The convicted felon, who according to online court records has been a defendant in criminal cases in 2010 and this past January, is listed as one of the Sheriff's Most Wanted. Authorities say he should be considered armed and dangerous.
Mero is known to frequent Santee and El Cajon. Authorities believe he's hotel hopping throughout the county.
The 24-year-old felon is 5-feet 11-inches tall and weighs about 160 pounds. He has brown hair and brown eyes.
Mero should not be approached if spotted. Anyone with information is urged to contact authorities:
—Call 911 in an emergency
—Call the Sheriff's Department at 858-565-5200
—Tipsters can remain anonymous by calling CrimeStoppers at 888-580-8477. You might be eligible for a reward.
—Tips can also be submitted online using the Crime Stoppers Online Tip Reporting site.
About this series:
Scores of cases throughout San Diego County go unsolved by local law enforcement investigators each year. A teen thought to be a runaway has still not come home. A dangerous parolee goes missing. A parent in a custody dispute kidnaps the children. A family member who is homeless and mentally ill disappears off the street. A loved one is murdered and there are few clues or no suspect.
No matter what the circumstances, police and relatives continue to search for those who are missing and wanted. They want the son, sister, or husband home. They want justice for the victims of crimes. They want the bad guys behind bars.
Each day in October, our Patch sites will feature a different person who is missing and wanted in San Diego County. Look at their pictures. Have you seen them? Do you have information that might help them be located, or identify a suspect?
Each profile will have a phone number for you to call to provide information. Let’s help investigators close these cases!