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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WILDOMAR: Knife and gun-wielding property manager shot by deputy

WILDOMAR – A property landlord – who was allegedly armed with a knife and a handgun while trying to illegally enter a rental residence – was shot and wounded by a deputy who responded to afternoon reports of the volatile and dangerous incident Friday, May 19. The shooting happened on the 21800 block of Waite Street, east of Almond and west of […]

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UPDATE: Family grieving after missing Winchester teacher’s body found

FRENCH VALLEY – Family and friends of a 45-year-old Winchester resident are in mourning after learning that sheriff’s officials located the missing man’s body in French Valley Sunday afternoon, May 14. The discovery ended a nearly two-week search for the missing man. Alfredo “Fredo” Rodriguez, who was a teacher at Lake Elsinore’s David A. Brown Middle School and baseball coach, was last […]

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WILDOMAR: Two displaced by residential fire

WILDOMAR – A mobile home was destroyed and a family was left homeless when a fire broke out at a mobile home Tuesday, April 18. The residential structure blaze happened in the 24000 Manzanita Street, south of Cottonwood Canyon Road and west of Oak Avenue, in Wildomar. Cal Fire/Riverside County firefighters and deputies from the Riverside County Sheriff’s Wildomar Station […]

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Community invited to annual Valley-Wide Easter egg hunts

Families throughout the Hemet, San Jacinto and French Valleys and surrounding communities will want to mark their calendars for Valley-Wide Recreation and Park District‘s upcoming 2017 Easter egg hunts. Valley-Wide is offering events at three different locations this year. Valley-Wide’s three events are scheduled to be held at the Diamond Valley Lake ball fields at 1801 Angler Avenue, near Domenigoni Parkway in […]

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TEMECULA: Man suffers major injuries in rollover accident near Lake Skinner

TEMECULA – A man sustained major injuries and had to be cut from his wrecked vehicle after it rolled several times Sunday, Jan. 8, according to CHP and Cal Fire officials. The single-vehicle traffic accident happened near Lake Skinner in the 37700 block of Warren Road at the intersection of Borel Road in Winchester. Cal Fire/Riverside County firefighters and other […]

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WILDOMAR: Deputies pursue, arrest man who stole a sheriff’s vehicle

WILDOMAR – Deputies found themselves having to pursue one of their own patrol vehicles after a man allegedly stole the marked police car Saturday, Dec. 3. The police vehicle was stolen from the Inland Valley Medical Center in the 36400 block of Inland Valley Drive in Wildomar. After the pursuit, deputies arrested 31-year-old, Alvin James Smith Jr., according to Riverside Sheriff’s Public Information […]

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