Residents stunned as apparent tornado sweeps through Anza Valley

ANZA — Residents of Anza, Cahuilla, Sage, Aguanga, and the surrounding communities, were stunned yesterday afternoon, Aug. 16, when an apparent tornado appeared to touch down and swept through the area near CA-371. Numerous people who witnessed the twister managed to snap photos and take videos of the incident and National Weather Service San Diego later said the “landspout tornado” […]

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Anza double shooting leads to hours-long law enforcement & SWAT response in Hemet – 5 arrested

Writer’s note: I wanted to thank the Hemet and San Jacinto Valley based community news reporting teams Public Safety Incidents, Hemet Valley Incidents, Epicenter, and Hemet News/ENMedia Productions, for their contributions of information, details, photographs, and videos of this incident. Without your ongoing help and assistance, I could never write my reports with the details I always try to include. […]

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UPDATE: Anza man who died after ejected from car ID’d

PALM DESERT — Officials have identified a man who died after he was ejected from his vehicle in a single-vehicle rollover Friday night, July 20. The victim was not wearing his seat belt when his vehicle overturned, according to CHP. The fatal wreck happened near the Bighorn Golf Course on Highway 74, between Palowet Dr. and Cahuilla Way, in Palm […]

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Anza teen killed in Monday night’s motorcycle crash ID’d

ANZA — Officials have identified a teen who died after his motorcycle and a truck collided in Anza, Monday evening, July 30. The victim was reportedly riding a motorcycle on Highway 371 without a headlight or any lighting equipment when the deadly accident happened. According to officials the crash occurred about a half mile west of Bautista Road. LEADING THE […]

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UPDATE: Man who died in alcohol-related golf cart crash at Temecula RV resort ID’d

UPDATED: Saturday, July 28, 6 p.m. With victim’s identification Writer’s note: Various official reports have indicated this accident either happened at 10:15 p.m. or 10:51 p.m. Requests made to the involved agencies for clarification have not yet been answered. For the purpose of this report, I used the coroner’s listed time of occurrence of 10:15 p.m. -TM TEMECULA — Officials […]

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ANZA: Missing 5 days, reward for safe return of cow raised to $1,000

ANZA –This past Friday the 13th was very unlucky indeed for one local farming family, who is now pleading for the safe return one of their cows after it was stolen from their high desert property. The Jersey cow was stolen from Sage Mountain Farm on the 55500 block of Hwy 371, between Bautista Canyon Rd. and Bahrman Rd., in […]

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SAGE: Officials investigating fatal shooting after body found in SUV along rural road

SAGE — Details are still emerging after deputies investigating reports of shots fired and an assault with a deadly weapon found a vehicle riddled with bullet holes this afternoon. Upon closer inspection, deputies found a man’s lifeless body inside the SUV. Investigators are now at the scene outside a home along a dirt road on the 39000 block of San Ignacio Road, […]

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ANZA: One killed when vehicle plummets 350 feet off mountain road

ANZA — Details are still emerging after a person was killed when their vehicle plummeted about 350 feet over the side of a rural mountain road, Saturday, Nov. 25. Although a four sentence incident report issued by Cal Fire listed conflicting streets that do not meet, the fatal solo-vehicle wreck was believed to have happened in the area of Forest Route off […]

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ANZA: Officials investigating after marijuana theft ends with two in critical condition

ANZA — Homicide detectives are investigating after two people were left in critical condition and had to be life-flighted following a collision between a pickup truck and an off-road vehicle. According to sheriff’s officials, the Friday, Nov. 17 incident was related to the theft of marijuana plants. Although officials have not specified where the marijuana plants were stolen from, citing the ongoing investigation, the […]

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Man who shot at victim and led deputy on pursuit arrested after crashing in Anza

ANZA — Officials arrested a man they allege shot at a person while driving in the area of State Route 371 and Homestead Road in the unincorporated community of Anza, Saturday, Nov. 11. The man, later identified as Adam Ryan Gray, 31, of Vista, was arrested after leading a deputy on a pursuit before crashing into a dirt embankment on Burnt Valley Road east […]

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