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Man Wanted On Suspicion Of Attempted Abduction In Canyon Lake

The man was described as a white male, between 25 and 35 years of age, brown hair, unknown eye color, approximately 6'2" tall, between 180 and 190 pounds.

A man wanted for questioning in connection with an alleged abduction attempt in Canyon Lake is being sought, police announced today.

The alleged attempt occurred March 22 around 8 p.m. in the 31000 block of Railroad Canyon Road in Canyon Lake, according to a report from Sgt. Victor Tejeda of the Riverside County Sheriff's Department.

The man "drove up to a female and attempted to coax her into his car. The suspect subsequently approached the victim, grabbed her arm, and attempted to pull her into his car. The victim fought back, broke free, and fled the scene. The victim reported the incident to the Canyon Lake Police Department," according to the sergeant's report.

The man was described as a white male, between 25 and 35 years of age, brown hair, unknown eye color, approximately 6'2" tall, between 180 and 190 pounds, wearing a plain black T-shirt and blue jeans. He was driving an unknown-make or model four-door black car, possibly resembling a Toyota.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to call Sgt. Tejeda at the Perris Police Department: (951) 210-1093, or call anonymously at (951) 210-1000.

ron March 26, 2013 at 02:52 AM
Didn't know there was a Canyon Lake Police Department. Looks like a sheriffs car to me. But, anyhow enough is enough with the peds out here think us parents need to set our own traps for these sick individuals.
tom March 26, 2013 at 02:24 PM
Canyon lake chooses to have no police.
Tina B March 26, 2013 at 04:35 PM
Canyon Lake Pays for a patrol service that keeps things under control. But this happened outside its gates. But this guy sounds like he was attempting to abduct an adult. Scary still. Would be helpful if the Dept released a scetch of the creep.
Joey March 26, 2013 at 11:04 PM
The attempted abduction takes place on the 22nd. and the "victim" doesn't report it until the 25th.?? 8:00 pm, attempted abduction of an adult on a busy road. Something isn't adding up here?
ron March 26, 2013 at 11:24 PM
Interesting sketch, looks more south American or Asian to me.
SA March 26, 2013 at 11:35 PM
I do not know about y’all but the sketch does not make the perp out to be “white” … More like a Mexican with a broken nose.
Mom of Three. March 26, 2013 at 11:59 PM
My husband has always said, and just again told my daughter this last weekend, if anyone does anything like this to his kids he (my husband) will go to jail. He will come out with a scratch or two but the ped won't be distinguishable. How can I can I not support a man who would do anything for his family? Your right, it's seems like these days we need to take matters into our own hands at times.
Mom of Three. March 27, 2013 at 12:00 AM
They did.
Susann Fiori March 27, 2013 at 01:50 AM
Where did you see that information that it happened on the 22nd then reported on the 25th? Re read the story and didn't see that! If this is true than something smells fishy to me
Christi Ford March 27, 2013 at 02:26 AM
I reported it the next day--but they didn't release the photo til today. That's on them, not me.
Christi Ford March 27, 2013 at 02:27 AM
I know that, but he is white. I did the best I could. When you go through something traumatic like that, it's not exactly easy to remember everything. Plus I was using a computer program not actually drawing it.
Joey March 27, 2013 at 05:04 AM
My mistake, but even reporting next day seems sketchy to me. Why didn't you report immediately? That would have greatly increased the chance of someone being caught.
KM March 27, 2013 at 10:29 AM
Curious as to why you are explaining yourself? And your putting yourself (name) on blast..?
SA March 27, 2013 at 03:05 PM
I know as I was just messing around. Any help is great help as these perps have to be apprehended ASAP.
Arthur Spooner March 27, 2013 at 03:16 PM
I thought so too
Joey March 27, 2013 at 04:42 PM
I know you did the best you could, but if you acknowledge the sketch doesn't actually look like the suspect how does this help anyone?
Joeie March 28, 2013 at 01:51 AM
FYI Canyon Lake dose have a police department, along with the riverside county sherrif, we also have a community patrol that patrols inside the gates.
Joeie March 28, 2013 at 01:54 AM
Canyon Lake does have its own Police dept. The city also uses the Riverside County sherrif, and we have a commuinity patrol that works with in the gates. But it still wont stop everyone who chooses to prey on our children.
Beach mom March 28, 2013 at 04:12 AM
