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UPDATE: Shots Allegedly Fired In Wildomar

Deputy Albert Martinez of the Riverside County Sheriff's Department said Friday's incident was spurred by an erroneous call.

A high police presence in Wildomar Friday afternoon turned out to be a whole lot of nothing.

Walnut Street in Wildomar was closed at Cherry Street after deputies responded to calls of several shots being fired at a residence in the 23000 block of Walnut Street shortly after 3 p.m.

Deputies were on scene with assault rifles and a sheriff’s department helicopter was called out. Officials from Cal Fire/Riverside County Fire Department were also standing by.

A resident in the neighborhood said the home in which the shots were allegedly fired sees a high level of police activity and people coming and going.

There's back and forth "all hours of the day and night," said Nathaniel Lutz, 32. "The cops are constantly there."

But Deputy Albert Martinez of the Riverside County Sheriff's Department said Friday's incident was spurred by a male at the residence who made erroneous calls to authorities about shots being fired.

At press time, the deputy reported no arrests had been made but the caller was being evaluated; Cal Fire/Riverside County Fire Department had cleared the scene. Deputies were still investigating, however.

There were no injuries, Deputy Martinez said.

Mozzie July 06, 2012 at 11:46 PM
no that wouldn't be funny
California Girl July 07, 2012 at 12:42 AM
Nice way to scare the neighborhood!!! I live down the street from here, and it is scary when you have whole bunch of police cars flying up my street with there lights on and a helicopter, and the road yellow taped!!!
Martha L. Bridges July 07, 2012 at 01:51 AM
It might be a whole lot scarier if you didn't have those fine officers, patrol cars and helicopters overhead all looking to protect you. I know the helicopters are annoying, I know that your neighborhood has been disrupted, but isn't it nice to know that when someone perceived a problem and made a call there was someone at the other end of the line to send help. Our police and firefighters are doing a great job under very difficult circumstances.
California Girl July 07, 2012 at 02:22 AM
Yes it is nice having the police officers and etc... taking care of our area!! But it is no help when you have dumb people doing stupid stuff for this to happen and it ends up being nothing!!!!!!!
Diana July 07, 2012 at 02:25 AM
Well Martha, never, ever would I thought of agreeing with you on anything but I do agree with you on this. Fast response, taking care of the situation is just what you want in a time such as this, weather it be a false alarm or not our Police force is on it........thank you!
Mark July 07, 2012 at 02:35 AM
I agree as well!
California Girl July 07, 2012 at 03:32 AM
American Girl, things like that are scary, now there is a fire truck and a ambulance back up the street again!
Constant Comment July 07, 2012 at 03:45 AM
California Girl said she was "scared" not "annoyed". That's understandable when you're around any dangerous situation & you aren't really sure of what is happening. Nobody said anything about what would happen if the Police didn't respond. I believe she already knows that its "nice" to have someone on the other end. Maybe someone ought to get a dictionary and look up the words scared, annoyed and condescending. Just a thought.
California Girl July 07, 2012 at 04:24 AM
Thank you Constant Comment :)
Brad July 07, 2012 at 07:46 AM
Somebody got SWATted: http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/video/swatting-prank-draws-police-ire-16534998 Combine that with ANI spoofing and the call will appear to the public safety answering point (your local 911 call center) to originate from the address in question.
Mr.A July 07, 2012 at 06:10 PM
I also have to agree with Martha.
angel garcia July 07, 2012 at 07:59 PM
I live right behind them why are you scared
Mr.A July 08, 2012 at 08:05 AM
Lol!
California Girl July 10, 2012 at 07:12 PM
I did not say I was scared, I said it was scary!! Because not knowing what was going on, and they had it yellow taped off, and usually when the helicopter is out there looking for someone!!! And I have a 2 year old son, so it is a scary situation!!! And I live right down the street from it, and good for you if you feel safe with gun shots and cops out with there guns!!! I am sorry but I prefer to be concerned on what is going on around me!
Mr.A July 12, 2012 at 10:18 AM
I think you just put yourself and your child in danger by being nosy or "concerned" than you just locking yourself in your home until everything is over with... By the way I think you meant *with their guns* Ms.Perfect!!! LOL!!!!
blondi22569 July 13, 2012 at 09:14 PM
Normally I would not comment on this but the attack of California Girl for saying "Nice way to scare the neighborhood!!! I live down the street from here, and it is scary when you have whole bunch of police cars flying up my street with there lights on and a helicopter, and the road yellow taped!!!" is really unbelievable to me. Seriously? It seems like this Martha and Mr. A characters are just a couple of trolls trying to stir something up where there is nothing to stir. California Girl you are right that it would be scary to have that kind of show of force and then to find out it was just a hoax would totally piss me off for worrying me unnecessarily. You do not have to continue to explain yourself, what you said was perfectly clear and understandable. I like the Patch but wish I could turn off comments so that I do not have to see the troll brigade on practically every article!

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