Lieutenant Rayls provides City Council with public safety update for month of January

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 January.

In January, deputies responded to 387 calls for service in Canyon Lake. Thirteen Part One crimes were reported.

Overall, 17 arrests were made. There were five domestic-related aggravated assaults, four burglaries, four thefts, and two motor vehicle thefts. Deputies made two DUI arrests, investigated four traffic collisions, and wrote three traffic citations.

Rayls gave an update on the Citizen Volunteer Program and said the program is “moving along.” Three volunteers are currently in the background process, he said. For more information about Canyon Lake’s Citizen Volunteer Program, visit

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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