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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MEAD VALLEY: Driver injured, extensive extrication required, after vehicle smashes into tree

MEAD VALLEY – Details are still emerging after a driver was left trapped inside their mangled vehicle after the victim smashed into a tree Friday, March 17. The accident happened on Harvill Avenue, south of Dree Circle in the unincorporated area of Mead Valley. Firefighters had to perform extensive extrication to free the victim, who officials have not identified. California Highway […]

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UPDATED: PERRIS: Early-morning, rollover traffic collision injures two

UPDATE: Monday, March 13, 6:30 p.m. (See original story, photographs, and video from the accident scene below.)   PERRIS – Sheriff’s officials provided additional information regarding this morning’s rollover traffic collision that left two drivers injured, one severely. The accident happened at the intersection of San Jacinto Avenue and Dunlap Drive, east of Interstate 215 and north of Nuevo Road in Perris. Emergency […]

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MEAD VALLEY: Sheriff deputy arrested, accused of sexual battery, other charges

MEAD VALLEY – Riverside County Sheriff’s officials announced the arrest of a member of their own department Friday, March 10. The arrest happened after sexual battery allegations against the sheriff deputy were reported to authorities. Investigators arrested Andrew Chuan Dinh, 37, of Mead Valley, in the area of El Dorado Road and Cole Avenue, north of Cajalco and east of Wood […]

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WOODCREST: Rock-throwing, knife-wielding man fatally shot by deputy

WOODCREST – A rock-throwing and knife-wielding man was fatally shot by a sheriff deputy during a vandalism investigation Wednesday, March 8. The deadly encounter happened in a residential neighborhood in the 15800 block of Wood Road in the unincorporated community of Woodcrest. The neighborhood is north of Van Buren Boulevard and west of Trautwein Road. At about 3:49 p.m., a […]

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LAKE ELSINORE: Police presence increased after threats made towards high school

LAKE ELSINORE – A Lake Elsinore high school beefed up it’s law enforcement presence as a precautionary measure after threats of violence made toward the school were shared by multiple students. After an investigation, authorities deemed the threats were unfounded and no danger to students or school staff existed. The investigation began Sunday, March 5, about 7:49 p.m., after deputies from the Riverside […]

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LAKE ELSINORE: Perris man pleads guilty after attacking, injuring firefighter during medical aid call

LAKE ELSINORE – A man accused of attacking and injuring a firefighter during a medical aid call Wednesday, March 1 pleaded guilty to two misdemeanor counts related to the violent incident. One firefighter was injured while attempting to provide medical assistance to the man. The violent incident happened in the area of Summerhill Drive and Railroad Canyon Drive in Lake Elsinore. The […]

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Temecula man arrested in Murrieta after vehicle pursuit

A Temecula resident was arrested after leading sheriff’s deputies on a dangerous, high-speed pursuit in a stolen Mercedes Benz Feb. 10. The pursuit began in the area of Mission Trail and Malaga Drive and ended on Single Oak Way in Murrieta. After he was apprehended, the suspect was identified as Tyler Nutting, 23, of Temecula. Nutting was booked into the  Southwest Detention Center on […]

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PERRIS: DUI driver, arrested just 2 days earlier, injures 4 in head-on collision

PERRIS – Four people were injured in a two-vehicle, head-on traffic collision Sunday, Feb. 5. The DUI-related accident happened in the 900 block of E. Nuevo Road in Perris. The driver of the vehicle that caused the accident, who was identified as Arnulfo Barba, 25, of Murrieta, was arrested, cited, and released from jail for a warrant related to possession […]

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PERRIS: Man seriously injured in DUI wreck into occupied home

PERRIS – A man suspected of driving under the influence of alcohol crashed his pickup truck into an occupied home Saturday, Feb. 2. The accident happened on South B Street and West 11th Street in Perris and forced the temporary closure of several streets in the area. “The residents were present when the truck drove into the living room of the […]

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