UPDATED: MURRIETA: Idaho motorcyclist killed in solo-vehicle crash identified

UPDATED: Monday, Feb. 19, 3:30 p.m. MURRIETA — Officials have identified a man who crashed a motorcycle, late Wednesday night, Feb. 14, when he lost control of the motorcycle on a sweeping curve in a residential neighborhood and hit a curb in front of a home on the 24000 block of Las Brisas Road, jut west of the intersection of Calle Las Positas, […]

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TEMECULA: Juvenile suspect bitten by K-9 after man with gun report leads to pursuit, wreck

TEMECULA — Reports of a person armed with a gun at a Temecula shopping center led to a dangerous pursuit last night that ended when the fleeing SUV carrying six people overturned. After the SUV rolled, three of the occupants fled on foot, resulting in one of the alleged suspects being bitten by a Sheriff’s K-9. The incident began about 8:30 p.m., after deputies from the […]

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TEMECULA: Undercover sting nets 2 men seeking sex with minor, 7 seeking prostitutes

TEMECULA — Nine men, including eight Riverside County residents, were arrested during “Operation Reclaim and Rebuild.” The sting was part of a statewide, law enforcement effort aimed at sending a clear message that human trafficking will no longer be tolerated in California, according to officials. In all, last week’s operation resulted in more than 500 people arrested for various charges. According to […]

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UPDATED: DUI, speed blamed in fatal crash after Jeep rolls 100 ft down embankment

TEMECULA — Officials say driving under the influence and unsafe speed led to a deadly crash after a vehicle overturned and rolled 100 feet down an embankment before smashing into a tree, Sunday morning, Jan. 28. The fatal, single-vehicle rollover happened on Camino Estribo, between Via Gorrion and Camino Porto, in an unincorporated area west of Temecula. After an investigation, officials arrested Justyn Cabunoc, 23, of Murrieta, […]

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Temecula Mayor Matt Rahn appointed as Chair of CA’s newly formed Cannabis Advisory Committee

During its first meeting of 2018, the California Department of Consumer Affairs’ newly formed Cannabis Advisory Committee appointed City of Temecula’s Mayor, Dr. Matt Rahn, as its Chair. Formed in late 2017, the committee was created to assist in developing rules and regulations for this year’s roll-out of a legal, adult-use, cannabis market in California. The committee will also advise Bureau of Cannabis Control and other […]

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MENIFEE: Winchester man, struck by big-rig while walking on freeway, dies

MENIFEE — A man walking in the lanes of traffic on I-215 near the Keller Road overpass was struck by a big-rig pulling a trailer, early Saturday morning, Jan. 20. The man died several hours after being rushed to a local hospital. The area where the early morning accident happened is along the border of Murrieta to the east and Menifee to […]

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TEMECULA: Firefighters hospitalized after crash in front of Wolf Creek’s Fire Station 92

TEMECULA — Two firefighters were hospitalized with minor injuries after a small pickup truck plowed into a fire engine, Monday evening, Jan. 15. The collision, which happened as the engine was pulling onto fire station property, caused minor damage to the engine and moderate damage to the pickup truck. The driver of the truck was not injured in the collision. The minor-injury […]

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DE LUZ: Deputies shoot man, ending hours-long, hostage-related standoff

DE LUZ — A man who officials allege was armed with a gun and holding family members against their will was shot during an hours-long standoff with officials, Thursday, Jan. 4. The standoff and officer involved shooting happened at a 20-acre property on the 47400 block of Sandia Creek Drive in the unincorporated community of De Luz. Deputies from the Riverside County […]

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TEMECULA: Deputies save elderly woman after man sets fire to home during barricaded standoff

TEMECULA — Officials arrested a man after he allegedly barricaded himself in a bedroom with an elderly woman and set fire to the residence, Friday afternoon, Dec 29. The bizarre incident happened at a two-story residence on the 32000 block of Corte Carmona, south of Pauba Road and west of Meadows Parkway, in Temecula. Deputies from the Riverside County Sheriff’s Temecula Police Station responded […]

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TEMECULA: Man dies after suffering medical emergency in Walmart parking lot

TEMECULA — An elderly man died after suffering a medical emergency in the parking lot of a Temecula Walmart Supercenter, early Monday evening, Dec. 18. The Walmart is located on the 32000 block of Temecula Parkway. Deputies from the Riverside County Sheriff’s Temecula Police Station responded to the Walmart at 5:38 p.m., after receiving a 911 call reporting an elderly man who was […]

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