Former RSO Chief Deputy, 72, swept up in Temecula prostitution sting

TEMECULA — A former, high-ranking sheriff’s official was one of ten people arrested in a recent “John” prostitution and narcotic sting operation conducted in Temecula, according to officials who recently announced the arrests. Last Thursday’s sting targeted men who sought sex in exchange for money, a sheriff’s Sgt. explained after the operation. In a press release that made no mention […]

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UPDATE: More details released after SDSO deputy killed in deadly Temecula crash

UPDATED: Monday, Jan. 14, 3 p.m., With Coroner’s release of information, other details. TEMECULA — Officials have identified an off-duty San Diego County sheriff’s deputy who was fatally ejected when his pickup truck overturned and burst into flames in Temecula Saturday morning, Jan. 11. The deadly accident, which occurred on De Portola Road, just west of Calle Rivas, also injured […]

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Expanded mental health and addictive disease services to serve RivCo residents with new residential treatment facility 

Temecula — The community of Riverside County will ring in the New Year knowing that residents will have additional options for Behavioral Health treatment. With the opening of Jackson House Temecula, a short-term acute residential mental health and addictive disease treatment facility, residents will have greater access to needed behavioral healthcare beds in the community. This newly renovated facility, located […]

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UPDATE: Suspect fatally shot after Murrieta traffic stop leads to pursuit, stand-off

UPDATED: Thursday, Jan. 2, 11:45 a.m. See Original Story below. MURRIETA — Officials say a suspect was fatally shot after a traffic stop led to a pursuit that covered numerous streets in the French Valley and Murrieta areas this morning. Although very few details have been released, Murrieta PD explained in a series of social media releases that the incident […]

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One dead after stabbing at Temecula Motel 6

TEMECULA — Although few details have been released, officials confirmed today that they are investigating the murder of a person killed outside a Temecula Motel 6 early this morning, Saturday, Dec. 21. Witnesses from the scene say the victim was possibly stabbed during an altercation before collapsing in the parking lot of the motel, which is located at 41900 Moreno […]

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Enjoy a good laugh with Murrieta PD’s Weekly Roundup 12/14

From Murrieta Police Department/Facebook – Friday morning around 1:00 am, Officer Byrne conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle seen driving slowly in an area where there were few homes and no open businesses. #heywhatchudoin Officer Byrne contacted the occupants and conducted a routine records check. The records check revealed that the driver, Daniel Mendoza had some outstanding warrants. #doh […]

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Eleven suspected prostitutes swept up in Temecula sting

TEMECULA — At the direction of recently elected Sheriff Chad Bianco, Temecula Sheriff Station’s Special Teams coordinated and conducted a prostitution sting that targeted men and women soliciting sexual favors in exchange for money in the city of Temecula, this week. The Tuesday, Nov. 26 vice operation resulted in eleven people being arrested for prostitution and other charges, according to […]

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I-15 big-rig blaze causes major delays

MURRIETA — No injuries were reported after a tractor-trailer combo burst into flames and was fully consumed by the blaze Friday morning, Nov. 22. The fire, which forced CHP to issue a Sig-Alert and caused extensive delays in travel times for area residents and late morning commuters, happened on the southbound side of Interstate 15, near Murrieta Hot Springs Rd. […]

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DUI suspected in rollover crash that fatally ejected boy, 14

MURRIETA — A Temecula woman suspected of driving under the influence of alcohol is facing multiple felony charges after losing control of her SUV and crashing while traveling on I-215 near Los Alamos Rd. in Murrieta. The Wednesday evening, Sept. 25, crash caused the woman’s SUV to overturn multiple times, fatally ejecting her unrestrained 14-year-old son onto the highway where […]

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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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