Man pretends to be public utility worker in Solana Beach

On Jan. 29, at about 11 a.m., an individual falsely representing himself as a public utilities employee servicing the Solana Beach area, gained entry to a Solana Beach resident’s home by stating he needed to perform water pipe tests due to construction in the area.

The homeowner requested to see official identification, but the male told the owner his credentials were in the truck. After gaining entry, the purported utility employee walked throughout the home and then left.

The San Diego Sheriff’s Department reminds the public that they can protect themselves by remembering the following tips:

•Do not open the door for someone you do not recognize. Use a peephole, side window, or locked security screen door.

•Request identification. City workers and utility personnel will always carry official identification.

•Check the vehicle to make sure it has an appropriate logo permanently displayed.

•Ask for the name and phone number of the worker’s supervisor.

•Trust your feelings; never let anyone into your home if you are uncomfortable.

When in doubt, call the Sheriff’s Department at (858) 565-5200. You may also call Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477. — City of Solana Beach report

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