Man arrested for lewd acts at Menifee shopping center

MENIFEE — Authorities arrested a man they say approached multiple women and was seen looking into and trying to open car doors while asking them to engage in sex Saturday morning, Aug. 31. The alleged incidents happened in the parking lot of the Menifee Countryside Marketplace, near the intersection of Newport and Haun roads, according to sheriff’s officials. LEADING THE […]

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Man found dead inside Menifee home after hours-long standoff

MENIFEE — A man who officials allege was armed with a handgun and refusing to exit a Menifee residence was found deceased inside the home after an hours-long, barricaded standoff Wednesday afternoon, Aug. 7. Early reports from the scene indicated the man was possibly suffering a mental health crisis. Although officials have not confirmed that as fact, they did report […]

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Search ongoing for gun-wielding Menifee bank robber

MENIFEE — Authorities are searching for a man they say robbed a Menifee bank Friday afternoon, July 26. The robbery happened at California Coast Credit Union in the 30000 block of Haun Rd. LEADING THE RCNS HEADLINES: Motorcyclist seriously injured after Hemet crash One dead after fire rips through San Jacinto home Drunk Elsinore parolee nabbed after crashing while fleeing […]

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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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