UPDATED: Man charged with DUI, murder, after fiery wreck that killed woman, 28

UPDATED: Tuesday, Apr. 10, 9 p.m. SEE ORIGINAL STORY AND PHOTOS BELOW FRENCH VALLEY — An allegedly intoxicated man who officials say ran a red light and plowed broadside into a car was briefly hospitalized and then arrested Sunday, April 8. The DUI-related accident caused a fiery, four-vehicle, chain-reaction accident that killed a Winchester woman. The accused drunk driver remains in custody on $1 million bail. Riverside […]

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WINCHESTER: Man with “significant injuries” arrested for murder after woman’s body found in roadway

WINCHESTER — Authorities are asking for the public’s help piecing together what might have led to a woman’s death early Saturday morning, Mar. 31. Deputies who responded to reports of an assault with a deadly weapon found the woman’s lifeless body in the area of Winchester and Pourroy Roads in the unincorporated area of Winchester. A man with “significant injuries” who officials found near the deceased […]

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UPDATED: Man, 18, arrested for DUI after car lands upside down on preschool building

UPDATED: Saturday, Mar. 31, 9:30 p.m. WILDOMAR — An 18-year-old man officials allege was intoxicated when a vehicle he was driving soared off Bundy Canyon Road and landed upside down on the roof of a preschool classroom was arrested after deputies tracked him to his residence. The accident, that reportedly destroyed a portable building, happened late Friday night, Mar. 30. Emergency first responders […]

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FRENCH VALLEY: 44 charges involving 2 victims after sex offender arrested today

FRENCH VALLEY — Sheriff’s officials announced today the arrest of a second registered sex offender within as many days within the southwest Riverside County area. Although there is no indication the two arrests were related, the two men live just 12 miles apart and both were arrested within about 40 hours. The man arrested today is facing 43 charges related to […]

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UPDATED: WILDOMAR: Officials identify fatal hit and run victim as 47-year-old, Wildomar man

UPDATE: Sunday, Jan. 7, 5 p.m. WILDOMAR — Officials have identified a man who died after being struck by a vehicle that fled the scene, Thursday, Jan. 4. The fatal hit and run traffic collision happened at the intersection of Bundy Canyon Road and Harvest Way in Wildomar. Riverside County Sheriff-Coroner’s officials later identified Rudolph McCreight, 47, of Wildomar as the man killed in the […]

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WILDOMAR: Lake Elsinore woman arrested after pursuit in stolen Jeep

WILDOMAR — A woman temporarily eluded deputies but was ultimately arrested after leading authorities on a pursuit through Wildomar Friday morning, Oct. 6. Sheriff’s aviation crew members managed to track the woman when she fled on foot from a stolen Jeep, after deputies on the ground terminated their pursuit when the fleeing woman took the chase off-road, according to sheriff’s officials. The […]

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WILDOMAR: Local man identified after fatal ATV accident in residential neighborhood

WILDOMAR — A Wildomar resident died after he crashed an off-road, all-terrain vehicle into a parked vehicle while riding on a residential city street, Tuesday evening, Sept. 12. The fatal accident happened on the 35000 block of Pashal Place near Momat Avenue in Wildomar. The newer, tree-lined neighborhood is south of Baxter Road and west of Interstate 15. Riverside County Sheriff-Coroner’s later identified Ivan Gomez, 25, of […]

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FRENCH VALLEY: Dispute between neighbors leads to one shot, one detained

FRENCH VALLEY — What began as a neighbor dispute erupted in gunfire during a volatile incident that happened in a newer and otherwise quiet, residential neighborhood, Friday, August 25. The shooting, which resulted in one person being transported to an area hospital with “non life-threatening injuries,” happened in the 38000 block of Talavera Court, between Murrieta Hot Springs and Pourroy Roads, in French Valley. “At this […]

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WILDOMAR: Man critically injured, home destroyed, after BHO lab explosion and fire

WILDOMAR — A man suffered third degree burns covering half his body after a huge, early-morning explosion rocked a Wildomar neighborhood Wednesday, July 19. The explosion and subsequent fire destroyed one home and damaged an adjacent home. The dual, simultaneous blazes displaced seven people, including six adults and one child. The incident happened in the 33600 block of E. Harvest Way, south of Cornstalk […]

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WILDOMAR: Local resident killed in solo-vehicle, rollover accident

WILDOMAR – A Wildomar resident died in a single-vehicle, rollover wreck Thursday evening, May 19. The fatal crash happened near the intersection of Palomar and Wesley Streets in Wildomar, according to Riverside County Sheriff, Coroner and Fire officials. Coroner’s officials later identified the victim and sole-occupant of the vehicle as 31-year-old, Ramon Castaneda. According to coroner’s officials, Castaneda was found in an […]

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