Lieutenant Rayls provides Canyon Lake public safety update for month of May

Lieutenant James Rayls provides City Council with a public safety update for the month of May.

Lieutenant James Rayls of the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department on Wednesday provided the Canyon Lake City Council with a public safety update for the month of May.

In May, deputies responded to 422 calls for service in Canyon Lake. That number is up 31 calls from April. Twelve Part One crimes were reported.

Overall, 15 arrests were made. Eight of the arrests were for outstanding warrants. There were four aggravated assaults, four burglaries, larceny thefts, and one motor vehicle theft. Deputies made two DUI arrests, one public intoxication arrest, investigated four traffic collision reports, and wrote three traffic citations.

There were no homicides, rapes, robberies, or arsons in the month of May.

Rayls thanked the citizens of Canyon Lake for a “great Memorial weekend.” “Our deputies were out there all weekend and there were no major incidents,” Rayls said. “We made no arrests. Everything was great. It was a good weekend.”

Police services are provided by the City of Canyon Lake through a contract with the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department. Residents are reminded to contact the police department, not Canyon Lake Community Patrol, for incidents pertaining to the law.

For emergencies, call 911. For non-emergencies, call 951-776-1099, extension 5. Community Patrol services are provided by the Canyon Lake POA and can assist with incidents such as barking and loose dogs, illegal fishing, loud noise complaints, motorcycle riding in the community, speeding vehicles, parking violations, and other non-emergency incidents. To contact Community Patrol, call 951-244-6841, ext. 4.


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