A reader submitted this videotape still of folks drinking beer at Wheatfield Park...
Here's what the reader wrote...
I observed a group of about 8 men after a softball game on Tuesday the 28th of October at about 9pm or so sitting on and along the parking lot sidewalk with beer cans strewn all over the place. I photographed the cans, and the group.I haven't looked it up specifically in Riverside County or California, but I believe that consuming alcohol outside of private confines is already illegal; it's pretty much that way across the USA.
The point is they were unashamedly getting drunk. If you divide the empties by the number of men, it wound up being about 5 beers per man at the time I showed up.
They got rowdy, pushed and shoved me a little, but mostly verbal harrassment.
I called the sheriff, but the men left of course before he arrived.
The Deputy said that consuming alcoholic beverages in a public park is illegal and that offenders would be cited.
However last night I was informed by Menifee Master Association Board members that it was 'legal' to drink alcoholic beverages at ValleyWide Parks.
I did a little research and found that in the Fall 2006 ValleyWide brochure it reminds folks that neither smoking nor alcohol are permitted in their parks.
Where's the MSJC Police when you need them?