On April 12, at approximately 10:20 p.m., Ruben Flores of police-scanner.info posted on The Friday Flyer's Facebook page a report of Sheriff's units responding to a call-out on four males with pellet rifles in the vicinity of Holiday Harbor and Village Way. According to the post, two of the males ran from police and were seen jumping house fences along Village Way.
At 10:30 p.m. the Sheriff helicopter spotted one suspect in a back yard on Village Way. The suspect came out and was taken into custody. By 10:47 p.m. three individuals were detained. The fourth suspect was seen running on CLDS from Village Way. The suspect was named, and officers were able to locate him at his residence.
According to Lt. Paul Bennett, juveniles were involved and there were no injuries. Two adult males were arrested for obstructing and delaying a peace officer in the performance of his duties surrounding a call involving pellet guns.
Arrested were Michael Medford and Ryan Allard, both of Canyon Lake. Lt Bennet says, "They were not arrested for discharging a pellet gun in the City, which is prohibited by City Ordinance. They were arrested for resisting, obstructing or delaying because they ran from officers." The charge,148 PC, is considered a misdemeanor crime.
The Canyon Lake Municipal Code, Chapter 11.01 states that, “The discharge of any firearm, rifle or shotgun within the boundaries of the City of Canyon Lake is prohibited at any time of the day or night and any such discharge shall be unlawful. As used herein, “firearm” includes but is not limited to a cannon, gun, pistol, revolver, automatic pistol, rifle, shotgun, pellet gun or any other weapon designed to discharge one or more projectiles propelled by the expansion of gas.”
Officers from the Canyon Lake Police Department responded to a call of a vehicle vs. pole at the intersection of Goetz Rd. and Canyon Lake Dr. North on Monday, April 16, at 10:51 p.m.
The investigation revealed a driver of a car heading south on Goetz Rd. left the roadway for unknown reasons and collided with a pole at the intersection with Canyon Lake Dr. North. The impact proved to be fatal to the solo occupant, Javier Rodriguez, a 22-year-old Menifee resident who was pronounced dead at the scene.
Emergency response included 14 firefighters, three engine companies, a truck company, one overhead personnel and an ambulance. The collision is still under investigation.
Anyone having further information about this incident is asked to call the Canyon Lake Police Department to speak to Officer Howe at 210-1000.
Towne Center incidents
Last month, two incidents requiring police response were noted in the Towne Center. The first took place in the early morning hours of March 23 when Riverside Sheriffs were seen taking pictures in the parking lot at Pepe's restaurant.
Through unofficial sources, The Friday Flyer learned there had been a stabbing in Pepe's parking lot of a 20-something Quail Valley man, who was transported to the hospital and expected to recover. The suspect, believed to be from Lake Elsinore, fled in his vehicle and apparently was not apprehended. Police say they did not receive adequate information from witnesses to pursue the investigation.
A Riverside Sheriff's press release stated Ricky Smith, 32, his girlfriend Misty Edwards, 29, and Brian Hatten, 29, were arrested. Smith and Edwards were booked into jail for investigation of kidnapping, false imprisonment, conspiracy and evading arrest.
No Canyon Lake residents were involved and CLPD said they did not issue a press release because the incident was handled by another agency and arrests were made in Wildomar.