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Ex-con charged with kidnapping, sexually assaulting woman in Temecula

MURRIETA - An ex-con accused of abducting a Temecula woman who believed he was a driver for a ride-hailing service, then sexually assaulting her before she was able to escape, was charged on Thursday, July 18 with kidnapping to... — Updated 7/19/2019 Full story

 By City News Service    News 

Alleged sexual assailant who fled, fought with deputies denied lower bail

MURRIETA - A judge on Wednesday, July 17 denied a bail reduction request from a convicted felon accused of tussling with sheriff's deputies trying to arrest him on a sex... — Updated 7/19/2019 Full story

 By City News Service    News 

Lake Elsinore man arrested for allegations of sexual assault of 13-year-old

LAKE ELSINORE - A Lake Elsinore man suspected of sexually assaulting a child over a four-year period was in custody on Wednesday, July 17. Edwin Sangalang, 45, was arrested after... — Updated 7/19/2019 Full story

 By City News Service    News

Man charged with killing Murrieta woman

MURRIETA - A probationer accused of killing a woman during a domestic dispute at his family's Murrieta home was charged on Thursday, July 11 with murder and other offenses. Jacob Aa... — Updated 7/12/2019 Full story

 By City News Service    News

Warrant issued for felon allegedly caught with marijuana haul in Menifee

RIVERSIDE - A convicted felon accused of transporting over 20 pounds of marijuana in Menifee while armed failed to make a scheduled court appearance on Wednesday, July 10 in Riverside, prompting a judge to issue a warrant for his... — Updated 7/12/2019 Full story

 By City News Service    News

MMA fighter who fled, fought with deputies arraigned

MURRIETA - A professional mixed martial arts fighter and convicted felon accused of fleeing and tussling with sheriff's deputies trying to arrest him on a sex crimes warrant in Teme... — Updated 7/12/2019 Full story

 By Jeff Pack    News

Police: Man posed as ride-share driver in Pala, sexually assaulted woman in Temecula

TEMECULA - Riverside County Sheriff's Department investigators reported the arrest of a man they said posed as a ride-sharing service driver, picked up a woman, then kidnapped and... — Updated 7/18/2019 Full story

 By Valley News Staff    News

Deputy, suspect injured in pursuit collision in Temecula

TEMECULA - A heavyweight mixed martial arts fighter from Temecula was arrested on Wednesday, July 3 in Temecula after a Riverside County Sheriff's Department motorcycle officer... — Updated 7/6/2019 Full story

 By City News Service    News

Citations, arrests in Hemet fireworks crackdown

HEMET - Officers seized two guns, made multiple arrests and issued 20 fireworks citations in Hemet during the Fourth of July, police said on Saturday, July 6. The Hemet Police Department handled firework complaints at 149... — Updated 7/8/2019 Full story

 By City News Service    News

Canyon Lake arsonist pleads guilty to attacking neighbors

BANNING - A Canyon Lake man who set fires in an attempt to burn down his neighbors' property and led law enforcement officers on a 40-mile chase before he was arrested pleaded guilt... — Updated 7/8/2019 Full story

 By City News Service    News

Man arrested for murder at Murrieta home

MURRIETA - A 21-year-old man was behind bars on Wednesday, July 10 on suspicion of killing a woman in Murrieta on Tuesday, July 9. Police received a call around 11 a.m. about a... — Updated 7/11/2019 Full story

 By City News Service    News

Man arrested for allegedly firing weapon inside Menifee home

MENIFEE - A man accused of firing a gun inside a Menifee home and evading a SWAT team that descended on the rural neighborhood last weekend, was jailed on Wednesday, July 10 in lieu... — Updated 7/10/2019 Full story

 By City News Service    News

Boxer who killed pregnant mom in head-on collision in Hemet sentenced

BANNING - A Cuban athlete who killed a 29-year-old pregnant mother of three when he struck her vehicle head-on in Hemet while driving under the influence was sentenced today to 10... — Updated 6/28/2019 Full story

 By City News Service    News

Marine to stand trial for allegedly killing Murrieta man

MURRIETA - A Marine lieutenant accused of fatally beating a man in Murrieta, possibly over their mutual interest in a Joshua Tree woman, must stand trial for murder, a judge ruled... — Updated 6/28/2019 Full story

 By City News Service    News

Man who molested Temecula girl sentenced

MURRIETA - A probationer who sexually assaulted a Temecula girl near a park was sentenced on Friday, June 28 to three years in state prison. Miguel Esteban Cruz, 27, pleaded guilty... — Updated 6/28/2019 Full story

 By City News Service    News

Man gets 25 to life for killing mother's boyfriend in east Hemet

RIVERSIDE - A man who fatally shot his mother's boyfriend as he walked along an East Hemet street was sentenced on Friday, June 28 to 25 years to life in state prison. Marquis Anthony Dorsey, 25, killed 36-year-old Terrell Raymond... — Updated 6/29/2019 Full story

 By City News Service    News

Federal judge allows evidence of Hunter's affairs in corruption case

SAN DIEGO - A federal judge ruled on Monday, July 1 that prosecutors can introduce evidence of Rep. Duncan D. Hunter's alleged extramarital affairs in a case in which the Republican congressman is charged with misusing more than... — Updated 7/1/2019 Full story

 By City News Service    News

Three arrested in separate illegal marijuana grows near Murrieta

MURRIETA - Two men and a woman were arrested on Monday, July 1 in raids at two illegal marijuana grow operations in an unincorporated area of Riverside County near Murrietta.... — Updated 7/2/2019 Full story

 By Valley News Staff    News

Two arrested in Lake Elsinore home burglary

LAKE ELSINORE - A Lake Elsinore man and a Menifee woman were arrested on June 30 in connection with a residential burglary and stolen car case. Deputies from the Lake Elsinore... — Updated 7/2/2019

 By City News Service    News

Trio arrested in Temecula home burglary

TEMECULA - Three men are behind bars on Friday, June 21 for allegedly breaking into a Temecula home and possibly committing additional burglaries in the area. Nevins Anderson of... — Updated 6/21/2019 Full story

 By Valley News Staff    News

Four people arrested in search for cultivation of marijuana, running chop shop

FRENCH VALLEY - The Southwest Sheriff's Station Special Enforcement Team reported the ending of a week-long investigation regarding the suspected illegal cultivation of marijuana... — Updated 6/21/2019 Full story


Man arrested during missing person investigation in Sage

HEMET - A man was arrested in the unincorporated area of Hemet known as Sage after investigators determined a missing person may have met with foul play, authorities said on Sunday, June 23. Edgar Hernan Mancia, 27, was arrested... — Updated 6/23/2019 Full story


Hemet man convicted of repeatedly raping girl whose case cost county millions

RIVERSIDE - A Hemet man was convicted on Monday, June 24 of sexually assaulting a young girl dozens of times over a three-year period, during which she asked for help from authorities but didn't get it, culminating in the victim... — Updated 6/24/2019 Full story


Perris man sentenced to 3 years for Menifee student's hit-and-run death

SAN DIEGO - A Perris resident who fatally struck a college student from Menifee on Interstate 5 near Old Town San Diego last year, then drove off, was sentenced on Wednesday, June 26 to three years in state prison. Corundolus Touss... — Updated 6/26/2019 Full story

 By City News Service    News

Pair who ran sex trafficking operation involving teens sentenced

BANNING - Two men who put more than a dozen women and girls to work as prostitutes throughout Southern California, running the sex trafficking operation out of motels in Hemet, were each sentenced on Friday, June 14 to 15 years... — Updated 6/14/2019 Full story


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