Gang injunction needed here, too
Last updated 8/7/2008 at Noon
Lately Fallbrook has had a serious increase in all types of crime, graffiti and thefts of public art which the community has worked hard to develop. These are serious issues we face to keep Fallbrook the beautiful, friendly village we love and raise our families in, maintain property values and draw visitor dollars to our area.
The Village News article on the gang sweep [“Agencies combine power for second sweep in Fallbrook,” 7/24/08] notes the combined efforts of the law enforcement agencies from around the county and Immigration and Customs Enforcement agencies. Their job is not an easy one and we deeply thank them.
The article also noted that both San Marcos and Oceanside have adopted gang injunctions. This, in turn, may be driving drug- and gang-related activity to seek a safe haven in Fallbrook. The obvious follow on to this is that Fallbrook needs a similar injunction immediately.
It is not just our law enforcement agencies and public officials who need to do their part in this effort, however. We all need to be the eyes and ears of our community and take the time to report suspicious activity. Put the numbers in your cell phone. Why not nip it in the bud?
Regarding the graffiti, please report graffiti immediately to the Fallbrook Sheriff’s station at (760) 451-3144. Thank you to the volunteers who help document the graffiti and those who apply paint to cover it up. More volunteers would be appreciated. Our town is our responsibility.
The Wade family