Compliance check results in six arrests – one for attempted murder, four for drug-related offenses, one for felony vandalism

Lieutenant Todd Richardson, commander of the Fallbrook Sheriff’s substation, said this afternoon that six people are under arrest following an operation dubbed “Guacamole VII” in Fallbrook. The probation or compliance check was conducted from 6 a.m. to 1 p.m. today.

He said that deputies from the Fallbrook Sheriff’s Substation’s “Crime Suppression Team” worked with deputies and detectives from other units as well as County Probation, State Parole and the District Attorney’s Office.

Richardson said, “During the operation about a half ounce of methamphetamine or ‘ICE,’ a couple grams of heroin, a pound of marijuana, and 30 to 40 tablets of hydrocodone were recovered.”

He also said that the five adults and a 16-year-old juvenile are documented members or associates of the Fallbrook street gang known as “Varrio Fallbrook Locos” or “VFL,” and it was reported that among those arrested is a suspect from the recent attempted execution style shooting in DeLuz Canyon.

It is the policy of the Sheriff’s Department not to identify juvenile arrestees.

The five adult arrestees are:

*Sergio Ramirez, 19 years old of Fallbrook (664/187 PC – Attempted murder).

*Karla Cortez, 34 years old of Fallbrook (11377(a) H&S – Possession of a controlled substance).

*Edgar Rodriguez, 23 years old of Fallbrook (11377 (a) H&S – Possession of a controlled substance).

*Mario Vega, 26 years old of Fallbrook (11359 HS- Possession of marijuana).

*Arturo Morelos, 46 years old of Fallbrook (11364 H&S- Possession of unlawful drug paraphernalia).

*16-year-old male juvenile of Fallbrook (594 PC – Felony vandalism)

24 Responses to "Compliance check results in six arrests – one for attempted murder, four for drug-related offenses, one for felony vandalism"

  1. me   January 31, 2013 at 6:32 pm

    thank god they are cleaning this town….

  2. Re???   January 31, 2013 at 7:30 pm

    This better be a case where they are all taken, locked up, prosecuted and put away forever. I am tired of these punks running a muck in our streets. Let’s get em all, as well as the little friends that want to be just like them.

  3. BYE BYE   January 31, 2013 at 7:59 pm

    looks like someone wants a raise…..talking about lies!!!! good job hurting peoples lifes when you dont even know the truth! this will be the last time i buy, read or advertise with this newspaper company. BYE

  4. Re-Me   February 1, 2013 at 7:44 am

    Clean our house and take out the trash. If we did some other house cleaning a deep-clean, we would gather more trash than we ever knew existed in this town.

  5. gabs   February 1, 2013 at 9:20 am

    hahaha….wat a bunch of lies tax payers money down the drain most of these people are out with bogus charges that wont stick!! im amazed of how the sheriffs dept makes it seem that they have done such great investigations and police work when in reality they are just arresting people for show.

  6. Cat   February 1, 2013 at 9:46 am

    Bye Bye
    Are you part of the gang? And good don’t buy or read this paper, most likely you can’t read any way. Thank you Fallbrook Police for getting these Thugs.

  7. Curious   February 1, 2013 at 9:52 am

    Sounds like "bye bye" might be part of this group of miscreants or related to one of them. I say to "bye bye" Good Riddance.

  8. everyoneisadocumented   February 1, 2013 at 11:03 am

    Hey, I have an idea- why doesn’t the Village News report all of the relatives of the Fallbrook Sheriff deputies who are druggies, losers, thieves when they get arrested by cops in other counties!! Seriously the Village News should look at all the sons and daughters of Sheriff’s deputies that are in the Fallbrook Arrest Records database monthly!!! Why don’t they clean up their own backyards before they have the cojones and the hypocrisy of arresting people here. How many Sheriffs kids do you think are slinging these prescription drugs to kids???? It’s alarming and shameful at what their relatives get away with in this town. If a “good cop” can’t see the fact that his son is a complete waste of life and arrest/hold accountable their own family tree, then why should they have authority to “clean up” our town!! Think about it.

  9. Pessimistic   February 1, 2013 at 11:52 am

    Wow, amazing how you just can’t make everybody happy in this town. The way our system works it is the text book catch & release program it seems. But that lays at the feet of the DA and courts, not at those of the deputies and police officers out there. And what an amazing allegation by ‘everyoneisadocumented’; and he/she/it makes the statement / allegations in plural form no less.

  10. A 53 Year old Grandma   February 1, 2013 at 1:38 pm

    Congrats Police Department and I am again shocked and appalled at the increase in gangs, the activity, drugs, murders, attempted, in Fallbrook just like I am in my town of Temecula. IF the police departments do not get a hold on this trash now, DAILY, we will be another downtown Riverside and we dont want that.
    Police need to keep working daily on this (TEMECULA PD take notice here)and seriously with a group of officers that is all they do all day and night and go and round them UP, watch them, get integrated with them, get some informants, and go to town getting their drugged up, fugly butts put in jail for BUBBA to play with. Then the Cities need to work on getting any illegals OUT of town also on a everyday basis, and shut down all low income housing immediately because the people that own Fallbrook, and Temecula pay alot of property taxes and other taxes for our beautiful cities. And not for them to be filled with retards flushed down here from Riverside or even Los Angeles. We dont want the filthy houses, the millions dogs, cats, trash, junked up ole cars, the cheap beer smell filling the air.
    Fallbrook was once a nice place and houses were expensive, just like Temecula, but if we dont get out all this "TRASH" and all these Mexican gangs, legal or illegals are just that "Trash", then we will stop paying taxes until it is done.
    Keep it up daily officers of Fallbrook and hopefully Temecula will follow suit. We have more places that people wont go now then places they will go. Its bad and PD’s need to step up and do it fast.
    As for these idiots having a breakdown cause their trashy homies got arrested, oh cry me a river and hopefully you are next. If you think Fallbrook is going to sit by and let you morons think you are home free, think again, cause they are coming for you especially now that they see just how many they can bring in in one night :))) So enjoy your freedom today, cause I will applaud you being in jail tomorrow.
    WTG Fallbrook, keep cleaning it up!

