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UPDATE: Sheriff's detective recovers stolen flags


Last updated 7/7/2014 at Noon

Hardware used to mount American flags to light poles in the downtown Fallbrook area was destroyed over the weekend and three flags were stolen.

Sheriff's Detective Dan Laibach has recovered the three American flags that were stolen from light poles in downtown Fallbrook over the 4th of July.

"I was patrolling Main Ave. at about 2 a.m. on the morning of July 5 when I saw three juveniles (approx. age 17) walking down the street with the flags," said Laibach. "One was wearing a flag as a cape."

When the detective began pursuing the teens, they dropped the flags near Main and Fig and began to run.

"I wasn't able to apprehend the suspects, but I did recover the flags," Laibach said.

Laibach did not know who to return the flags to be...

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