m. April 27; 5000 block Narragansett, 10 p.m. April 20; 500 block San Antonio, 6 p.m. April 19; 5000 block Del Monte, 3:30 p.m. April 29.
Commercial Burglary: 1—2900 block Emerson, 12 a.m. April 4.
Street Robberies: 1—3700 block Voltaire, 2:46 p.m. April 8.
Grand Theft (over $950): 4
Petty Theft/Shoplifting: 24
Vandalism reports: 9
Vehicle Break-ins: 16
Vehicle Thefts: 17
—Compiled by Savanah Duffy from San Diego Police Reports