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Man who attacked Hemet elderly couple to stand trial

BANNING - A parolee accused of breaking into a Hemet home and attacking two senior citizens who both shot the ex-con in self-defense must stand trial for attempted robbery and... — Updated 8/4/2018 Full story


Man accused of trying to kill Hemet woman arrested

HEMET - A 38-year-old man accused of stabbing a Hemet woman multiple times and then eluding police for several weeks was being held today in lieu of $1 million bail. Abel Mondragon... — Updated 8/4/2018 Full story


More than 1,000 marijuana plants seized from Hemet home

HEMET - A police raid on a Hemet home today led to the seizure of more than 1,000 marijuana plants and the arrest of a man suspected of tending them. Jingwen Zhao, 43, of Monterey... — Updated 8/4/2018 Full story


Pair charged with snatching expensive pups in Hemet

BANNING - Two young men who allegedly stole purebred puppies from outside the Hemet Valley Mall were charged today with robbery. Menifee residents Sergio Ramirez, 18, and Samuel Ramirez, 20, were arrested last week following a... — Updated 8/4/2018 Full story

 By Kim Harris    Crime

Temecula man charged in series of arson fires

A Temecula man was charged with intentionally setting nine fires, including the Cranston fire which has charred 11,500 acres and destroyed five homes in the Mountain Center/Idyllwil... — Updated 7/27/2018 Full story

 By Jeff Pack    Crime

Temecula Police arrest duo for financial elder abuse, fraud

TEMECULA - The arrest of a Moreno Valley resident Ashia Wilson on July 25 and George Word of San Bernardino on July 26 was the result of months of work by the Temecula Police... — Updated 7/27/2018 Full story


Ex-felon who struck and killed man on scooter charged with second degree murder

A 64-year-old Hemet man on a mobility scooter was struck and killed by an alleged drunken driver, who tried unsuccessfully to elude police, authorities said Monday. Ray Billings... — Updated 7/25/2018 Full story

 By Jeff Pack    Crime

Police: Man found dead near French Valley Airport

According to the Riverside County Sheriffs office, at about 6:30 a.m. this morning, Temecula Police Department officers responded to a report of a "man down" at the 37000 block of... — Updated 7/20/2018


Man accused of fatally stabbing 19-year-old at Temecula store to stand trial

MURRIETA - A man accused of fatally stabbing a 19-year-old man during a dispute outside a Temecula Walmart must stand trial for second-degree murder and other charges, a judge... — Updated 7/20/2018 Full story


Suspect killed by police at end of pursuit that started in Hemet

RIVERSIDE - An armed man was shot and killed at the end of a police chase that began in Hemet, ended in Riverside and included the suspect driving recklessly and firing at authoriti... — Updated 7/23/2018 Full story


Man sentenced for restaurant robberies in Hemet and San Jacinto

BANNING - A Hemet man who held up or attempted to rob fast-food restaurants in Hemet and San Jacinto was sentenced today to nearly 33 years in state prison. A Banning jury in May... — Updated 7/23/2018


Felon charged with firing pistol during confrontation at Murrieta apartment complex

MURRIETA - A convicted felon accused of shooting at a neighbor amid a dispute over dangerous driving at a Murrieta apartment complex was charged today with assault with a firearm.... — Updated 7/23/2018 Full story


Murrieta water polo coach accused of unlawful sex with a minor

A local club water polo coach and a graduate of Murrieta Valley High School was arrested yesterday for unlawful sex with a minor, after an investigation based on information... — Updated 7/19/2018 Full story


Man suspected in Murrieta armed robbery arrested

Marcos Antonio Hernandez, a 21-year-old Perris resident, and documented criminal street gang member was arrested on July 13 and charged with second-degree robbery in connection... — Updated 7/19/2018 Full story


Man accused of lighting fire in Elsinore business pleads not guilty

MURRIETA - A 46-year-old man accused of breaking into a Lake Elsinore business and igniting a fire, then attempting to harm himself and sheriff's deputies, pleaded not guilty today... — Updated 7/19/2018 Full story


Drug maker who caused destructive fire sentenced

MURRIETA - A man whose illegal drug manufacturing operation triggered a fire in Wildomar that destroyed a home and damaged another, leaving him with burn injuries, was sentenced... — Updated 7/19/2018 Full story


Man suspected of gunning down Hemet resident

HEMET - A man suspected of fatally shooting an 18-year-old Hemet resident outside a home on the west end of the city was arrested today on suspicion of murder. Vincent Calderon,... — Updated 7/17/2018 Full story


Canyon Lake man found guilty of gunning down best friend

RIVERSIDE — A 22-year-old Canyon Lake man who blasted his best friend with a shotgun in what the prosecution argued was a case of intimate feelings gone sour was convicted today... — Updated 7/17/2018

 By Jeff Pack    Crime

Perris man breaks into Lake Elsinore business, ignites fires and attempts suicide

The Lake Elsinore Police department responded to a report of a commercial burglary, on the 2400 block of E. Lakeshore Avenue in Lake Elsinore, Tuesday, July 18, according to... — Updated 7/19/2018


Three people injured in Hemet shooting

HEMET — Three people were shot in Hemet in broad daylight Saturday, and police today were looking for a suspect. A 911 caller reported the shooting at 2:38 p.m. Saturday in the 100 block of South Franklin Street, just off of... — Updated 7/15/2018 Full story

 By Alex Groves    Crime

San Jacinto man, a suspected human trafficker, arrested in Temecula

A San Bernardino County task force last week arrested a suspected human trafficker outside of a Temecula motel room following a months-long investigation, officials said. Damian... — Updated 7/8/2018 Full story


Four people suspected of stealing from Temecula Walmart arrested

Four thieves were arrested as they attempted to flee in a vehicle full of stolen merchandise from a Temecula Walmart before dawn today. Police received a report at 2 a.m. that a robbery had occurred at a Walmart, 32225 Temecula... — Updated 7/8/2018 Full story


HEMET: Woman suspected in husband's shooting death

A woman was arrested today on suspicion of murder for allegedly gunning down her husband at their Hemet home, then attempting to make a run for the border. Beatriz Navarrete, 42, was taken into custody in Imperial County within a f... — Updated 7/2/2018 Full story

 By Alex Groves    Crime

Deputies deploy Taser against knife-wielding suspect in Lake Elsinore

Deputies on Friday used an electric stun gun against a knife-brandishing Lake Elsinore man suspected of violating a domestic violence restraining order, sheriff's officials said.... — Updated 6/22/2018 Full story


Lake Elsinore: Man allegedly flees deputies in stolen Mercedes

A man suspected of stealing a Mercedes-Benz in Lake Elsinore and leading Riverside County sheriff's deputies on a pursuit into a neighboring city was being held today on $100,000 ba... — Updated 6/22/2018 Full story


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