RIVERSIDE COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT
Sheriff Chad Bianco
|Press Release:||Illegal Marijuana Grow Operation|
|Station Area:||Lake Elsinore|
|Written Date:||May 8, 2020||Time:||7:30 AM|
|Incident Date:||May 7, 2020||Time:||11:30 AM|
|Incident Location:||41000 Block of Sunsprite Street, Lake Elsinore|
|Reporting Officer:||Sergeant Glenn Warrington|
In April, deputies assigned to the Lake Elsinore Sheriff’s Stations Problem Oriented Policing Team received complaints from the community of Rosetta Canyon, regarding possible illegal marijuana cultivation occurring within the City of Lake Elsinore.
On May 7, 2020, at the direction of Sheriff Chad Bianco, deputies served a search warrant in the 41000 block of Sunsprite Street. The entire residence was transformed using common building materials into a marijuana cultivation site. The electrical system within the residence had been illegally altered causing a severe fire hazard. Lake Elsinore Code Enforcement / Building and Safety deemed the house uninhabitable. Southern California Edison Company responded to the residence and turned the power off to the residence due to the illegal wiring throughout the residence. Vu Le (52-year-old) resident of Lake Elsinore, was located, arrested, and booked into the Robert Presley Detention Center without incident for Illegal Marijuana Cultivation.
This is an ongoing investigation. Anyone with additional information is encouraged to contact Deputy Beaudet at the Lake Elsinore Sheriff’s Station (951) 245-3300.
As a reminder, "Community Policing" involves partnerships between law enforcement and community members. Business owners and residents are encouraged to report criminal activity directly to law enforcement by calling Sheriff’s Dispatch at (951) 776-1099, or by calling 911 if the matter is an emergency.
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