Lake Elsinore City Council gets third quarter update on law enforcement

The Oct. 12 Lake Elsinore City Council meeting’s first order of business was to hear the 2021 third quarter statistical update from the Riverside County Sheriff's Office, presented by Lt. Jim Rayls. Covering the period of July through September, patrol officers made 182 felony arrests and 370 misdemeanor arrents. Assaults were the most reported violent crimes; no homicides were reported. Larceny theft topped the list of property crimes during that period. Total traffic citations issued were 453 in July, 459 in August and 420 in September with three fatal collisions during the quarter. Average response times remained consistent. Rayls provided the first report of statistics from the recently installed Flock Safety cameras. He said the technology has enabled them to make 19 arrests, rec
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