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Posted on: December 27, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Homeless Outreach / Proactive Enforcement



Sheriff Chad Bianco

Press Release:Homeless Outreach / Proactive Enforcement
Station Area:Lake Elsinore
Written Date:December 27, 2019Time:2:00 PM
Incident Date:December 27, 2019Time:N/A
Incident Location:Temescal Valley
Reporting Officer:Sergeant Glenn Warrington
File Number(s):Various


In response to complaints from members of our community and at the direction of Sheriff Chad Bianco, deputies assigned to the Lake Elsinore Sheriff's Station Problem Oriented Policing Team responded to the area of Temescal Canyon Road near I-15 regarding illegal encampments along the Temescal Canyon Wash.  Members from the Problem Oriented Policing offered services for substance abuse, mental health, and housing to all persons contacted. Three persons were arrested and booked into Cois Byrd Detention Center.  


  • Colleen Kerwin, 51, of Corona for possession of methamphetamine and trespassing.
  • Ryan Spinuzzi, 38, of Corona for trespassing.
  • Gregory Thomas, 60, of Corona for drug related warrants and trespassing. 

If you see or know of anyone needing assistance, please call the Lake Elsinore Sheriff’s Station, Problem Oriented Policing Team at (951) 245-3300. 

Colleen Kerwin
Ryan Spinuzzi
Gregory Thomas

As a reminder, "Community Policing" involves partnerships between law enforcement and community members.  Business owners and residents are encouraged to report suspicious activity directly to law enforcement by calling Sheriff's Dispatch at (951) 776-1099, or by calling 911 if the matter is an emergency.

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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