Deputy suffers minor injury during protest

Isabel Veloz, 45, was arrested on July 19 and booked on suspicion of obstructing/resisting an officer. Photo courtesy of the Riverside Sheriff’s Department.

A deputy suffered a minor injury when a protester threw and object at deputies during a protest in Lake Elsinore.

On July 19, deputies responded to the 31000 block of Casino Drive in Lake Elsinore in response to a report of protesting regarding information on recently released sex offender Cary Smith, who relocated from Corona to Lake Elsinore.

Upon arrival, the protest was relatively peaceful. During one unrestful incident, a protester threw an object at deputies, causing minor injury to a deputy, stated the sheriff’s release. 

The suspect, Isabel Veloza, 45-year-old female residing in Lake Elsinore, was taken into custody without incident and booked at the Cois Byrd Detention Center.  She was booked on suspicion of obstructing/resisting an officer, according to jail records. Her court date is September 9.


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