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Preliminary hearing for Murrieta man accused of DUI murder pushed back

INDIO - A court hearing was pushed back on Friday, Aug. 23 for a Murrieta man charged with second-degree murder and drunk driving in a fatal Palm Springs crash. Michael Torrez, 33,... — Updated 8/23/2019

 By City News Service    News 

Human trafficking suspect arrested in Temecula

TEMECULA - A 30-year-old North Carolina man arrested in Temecula was jailed on Friday, Aug. 23 on suspicion of human trafficking. Riverside police began an investigation in June... — Updated 8/24/2019

 By City News Service    News 

Students arrested for allegedly trying to free another student from custody

HEMET - Three teenage students at a Hemet middle school allegedly tried to interfere with the arrest of a fourth student and were arrested on suspicion of inciting a riot, Hemet police said on Saturday, Aug. 24. The incident began... — Updated 8/24/2019

 By Jeff Pack    News

Five arrested in Temecula wine country marijuana grow raid

TEMECULA - The Riverside County Sheriff's Department's Southwest Sheriff's Station and Cannabis Regulation Task Force served a search warrant on Friday, Aug. 16 that resulted in... — Updated 8/16/2019

 By City News Service    News

Fentanyl, other drugs seized, four arrested in Hemet

HEMET - Four men were arrested at two residences during a drug bust in Hemet, police said. Law enforcement officials from various agencies on Thursday, Aug. 15 served a search warrant at a home in the 200 block of North Hamilton Av... — Updated 8/18/2019

 By City News Service    News

Man admits sexually assaulting Menifee girl

MURRIETA - A 22-year-old man who groped a girl in a Menifee park pleaded guilty on Wednesday, Aug. 21 to lewd acts on a child. Roland George Riddell admitted the felony count... — Updated 8/21/2019

 By City News Service    News

Two arrested after complaint of drug sales in Lake Elsinore

LAKE ELSINORE - A complaint alleging drugs were being sold out a Lake Elsinore home led to the arrests of a probationer and a parolee, sheriff's deputies said on Wednesday, Aug.... — Updated 8/21/2019

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Beloved terrier taken from Menifee home recovered and reunited with owner

MENIFEE - A Yorkshire terrier taken from her owner's Menifee property, where she served as a comfort dog to a member of the household, was recovered more than 40 miles away and returned home in good health, authorities said on... — Updated 8/22/2019

 By City News Service    News

Hemet man who repeatedly molested and impregnate girl gets 230 years

RIVERSIDE - A Hemet man was sentenced on Friday, Aug. 9 to 230 years behind bars for sexually assaulting a young girl dozens of times over a three-year period and eventually... — Updated 8/11/2019

 By City News Service    News

Man accused of torturing girlfriend in brutal park attack in Lake Elsinore

LAKE ELSINORE - A man suspected of brutally attacking his girlfriend in a park along the shore of Lake Elsinore was in custody on Tuesday, Aug. 13, deputies said. Riverside County... — Updated 8/13/2019

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Trial delayed for Rep. Duncan Hunter over allegations of campaign fund misuse

SAN DIEGO - A federal judge in San Diego on Tuesday, Aug. 13 pushed back Rep. Duncan Hunter's trial for alleged misuse of $250,000 in campaign funds until early next year. U.S.... — Updated 8/13/2019

 By City News Service    News

Felon accused of severe assault on girlfriend in Lake Elsinore park

MURRIETA - A convicted felon accused of beating and threatening to kill a homeless woman in a Lake Elsinore park was charged on Thursday, Aug. 15 with assault resulting in great... — Updated 8/15/2019

 By Valley Staff    News

Two suspects arrested on separate arson charges

LAKE ELSINORE - Two men were arrested in connection with separate fires, in Lake Elsinore and Beaumont, that fire officials and sheriff's deputies said they started. Cal Fire... — Updated 8/15/2019

