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Posted on: February 17, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Stolen Firearm



Sheriff Chad Bianco

Press Release:Stolen Firearm
Station Area:Canyon Lake
Written Date:February 17, 2022Time:8:30 PM
Incident Date:February 17, 2022Time:6:30 PM
Incident Location:22800 block of Green Pine Drive, Canyon Lake
Reporting Officer:Sergeant Jeff Reese
File Number(s):CN220480010

Cesar Alejandro Ayala-Sainz


On February 17, 2022, deputies assigned to the Lake Elsinore Station Special Enforcement Team (SET) served a search warrant in the 22800 block of Green Pine Drive, in the city of Canyon Lake.

During the service of the search warrant, a stolen 9mm Glock handgun, loaded with 11 rounds of 9mm ammunition, was located and recovered.

Cesar Alejandro Ayala-Sainz, age 22, a resident of Canyon Lake, was arrested and booked into Cois Byrd Detention Center for convicted felon in possession of a firearm, convicted felon in possession of ammunition and possession of a stolen firearm.

This is an ongoing investigation. Anyone with additional information is encouraged to contact Deputy McCracken 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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