Police warn Carmel Valley community about new scam

By Karen Billing

Officer Tracey Williams of the San Diego Police Department offered an update to the Carmel Valley Community Planning Board at its Oct. 23 meeting, introducing the new acting captain, Stephanie Rose, a 21-year veteran of the department, and alerting the community about a new scam targeting homeowners over the last few weeks.

Williams said the scam involves suspects dressed in fake SDG&E workman’s vests trying to gain entry to homes.

“If you have not called SDG&E or the cable company or any service, don’t let them in your house,” Williams advised.

Williams also gave an update on the resolution of a crime series that occurred at the Torrey Hills Wells Fargo on Carmel Mountain Road. Three cases were reported in which a young man on a skateboard robbed elderly people after they had visited the ATM. Williams reported that the suspect is now in custody.