Hemet announces new police chief

Hemet announces new police chief

Hemet’s interim city manager on Thursday, Nov. 9, announced that Deputy Chief Robb Webb will assume the role of police chief, filling a vacancy left by Chief Dave Brown. “It became very apparent during my short tenure with the City that the Police Department has an outstanding reputation and a great leadership team in place,” […]

Escaped monitor lizard, found laying in the sunshine of a Riverside backyard, is picked up by owner

Escaped monitor lizard, found laying in the sunshine of a Riverside backyard, is picked up by owner

An escape artist crocodile monitor lizard found lounging atop a hedge in a Riverside backyard and enjoying the sunshine was back home with his owner by the next day, the Riverside County Department of Animal Services announced. Chopper, a 4-year-old crocodile monitor lizard, was picked up by owner DeWitt Vercher on Tuesday, Nov. 3, spokesman […]

Dance studio damaged during electrical fire

Dance studio damaged during electrical fire

TEMECULA – A Temecula dance studio was damaged today when an electrical fire triggered an automated sprinkler system that poured water onto the blaze and everywhere else. The fire was reported at 4:30 a.m. in the 28000 block of Felix Valdez Avenue, just off of Rancho California Road, according to the Riverside County Fire Department. An agency […]

MSJC football team wins in double overtime

MSJC football team wins in double overtime

For the second time this season the MSJC football team won a game in double overtime, this one came this past Saturday night on the road at Victor Valley as the Eagles won 27-24. In a game that was very evenly matched from the start the Rams scored the first touchdown of the day midway […]

Sheriff’s Department accepts grant for coroner’s operations

Sheriff’s Department accepts grant for coroner’s operations

Riverside County supervisors today authorized Sheriff Stan Sniff to accept a $43,000 U.S. Justice Department grant in support of coroner’s operations. “The grant funding will provide the county with resources to meet the challenges of crime and justice and reduce the backlog in the analysis of forensic evidence and to hold offenders accountable for their […]

Riverside man contracts Hepatitis A strain that originated in San Diego County

Riverside man contracts Hepatitis A strain that originated in San Diego County

A Riverside man is recovering from a deadly strain of Hepatitis A that originated in San Diego County, public health officials said today. The victim, whose identity was not disclosed, has largely recuperated and apparently did not transmit the virus, according to the Riverside County Department of Public Health. “There’s no indication there are other related […]

Canyon Lake man accused in Southwest Riverside County robberies must stand trial, judge rules

Canyon Lake man accused in Southwest Riverside County robberies must stand trial, judge rules

A Canyon Lake man accused of committing eight robberies in Riverside County over a monthlong span must stand trial on multiple felony charges, a judge ruled today. Brandon William Geer, 36, was arrested in Temecula on Jan. 11 after allegedly committing his last holdup near the Pechanga Resort & Casino. Following a preliminary hearing Monday […]