Have ‘Coffee with a Cop’ next Wednesday, May 6


On Wednesday, May 6, from 9 to 11 a.m., the Canyon Lake Police Department will host “Coffee with a Cop.” The event will be held at Jimmy’s Café at 31652 Railroad Canyon Rd. in the Canyon Lake Towne Center.

Officers from the Canyon Lake Police Department and community members will come together in an informal, neutral space to discuss community issues, build relationships and drink coffee. All members of the community are invited to attend.

According to Lt. Earl Quinata, there are no agenda or formal speeches, just casual conversations about the community with those who serve. Coffee with a Cop provides a unique opportunity for community members to ask questions and learn more about the police department’s work in Canyon Lake’s neighborhoods.

Lt. Quinata says, “The majority of contacts law enforcement has with the public happen during emergencies or emotional situations. Those situations are not always the most effective times for relationship building with the community, and some community members may feel that officers are unapproachable on the street. Coffee with a Cop breaks down barriers and allows for a relaxed, one-on-one interaction.”

He adds, “We hope that community members will feel comfortable to ask questions, bring concerns, or simply get to know your officers. These interactions are the foundation of community partnerships.”

Coffee with a Cop is a national initiative supported by the United States Department of Justice, Office of Community Oriented Policing Services. Similar events are held across the county, state and country as local police departments strive to make lasting connections with the communities they serve.

This program aims to advance the practice of community policing through improving relationships between police officers and community members one cup of coffee at a time. For more information, contact Lt. Earl Quinata at the Canyon Lake Police Department at 951-210-1000.


Arrest report update

Riverside County Sheriff’s Perris Station Sgt. Robert Rose provided the following report of arrests that occurred in the City of Canyon Lake from April 1 to 26. Residents are reminded these reports represent arrests of suspects and not convictions of a crime.

April 6, 2015 – Parole Violation – 31000 block of Railroad Canyon Rd., Canyon Lake – CN150960006 – 7:44 p.m. – Ryan Patrick Harper (32) was arrested for parole violation.

April 9, 2015 – Sexual Assault – 30000 block Yellow Feather Dr., Canyon Lake – CN1504500049 – 10:00 p.m. – Robert Wayne Johnson (46) was arrested for sexual assault on a child.

April 10, 2015 – Public Intoxication – Railroad Canyon Rd./Canyon Lake Dr., Canyon Lake – CN151000006 – 5:10 p.m. – Patrick, Edward Truitt (51) was arrested for public intoxication.

April 11, 2015 – Warrant Service – 29000 block of Vacation Dr., Canyon Lake – CN151010007 – 6:48 p.m. – Shane Lous Henry Berghorst (27) was arrested for an outstanding felony warrant.

April 12, 2015 – Obstruction – 30400 block Little Harbor Dr., Canyon Lake – CN151020002 – 12:56 a.m. – Joseph Paul Ferris (18) was arrested for obstructing a peace officer.

April 12, 2015 – Spousal Abuse – 29000 Stampede Way, Canyon Lake – CN151080001 – 2:06 a.m. – Donna Ann McKenzie (52) was arrested for spousal abuse.

April 22, 2015 – Commercial Burglary – Goetz Rd./Railroad Canyon Rd., Canyon Lake – CN151100001 – 12:00 p.m. – Chris Jacob Lennox (18) was arrested for commercial burglary.

April 22, 2015 – Public Intoxication – Canyon Lake Dr./Railroad Canyon Rd., Canyon Lake – CN151120006 – 8:40 p.m. – Charleen Diane Oiacono (49) was arrested for public intoxication.

April 25, 2015 – Public Intoxication – 30500 block of Big Buck Rd., Canyon Lake – CN-151150007 – 10:30 p.m. – John Bruce Gullett (46) was arrested for public intoxication.

April 25, 2015 – Domestic Battery – 22000 block of Canyon Lake Dr., Canyon Lake – CN151150003 – 4:40 a.m. – Patrick Warren Tutt (59) was arrested for domestic battery.




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