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UPDATED: Police Surround Temecula Residence in Response to Alleged Threats

Officers and a helicopter crew were dispatched at 3:49 p.m. Friday to a residence in the area of Rancho California Road and Humber Drive regarding a man who had made threats to someone, according to Deputy Albert Martinez.

Temecula police car. (Patch file photo/Maggie Avants)
Temecula police car. (Patch file photo/Maggie Avants)

UPDATE 6:16 p.m. Jan. 24, 2014:

The man was safely taken into custody at about 5:30 p.m. and would be taken for a mental evaluation, Deputy Albert Martinez of the Riverside County Sheriff's Department said.

He said the manner of threats allegedly made by the man were still unclear, but that the man may have been intoxicated.

ORIGINAL POST 5:22 p.m. Jan. 24, 2014:

Temecula police surrounded a residence Friday afternoon when a man allegedly made threats that were unspecified as of publication time.

Officers were dispatched at 3:49 p.m. to a residence in the area of Rancho California Road and Humber Drive, according to Deputy Albert Martinez with the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department.

“He made threats to someone at the house,” Martinez said. 

As of publication time, he did not have further information about the nature of the threats.

Martinez confirmed a sheriff’s helicopter was also dispatched as part of the effort to get the man safely out of the residence.

As of 4:45 p.m., Martinez said authorities were still on scene.

Patch will update this post if more information is gathered.

Brenda January 26, 2014 at 11:19 AM
LOLOL JJ Just what we need in our neighborhoods more hoodlums. Alek, they only make close to that amount if they work all the overtime they can, plus all holidays, and throw in the different shift differentials. My husband made more then alot of cops when he retired from the Navy, well when he was getting his military pay and benefits. Now the people that do make well over 100k a year are some positions at the City offices and THAT Appalls ME!!! Ones that are not putting their lives on the line everyday. I appreciate the fact that anyone has a job in todays jacked up economy but when there is enough pay to pay another half of a person, with no special experience other then training, something needs to be done. I would much rather eliminate some City jobs, and/or cut back on their salaries and hire more police officers and/or traffic enforcement.
southernbelle January 26, 2014 at 11:48 PM
ALek, that's ridiculous! I had to read twice to see if you were being serious! And I would strongly disagree about there being any line at all to be a cop. It's certainly not a job that entices or promises rewards of, really, any sort! The last thing I'd want to be is a teacher or a cop--2 careers that get mud whomped all the time and it gets harder and harder to actually do their jobs. I can't see any joy in either---ESPECIALLY at 50k!!! nooooooo thank you. I'm grateful for the people willing to do the job and happy they get paid what they do. and personally, if 100K is all they make…I think they ought to get some raises! Seriously, think about all the crap they have to deal with from jerks all day long, every day….I could never.
SA January 27, 2014 at 11:40 AM
Man “political correctness” has turned this country into whining arse cry babies…
Sbsp February 05, 2014 at 01:01 PM
Some people will call the cops for just about anything.

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