Translate this page
Reward offered for information leading to conviction regarding burglary at Fallbrook pub
Monday, February 11th, 2013
Issue 07, Volume 17.
Robert Waldon said the burglary committed at Magee's Tavern, in the 100 block of South Main Avenue in the historic downtown area, has resulted in "close to $10,000" in loss due to the extensive damage done to electrical, alarm, and phone systems.
Waldon said the crime occurred sometime after the pub shutdown at midnight on Feb. 3, the day of the Superbowl, and before his staff opened the restaurant the next day at 9 a.m.
"They broke in through the roof and severed the electrical system, phone lines, and alarm lines," said Waldon.
Those responsible also broke in to the pub's ATM machine, coin changer, and stole a safe.
"It had to be someone with knowledge of the interior of this building or business," said Waldon.
In the process of the theft, some alcohol from the bar was consumed onsite.
Detective Steve Ashkar of the Fallbrook Sheriff's substation is handling the investigation into the case.
"Law enforcement was able to collect DNA evidence and fingerprintsfrom the crime, so hopefully that will turn something up," said Waldon.
Meanwhile, in addition to repairing all the damage, Waldon said he has had a new, higher technology alarm system installed with different features than any previous, including discreetly hidden cameras.
Since Waldon purchased the pub a year ago, he said this is the third time he has been a victim of crime.
"We have had two break-ins prior to this but there really wasn't anything stolen or damaged much," he said. But this time, the loss was high.
"We are trying to build a nice pub for this community but it makes it hard to want to do business here with these offensive acts," said Waldon.
Waldon has owned a restaurant in Point Loma for the past seven years, and said, "I have not had one break-in, act of vandalism, or theft, in all that time down there."
Waldon has offered a $1,000 reward for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the individual(s) responsible for the crime.
Anyone with information to report should call the Sheriff's substation, Detective Ashkar, (760) 451-3100.
Editor's Note: The damage at Magee's Tavern has been repaired and the pub/restaurant is open to the public for its usual hours.
The Fallbrook Village News has tightened its' policy regarding comments.
While we invite you to contribute your opinions and thoughts, we request that you refrain from using vulgar or obscene words and post only comments that directly pertain to the specific topic of the story or article.
Comments that are derogatory in nature have a high likelihood for editing or non-approval if they carry the possibility of being libelous.
The comment system is not intended as a forum for individuals or groups to air personal grievances against other individuals or groups.
Please, no advertising or trolling.
In posting a comment for consideration, users understand that their posts may be edited as necessary to meet system parameters, or the post may not be approved at all. By submitting a comment, you agree to all the rules and guidelines described here.
Most comments are approved or disregarded within one business day.
Valley NewsAnza Valley OutlookFallbrook.orgSourcebookPDF VersionCoupon CornerSign up for iNewsEarthquake Info
355 Medical marijuan...
261 Arrests now numb...
244 13-year-old Fall...
205 Arrests now tota...
201 Vote ‘yes’ on Pr...
170 UPDATE: Authorit...
168 Man hit, killed ...
166 Marine commits s...
153 13-year-old Fall...
148 EXCLUSIVE UPDATE...
147 Little Mexico in...
145 Increased Noise ...
137 Fallbrook reside...
131 Methamphetamine ...
122 Camp Pendleton a...