A call to police about a suspicious man who was allegedly peering into parked vehicles at a business center late Saturday night, has resulted in an arrest by a deputy from the Lake Elsinore Sheriff's Station.
The suspect, 29-year-old Charles Daniel Finney of Temescal Canyon, tried to flee when he was allegedly spotted by a patrol deputy at around 10 p.m. in the area of 9022 Pulsar Court in Temescal Canyon.
The deputy chased the suspect on foot to the rear of the complex, where he was subsequently taken into custody, according to a report from sheriff's Sgt. David Cardoza.
A search of the suspect, who was later identified as Finney, revealed he was in possession of a loaded firearm and personal items "that appeared to have been taken from vehicles," the sergeant continued in his report.
According to jail records, Finney was booked into Southwest Detention Center on suspicion of being an ex-felon in possession of a loaded firearm, ex-felon in possession of live ammunition, being under the influence of a controlled substance while in possession of a firearm, and resisting arrest. He is due to appear in court Dec. 18 and is being held on $25,000 bail.
Finney had a felony warrant issued for his arrest for being in possession of a controlled substance, Cardoza reported.