Suspects arrested in attack on store clerk

FALLBROOK – Two men suspected of beating up a store clerk at Fallbrook Liquor the morning of Aug. 31 were arrested today, Sgt. David Pocklington reported.

Sheriff’s deputies out of the Fallbrook Substation responded to a call of unknown trouble Aug. 31 and found the clerk bloodied and suffering from multiple injuries to his head as a result of an unprovoked attack by two male individuals. Although the injuries were not life threatening, the victim was transported to an area hospital.

An investigation led to the identification of the two suspects and search warrants were issued. The suspects were identified as: Alejandro (Alex) Acosta, 20, of Fallbrook, and Mario Alberto Garcia, Jr., 25, of Vista.

At 5:30 a.m. this morning the search warrant was executed at the suspects’ listed address in the 1100 block of South Live Oak Park Road in Fallbrook. It was learned during the execution of the search warrant that both suspects had recently moved out.

Further investigation led deputies to search another location, and at 7:09 a.m. Acosta was taken into custody in the 1300 block of Green Canyon Road in Fallbrook. A short time later, Garcia surrendered himself to deputies at the Vista Patrol Station.

Garcia and Acosta were booked into the Vista Detention Facility on the following charges: Force Likely to Produce Great Bodily Injury, Conspiracy, and Commercial Burglary.

15 Responses to "Suspects arrested in attack on store clerk"

  1. grunt   September 8, 2017 at 5:36 pm

    Garcia and Acosta – doing the jobs Americans won’t

    • D   September 11, 2017 at 6:39 am

      I assume you are making a joke, but I don’t find it funny.

      • Lee   September 13, 2017 at 11:24 am

        @ D

        Grunt is a [beep] idiot. You know this by now.

        • D   September 13, 2017 at 1:04 pm

          Isn’t that the Pot calling the Kettle black?

  2. Anonymous   September 8, 2017 at 9:30 pm

    Hmmm, Hispanic surnames…why does this [email protected] keep happening?

  3. Lee   September 9, 2017 at 7:32 am

    Thank you, Law Enforcement!

    Rot in hell, both punk rear-end [beep]!

  4. Peace   September 9, 2017 at 10:25 am

    @ Grunt, Ha ha! But, true.

  5. Erin Duarte   September 11, 2017 at 5:57 pm

    More of the same.Fallbrook.Gang members. This time over booze.brazen. bolder. These broke,uneducated, delinquents have been holding fallbrook hostage for years.they call the township weak.we are.we are as devided as enforcement can’t do it all. We need positive change. Take back the streets. Unify.VFL should stand for very few lowlifes.

  6. Ray (the real one)   September 12, 2017 at 10:29 am

    Ever wonder why crime blotters remind you of the menu at Alberto’s? A reason for that and Trump was in a way correct, they all are criminals.

    • R. V.   September 12, 2017 at 7:28 pm

      You folks just LOVE to see this. As soon as a last name that sounds Hispanic is shown for a crime you crack jokes, talk smack, place us under a category, and all that. showing your true colors folks. be glad they caught these idiots without the unnecessary comments.

  7. No Clu   September 12, 2017 at 6:06 pm

    @Erin Duarte- Or whatever your real name is…learn how to spell before you call someone else a low life…

    I had a nice chuckle reading your post.

  8. Lee   September 13, 2017 at 11:23 am

    If Americans who fly the red, white & blue stopped being hypocrites, didn’t hire illegals in the first place and, hence, attract them to come here, there would be far fewer of these crimes. But no, we shout into the world what great Americans we are . . . only to hire illegals, thereby denying fellow Americans work, and then scapegoating illegals who are only taking advantage of a system that the American people/Californians voted for.


  9. Gina   September 13, 2017 at 10:02 pm


    You are a complete and utterly idiot.

  10. Wonder Woman   September 14, 2017 at 7:13 am

    Erin Duarte They are not Gang members. Nor do they make Fallbrook a bad place , they are hardworking young men ( both of them) not associated with any gangs, and they had problems with this man before they hit him. Even though it wasn’t right, the newspaper calling it an unprovoked attack was total bullshit. And to LEE because they are Hispanic doesn’t mean they are illegal but if you want to believe stereotypes then why are you defending a middle eastern man, since you probably think he’s a terrorist. Y’all are all stupid and don’t know any facts.

  11. YOUR MOM   October 25, 2017 at 3:29 pm



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