Monday, January 25, 2021

COVID-19: Conditions improving statewide, allowing most Counties to return to outdoor dining and personal services being OK

With Pandemic Far from Over, Californians Urged to Wear Masks, Limit Mixing, Get Vaccinated When Eligible

SACRAMENTO CA – Officials with the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) today ended the Regional Stay at Home Order, lifting the order for all regions statewide, including the three regions that had still been under the order – San Joaquin Valley, Bay Area and Southern California. Four-week ICU capacity projections for these three regions are above 15%, the threshold that allows regions to exit the order. The Sacramento Region exited the order on January 12 and the Northern California region never entered the order.

This action allows all counties statewide to return to the rules and framework of the Blueprint for a Safer Economy and color-coded tiers that indicate which activities and businesses are open based on local case rates and test positivity. The majority of the counties are in the strictest, or purple tier. Tier updates are provided weekly on Tuesdays. Individual counties could choose to impose stricter rules.

Crime Reports: Lake Elsinore Sheriff Station reports crime stats for the last week

Lake Elsinore Sheriff Station Weekly Recap 

In the past week, Deputies and Community Service Officers responded to a total of 1348 calls for services and arrested 80 individuals for various crimes. 

Below is the breakdown of the statistics, week of (1/17-1/23):

County - 233 Calls / 11 Arrests

City of Canyon Lake - 67 Calls / 7 Arrests

City of Lake Elsinore - 786 Calls / 52 Arrests

City of Wildomar - 262 Calls / 10 Arrests

Menifee: late night shooting results in one arrest and several guns confiscated

Raymond Martinez
(courtesy Menifee PD)
Menifee, CA - On January 23, 2021, at approximately 1:30am Menifee Police Officers responded to the 27000 Block of Vanilla Court, in reference to multiple calls of shots being fired and vehicles possibly fleeing the location. 

Officers immediately converged on the area and contacted residents that had heard the shots. Officers were able to track down a possible suspect at a nearby residence. The suspect, Raymond Martinez of Menifee, was arrested in connection to the shooting. 

Officers executed a search warrant of the suspect’s residence, where several firearms including an assault rifle and two handguns were seized. 

Guns confiscated

At this time there are no identified injuries as a result of the shooting, however, this investigation is ongoing. Anyone with additional information is asked to call the Menifee Police Department at (951) 723-1500. 

Friday, January 22, 2021

COVID-19: County to change vaccine appointment sign up website

Riverside County CA - The county website for residents to get an appointment at an upcoming COVID-19 vaccine clinic will soon change. This is in response to technical issues experienced today as thousands of Riverside County residents attempted to make appointments for vaccine.

A technical issue in the website code was uncovered at that time of opening 3,900 appointments for weekend vaccine clinics. Unfortunately, when many residents attempted to visit the appointment website, they saw a timeout screen.

SW RivCo Crime Reports: Multiple types of stolen vehicles recovered

Pic courtesy of RivCo Sheriff
Riverside County CA - A variety of stolen vehicles were recovered by Southwest Riverside County Police agencies recently. 

The Lake Elsinore Sheriff's Station reports that while driving on the freeway, a recently victimized community member saw a really nice boat being pulled alongside them. The citizen noticed the boat looked a lot like the one they had stolen from them recently.