Man Arrested For Allegedly Threatening Lake Elsinore Code Enforcement Officers

Perris resident Norman Park, 54, was arrested at his N. Poe Street property.

A man suspected of threatening Lake Elsinore code enforcement officials has been arrested.

Norman Park, 54, is behind bars after being arrested Wednesday at 10:45 a.m. at his property in the 300 block of N. Poe Street in Lake Elsinore on suspicion of brandishing a firearm, and resisting and threatening a public official, according to jail records.

He is being held in lieu of $25,000 bail.

Park has been in the news before. Patch reported about a Sept. 10 incident on Poe Street in which a suspect allegedly brandished a weapon at Lake Elsinore code enforcement officers, but few details were available at the time.

Today, Sgt. Raymond Nava of the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department reported that on that Sept. 10 date, city code enforcement was at Park’s Poe Street property when he came at officers "brandishing a weapon, angry over their presence on his property."

Park got the attention of law enforcement again this week when on Dec. 17 around 8:30 a.m. deputies from the Lake Elsinore Police Department responded to City Hall on Main Street to investigate a report of an individual “threatening a public officer in the performance of his duties,” according to a report from Nava.

The suspect was gone by the time deputies arrived, but during their investigation they learned the City of Lake Elsinore has an active structure abatement case involving Park’s Poe Street property, Nava said.

As a result, today deputies accompanied city code enforcement officers to Park’s property so an inspection could be conducted, Nava explained.

“Officers located Park on the property and he was taken into custody,” Nava said.

Park, who Nava said is a Perris resident, is due to appear in court Dec. 21.

American Girl December 20, 2012 at 04:10 AM
Keith Haworth December 20, 2012 at 03:19 PM
Good one June!
Marshall December 20, 2012 at 04:47 PM
Looks like your typical LE resident
Lisa Orr December 20, 2012 at 05:24 PM
Perris resident but this happened in lake elsinore? That doesn't really make sense does it?
Joy December 20, 2012 at 05:54 PM
He probably lives in Perris but owns at least this additional lot in L.E.
SA December 20, 2012 at 08:39 PM
A very passionate man…
Reverend Smith December 21, 2012 at 04:30 AM
Lawn? I doubt it. That guy looks like the "after" picture on one of those web sites where it shows before and after a year on meth. I'll bet that guy has a lot more than a crumbling structure to want the city to keep away for. Elsinore used to be a place anyone could just about live any way they wanted - in a tent, under a lean-to, what ever. Now the city's trying to make it a place people with jobs would want to move to and open businesses without worrying about being robbed every week and pay taxes. There aren't too many places people like this can retreat to now days where they can just cook their meth and be left alone.
Dave Durrell December 22, 2012 at 02:27 AM
To Reverend Smith.... 1st of all Who the h--- do you think you are making comments like this about someone you don't know... I'd like to see what you looked like after you were assulted by city employees. I've known Mr. Park for over 15 years. He is a contractor and bought this property to remodel. As far as I know he has never done drugs and has a great disrespect for those who do. If you feel the need to downgrade people you don't know why don't you start with yourself. What kind of reverend are you?


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