Man stabbed by gang members; Sheriff’s detectives launch search for suspects

Detectives with the Fallbrook Sheriff’s substation have launched a search for suspects wanted in connection with a stabbing that occurred last night.

According to Sgt. James Cady, the incident took place on Thursday, June 12 at approximately 10 p.m. in the 1100 block of South Vine Street in Fallbrook.

Officers became aware of the stabbing when they were called by Fallbrook Hospital after the emergency room had received the victim for medical treatment.

“Deputies responded to the hospital and learned that the victim had sustained multiple stab wounds at a nearby location (on South Vine St.),” said Cady. “The victim stated that several unknown Hispanic males issued him a gang challenge, and then assaulted him.”

Cady said the victim was able to walk away from the scene and then was transported by a family member to the hospital.

“The victim was subsequently transported via air ambulance to Palomar Medical Center for treatment,” said Cady. According to Cady, the investigation into the crime is underway and no suspects have been identified at this time.

Anyone with information about this case is encouraged to call the Sheriff’s Department non-emergency line at (858) 565-5200. It is possible to remain anonymous and be eligible for up to a $1,000 reward for information leading to an arrest by calling Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477.

48 Responses to "Man stabbed by gang members; Sheriff’s detectives launch search for suspects"

  1. Ray (the real one)   June 13, 2014 at 11:25 am

    Gangs, all four rule Fallbrook.

  2. Me   June 13, 2014 at 1:15 pm

    I’ve lived here in North County for exactly 5 years….and never once have entered the town of Fallbrook…..with no plans to do so. I won’t drive through it and I surely would never shop or eat there.

    Whatever happened to that place? I used to hear such nice things about it…..

  3. AH   June 13, 2014 at 2:01 pm

    Me…. Glad you and Ray have left or are else where . I love this place and Bonsall. Only getting better. Rif Raf is being weeded out. Glad to hear the victim is alright. Peace

  4. Me   June 13, 2014 at 2:35 pm

    @AH….Who said I left? I live in Bonsall.

  5. DR DR   June 13, 2014 at 3:11 pm

    Who is going to pay this $30,000 bill? Air-lift alone is several thousands. Makes me mad because I pay all my bills all the time, and everyone else’s, like this dude’s.

  6. Liveoakparker   June 13, 2014 at 3:40 pm

    I hope the cops don’t waste too much time looking for the guys. the sooner they kill each other off the better we will all be. It’s like having a self weeding garden

  7. Ray (the real one)   June 13, 2014 at 5:08 pm

    Ditto……. I`m just a townie, hillies don`t have this problem.

  8. Latina1   June 13, 2014 at 5:09 pm

    I myself live on south vine street .From the corner of my house I was able to see the whole crowd surrounding and bumping music from their cars were the wall use to be. Saddened that someone was stabbed by these heinous acts by such cowards , yet it was undisclosed to whom it could have been since the street was filled with dozen of men and women hanging around late at night ,if I was able to identify the person responsible for the incident I would have reported it.

  9. Unbelievable   June 13, 2014 at 6:02 pm

    I can’t believe the ignorant comments from DrDr and liveoakParker!! The victim is my brother and he suffers from a mental illness. He is not a gang member and was born and raised in Fallbrook. No one regardless of the situation should be beaten and stabbed for a any reason… This is a bad situation and I he you or your loved ones never have to live thru this… DrDr I’m sure you paying your bills on time is not going to pay for his medical expenses… I wish nothing but the worst to his attackers!

  10. IBAM   June 14, 2014 at 10:50 am

    Unbelievable…Comment #9
    I am so sorry your beloved brother had to experience such a horrendous attack, I will keep him in my prayers for a speedy recovery. All this hush-hush within its Fallbrook citizen trying to cover up or not report the crimes just makes the situation worst. I know we will never 100% eradicate crime completely, but by not reporting it to the right authorities it just gives it way to escalate out of proportion. So sadden to see our beloved town become a battle zone over a sidewalk. Ridiculous.

  11. kma   June 14, 2014 at 11:18 am

    AS long as Fallbrook has cheap rentals and allows SFDs (single family dwellings) to be illegally converted to multi-family units, Me, DrDr and liveoakParker won’t see their dreams come true!