  11. resident   February 1, 2013 at 4:06 pm

    its ridiculous how the sheriffs dep. took them in yesterday and now most of them can get bailed out today… WOW CONGRATS COPS but your job really didnt work for anything.

  12. Re-53 Year old Grandma   February 1, 2013 at 5:10 pm

    I applaud your comment. I think it is valid and full of truths. If you get any negative feedback about your comment, it is because it is filled with truths and some people cannot handle the truth, no matter if it was set in stone. These little punks can become smart ….. now, but they will soon be hearing that song ring in their ears “Bad Boys.” Good luck!!!

  13. gabs   February 1, 2013 at 11:30 pm

    at 53 yr old grandma im suprised beign as old as u are u.are so.ignorant gangs dont only come in the form of us.mexicans the reality is every race deals with gangs so for point the finger at mexicans makes u trash in my book its sad to see the pleasure u all get by pointing the finger at MEXICANS i hope that u wake up and smell the frijoles GRANDMA and bye bye ur right someone wants a raise who knows mayb its 53 yr old grandma wanting to remove some wrinkles goodnight to u all y ARRIVA MEXICO

  14. Brookie   February 2, 2013 at 4:01 pm

    @Gabs…..I agree with 53Year old Grandma! Sure we may have white gangs and they too need to be dealt with. We surly do not need to have additional problems from mexico bringing down our country. You guys come here expecting to get freebies and show us hard working Americans your lack of respect! If you are so proud of your “mexico” then go back there! Hey, I will even give you a free ride!

  15. What?   February 2, 2013 at 4:41 pm

    Gabs, so sad your family got busted AGAIN. The cops are all over people for a reason, they need to grow up and take control of their lives.

  16. Curious   February 2, 2013 at 4:53 pm

    Isn’t it nice when someone who is so obviously illiterate goes to all the trouble to prove how right 53 yr old grandma is. Thanks Comment 13 you said it like a 5 year old.

  17. Concerned Mom   February 3, 2013 at 2:29 am

    I for one am glad to see the Sheriff’s Dept. take action. For awhile there it seemed like the Dept. was ignoring the situation at hand lately. I do understand it is no easy task to clean up a town the size of Fallbrook with such little manpower. Even if this is all show at least this is getting the streets clean.

  18. Me   February 3, 2013 at 1:36 pm

    resident….do a little research as to what "bail" is for before you blather on.

  19. Re-Gabs   February 3, 2013 at 3:56 pm

    I don’t believe it is called ignorance when it shows the nationality of the people involved. It is ignorance when someone makes a silly comment about something that they do not want to realize is the truth. I must agree that not all gang members are Mexican, but I also agree that the crimes that are being committed and talked about here are Mexican individuals. I am sorry if your feelers got hurt, but the truth is the truth, and there is no way around that. If you are so into defending Mexico, maybe you can go there and straighten out their government and make it to where people would like to live there again. Otherwise Arriva America, where it offers YOU freedom.

  20. gabs   February 4, 2013 at 12:11 am

    Haahahaaa…umm no thank u i cant take that ride lmao i could careless wat any.of u say ur just a bunch of miserable people who hate their lifes its funny that u assume i am not a CITIZEN burst ur bubble i am a CITIZEN but that does not change the fact that proud that i am MEXICAN u guys are a waste of my time keep.spitting out ur venom fools and keep my family out ur mouths

  21. the system   February 4, 2013 at 11:29 am

    I do believe that the streets should get cleaned up, DRUGS are awful the mess with the person using and the ppl that surround them, But with that said this article is all wrong all the arrest didnt have anything to do with one another! How funny if u guys knew that 2 of the arrest where for vicodin!! one was for a bottle that was found and reported to a neighbor the nite before, and the other was for 8 vicodin that where being used for a pain from a cyst on the hand of the person who had them! These was explained and tried to prove to the officers but they wouldnt listen, they waisted tax $$$. All i am saying is sometimes they dont get it RIGHT!! and you should not believe everything they say they have a way ( the police dept) on making you look horrible when you are really just living your life healthy anc good and clean!

  22. Not surprised   February 4, 2013 at 9:35 pm

    So glad this happened! These "adults" are provably dead-beat moms and dads who are creating good for nothing kids of their own!! It’s just going to he worse. If you feel the need to be so rich, go to college and work, like honest people do!! Weak people need weak drugs to make them feel good!

  23. @ Not suprised   February 5, 2013 at 12:09 pm

    your wrong actually she is a great mom and her boyfriend is a great father figure so there.

  24. rudy   May 5, 2013 at 2:46 pm

    Sheriff department to protect and serve


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