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Port of San Diego Harbor Police Seeks Public’s Help in Vehicle Attack Cases

On Tuesday, August 27, 2019, at about 11:30 p.m., Port of San Diego Harbor Police responded to a call from a rideshare driver reporting that the windows of his vehicle had been damaged by projectile objects. Officers responded and spoke with the driver, who said he was going north in the 100 block of Harbor Drive in front of the Convention Center around 10:40 p.m. when his vehicle was hit. He stated the vehicle’s dash camera captured video of the incident . No one was injured and damage to the victim’s car was estimated between $300 to $400.

A thorough investigation was conducted by Harbor Police at the scene.  No suspects have been identified at this time. 

Since June 27, 2019, Harbor Police has received five reports of objects striking moving vehicles between 2800 North Harbor Drive and 200 Harbor Drive. The object or weapon used to break the windows has not been identified at this time, however a pellet or BB gun is suspected in some cases, including in the incident reported on August 27. These incidents have all occurred between the late evening and early morning hours. The vehicles have all been “for hire” vehicles such as taxis or rideshare vehicles. No injuries have been reported in any of these incidents.

Currently, no suspects have been identified. Harbor Police detectives continue to follow up on leads and are coordinating with other agencies in the investigation.

The Port of San Diego Harbor Police is asking anyone who is a victim of these attacks to immediately dial 911 as soon as it is safe to do so and report the incident to police. The public is encouraged to call Harbor Police at 619.686.6272 with any information that could lead to the person or persons responsible for these attacks.

About THE Port of San Diego

The Port of San Diego serves the people of California as a specially created district, balancing multiple uses on 34 miles along San Diego Bay spanning five cities. Collecting no tax dollars, the Port manages a diverse portfolio to generate revenues that support vital public services and amenities.

The Port champions Maritime, Waterfront Development, Public Safety, Experiences and Environment, all focused on enriching the relationship people and businesses have with our dynamic waterfront. From cargo and cruise terminals to hotels and restaurants, from marinas to museums, from 22 public parks to countless events, the Port contributes to the region’s prosperity and remarkable way of life on a daily basis.


Port of San Diego Public Safety protects and oversees the safety of our dynamic San Diego Bay waterfront—land and sea.

Port Public Safety is responsible for safeguarding waterfront parks and land, maintaining homeland security and collaborating with agency partners to deter crime locally and abroad. Through the Harbor Police Department, the Port provides for the safety of our communities and resources along San Diego Bay and at San Diego International Airport, and is seen as a global leader in maritime and aviation public safety.