I decided that I would contact the SAPD about Dyer's claims. I didn't call them, I sent an email via their online TIPS link. I have no idea if they will take this seriously, or if I'll even get a reply. It's worth the effort to get to the bottom of this hoax.
If you don't have an outlet to share any information you receive, I would be more than happy to post your findings here. Proper credit will be acknowledged and you can remain anonymous if you wish.