MENIFEE: Firefighters knock down blaze at Menifee business

MENIFEE – More than two dozen firefighters spent about one and one half hours knocking down a structure fire involving several vehicles, structures and outbuildings at a local business Sunday morning, April 23. The blaze broke out at the Menifee Collision Center in the 27700 block of Jackson Street in Menifee. Twenty-seven firefighters from six engine companies and two truck companies responded to […]

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UPDATED: MENIFEE: Man killed running across freeway after vehicle breaks down ID’d

UPDATE: April 23, 8:50 p.m. Riverside County Coroner officials have identified the person killed in yesterday morning’s fatal vehicle versus pedestrian accident when he struck while darting across the freeway. Officials identified the victim as Juan Escutia, 51, of San Bernardino. Escutia was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident less than ten minutes after the accident was reported, at […]

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HOMELAND: Menifee burglary suspect arrested after pursuit on stolen motorcycle

HOMELAND – A suspected residential burglar was arrested after leading deputies on a high-speed pursuit while riding a stolen motorcycle Tuesday, April 4. The man was eventually tracked down by a sheriff’s K9, after he initially managed to elude authorities. The suspect, who was later identified as Jesse Wayne Osburn, 35, of Menifee, was booked into the Southwest Detention Center on suspicion […]

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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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MENIFEE: Five injured, one severely, during violent attack, pursuit, and crash

MENIFEE – A Menifee resident was arrested after an incident that began when the alleged suspect physically assaulted another man then hit the victim with his car in a Menifee parking lot. After the attack, the suspect led a sheriff’s motorcycle officer on a pursuit that ended when the fleeing man crashed into two cars at the intersection of Scott and Leon Roads in […]

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MENIFEE: Bicyclist dies while mountain biking on remote area trail

MENIFEE – Despite rescuer’s efforts, a man died while on a mountain biking excursion in the hills near Scenic View Drive and Keller Road in Menifee Friday, Feb. 3. The area where the incident occurred is west of the Interstate 215 Freeway and north of Greer Ranch. Emergency first responders from Cal Fire/Riverside County Fire Department, Murrieta Fire Protection District, American […]

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MENIFEE: Hemet man who attacked student at MSJC’s Menifee campus sentenced

MENIFEE – A Hemet resident accused of attempted rape, assault with intent to commit rape, and false imprisonment was sentenced Monday, Nov. 28. The man was arrested Oct. 4, after he allegedly accosted an 18-year-old female in a gender-neutral restroom at Mt. San Jacinto College’s campus at 28237 La Piedra Road in Menifee Oct. 3. In a plea arrangement with the District Attorney’s […]

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MENIFEE: Double rollover on I-215 slows traffic to a crawl

MENIFEE – A double vehicle rollover left two vehicles badly damaged but resulted in only minor injuries and complaints of pain Sunday, Oct. 9. The accident happened just before 4:00 p.m. along the southbound lanes of the Interstate 215 Freeway, south of Scott Road and Bonnies Way. Two vehicles, including a black Chevrolet pickup truck and a silver Chevrolet sedan, were […]

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