Assailant Who Left Man with Fractured Skull Near Ocean Beach Pier on Aug.6 Sought by Police

by on August 22, 2018 · 8 comments

in Ocean Beach

During the early-morning hours of August 6, two men were seen arguing on the sidewalk near the Ocean Beach Pier. It was 1:30 a.m. At one point, one of them grabbed an aluminum beach chair and threw at the other guy. That force knocked him backwards – and he fell on the concrete and fractured his skull.

Apparently the assailant and his two companions took off. But there were witnesses.

Police found the victim unconscious and bleeding from his head – but breathing. He was quickly taken to a local hospital and treated for the fracture.

Now the assailant and his companions are being sought by police. Witnesses described him as 5 feet, 2-4 inches tall, white with a stocky build. His two companions are described as a dread-locked 5-foot-9-inch white man, wearing a black coat, and a light-haired white woman of average height.

The San Diego Police Department’s Western Division is asking for assistance from the public to help identify and locate the suspect.

They’re asking anyone with information on this case to call SDPD’s Western Division at 619-692-4800 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 Crime Stoppers for more information on how to send anonymous web and mobile app tips.


San Diego Union-Tribune

San Diego Community News Group

Photo credit: screen grab CBS8

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ZZ August 22, 2018 at 12:26 pm

They left a guy bleeding on the ground from a fractured skull at 1:30. That’s pretty close to an attempted murder. We can’t get a sketch, estimated ages, or hair length? What happened to those beach cameras? Even if the act isn’t on video, the suspects walking by the camera right afterwards or possibly before should be there somewhere.


OBKid August 22, 2018 at 12:55 pm

I am amazed at how “safe” San Diego is because the Police Department is woefully under-prepared and qualified. I am sure they will classify this as a “drunken disturbance” not a “battery” to make their stats seem better.


Daniel August 22, 2018 at 10:11 pm

Frank, I emailed you video of this the night it happened as I witnessed it. Tried to give you the jump here – and the fox and SDUT articles aren’t entirely accurate, but … ?????


Julie August 23, 2018 at 5:06 am

Daniel how can I contact you


Julie August 23, 2018 at 5:09 am

Daniel or Frank can you please contact me its regarding Aug 6 in on….if you still have copies of your recording please email me ….we can discuss details in person or over the phone please I do appreciate any info on this .


Vern August 23, 2018 at 5:41 am

What about Lorie Zapf’s surveillance cameras down there? What kind of evidence has been gleaned from the video?


Geoff Page August 23, 2018 at 12:56 pm

EXCELLENT question, Vern.


Vern August 23, 2018 at 1:26 pm

Lorie Zapf: “if you come to Ocean Beach and commit a crime on our public beaches, you will be on camera, and you will get caught.”


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