Man’s hand blown off after igniting explosive device outside Hemet 7-Eleven

HEMET — Authorities are investigating after a man had part of his hand partially amputated when he allegedly ignited an explosive device – possibly a firework – outside a Hemet 7-Eleven convenience store early this morning, Wednesday, Aug. 21. The explosion, which officials say blew part of the man’s hand off and caused “severe, but non-life-threatening injuries,” happened in the […]

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Five Norco businesses evacuated due to “foul odor”

NORCO — Reports of a foul odor emanating from an overheated asphalt tank caused the evacuation of at least seventy-five people from five Norco businesses earlier yesterday, Wednesday, Aug. 21. Although officials determined the “strong but unharmful” odor did not pose an immediate danger to those in the area, fire officials and Air Quality Management District officials warned that any […]

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Couple arguing ejected, one killed, in SR-74 head-on crash

HOMELAND — A couple arguing while driving through Homeland led to a fatal, head-on collision that left two people ejected – and one dead – from one of the involved vehicles, Monday afternoon, Aug. 19. The deadly crash, which killed a Hemet woman and injured three other people, happened in the 33000 block of SR-74, about a half-mile west of […]

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SJ man, 21, ID’d after fatal solo-vehicle crash

UPDATED: Tuesday, Aug. 20, 6:15 p.m., With details of victim’s brother’s similar death. HEMET — Excessive speed has been cited as a possible contributing factor after a San Jacinto resident in a Corvette lost control of his vehicle and slammed into a power pole in Hemet late Sunday evening, Aug. 18. The deadly, solo-vehicle accident happened on Mountain Ave., west […]

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Despite recent safety upgrades, 2 killed, 7 injured in Gilman Springs crash

SAN JACINTO — Despite recent safety upgrades aimed at ending fatal and major-injury traffic collisions along Gilman Springs Rd., a head-on collision claimed the lives of two people, early Sunday morning, Aug. 18. The deadly crash, which sent seven other victims to area hospitals with injuries ranging from serious to major, occurred in an unincorporated area of Moreno Valley, just […]

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Spike strips end 100 mph Burney-bound RPD pursuit

REDDING — Two people in a stolen vehicle were arrested after leading officials from three agencies on a dangerous, high-speed pursuit, as it sped from Redding toward the mountain community of Burney on 299E early Monday morning, Aug. 19. The pursuit, which reached speeds of 100 mph, lasted nearly 30 minutes, and covered 35 miles, was successfully brought to an […]

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UPDATE: Wildomar victim, 31, ID’d after found dead in Lake Elsinore

UPDATED: Tuesday, Aug. 20, 3 p.m., With Sheriff’s release of victim’s identity. See Original Report below. LAKE ELSINORE — Sheriff’s officials today identified a man whose lifeless body was discovered in a ravine in the Cleveland National Forest in the Lake Elsinore area Saturday evening, Aug. 17. The victim’s body was found by a hiker in an open area west […]

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157 arrested during MoVal “Zero Tolerance – Saturation Patrol”

MORENO VALLEY — “BAD CHOICES = Transportation & Lodging to COUNTY JAIL!!!” Moreno Valley PD officials announced after more than 75 deputies arrested an astonishing 157 people during a 10-hour pro-active, targeted enforcement operation Thursday, Aug. 15 . According to officials, the day-long “Zero Tolerance” operation was aimed at “ridding the city’s streets of criminals and others whose illegal activities […]

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Perris “Zero Tolerance Saturation Patrol” nets 22 arrests

PERRIS — A “High Impact – Zero Tolerance Saturation Patrol” in the City of Perris led to the arrest of twenty-two people for a variety of charges Thursday, Aug 15. During the day-long operation, a team of deputies saturated the business district area of downtown Perris, contacting countless individuals suspected of criminal activity, having warrants, or committing crimes. Other sheriff’s […]

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Area residents invited to join Temecula’s 18th annual 9/11 remembrance

TEMECULA — The City of Temecula has once again this year invited all area residents to join City leaders and other officials as they remember and honor those our nation lost on September 11, 2001. LEADING THE RCNS HEADLINES: 4 arrested, drugs recovered, during Hemet search warrant Three dead after Beaumont shooting – Murder/suicide suspected Huge police response after reports […]

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