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Graffiti Vandal Strikes In Canyon Lake

The cost of damage is undetermined, but police say it exceeds the felony threshold in the vandalism statute of the California Penal Code.

Police are on the lookout for a vandal who caused damage in Canyon Lake.

Thursday, officers from the Canyon Lake Police Department responded to the 22000 block of W. San Joaquin Drive regarding a reported vandalism.

When officers arrived, they discovered a vandal had spray-painted graffiti on several homes and vehicles, according to Sgt. Victor Tejeda of the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department. The suspect also spray-painted nearby park property: a bathroom, sidewalk, and jungle gym, Tejeda reported.

The cost of damage is undetermined, but Tejeda said it exceeds the felony threshold in the vandalism statute of the California Penal Code.

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact Deputy Crawford, Perris Police Department, at (951) 210-1000, or via email at PerrisStation@RiversideSheriff.org.

Anthony December 02, 2012 at 07:30 PM
I finally got out of the eye sore of Lake Elsinore, LV and moved into Canyon Lake a month ago. I thought it would be much safer here but I was wrong. I had my vehicle broken into the other night and the odd thing about this is that the perpetrator or perpetrators only took a bottle of cologne even though there was golf clubs, tennis racket 4 pairs of sun glasses, there were 2 $10.00 Dollar rolls of quarters in the center console that I forgot about even though who ever did this must have been a punk kid. I got lucky. Additionally I came to realize a couple hours later I got a call from my bank stating a neighbor found my leather note book with my checks inside. She left her phone # and name, I called her and she brought it to my house saying this was left on my driveway with papers coming out of the holders and saw your checks and called the bank. I was extremely grateful to her. Again, I got lucky! And now to find out about this Graffiti issue! The Police seem to make pretty fast work of issues here in the Lake. And I for one will be on the look out!
tom December 03, 2012 at 10:14 PM
Again canyon lake has no police. Although canyon lake is real good at hiding it crime. Outrigger park is a drug den.
Roadrunner December 04, 2012 at 11:17 AM
Tom how do you figure there is no police in Canyon Lake? The city of Canyon Lake contracts with the Riverside County Sheriff's Department and have deputies on duty. All be it one at a time on duty, but they are there. They have several good deputies that are after the crime and don't simply hide out, so you might want to get your facts straight.
tom December 04, 2012 at 03:07 PM
Part time officers are deferent than a police officer. Transferred every couple of years no obligation to the citizens. Seal Beach has police. Shop shotting 2 minute response time, had the shooter in 5. I know the deputies good people spread real thin.
tom December 04, 2012 at 03:49 PM
Patrol officers run in pairs. one backups the other. All calls require backup. Evan traffic stops.

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