Police Blotter: Domestic Violence, Drugs, Burglary

A roundup of calls for police service in Lake Elsinore and Wildomar during the week of July 13-19.

Lake Elsinore Police Department Crime and Enforcement Activity

July 13th – 19th, 2011

Calls for Service:  763   



07/13/11 Trespassing:  Officers responded to Albertsons located at Riverside x Lakeshore regarding a trespasser and arrested Donald Griskonis (age 51 of Lake Elsinore) for refusing to leave the premises.  L111940084       


07/14/11 Brandishing a Weapon:  Officers responded to the 600 block of Woodcrest regarding a disturbance and arrested Michael Clark (age 50 of Lake Elsinore) for brandishing a hammer during an argument with his landlord’s son.  L111950083         


07/15/11 Assault with a Deadly Weapon:  Ryan Skinner (age 19 of Lake Elsinore) was arrested for a previously reported assault against his step-father.  L111730066         

Felony Warrant:  Officers contacted Marvin Ekkelkamp (age 74 of Wildomar) near Riverside x Lakeshore and arrested him for an outstanding fugitive warrant.   L111960107 


07/16/11 No Significant Events


07/17/11 Domestic Violence:  Officers responded to the 15000 block of Grand regarding a battery and arrested Robert Strauss (age 28 of Lake Elsinore) for felony domestic violence.      


07/18/11 Felony Warrant:  Officers contacted Clayton Chavez (age 24 of Wildomar) on the 10 block of Via Palmieki and arrested him for an outstanding assault with a deadly weapon warrant.   L111990018    

07/19/11 Burglary:  Officers arrested Russell Putt (age 51 of Wildomar) for a previous burglary at Vons.   L111980041  

DUI Checkpoint:  Per attached Press Release below

Press Release:

DUI / Safety Checkpoint


Lake Elsinore Police

Station Area:

Lake Elsinore

Written Date:

Tuesday, July 19, 2011



Incident Date:

Saturday, July 23, 2011



Incident Location:

Lake Elsinore

Reporting Officer:

Sergeant Marc Cloutier, 951-245-3300

File Number(s):



The Lake Elsinore Police Department Traffic Unit will be conducting a DUI/Driver's License checkpoint on Saturday, July 23, 2011 at an undisclosed location within the city limits.

The Department is continuing its ongoing campaign to reduce the number of persons killed and injured in alcohol involved crashes. DUI checkpoints are conducted to identify offenders and get them off the street, as well as bring awareness to our community of the dangers of impaired driving.

Over the course of the past three years, DUI collisions have claimed 5 lives and resulted in 52 injury crashes harming 76 of our friends and neighbors.

Everyone can assist in preventing this crime from ever occurring. If you are planning a gathering or celebration with alcohol included, or if you are out on the town, plan ahead and designate a non-drinking sober driver. A DUI arrest costs upwards of $10,000, time in jail, the loss of your driver's license, and years of increased insurance rates.

Statewide, overall traffic deaths declined by 23 percent, from 3,995 in 2007 to 3,081 in 2009. Total traffic fatalities are at their lowest levels in six decades, when the federal government began compiling figures. DUI deaths declined by 16 percent, from 1,132 in 2007 to 950 in 2009.

Alcohol impaired deaths still make up the largest category of overall vehicle fatalities, with 31 percent of all deaths caused by a drunk driver. A DUI checkpoint is a proven-effective method to lower these numbers. Additionally, drivers will be checked to ensure that they have a valid driver's license.

Funding for this operation is provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Remember, everyone is encouraged to help keep our roadways safe; Report Drunk Drivers – Call 911!


Wildomar Police Department Crime and Enforcement Activity

July 13th – 19th, 2011     

Calls for Service:  222        



07/13/11 Assault with a Deadly Weapon:  Officers responded to the 33000 block of Almond regarding an assault with a deadly weapon call and arrested Judith Culp (age 65 of Wildomar) for assaulting her neighbor with a PVC pipe.   WI111940015

Possession of Methamphetamine:  Officers conducted a vehicle stop near Clinton Keith x Hidden Springs and arrested Sean Evans (age 43 of Temecula) and Stephanie Carroll (age 40 of Winchester) on numerous drug charges.   WI111940019 


07/14/11 Domestic Violence:  Officers responded to a domestic violence call on the 24000 block of Mulberry and arrested Timothy Ditt (age 58 of Wildomar) for assaulting his wife.  WI111950009

Possession of Methamphetamine:  Officers conducted a vehicle stop near Central x White and arrested William Richardson (age 37 of Wildomar) for drug possession.   WI111950031             


07/15/11 No Significant Events 


07/16/11 Public Intoxication:  Officers responded to the Starbucks parking lot on Clinton Keith regarding an intoxicated subject and arrested Jacqueline McDermott (age 25 of Hemet) for being drunk in public.   WI111970012 


07/17/11 No Significant Events   


07/18/11 Public Intoxication:  Officers responded to a call of a man down at Central x Palomar and arrested David Kerr (age 53 of Wildomar) for being drunk in public.   WI111990028   


07/19/11 Parole Violation:  Officers contacted Roger Cook (age 29 of Wildomar) near Central  x Wildomar and arrested him for being a parolee-at-large and for possession of methamphetamine.   WI111200015

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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