  12. momz   June 14, 2014 at 12:11 pm

    Liveoakparker #6 well said
    Get one of these " Gang Members", by themselves not so Big, get them together Cowards.
    Unbelievable #9, sorry to hear this was your brother, Prayers to you and your family, Cowards have to beat and stab someone that they thought was stronger and smarter then them. Mental illness or not, this should not happen to anyone. I say, " A HUNTING WE SHOULD GO."

  13. Squirt   June 14, 2014 at 12:37 pm

    I passed through vine that night everyone was friendly not one of them did or say to make me feel uncomfortable. . So what I think is that they should take a look at the "victim" and see who is the real threat to our society no one knows what happens that night… and we won’t ever know… I’ve heard gang code is no talking to pigs so good luck with everything you all need jesus

  14. NDN Local   June 14, 2014 at 1:19 pm

    lived here all my life, its definitely far worse than it ever was, and nobodys doing anything about it, thinking their "gated community" keeps them safe. Its too obvious to state why its worse, and it only evokes the usual ‘racist’ accusations. The flood of super cheap heroin and meth comes directly across the border to the heroin district here in FB, and then gets distributed statewide. The cops know it, personally I think theyre scared of the power behind it, otherwise they would knock it down. Any stranger in this town could score in 5 minutes, so its no secret. This is exactly why the second ammendment is so important, 911 wont help you on a walk downtown.

  15. Rey (the fake one)   June 14, 2014 at 4:58 pm


  16. ? Really ?   June 14, 2014 at 10:03 pm

    "Several Males", to ONE guy. WOW how impressing. Gang Bangers can not fight on their own, have to make sure they have help I guess. That is not a " challenge " One on One is. That’s probably why they have to travel in pairs, or in this case MORE. I hope the family of this victim will see the " Several Males" get what they deserve. I believe, what comes around goes around.

  17. Preston   June 15, 2014 at 7:47 am

    Fallbrook is one of the most beautiful places to live in this country so why on earth do the people allow gangs to try and destroy it?

  18. Unbelievable   June 15, 2014 at 10:56 am

    Thanks to everyone that is praying for my brother. He will recover soon. Like I said I wish nothing but the worst to his attackers and hope they get jail time for their coward action! You can’t expect to do thing like this and get a way with Such a crime! It breakes my hearth that my memories of fallbrook are destroyed! I used to be able to walk with my friends around town with no threat… Unfortunately this is not the case anymore! Now we have stabbing, rapist, racist, theft, drug/Meath labs, and all other type of BS! It’s unbelievable how you can’t call the cops or snitch when something happens to you or in this case your loved ones but, the minute the tables turn they are the first to call!!! I can’t believe no one witnessed this on such a residential area??? Really karma will be served to those who deserve it!

  19. Ray (the real one)   June 15, 2014 at 7:51 pm

    Unbelivable: I also have fond memories of Fallbrook which does notv include tortellieras,discount calling cards to Mexico, shopping carts (illegal alien suv`s) everythere, drunks, crime, gangs. So please put the blame where it belongs…… Adios.

  20. Liveoakparker   June 15, 2014 at 9:12 pm

    Ray (the real one) has a good point.
    It’s not the black gangs causing all the problems in town

  21. Jonesy   June 15, 2014 at 9:34 pm

    I don’t know. I have lived in Fallbrook for about 2 years now, and I walk around downtown at night all of the time. I go to the pub on main every Friday for the music, and I have never seen anyone get beat up, or any fights or anything like that. This is one of the more nice and friendly places I have ever lived really.

  22. Mom of lots   June 15, 2014 at 9:58 pm

    So very sad. We moved last year out of state and I didn’t realize how bad the crime was in Fallbrook until I wasn’t there anymore. I loved living there, but am relieved my children can go on walks and bike rides and I don’t have to worry about gangs anymore.

  23. Jobe   June 15, 2014 at 11:11 pm

    Fallbrook residents need to take back what is theirs before the gang problem continues to get worse. Its a slow process but they are invading and spreading. They need to be driven out. Fallbrook has so much potential but appears to be eroding. Complacent landlords who rent to them are part of the problem. Don’t they have an action committee to clean up the town?

  24. @ray   June 16, 2014 at 1:40 am

    just shut up and get out of here with your dumb comments . people like you disgust me .

  25. Kurt Hampton   June 16, 2014 at 8:50 am

    Here we go again.

    Obama want’s open boarders? For what? This is the plague that is staining out nice little community. Who else needs to get stabbed for something to be done? Does some innocient white girl need to be killed for this community to wake up?

    Enough with the slactivisim. Do something.

