Moreno Valley women arrested for casino robbery and murder of woman, 84

TEMECULA — Two Moreno Valley women were arrested after officials connected them to the recent murder of an elderly Long Beach woman at a Temecula casino. The 84-year-old victim died four days after she was found beaten and unconscious in a bathroom at Pechanga Casino at 45000 Pechanga Parkway. One of the pair arrested for the woman’s murder was apprehended […]

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UPDATE: Evacuations lifted, roads re-opened, after Old Town Temecula gas line rupture

UPDATED: Thursday, Aug. 29, 12:20 p.m., With additional details and road closure updates. TEMECULA – Two buildings in Old Town Temecula were evacuated and a portion of Old Town Front St. was closed as a precaution after a contractor working on a sidewalk restoration project reportedly struck a gas line while operating a backhoe earlier this morning, Thursday, Aug. 29. […]

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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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Murrieta welfare check leads to double murder investigation – Man arrested

MURRIETA — Two people were found deceased and a man reported to be their son was arrested for double homicide after a welfare check called in by a family member Friday evening, Aug. 2, led officers in Murrieta to the gruesome discovery. Officials have not yet confirmed how the man arrested and the two victims were related. Authorities have since […]

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Award-winning Cadenza String Orchestra to perform in Temecula

TEMECULA — Area residents are invited to join City of Temecula for a special performance by the Cadenza String Orchestra this September. The orchestra, fresh from their first place win with Excellent Success in the Special Group Category at the Summa Cum Laude International Youth Music Festival in Vienna, Austria, has performed in Temecula in previous years, with great success. […]

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Temecula awarded $50 million federal grant for French Valley Parkway construction

The City of Temecula is pleased to announce that it was successful in its Federal Grant Application (INFRA “Infrastructure for Rebuilding America”) to the US Department of Transportation requesting $50 Million to close the gap on a total of $137 Million needed to complete Phase 2 of the French Valley Parkway project. Temecula is among a small group of INFRA […]

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Enjoy a good laugh with Murrieta PD’s Weekly Roundup 7/18

From Murrieta Police Department/Facebook – Saturday morning Officer Duffy responded to a possible vehicle burglary in progress. When he arrived, he located the subject that was described by the caller. Although the vehicle burglary was unfounded, David still won a trip to #thebyrdhouse thanks to his felony and misdemeanor warrants. #doh #shouldhavegonetocourt #takecareofyourbusiness LEADING THE RCNS HEADLINES: Speed cited in […]

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Murrieta teen dies after two-vehicle Elsinore wreck

LAKE ELSINORE — A 19-year-old Murrieta woman was killed and three other people were hospitalized after a two-vehicle Lake Elsinore crash yesterday evening, Thursday, July 18. The fatal crash happened in the area of Corydon and Cereal streets. Riverside County Sheriff-Coroner officials have since identified Amanda Nelson, 19, of Murrieta, as the victim who died at the scene of the […]

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Woman kidnapped, sexually assaulted by man posing as ride-share driver

TEMECULA — A woman waiting for a ride-sharing service to pick her up from a Pala gas station was kidnapped and sexually assaulted Sunday evening, July 14. The crime was allegedly committed by a man who officials later said had carjacked a vehicle from the Moreno Valley area before using the stolen car to pose as the victim’s driver. A […]

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Motor officer rams fleeing stalking suspect, both hospitalized

TEMECULA — A felon who was wanted out of San Diego County was arrested after fleeing from and then fighting with officials who tried to take him into custody as a result of a stalking investigation and warrant that was served at a Temecula residence July 3. Wednesday afternoon’s violent incident began when investigators found the wanted man, 37-year-old, Virgil […]

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