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Sheriff's Substation addressing S. Vine gang activity

The Fallbrook Citizens’ Crime Prevention Committee (FCCPC) is pleased that Fallbrook Sheriff’s Substation Commander Lt. Phil Brust, Sgt. Joe Montion and Deputy Andrew Brumfield are acknowledging and addressing the gang activity which includes violent crime that has plagued a two-mile radius of South Vine for over 27 years.

The FCCPC, which has been working on this gang problem for the past six years, has had several successes by actively encouraging business, property and apartment owners and managers to participate in the sheriff’s Crime Free Multi-Housing and Safe Streets programs.

Several years ago, in conjunction with local law enforcement, FCCPC had architectural plans drawn up for a pocket park in the South Vine area (behind McDonald’s) and was able to get approval from the Fallbrook Planning Group for this park.

The GANAS Mentoring Program, developed by FCCPC, has helped at-risk children avoid the influence of the gang presence in their area.

The crime prevention seminars given by FCCPC for the past six years have helped increase the awareness and active participation of the Fallbrook community. We look forward to continuing our cooperative effort with the Sheriff’s Substation.

Our next crime prevention meeting will be October 27, Zion Lutheran Auditorium, 1405 East Fallbrook Street, 7 to 9 p.m.

Joe Maggio, supervisor for CATCH (Computer & Technology Crime High-Tech), will be addressing “Current Identity Theft Crimes from San Diego County District Attorney’s Office.”

Pat Braendel

Founder/president, FCCPC


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