FALLBROOK – A Fallbrook man was arrested on suspicion of stealing about 1,000 pounds of avocados — worth about $1,500 — from a grove in Bonsall, Sheriff’s deputies announced today.
Surveillance cameras captured the March 15 crime and the suspect was later identified as Barron Stein, 43, Detective Jim Pucillo said.
Stein has a history of avocado theft, Pucillo said.
Sheriff’s deputies released a wanted bulletin on Tuesday and a patrol deputy recognized the suspect walking in the 1100 block of Old Stage Road in Fallbrook Pucillo said. Stein was booked into the Vista Detention Facility under suspicion of grand theft, he said.
The Vista jail said Stein was released on $20,000 bail on Wednesday.