Temecula Man Jailed on Suspicion of Vandalizing Campaign Signs

Leland Barrett Mark, 67, was tracked down by Temecula police Tuesday after a witness allegedly saw him pulling out and damaging campaign signs near an intersection.

A Temecula man was jailed Tuesday on suspicion of vandalizing several campaign signs, which is chargeable as a misdemeanor, police said.

A witness told police they saw the man, later identified as Leland Barrett Mark, 67, pulling down and damaging multiple signs Tuesday morning at Jedediah Smith Road and Temecula Parkway, Temecula police Sgt. Jon Wade said in a news release.

The witness—whom Patch learned was Ernie White, husband of Temecula city council candidate Jamie White—took photos of Mark that were turned over to police.

The witness then followed Mark as he ran off, Wade said, and confronted him.

A verbal altercation ensued, according to the sergeant.

The incident was reported to police, who later found Mark in the 41000 block of Moreno Road, Wade said.

Mark was identified by the witness and placed under arrest on suspicion of vandalizing political signage and challenging another to fight in public—both misdemeanors.

Mark was booked at Southwest Detention Center, according to jail records, but has since been released after posting $2,500 bail.

"The Temecula Police Department would like to remind all citizens that the taking or damaging of political signs is a violation of the law," Wade said. "Anyone apprehended after the unlawful taking or damaging of political signage is subject to arrest and prosecution."

Anyone with information regarding the incident was encouraged to contact the Temecula Police Department at 951-696-3000.

