Corona man arrested after breaking into and setting fire to Temecula woman’s home

TEMECULA — Officials arrested a man they allege broke into and set fire to a woman’s home before carjacking the victim’s vehicle, Saturday morning, Nov. 11. The early morning incident happened at a private residence on the 40100 block of Canton Court in Temecula, according to officials. After an investigation deputies arrested the man, identified as Jack Lee Larrabee, 28, of Corona. He was later booked […]

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MURRIETA: Reward offered for identification of subject who made bomb threats forcing lock down

MURRIETA — Two suspicious phone calls threatening to blow up Murrieta Valley High School caused school officials to place their campus on lock down for nearly three hours, while officials and bomb-sniffing dogs searched the school’s campus, Wednesday, Nov. 8. The investigation began about 9 a.m., after the campus received the phone calls threatening that the school was going to be blown up, Murrieta Police […]

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Temecula resident arrested, accused of molesting 6-year-old stepdaughter

TEMECULA — Authorities say they have arrested a man they allege sexually molested his 6-year-old stepdaughter, about two weeks after the victim’s mother notified officials regarding the alleged sexual abuse. The molestation reportedly happened on the 30000 block of Colina Verde, southeast of the intersection of Pauba and Ynez Roads, in Temecula. Officials arrested the alleged suspect, identified as Dana Wilber, 50, of Temecula, at […]

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TEMECULA: Teens arrested after stealing, crashing luxury electric sedan

TEMECULA — Authorities tracked down and arrested two Temecula teenagers seven days after they allegedly stole and then crashed a Tesla sedan, Tuesday, Oct. 17. The early morning vehicle theft happened from a residential property on the 39000 block of Calle Bellagio, in an unincorporated area east of Temecula. After the vehicle theft the car’s owner used a Tesla cell phone app to […]

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TEMECULA: Grand re-opening set for Butterfield Stage Park’s new “Nature’s Tree House” themed playground

TEMECULA – Excitement is growing as City of Temecula officials prepare to unveil the first of several new “themed playgrounds,” which are being constructed at several different parks throughout the city. Funding for the parks new designs is primarily from Measure S funds, generated by a 1-cent sales tax increase voters approved last year. Butterfield Stage Park will be the first park to officially […]

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TEMECULA: Tow driver helping stranded motorist killed by suspected DUI driver

TEMECULA — A tow truck driver who was assisting a disabled motorist on the I-15 in Temecula was struck and killed by a suspected DUI driver, Friday evening, Oct. 20. The deadly, late night crash happened on the southbound shoulder of the freeway at the Temecula Parkway off-ramp. After the fatal accident California Highway Patrol officials arrested a woman, who was later identified […]

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UPDATED: LA CRESTA: Couple killed in solo-vehicle, fiery wreck ID’d

UPDATED: Friday, Oct. 21, 11:50 p.m. LA CRESTA — Officials have identified a local couple who died in a single-vehicle, fiery wreck in the unincorporated community of La Cresta. Both victims died Monday, Oct. 16, after their vehicle crashed into a metal speaker intercom and two brick pillars at the front gate of private, residential property. The deadly crash happened on the 20000 block of Avenida De Arboles, between Palo Alto Lane and […]

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MURRIETA: City’s K-9 “Pak” receives donation of custom-fitted body armor

MURRIETA — Thanks to a generous donation from an anonymous donor and a non-profit organization, Murrieta Police Department’s K-9 “Pak” recently received a bullet and stab resistant vest to better protect the police service dog during his duties. Pak’s new vest was custom-made specifically for him and embroidered with the sentiment, “Born to love – Trained to serve – Loyal Always,” according to Murrieta Police Lt. […]

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TEMECULA: City invites community to join annual “Patriotic Salute to Veterans”

TEMECULA ─ City of Temecula officials are inviting all active-duty and veteran military personnel as well as the entire community to come out for an evening of food, entertainment and fun at the City’s annual Patriotic Salute to Veterans. The event is scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 11, at the Temecula Civic Center, at 41000 Main Street in Temecula.  The event will begin with a free picnic dinner that will be served from 5 until […]

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TEMECULA: “John” sting nets ten solicitation arrests

Riverside County Sheriff’s Department press release . Written by Riverside Sheriff’s Sergeant Chris Gaskins . Winchester Rd. / Jefferson Ave., Temecula . On Wednesday, September 20, 2017, officers assigned to the Temecula Police Department’s Problem Oriented Policing team and Riverside County Anti-Human Trafficking Task Force conducted an undercover “John” sting.  Women and underage girls who are solicited for acts of […]

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