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.