Diana Serafin November 01, 2012 at 04:15 PM
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Josey Wales November 01, 2012 at 04:51 PM
Lynn, I think that you're more afraid that people will think that you're an idiot.
Josey Wales November 01, 2012 at 04:56 PM
It looks like Popeye changed his screen name to JOE OBAMA 1. Any guesses that it is Leland Barrett Mark. Whoever caught him shouldn't of had him arrested, they should have kicked his teeth down his throat. Arresting maggot scum like this just isn't enough some times.
TVOR November 01, 2012 at 04:57 PM
What does that have to do with damaging political signs? The answer is if Wal Mart wants to press charges he can be arrested.
Josey Wales November 01, 2012 at 04:58 PM
"LEE" is scum of the earth and should be in a mental institution and so should you JOE.
TVOR November 01, 2012 at 05:00 PM
And the BS flag is thrown!
Jim November 01, 2012 at 05:12 PM
Police Report: Jamie White called Police immediately. The police took 1 hour and 10 minutes to show up. They only took a picture. The police followed up with the picture and placed him under arrest. Jamie White called the police 3 times and no one showed up.
Eric Cartman November 01, 2012 at 06:02 PM
What a totally liberal statement. "I don't like something, make it illegal!!!"
Eric Cartman November 01, 2012 at 06:03 PM
Election asaide, JOE OBAMA 1, you belong in psychiatric care.
Eric Cartman November 01, 2012 at 06:05 PM
WOW - http://www.connie-lingus.com/
Eric Cartman November 01, 2012 at 06:08 PM
You removed it because you don't like stickers on your truck that SCREAM "I am uninformed and ignorant".
Eric Cartman November 01, 2012 at 06:12 PM
I am not a huge Romney fan but I'm being seriously...anyone that still thinks Obeyme has done a good job is out of their mind. I understand if people don't like Romney, in fact he is way too far left for my taste but the other guy has effed this country up so bad, it will never be the same. If people can't see that, they have serious problems.
The Republican November 01, 2012 at 06:26 PM
Jaime White needs everyones vote. we need to know the truth about how Temecula is being run and right now Temecula citizens are being kept in the blind by turds Mike Naggar and Chuck Washington. These two council clowns are too scared to even show up in public and debate and stand up to their positions. We need them gone now.
Jim November 01, 2012 at 06:47 PM
Arson Fire In Temecula Severely Burns Woman: What is this town turning in to? People are bashing Jamie White for "calling the police" and taking a picture of a guy committing a crime. Now we have arsonist out there hurting residents. Our town is turning violent. We need the truth in Temecula. Vote for Jamie White, Patrice Lynes or Paul Jacobs. Anyone but the current city council incumbants. We need to know the truth behind the Secret curtain. Here is the arson story. This is frightening. http://www.pe.com/local-news/riverside-county/temecula/temecula-headlines-index/20121101-temecula-elderly-woman-burned-in-arson-fire.ece
Darlana November 01, 2012 at 06:53 PM
The racist comments against Jamie White (Candidate for City Council) should be investigated. Jamie White is going to need security when she WINS!! I've never seen such hatred against a lady in Temecula as we are seeing today against Jamie. God Bless you Ms. Jamie. If you need security I"m here for you. I'm voting for Jamie White for standing up for the safety of Temecula! And yes, she "did" call the police immediately. They never showed up.
Jim November 01, 2012 at 06:58 PM
Jamie White has my vote. She has guts and I see her waving every morning on Temecula Parkway and the 15. She has the motivation, the energy and she is not afraid to stand up to our current council. She identified a vandal and gets nothing but threats from racist on this blog. I too would protect you Councilwoman Jamie White. You have my vote!
The Republican November 01, 2012 at 07:00 PM
Jaime and Ernie White are good people. As a White guy that has a Black girfriend I find the racist comments from Naggar and his supporters to be disgusting and they piss me off. Believe me I would love to be around if anyone gets in the face of either Jaime or Ernie. Then they would have to deal with three people with balls.
Blondie422 November 01, 2012 at 07:07 PM
Jamie White is an awesome woman. Spoke with her at an event and everyone was blown away. Jamie, this town could use some spirit and fight. My husband and I will be voting for you and you have 2 more security guards. Don't be afraid of the thugs trying to intimidate you. No one touches Jamie White.
The Republican November 01, 2012 at 07:25 PM
Strange. similar type of fire happened in Murrieta too but the woman died. Very coincidental.
JOE OBAMA November 01, 2012 at 08:22 PM
Brenda November 02, 2012 at 12:36 AM
Also remember that FBI report is for 2011, wait for 2012! Its going to be staggering the increases.
JOE OBAMA November 02, 2012 at 01:30 AM
JOE OBAMA November 02, 2012 at 01:30 AM
JOE OBAMA November 02, 2012 at 01:31 AM
Brenda November 02, 2012 at 01:43 AM
I am totally with new blood, out with the old mismanaging, secretive, never seen crew, but I don't think finding out peoples personal information is cool The Rep. Then posting that personal information. Its just not right, and I am just saying..........Like it wouldnt have mattered anyway who it came back to as everyone will vote the way they believe whether it was Fred Flintstone. Same thing with the signs issues, TO ME, being a waste of money candidates could use on something else. I drove around alot today on errands and not one of those signs would have changed my vote. What each candidate stands for it what gets our votes, not 21 signs on one street corner. There just isnt any reason to slam others, or investigate IPs and all that, whos cheating on who and all that right? Hell look at all Clinton did and everyone still love him!! LOL
The Patriot November 02, 2012 at 01:43 AM
Did anyone notice that this Joe Obama garbage started after this sign pirate Leland was released from jail? Naggar thugs,this one got caught. Shame on you Naggar. Take a hike Mike!
Rick Jones November 02, 2012 at 02:55 AM
Take a Hike Mike! Take a Hike Mike! Take a Hike Mike! Take a Hike Mike!
Jim November 04, 2012 at 12:12 AM
Tueday, we get to make a change in our country and in our city. Lets vote all of these mean thugs out of office.
sam November 06, 2012 at 12:17 AM
Temecula is not the only city with corrupt City Councils. Randon Lane the RINO has stupped to threatening those that oppose him. Nice example of someone we want to put our trust in. Randon supports Agenda 21 and the $500.00 ticken Red Light Cameras and he doesn't even now the facts. Do not vote this fraud back in. Thiis Political System is full of crap and corruption, no wonder the citizens are sick of these idiots that do nothing but lie, cheat the citizens and are doing everything to take away our properties at every chance they get. They all support Agenda 21. Get educated people and fight for your freedoms and rights and defeat Agenda 21 and anyone that supports it.
Diana Serafin November 06, 2012 at 12:43 AM
@Sam. You ought to postthe above on the Murrieta Patch under the article http://murrieta.patch.com/blog_posts/murrieta-red-light-cameras


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