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Posted on: January 14, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Under the Influence with a Loaded Weapon



Sheriff Chad Bianco

Press Release:Under the Influence with a Loaded Weapon
Station Area:Lake Elsinore
Written Date:January 14, 2020Time:1:00 PM
Incident Date:January 13, 2020Time:9:05 PM
Incident Location:33000 Windmill Road, Wildomar
Reporting Officer:Sergeant Jeff Reese
File Number(s):W1200130037

Chris Raus

On January 13, 2020 about 9:00 p.m., deputies responded to a trespassing call in the 33000 block, of Windmill Road, in the city of Wildomar, where subjects were reported to be armed in the backyard. Deputies arrived and contacted Chris Raus, 28-year-old resident of Wildomar, Deputies did not locate any other subjects in the area.

During the investigation, Raus displayed symptoms of being under the influence of a controlled substance and was found to be in possession of a prohibited weapon. Deputies obtained consent to search Raus’ residence and located two pistols with no serial numbers, an assault rifle, high capacity magazines, and suspected methamphetamine. Raus was arrested for 11370.1(a) H&S, 11377(a) H&S, 11550(a) H&S and booked into Cois Byrd Detention Center.

Anyone with additional information is urged to call Deputy Downs at the Lake Elsinore Sheriff’s Station at (951) 245-3300 or Riverside County Sheriff’s dispatch at (951) 776-1099.  

Citizens may also submit a tip using the Sheriff’s CrimeTips online form.

The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department is seeking applicants for Deputy Sheriff, Deputy Sheriff Trainee, Correctional Deputy, Sheriff’s 911 Communications Officer, and other employment opportunities such as clerical and support positions.  If you are interested in a career with us, please apply at or call 1-888-Join-RSD

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