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Crime Stoppers seek to ID suspect in San Dieguito Academy HS vandalism

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Posted at 11:55 AM, Jan 06, 2022
and last updated 2022-01-06 14:55:14-05

ENCINITAS, Calif. (KGTV) — Detectives have released images to the public in hopes of identifying a man accused of vandalizing a high school in Encinitas on New Years Day.

According to San Diego County Crime Stoppers, the vandalism happened just before 4:00 a.m. at San Dieguito Academy High School in the 800 block of Santa Fe Drive.

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The man in the images is suspected of spray painting vulgar slurs on the administration building, causing nearly $725 in damage.

He is described by police as an unknown race thin man wearing a red hooded sweatshirt, dark jeans, and dark shoes.

Anyone with information on the identity and/or location of the suspect is asked to call Sheriff's Detective Monica De La Torre Chavez at (760) 966-3504 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. Visit for information on how to send web or mobile app tips.