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Police Blotter: Domestic Violence, Burglary And Conspiracy, Drunken Driving

A roundup of select police calls in Lake Elsinore and Wildomar for the week of June 8 - 14.

Lake Elsinore Police Department Crime and Enforcement Activity

June 8th - 14th, 2011

Calls for Service:  656         

(Selections)

 

06/08/11 Burglary:  Officers responded to a theft at CVS Pharmacy on Lakeshore Dr.  Michael Martinez (age 20 of Wildomar) had fled the scene but was later arrested for burglary.   L111590103         

 

 06/09/11 Domestic Violence:  Officers responded to the 32000 block of Santa Cruz St. regarding a domestic violence call and arrested Bryant Ribota (age 24 of Lake Elsinore) for assaulting his girlfriend.   L111600064     

Possession of Methamphetamine:  Officers contacted Jimmy Casim (age 30 of Lake Elsinore) at the Travel Inn and arrested him on numerous drug charges.   L111600031

 

  Per attached Press Release below  

Burglary/Conspiracy:  Officers responded to a theft at the Arco at Riverside x Lakeshore.  Michael Rinnert (age 27 of Perris) and Jordan Morrison (age 20  of Lake Elsinore)  had fled the scene but were later arrested for burglary.   L111610005 

 

06/11/11 Domestic Violence:   Officers responded to an unknown trouble on the 2000 block of Golden Ct. and arrested Jose Cruz (age 51 of Lake Elsinore) for assaulting his wife.  L111620019

 

Per attached Press Release below

Felony Warrant:  Officers contacted Richard Leffler (age 27 of Lake Elsinore) near Grand x Riverside and arrested him for an outstanding theft warrant.   L111630021

 

06/13/11 DUI:  Officers conducted a traffic stop near Riverside x Joy and arrested Daniel Richards (age 30 of Rancho Santa Margarita) for driving while intoxicated.   L111640088

 

06/14/11 No Significant Events


 

Press Release:

Theft Investigation

Agency:

Lake Elsinore Station

Station Area:

Lake Elsinore

Written Date:

June 11, 2011

Time:

10:00 p.m.

Incident Date:

June 10, 2011

Time:

7:30 a.m.

Incident Location:

18000 block of Eucalyptus Road, unincorporated area of Lake Elsinore

Reporting Officer:

Sergeant Joe Borja

File Number(s):

L1111510073

Details:

On Friday, June 10, 2011, at about 7:30 a.m. deputies assigned to the Riverside County Sheriff's Department, Lake Elsinore Station, Burglary Suppression Team, conducted a stolen property investigation.

The investigation began when they were contacted by the Ditch Witch Company, located in the state of Colorado.

The Ditch Witch Company advised that one of their stolen trackers was for sale on a popular online auction website, and they believed the tracker was physically located at a residence in the unincorporated area of Lake Elsinore.

A tracker is an expensive sonar type device used by construction workers to avoid utility and electrical lines.

During the investigation the deputies contacted a male subject who was trying to sell the tracker online. The male subject was later identified as forty-one-year-old Lake Elsinore resident David Parnell. Parnell requested they meet at his residence located on the 18000 block of Eucalyptus Road, in the unincorporated area of Lake Elsinore.

The deputies contacted Parnell regarding the investigation. The deputies positively identified the tracker as stolen property by its serial number and description. After the deputies determined the tracker was stolen, they identified themselves as deputy sheriffs by displaying their department-issued Riverside County Sheriff's badges and told Parnell the tracker was reported stolen. Parnell immediately became physically aggressive with the deputies and a struggle ensued. During the struggle, Parnell summoned a male friend, who was later identified as twenty-nine-year-old Lee Marels, of England. Marels attempted to interfere with the deputies as they tried to restrain Parnell. Both Parnell and Marels were taken into custody. Parnell and Marels sustained minor injuries and were transported to a local hospital where they received treatment. Parnell and Marels were later transported and booked into the Southwest Detention Center for 148(a)(1) of the California Penal Code, resisting, delaying or obstructing a peace officer in the performance of their duties.

The investigation into the stolen property is still ongoing. Anyone who has additional information regarding this incident is urged to contact Investigator Cornett at the Riverside County Sheriff's Department, Lake Elsinore Station at (951) 245-3300

 

Press Release:

Traffic Collision/DUI Arrest

Agency:

Lake Elsinore Police

Station Area:

Lake Elsinore

Written Date:

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Time:

11:35 AM

Incident Date:

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Time:

6:50 AM

Incident Location:

Lake Street/Lakeshore Drive

Reporting Officer:

Sergeant David Sanches

File Number(s):

L111630028

Details:

On Sunday, June 12, 2011, at about 6:50 AM, officers from the Lake Elsinore Police Department responded to a report of a single vehicle traffic collision at the intersection of Lake Street and Lakeshore Drive in the city of Lake Elsinore.

Upon arrival, officers observed a white Ford F150 truck wedged between a block wall and a utility pole on the sidewalk. As a result of their investigation it was determined that the driver, (sole occupant) of the truck was traveling north on Lakeshore Drive and attempted to make a right turn (east) onto Lake Street. The driver lost control of the vehicle, hit the center divider and damaged a roadway sign. The vehicle continued across the westbound lanes of traffic of Lake Street and came to rest on the sidewalk and wedged between a block retaining wall at the Terra Cotta Middle School and a utility pole.

The driver was identified as Saul Pena Preciado, Hispanic male, 21 years old of Lake Elsinore. Preciado received minor injuries as a result of the collision and was taken to Inland Valley Medical Center for treatment.

As a result of the investigation, Preciado was arrested for driving under the influence and was booked into the Southwest Detention Center.

Southern California Edison responded to the scene to inspect the condition of the pole and determined no immediate repairs were needed. There was no power loss as a result of this incident.

The Lake Elsinore Police Department thanks the citizens that provided statements for this incident and anyone with additional information can contact Officer Stutler at the Lake Elsinore Station 951-245-3300.

 

Wildomar Police Department Crime and Enforcement Activity

June 8th – 14th, 2011

Calls for Service:  362   

(Selections)

 

06/08/11            No Significant Events  

 

06/09/11 Felony Warrant:  Officers conducted a traffic stop near Gruwell x Palomar and arrested Ray Juarez (age 33 of Wildomar) for an outstanding warrant.   WI111600004 

 

06/10/11 Public Intoxication:  Officers responded to the 32000 block of Bryant St. regarding a battery and arrested Carlos Mejia (age 18 of Wildomar) for being drunk in public.   WI111610006

Burglary:  Officers responded to the AM/PM on Bundy Cyn regarding a theft.  Steven Howarth (age 37 of Wildomar) had fled the scene but was later arrested for burglary.   WI111610042 

 

06/11/11 No Significant Events 

 

06/12/11 No Significant Events   

 

06/13/11 DUI:  Officers conducted a traffic stop near Olive x Mission Trail and arrested Benita Heyden (age 48 of Lake Elsinore) for driving while intoxicated.   WI111640003 

 

06/14/11 Parole Violation:  Officers contacted Kevin McKendry (age 47 of Wildomar) on the 32000 block of Greenwood and arrested him for being a parolee-at-large.   WI111650026

Felony Warrant:  Officers contacted Dennis Beck (age 53 of Wildomar) on the 33000 block of Harvest Way East and arrested him for an outstanding possession of stolen property warrant.   WI111650029

The primary source of the data was through records contained within the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department Data Warehouse program and Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD) system.

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