SOLANA BEACH–Sheriff’s detectives arrested a man for residential burglary and credit card fraud Wednesday.
Sheriff’s detectives identified the suspect as Oswaldo Quintero of Solana Beach who traveled to Carmel Valley, Del Mar, Solana Beach, Rancho Santa Fe, Encinitas, and Carlsbad during night and early morning hours, prowling for unlocked homes, garages, and vehicles.
A search warrant was served at Quintero’s residence in Solana Beach, where additional evidence was found. Quintero was booked into Vista Detention Facility for burglary, possession of stolen property, credit card fraud, and possession of methamphetamine.
On November 26, someone stole a purse from an unlocked Lexus Sedan, parked in the driveway of a residence on La Valle Plateada, in Rancho Santa Fe. Shortly thereafter, the victim’s credit cards were used in Solana Beach.
The number of known victims is currently 20, but that number is expected to rise as the scope of Quintero’s crime spree is discovered with several other cases still being investigated. When the cases are completed, Quintero is expected to face additional charges.