C........please take your name down. It's not safe to put that out there. I'm glad you're ok.
Joey March 28, 2013 at 05:42 AM
Since you don't answer my questions just let me get this straight: A guy stops his car on a busy road and tries to get you to get in. Then he opens his door on the traffic/drivers side and is able to come around the car and grab you. This means he must be pretty fast and/or athletic. You are then able to fight off a 6'2" athletic man and run home. Pretty impressive and scary, but not important enough for you to report until the next day. You create and release a sketch of the suspect that you acknowledge isn't accurate. You did originally say that you didn't see his face, so maybe (or maybe not) the sketch does look like the suspect
Christi Ford March 28, 2013 at 02:56 PM
The police are perfectly fine with the information I gave, and I found out from another source that they are looking for the same guy in Menifee for the same thing. So stop questioning me. The police are fine with what I said. Stop trying to provoke a response. You weren't there, and you don't know what happened.
Joey March 28, 2013 at 05:15 PM
You're right, I don't know what happened. Which is why I have questions, there are things about your story that don't add up. I'm not trying to provoke anything other than answers that explain what has been reported. Maybe it is bad reporting, but your refusal to clarify makes it seem shady.
Joey March 28, 2013 at 05:37 PM
Let me ask the women out there reading this if what has been reported makes sense to you. A man stops his car and tries to coax you into his vehicle. Are you going to stand there and let him put a hand on you if he actually gets out of his car? Why wouldn't you run long before that? Like when he drove up and tried to coax you into the car, or as soon as he opens his door (which has to be on the opposite side of the car from where you are). Then after this traumatic/threatening episode happens you choose not to report it until the next day????
Bd March 28, 2013 at 11:02 PM
Wow Joey, this is like your personal mission now, huh? To expose this young girl for somehow just seeking attention? Let it be my friend. Leave her alone.
Joey March 29, 2013 at 02:28 AM
If that's what is is Bd, just a young girl seeking attention then she should be called out. If there is something that I'm missing or misunderstanding, I'm giving her the opportunity to explain and/or clarify.
Bd March 29, 2013 at 03:51 PM
'You're' giving her the opportunity. How generous of you. She doesn't owe you anything. The police are the ones who are responsible for handling her case, not you. Back off.
Joey March 29, 2013 at 07:04 PM
oh really Bd? the police are responsible for taking her report, that doesn't mean the rest of us have no responsibility to "police" our own community. should we just blindly ignore what's been put in front of us and accept what we're told without question? I never claimed to be "owed" anything. Yes, I am giving her the opportunity to explain and/or clarify because no one else has asked the obvious questions (which still haven't been answered). You are the one that called her a young girl seeking attention. Why is that if you don't have your own reservations about the validity of the information provided?
Bd March 29, 2013 at 10:15 PM
I didn't say that I believed she was making it up or that I didn't. I wasn't there and I don't know the facts. What I'm trying to do is stop you from harrassing her. If you insist on continuing to badger her, let me know if you or one of your family members is ever the victim of a crime so that I can ask you/them all of the questions that you feel need to be addressed in public. I sure hope you answer them all fully and promptly, else I'll think you're a shady guy trying to pull one over on all of us.
KM March 30, 2013 at 08:45 AM
I'm with Joey! Why does she feel the need to explain or justify what happened to her? If that makes sense? A concerned, observant citizen asking questions because what information is available makes no sense, a lot going on here that’s not been said. Unanswered questions, and all of a sudden Christi Ford on the Lake Elsinore-Wildomar Patch replying to comments, I mean come on, she is provoking herself, she doesn't owe anyone an explanation about how she handled things. She must not care about her safety or feel like it’s possible that the alleged kidnapper seeing her comments her name.
tom March 31, 2013 at 01:49 AM
Canyon lake does not have a police dept. They sometimes have a contract deputy who backs up a meniffe deputy. Because it says police on the car doesn't make it so. As for the community patrol they won't do contact with suspects.

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