Monday afternoon, June 20, Brian Tisdale, mayor of Lake Elsinore and a member of 3rd District Supervisor Chuck Washington’s staff, was arrested on two misdemeanor charges — vandalism and battery on a former companion.
On Tuesday, Washington’s office issued the following statement, “On Monday afternoon (6/20) I initiated action to place my staff member, Brian Tisdale, on administrative leave as a result of his arrest by Riverside County Sheriff’s deputies for an incident occurring early Monday morning. This matter will now be handled by the justice system and the county Human Resources Department.”
After being booked at the County’s Southwest Detention Center, Tisdale, 53, was released on $5,000 bail. The next court date will be Aug. 15.
Tisdale was elected to the Lake Elsinore City Council in 2010 and re-elected in 2014. His term expires in 2018.
As a member of the supervisor’s staff, Tisdale worked on public safety issues.
Tisdale is a former Marine and worked in the county’s Public Health Department.