More details surface after Menifee Veteran’s weapons arrest

MENIFEE — In the wake of a Menifee man’s arrest after officials discovered he was in possession of an AT-4 rocket launcher and other weapons, RCNS has uncovered additional details that shed light on the circumstances that led to the Veteran’s arrest. According to friends and family of the arrested man, Lucas Michael Rutledge, 37, of Menifee, is a decorated […]

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Man caught having sex with girl inside car at Menifee park

MENIFEE — Authorities today announced the arrest of a Menifee man they say was caught by deputies while having sex with an underage girl, early Thursday morning, June 13. The alleged incident that led to the man’s arrest a week later happened in the area of Menifee’s Discovery Park, adjacent Ethan A. Chase Middle School, between Heritage Lake and Calm […]

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Speeding & DUI “possible factors” in fatal Menifee crash

MENIFEE — Details are beginning to emerge after a three vehicle crash in Menifee that left a local man dead Saturday morning, May 25. According to sheriff’s officials investigating the deadly crash, DUI and excessive speed are suspected as possible contributing factors in the collision, which happened at the intersection of Newport and Menifee roads. Riverside County Sheriff-Coroner officials have […]

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Menifee woman, 71, ID’d after ejected in I-215 rollover

PERRIS — An elderly Menifee woman died when her SUV overturned while traveling on I-215, just north of lower SR-74 near Perris, yesterday afternoon, Wednesday, May 15. According to CHP, the victim lost control of her SUV causing it to overturn and roll off the freeway and through a fence. The woman, who was not wearing a seat belt at […]

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Menifee announces appointment of City’s inaugural police chief

MENIFEE — Menifee City Manager Armando G. Villa has announced the appointment of former Lompoc, CA Police Chief Pat Walsh, as the city’s first Chief of Police. Chief Walsh was selected from a competitive pool of 49 applicants spanning from 9 states and 2 foreign countries. Chief Walsh rose to the top following an intense 6-week selection process that included […]

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Couple arrested in death of Menifee infant

MENIFEE — Following a months-long investigation, homicide investigators arrested a Menifee couple they allege caused the death of their 5-week-old, infant daughter late last January. The couple was arrested Monday morning, March 11, at their Menifee residence on the 28000 block of Avenida Marbella, southwest of Newport and Menifee roads. LEADING THE MENIFEE AREA HEADLINES: Sex offender arrested after parents […]

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Wanted fugitive nabbed after wild chase from Menifee to Hemet

A wild pursuit that traveled from Menifee to Hemet ended when a felon fleeing in a stolen car crashed into two other vehicles and a wrought iron fence before fleeing on foot into a residential neighborhood Sunday afternoon, Mar. 10. The man, who was later determined to be a fugitive from justice, was apprehended with assistance from a sheriff’s K-9. […]

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Menifee search warrant nets 6 weapons, meth, 7 arrests

MENIFEE — Authorities today announced the arrest of seven people during the service of a search warrant at a Menifee residence yesterday morning, Thursday, March 7. While serving the warrant, officials also seized six weapons and methamphetamine at the home in the 26000 block of Byers Rd., between McLaughlin and Ethanac roads. LEADING THE RCNS HEADLINES: Officials investigating Homeland homicide […]

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Juveniles rescued, one hospitalized, after accident on popular Menifee trail

MENIFEE — Two juveniles had to be rescued from a remote Menifee trail early Friday evening, Mar. 1. One of the two victims was hospitalized with moderate injuries after the remote area rescue, that took place in the hills southwest of Scenic View Dr. and Keller Rd. The popular riding and hiking trail has been the site of other recent […]

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