The San Diego County Sheriff’s Department is looking for a convicted sex offender wanted for failing to register his home address, as required by law.
According to officials, convicted sex offender Joseph Ricardo Ramirez – who also goes by the name Ricardo Ayala – hasn’t registered his home address. He's also currently wanted by authorities for felony vandalism.
On Thursday, officials released Ramirez’s photo (see above) in an effort to track his whereabouts.
Deputies say Ramirez is known to frequent Vista, as well as hotels in other parts of the North County. He’s described as having “tribal-like” tattoos on his chest and tattoos that say “Puerto Rico” and “Millie” on his arms.
Anyone with information on his whereabouts should call the Crime Stoppers tip line at (888) 580-8477. Tipsters can remain anonymous.
Earlier this month, deputies from the sheriff's station conducted routine compliance checks on more than three dozen sex offenders who live in the North County. Officials checked in on 36 registered sex offenders living in Encinitas, Solana Beach, Cardiff by the Sea, Del Mar and Rancho Santa Fe, and contacted 31 of those individuals.
To register for a free service that allows you to receive email alerts when a sex offender moves in and out of your neighborhood, visit this website. For more details on sex offenders in your community, visit the Megan’s Law website.