MENIFEE: Officials reviewing use of force in arrest of non-compliant suspect

MENIFEE — Sheriff’s officials say they are reviewing an arrest that involved a “use of force” against a man they allege was acting “loud and aggressive” towards vehicles and other passersby Thursday, August 17. The incident and arrest happened in the area of Newport and Haun Roads in Menifee. Officials today addressed a partial video of the arrest that was posted to […]

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MENIFEE: Officials investigating double murder identify suspect being sought

MENIFEE — Officials are searching for a man they say was responsible for the shooting murder of two people Sunday evening, Aug. 13. The double murder happened in the 25000 block of Waldon Road, north of Bundy Canyon and west of Murrieta Roads, in Menifee. Based on their investigation, Sheriff’s Central Homicide Unit investigators have identified and are searching for Jesus Sanchez Ponce, […]

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UPDATED: ROMOLAND: Officials identify 72-year-old woman killed in collision

UPDATED: Saturday, Aug. 13, 6 p.m. ROMOLAND — Officials have identified the driver who died in last Thursday’s accident that happened at the intersection of Antelope and Mapes Roads. The intersection where the accident occurred borders the city of Menifee and the unincorporated community of Romoland. Riverside County Sheriff-Coroner’s officials identified Irene Perez, 72, of Perris as the victim who perished in the crash. According to […]

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MENIFEE: PRCS probationer arrested with gun, ammunition, narcotics

MENIFEE — Officials arrested a probationer after they found a gun, ammunition and methamphetamine inside his vehicle, Wednesday, May 31. Authorities made the arrest about 9 p.m., after conducting a pedestrian check of a man seen walking away from a vehicle near the intersection of Oakmont Drive and Bradley Road in Menifee. After searching the Garcia’s car and locating the weapon […]

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MENIFEE: Family of four displaced after fire destroys home

MENIFEE – Three adults and a juvenile were displaced by an early morning fire that destroyed a Menifee mobile home Tuesday, May 15. The home where the devastating blaze erupted is on the 33400 block of Lindenberger Road in Menifee. Cal Fire/Riverside County Firefighters, Riverside County sheriff’s deputies and American Medical Response medics responded to the blaze about 3:43 a.m. Twenty-five firefighters from five […]

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MENIFEE: Motorcyclist injured in head-on collision with power pole

MENIFEE – A motorcyclist was seriously injured and his motorcycle was torn to pieces when the man smashed head-on into a utility pole while traveling at high-speed along a rural dirt road. The violent wreck, that snapped a utility pole in half and left motorcycle parts and debris strewn across the unimproved, dirt roadway, happened on Howard Road in Menifee, […]

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MENIFEE: Firefighters knock down blaze at Menifee business

MENIFEE – More than two dozen firefighters spent about one and one half hours knocking down a structure fire involving several vehicles, structures and outbuildings at a local business Sunday morning, April 23. The blaze broke out at the Menifee Collision Center in the 27700 block of Jackson Street in Menifee. Twenty-seven firefighters from six engine companies and two truck companies responded to […]

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HOMELAND: Menifee burglary suspect arrested after pursuit on stolen motorcycle

HOMELAND – A suspected residential burglar was arrested after leading deputies on a high-speed pursuit while riding a stolen motorcycle Tuesday, April 4. The man was eventually tracked down by a sheriff’s K9, after he initially managed to elude authorities. The suspect, who was later identified as Jesse Wayne Osburn, 35, of Menifee, was booked into the Southwest Detention Center on suspicion […]

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MENIFEE: Teen dies in early-morning, head-on crash

MENIFEE – A teenager died in an early-morning, head-on traffic collision after he tried to pass slower moving traffic on Scott Road, east of Merrit Road, in Menifee, according to California Highway Patrol officials. The deadly accident happened just after midnight, Tuesday, March 21. Coroner’s officials later identified the victim as Peter Ely Sakr, 18, of Menifee. Sakr died about one […]

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MENIFEE: Five injured, one severely, during violent attack, pursuit, and crash

MENIFEE – A Menifee resident was arrested after an incident that began when the alleged suspect physically assaulted another man then hit the victim with his car in a Menifee parking lot. After the attack, the suspect led a sheriff’s motorcycle officer on a pursuit that ended when the fleeing man crashed into two cars at the intersection of Scott and Leon Roads in […]

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