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Grand Theft Arrest Warrant Issued For Co-Owner Of Ventura County Nightclub Which Was Scene Of Deadly Rampage

(KCLU photo)
A makeshift memorial outside of the Borderline Bar and Grill in Thousand Oaks after the November, 2018 attack which left 12 dead.

Charge stems from fundraiser which didn't occur

Prosecutors have issued an arrest warrant for grand theft for the co-owner of the Borderline Bar and Grill, the Conejo Valley nightclub which was the scene of a 2018 rampage which left 12 people dead.

Brian Hynes is facing the charge in connection with a planned fundraiser which never occurred. Officials with the Ventura County Sheriff's Office say the warrant alleges he took $43,000 to cover expenses for the event which never took place. The country music festival had to be cancelled due to the pandemic.

Hynes became well know in the community following the attack because he was involved in a number of efforts to help victims, and the families of victims, as well as to create a memorial. He's hasn't been arrested, but is set to appear in court next week to face the charge.

The original Borderline location remains closed more than two years after the attack, but a new, smaller version of the country dance club is open in Agoura Hills.

Lance Orozco has been News Director of KCLU since 2001, providing award-winning coverage of some of the biggest news events in the region, including the Thomas and Woolsey brush fires, the deadly Montecito debris flow, the Borderline Bar and Grill attack, and Ronald Reagan's funeral.