Lake Elsinore code enforcement was confronted by a suspect brandishing a weapon this week and police were called in, a Riverside County Sheriff’s Department official has confirmed.
Police responded to the scene shortly after 2 p.m. Sept. 10 on N. Poe Street after receiving a call from a code enforcement officer out in the field, according to Deputy Albert Martinez of the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department.
Cal Fire/Riverside County Fire Department spokeswoman Melody Hendrickson said her agency did receive a report of a “person down” at the scene, but she did not release further information and there's no confirmation of injuries.
Community reports indicate a person other than a code enforcement officer may have been transported from the scene via ground ambulance, but authorities have neither confirmed nor denied the information.
To date there have been no arrests stemming from the incident, but the case has been forwarded to the Riverside County District Attorney’s office for review, according to Martinez.
More information will be posted as it becomes available.