  26. flbkboy   June 16, 2014 at 9:00 am

    @me why would you feel like you have a right to say anything about anything. Never came into Fallbrook and you live in Bonsall, come on no one does that. Do you ever leave your lazy boy? I think you would be much more comfortable back where you came from 5 years ago we don’t need your type around here. OR keep your critical thoughts to yourself. You are way to uninformed to comment on such things.

  27. Ray (the real one)   June 16, 2014 at 11:31 am

    I have been making the SDSO look like fools for the last decade. In this publication, I informed everyone that Fallbrook had more gangs than they let the public know, they had to admit I was correct. Maybe because I had better intelligence than they have.

    As LiveOakParker said, I have a good point, always do. All of the gangs in Fallbrook, or Southern California are hispanic gangs so my coomment are directed at the problem not the political correctness. Remember most of these folks have been in crime and gangs since DNA generation after generation, it`s part of hispanic culture, all they know.

    Now our President Obozo is allowing thousands upon thousands into this country (invasion) causing more problems with government safety nets, prisons, law enforcement, schools, it`s like they brought their problems with them, now these problems are ours.

    Face it, everyone knows who and what the problems are, people like me have the guts to talk about it, listen folks, everything I said over the decade came true, now you folks have to see it happen before your eyes, watching your property values decling, your schools become places where nobody learns, where alarm companies are number one on your speed dialer, where you buy guns, shop elsewhere, just life in Fallbrook today.

  28. Ray (the real one)   June 16, 2014 at 11:38 am

    Mom of Lots: Where or what state did you move to?

  29. Preston   June 16, 2014 at 2:56 pm

    There must be more than one Fallbrook because the one I live in is wonderful of course we do keep a vat of tar on the fire and a bag of chicken feathers on handy.

  30. Mom of lots   June 16, 2014 at 7:47 pm

    Ray: we moved to Saline, Michigan. It’s amazing and beautiful here. I had no idea. We moved here for my husband’s promotion.

  31. Pde   June 16, 2014 at 9:20 pm

    What threat I’ve never heard of an innocent white family being threatened by these gangs yet you guys are crying… Let them kill eachother and crawl back to your caves.. The only threat to the white community is white kids themselves, the only threat to the the Mexican community is the gang members and the white supremacists.

  32. Pde   June 16, 2014 at 9:24 pm

    The only threat to our kids are the white kids who can’t seem to stop shooting up they’re schools and movie theaters. Poor kids I guess it’s in they’re culture..

  33. Elena   June 16, 2014 at 10:20 pm

    Ray is worst thing on the comments section. His comments have been annoying me since I first started reading The Village News my junior year in High School. Move on with your life. And congratulations on annoying one Fallbrookian for well over 4 years!

  34. S fallbrook resident   June 17, 2014 at 8:29 am

    For you people that call us white people racist… few years back when my car was stolen here in Fallbrook; the local sheriffs found my car parked in one of the dangerous areas of town. Sheriffs dropped me off to wait for the tow truck (the thieves trashed my car)… as I waited a (what I would assume to be) gang banger walked into his house (where my car was parked in front of) and as he walked by he said loud and clear “&$**ing white people!” …now, tell me who the racists are. I am so glad I moved to South Fallbrook, away from the problem… I am poor, rent is expensive, but worth every penny (75% of my income now goes to rent); just so sick of what has happened to Fallbrook, been here since the early 80’s (grew up here).

  35. Ray (the real one)   June 17, 2014 at 11:37 am

    Mom of Lots: The midwest makes more sense, glad you like it. Been to Canada yet?

    Elena: Glad I bother you, means I am doing my job….. aye caramba.

  36. A thought   June 17, 2014 at 11:47 am

    First I want to say, I have no tolerance for hate/fighting. But I do have a understanding for today’s young adults ( age 12-17). What does Fallbrook have to offer these young adults to do ? There is no entertainment/hang out for them but the streets. We have plenty of pharmacy’s, grocery stores and fast food restaurants. Why is there nothing for young adults? Movie Theater ( I know Bonsall) there is no parks ( I know LiveOak) there is no arcades or bowling not even a skatepark. I feel for the young adults, because the only thing that is offered is the streets, the gangs, the drugs. I have had this thought for awhile, for I have lived in Fallbrook for 10 years, and my child grew-up wondering the same things I just commented on, and yes we are "townies".

