UPDATE: BEAUMONT: Four arrested, charged with kidnapping, murder of 21-year-old

BEAUMONT – Police officials announced the arrest of four people who were allegedly involved in the March 4 murder of 21-year-old Banning resident, Jasmine Zuniga. Officers arrested the four suspects Thursday, March 23, while serving homicide-related search warrants in the cities of Banning, Beaumont, Calimesa and Yucaipa. SEE RELATED: 21-year-old woman fatally shot while sitting inside vehicle ID’d Zuniga was fatally […]

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CHERRY VALLEY: Two confirmed dead following standoff with barricaded subject

CHERRY VALLEY – Details are still emerging, but sheriff’s officials have confirmed two people are dead after a subject barricaded themselves inside a mobile home at the Royal Coach mobile home park in Cherry Valley. The mobile home park is in the 39000 block of Cherry Valley Boulevard, between Nancy and Beaumont Avenues. Although the incident was initially reported by Beaumont […]

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MORENO VALLEY: Driver killed after vehicle smashes into power pole, trees

MORENO VALLEY – A driver died when their car smashed into a telephone pole and several trees Saturday, March 25. The early-morning, single-vehicle wreck happened in the 17700 block of Lasselle Street between Avenida Classica and Via De Anza, near Rancho Verde High School, in Moreno Valley. Moreno Valley Police and Fire personnel and other emergency first responders were dispatched to the […]

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MORENO VALLEY: 51-year-old inmate dies in custody at RUHS

MORENO VALLEY – A 51-year-old man died while in sheriff’s custody Friday, March 23. The inmate was being housed in the secured detention unit at the Riverside University Health System at 26520 Cactus Avenue in Moreno Valley. The man, who officials have not identified pending notification of his family, experienced a medical emergency while being housed at the hospital about 3 a.m., according to […]

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HEMET: Helmet cam footage shows eventful, dangerous year for local firefighters

HEMET – During 2016, City of Hemet firefighters responded to nearly 17,000 calls for service. Many of those calls involved vehicle fires, residential blazes, wildland fires, fatal traffic collisions and other deadly incidents. In order to show many of the dangerous calls the firefighters responded to and handled, Hemet Fire Fighters Association, Local 2342 compiled helmet camera footage from throughout the […]

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HEMET: Student airlifted in critical condition after hit by truck in front of school

HEMET – A 16-year-old, West Valley High School student was critically injured when he was struck by a pickup truck while crossing the street towards his school early Friday morning, March 24. The boy was hit near the intersection of Mustang Way and Morgan Hill Road near West Valley High School in Hemet. Witnesses later told authorities the student was […]

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UPDATED: SAN JACINTO: Suspect who shot victim “multiple times” identified, arrested

UPDATE: March 24, 6 p.m. (See original story, photographs and video below) SAN JACINTO – Sheriff’s officials have provided additional information regarding an argument that escalated into a shooting Thursday, March 23. The shooting, which left a 35-year-old victim with major injuries, happened at the Mountain View Garden Apartments at 850 E. Main Street in San Jacinto. At the end of […]

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Region-wide AB 109 compliance sweep nets 15 arrests

Authorities conducted dozens of AB 109 compliance checks and made numerous arrests Wednesday, March 22, during a coordinated, region-wide operation. The sweeps comprised of unannounced compliance searches of individuals who are on Probation, Mandatory Supervision, Parole and Post Release Community Supervision. During the operation, the teams conducted 64 compliance checks, which resulted in the arrest of 15 subjects. “Drugs, drug paraphernalia, numerous […]

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MENIFEE: Teen dies in early-morning, head-on crash

MENIFEE – A teenager died in an early-morning, head-on traffic collision after he tried to pass slower moving traffic on Scott Road, east of Merrit Road, in Menifee, according to California Highway Patrol officials. The deadly accident happened just after midnight, Tuesday, March 21. Coroner’s officials later identified the victim as Peter Ely Sakr, 18, of Menifee. Sakr died about one […]

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DE LUZ: Woman killed when ejected from car after crashing into tree

DE LUZ – A woman who was ejected from her car after crashing into a tree died Thursday morning, March 23. The deadly, solo-vehicle crash happened in the 43400 block of De Luz Road, between Tierra Linda and Via Vaquero Road, in the unincorporated community of De Luz. Although a California Highway Patrol official described the accident as a “totally […]

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