 By City News Service    News

Arraignment set for probationer accused of killing Lake Elsinore man in head-on crash

MURRIETA - A probationer accused of driving drunk and causing a head-on collision that killed a 67-year-old Lake Elsinore man is slated to be arraigned later this month on a second-degree murder charge. Jose Luis Montejo, 22, was... — Updated 8/15/2019

 By City News Service    News

Police: Three suspects arrested in killing of LAPD officer were from Temecula

RIVERSIDE - Three suspects in the killing of an off-duty Los Angeles police officer who was gunned down at a taco stand after confronting one or more graffiti vandals nearby were arrested on Friday, Aug. 2 in Murrieta. The arrests... — Updated 8/3/2019

 By City News Service    News

Lake Elsinore man accused of molesting girl for years arraigned

RIVERSIDE - A Lake Elsinore man accused of repeatedly sexually assaulting a girl over a four-year period pleaded not guilty on Thursday, Aug. 1 to 20 felony charges. Edwin Castro... — Updated 8/2/2019

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Former Wildomar youth pastor charged with molesting child

WILDOMAR - A former Wildomar youth pastor accused of molesting a girl nearly 30 years ago was out of custody after posting a $120,000 bond. Laverne Paul Fox, 60, was arrested in... — Updated 8/2/2019

 By City News Service    News

Hemet man arrested for breaking into businesses in Riverside, San Diego counties

HEMET - A 41-year-old man was jailed on Thursday, Aug. 1 on suspicion of carrying out at a series of burglaries at breweries, small family restaurants or other family-owned... — Updated 8/2/2019

 By Jeff Pack    News

Welfare check in Murrieta leads police to find two dead, man barricaded

UPDATED: Saturday, Aug. 3, 2:30 p.m. MURRIETA - The Murrieta Police Department provided the name of a 25-year-old man who is now charged with the murder of two people in a Murrieta... — Updated 8/4/2019

 By Valley News Staff    News

Man detained for shoplifting found with BB gun in bag

TEMECULA - Deputies from the Temecula Riverside County Sheriff's Department responded to a shoplifting call to a location reported to be Walmart on the 32200 block of South Temecula Pkwy at 10:59 a.m. Monday, Aug. 5. Deputies were... — Updated 8/5/2019

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San Jacinto youth soccer coach accused of molesting girl arraigned

BANNING - A San Jacinto youth soccer coach accused of molesting a girl pleaded not guilty on Monday, Aug. 5 to lewd acts on a child under 14 years old. Eric Daniel Rath, 54, was... — Updated 8/5/2019

 By City News Service    News

Two Wildomar men arrested for suspicion of burglary

WILDOMAR - What appeared to be a father and son were arrested in connection with a burglary at a Wildomar home, authorities said on Monday, Aug. 5. Riverside County sheriff's deputies responded at 4:13 a.m. Sunday to a home at... — Updated 8/5/2019

 By City News Service    News

Lake Elsinore man accused of raping underaged girls

LAKE ELSINORE - A Lake Elsinore man is in custody on suspicion of raping three underage girls, sheriff's officials reported on Tuesday, Aug. 6. Deputies at the Lake Elsinore... — Updated 8/6/2019

 By City News Service    News

Three local suspects charged in connection with killing of off-duty LAPD officer

LOS ANGELES - Two reputed gang members were charged on Tuesday, Aug. 6 with capital murder stemming from the shooting death of off-duty Los Angeles police Officer Juan Jose Diaz in Lincoln Heights. Cristian Facundo, 20, of Murrieta... — Updated 8/6/2019

 By City News Service    News

Murrieta tax preparer faces sentencing for phony tax returns

MURRIETA (CNS) - A Murrieta-based unregistered tax preparer who falsified several dozen federal returns to fatten his clients' refunds, without them knowing that he was violating the law, faces sentencing on Wednesday, Aug. 7 on... — Updated 8/7/2019


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