  37. Mom of lots   June 17, 2014 at 12:48 pm

    Ray: we haven’t, but we have the special license to travel there without a passport. It’s only an hour away from us. Will be going soon!

  38. Ray (the real one)   June 17, 2014 at 1:57 pm

    Latina 1: This crime will most likely go "unsolved" due to the culture. Now everyone here has seen my writings on culture, especially hispanic culture and because of this, nobody saw nothing, even if they did.

    If you live within a culture where you are beaten, starved, kept ignorant all your life, arrested or killed by the police or militaty, like in Mexico and other latin states, you learn early on not to tell anyone about anything, you turn a blind eye.

    Hispanic culture here is basically the same without going into details, and they say arabs are 1000 years in the past. Hispanics will most never report crimes, not because of the liberal lie of deportation but retaliation within their own culture and community.

  39. Bill Camel   June 17, 2014 at 3:45 pm

    Pde: I am the head of household in what you describe as an "innocent white family". Myself and my family are in constant threat from mexicans who do not respect white people and worst, feel as though the whites owe them something. These threats range from cars ripping up and down residential streets at dangerous speeds blasting mariachi music, our vehicles constantly being burglarized coincidentally after a fiesta on the block, the fights that erupt after said fiesta, the drug activity that circulates around multi-family mexican households, the mexican doing graffiti who will probably want to fight or pull a weapon if told to knock it off, the uninsured illegal mexican immigrant driving drunk, not to mention what are now a minority (white kids) have to endure in the schools from mexicans who feel white Americans owe them something. I could go on all day, but both white and mexican know the scenario whether they are honest enough to admit it or not.

  40. Pde   June 17, 2014 at 7:39 pm

    By the way if the gang was racist why do they accept white people in it?

  41. Mom of lots   June 17, 2014 at 9:19 pm

    Ok, so to respond to those who say white people are not in danger by the Mexicans…..I personally never felt threatened. I am speaking as a woman who lived IN town, went on walks frequently, etc. HOWEVER, my husband went on runs and there were several occasions where he was given very cold, hard stares from MeXicans. One incident included where my husband felt the need to jump in the bushes and hide because some gang bangers had driven by and gave my husband "the stare" and then turned around to come back to where he was running. Also, I wasn’t going to allow my very young teenaged boy to ride his bike to the store or my daughter for that matter…..who knows if they’d "jump" my kids? We went to Los Jilgueros Preserve one afternoon for a family walk and there were about 20 gang members in a huge circle around a couple kids who appeared to be jumping each other a fighting. Very scary. We left and notified the police. My husband also witnessed a shooting from our front door and he called the police only to be told that it was a "water balloon fight". I mean really??? My husband knows what a gun looks like and sounds like. Sometimes at night I needed to go to the store for something and my husband felt uncomfortable about me going at night and would ask me to please wait until morning. Now that I no longer live there I realize how absurd for anyone to have to live like that. I’ll never forget when we first moved here to Michigan I needed to run an errand after dark. My husband could care less here if it’s dark! I feel free and I don’t worry about my children like I used to. I loved living in Fallbrook, don’t get me wrong…..but I don’t miss it like I thought I would.

  42. Really? (the real one)   June 18, 2014 at 7:18 am

    Hey Bill, They’ll be dragging you away to a common purpose re-education camp, how dare you suggest you’re not the centre of all things evil? That’s totally racist, sexist or something.

  43. grunt   June 18, 2014 at 7:37 am

    This stabbing and other activities like this are as much the fault of the US as it is of the individuals involved. For political purposes the Government has grouped under the title

  44. Bill Camel   June 18, 2014 at 1:07 pm

    Pde: I’m going to give you the benefit of the doubt and say that you are 16 years old tops, and for that you get a pass… I will give you some advice though, take full advantage of that free education being offered to you in the public schools.

  45. ???   June 18, 2014 at 1:20 pm

    Latina 1, if you say dozens of men and women hanging around late at night playing their loud music, why wouldn’t you call the sheriff? Maybe if someone on that street had called this young man wouldn’t have been stabbed.

  46. Queen   June 18, 2014 at 1:45 pm

    Ray (the real one), Bill Camel, and especially grunt: HEAR, HEAR!

  47. Brookie   June 18, 2014 at 6:01 pm

    @ Queen….
    @ Queen……DITTO !!!

  48. Pde   June 18, 2014 at 8:49 pm

    You sure took no advantage of the free education


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