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 By Jeff Pack    News

Eight arrested in connection with busted pot grows in Murrieta

On Tuesday, the Murrieta Police Department announced in a press release the arrest of eight adults last week in connection with a series of search warrants that resulted in the... — Updated 8/17/2018 Full story

 
 By City News Service    News

Educator charged with having sex with student

MURRIETA - A Hemet High School teacher accused of engaging in sex acts with a female student was charged today with two counts of lewd acts on a minor. Miguel Angel Chavez Lopez,... — Updated 8/8/2018 Full story

 
 By City News Service    News

Hearing postponed for Perris couple accused of years-long harm to children

RIVERSIDE - A Perris couple accused of imprisoning and torturing 12 of their 13 children did not, as expected, re-enter pleas today to nearly 50 felony charges after their... — Updated 8/4/2018 Full story

 
 By City News Service    News

Pair to stand trial in Lake Elsinore triple murder

MURRIETA - An ex-con and a woman accused with an associate of gunning down three people in a Lake Elsinore home during a gang-related attack must stand trial for first-degree... — Updated 8/4/2018

 
 By Jeff Pack    News

Trial of alleged McStay family murderer postponed again

According to court records, one of the attorneys for Charles “Chase” Merritt, the man accused of murdering Joseph McStay, McStay’s wife and their two preschool-age sons, asked for and received a postponement to the start of... — Updated 8/6/2018

 
 By Jeff Pack    News

Local youth pastor arrested for lewd acts on juveniles

WILDOMAR - This morning, investigators from the Riverside Sheriff's Department's Lake Elsinore Station located and arrested Malo "Victor" Montiero, 45 of Colton, on suspicion of... — Updated 7/27/2018 Full story

 
 By City News Service    News

Deputies bust Perris marijuana grow house

PERRIS - A marijuana grow house that was operating on a Perris cul-de-sac near a high school was raided by deputies, who seized a harvest worth about $2 million, a sheriff's... — Updated 7/26/2018

 
 By City News Service    News

Police investigating shooting death at Hemet home

A man shot in the head died at a Hemet home and authorities today were searching for a suspect. Just before 8 p.m. Friday, a 911 caller reported that shots had been fired in the 1100 block of Stepstone Center, a residential area... — Updated 7/14/2018 Full story

 

Man accused of gunning down driver in Wildomar arraigned

MURRIETA – A man accused of fatally shooting a motorist as he sat in his car in Wildomar pleaded not guilty Thursday, July 12, to a murder charge. Paul Henry Carl Stoeppler, 34, of Murrieta is charged with killing 35-year-old... — Updated 7/14/2018

 
 By City News Service    News

Jury deliberations begin in trial of man accused of killing best friend

RIVERSIDE – Jury deliberations will resume this morning in the trial of a 22-year-old Canyon Lake resident accused of fatally shooting his best friend in what the prosecution argued was a case of intimate feelings gone sour but... — Updated 7/13/2018

 
 By City News Service    News

Police investigating shooting death at Hemet home

HEMET – A man shot in the head died at a Hemet home and authorities today (July 14) were searching for a suspect. Just before 8 p.m. Friday, July 13, a 911 caller reported that shots had been fired in the 1100 block of Stepstone... — Updated 7/14/2018

 
 By City News Service    News

Border Patrol arrests driver found with duffel bag packed with meth

SAN DIEGO – US Border Patrol agents arrested a man after he was caught with a duffel bag full of methamphetamine in his pickup truck on Interstate 15, officials announced July 14. Agents patrolling northbound I-15 on Thursday,... — Updated 7/15/2018

 
 By CNS    News

Dozens detained after mall brawl

MORENO VALLEY – Dozens of teens were involved in brawl at the Moreno Valley Mall and detained by deputies, a spokesman for the Riverside County Sheriff's Department said Saturday, April 21. The fight broke out at about 7 p.m.... — Updated 4/21/2018

 
 By Newsroom    News

Suspect in Perris wounded in an officer-involved shooting

PERRIS – A man suffered non-life threatening injuries in a deputy-involved shooting in Perris, a sheriff's sergeant said today. Perris police officers dispatched at 9:20 p.m. Friday to a call of a family disturbance at a home in... — Updated 4/15/2018

 
 By City Newsline    News

Murder suspect who killed himself in Corona ID'd

CORONA - The Riverside County Coroner's Office Saturday, March 24, publicly identified a North Hollywood murder suspect who led authorities on a chase from Hesperia to Corona in a stolen Toyota Tacoma on Thursday before fatally... — Updated 3/24/2018

 
 By City News Service    News

Woman accused of stealing expensive bird in Menifee

MENIFEE - Deputies recovered an expensive and exotic bird stolen from a Menifee pet store earlier this week and identified a 38-year-old female suspect, Riverside County sheriff's officials said today, March 25. The theft occurred... — Updated 3/25/2018

 
 By City News Service    News

Moreno Valley sobriety checkpoint nets one arrest

MORENO VALLEY - A drunken driving suspect was arrested during a driver's license and sobriety checkpoint in Moreno Valley, a sheriff's sergeant said Sunday, March 25. The Riverside County Sheriff's Department conducted the... — Updated 3/25/2018

 
 By City News Service    News

Local students to march for solutions to gun violence

RIVERSIDE - Five "March For Our Lives'' events are scheduled today in greater Riverside County to coincide with a nationwide show of solidarity with the Florida high school mass shooting survivors who are advocating for stronger... — Updated 3/24/2018

 
 By City News Service    News

Felon allegedly flees cops in stolen car, injures one

HEMET – A felon who allegedly led police on a back-and- forth chase between Hemet and San Jacinto, eventually fleeing on foot and injuring an arresting officer, was being held in lieu of $100,000 bail. Esai German Corona, 21,... — Updated 3/19/2018 Full story

 
 By City News Service    News

Man found dead in house east of Temecula

A man found dead today in a home in the unincorporated community of Sage was the victim of a homicide, though authorities were tight-lipped regarding the circumstances. The victim, whose name was not immediately released, was... — Updated 3/19/2018 Full story

 
 By Newsroom    News

Federal prison guard charged with sexually abusing female inmates

RIVERSIDE – A federal prison guard accused of engaging in sex acts with two female inmates, one of whom was under duress, made his initial court appearance in Riverside before a U.S. District Court judge, who granted him... — Updated 3/19/2018 Full story

 
 By City News Service    News

Tropical birds snatched from Menifee business

MENIFEE – Burglars broke into a Menifee pet shop that specializes in selling exotic birds, stealing an unknown number of the winged creatures before making their getaway Friday, March 16. The theft was reported about 9 a.m. at... — Updated 3/19/2018 Full story

 
 By City News Service    News

Convicted DUI driver charged with hitting, killing child in Lake Elsinore

A probationer accused of running over and killing a 10-year-old Lake Elsinore boy and then fleeing the scene was charged Friday with vehicular manslaughter and other offenses.... — Updated 3/16/2018 Full story

 

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