Bicyclist dies after being struck by van in Murrieta

Bicyclist dies after being struck by van in Murrieta

A 43-year-old Murrieta man died from head injuries after being struck by a van in an area of Murrieta on Sunday, Dec. 3, police officials say. The man, Khuda Dad, died at Inland Valley Regional Medical Center in Wildomar following the 5:57 p.m. incident. Police say that Dad and the driver of a white Pontiac […]

Van catches fire on 215 Freeway in Menifee

Van catches fire on 215 Freeway in Menifee

A van caught fire on top of a tow truck on the 215 Freeway on the Murrieta-Menifee border Sunday evening, Dec. 3, and heavy flames and smoke were highly visible. The incident was reported about 8:15 p.m. on the northbound 215 just north of Scott Road, according to a California Highway Patrol incident log. A […]

Butterfield Square building, soon only a memory, will lend its materials to new construction

Butterfield Square building, soon only a memory, will lend its materials to new construction

An upscale hotel will soon replace an Old Town Temecula building composed of historical elements, leaving historians, longtime Temecula residents and the designer of the building saddened and wistful for a bygone era. But while the old building, Butterfield Square, will face certain demolition to make way for a $75 million hotel project spearheaded by […]

Hemet man killed in crash on 15 Freeway in Temecula

Hemet man killed in crash on 15 Freeway in Temecula

A 34-year-old Hemet man was killed early Friday, Dec. 1, when he crashed into the back of a slow-traveling box truck at high speeds on the 15 Freeway in Temecula, according to the California Highway Patrol. Salvador Vasquez was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash, the 15 Freeway northbound just south of Overland […]

LAKE ELSINORE: 3 men arrested following scuffle involving students at Temescal Canyon High School

LAKE ELSINORE: 3 men arrested following scuffle involving students at Temescal Canyon High School

Three men were arrested Thursday, Nov. 30, after authorities alleged they threatened and assaulted two students at Temescal Canyon High School in Lake Elsinore in an incident that ended with deputies having to use pepper spray. Jaime Arias, 21, and Adrian Arias, 19, were arrested on suspicion of battery causing serious bodily injury, conspiracy and […]

Man dies in French Valley jail; foul play not suspected

Man dies in French Valley jail; foul play not suspected

A man died at a French Valley Jail on Wednesday morning, Nov. 29, though information about the circumstances of his death was limited. The man, whose name was not immediately released, was found unresponsive in the intake area of the Cois M. Byrd Detention Center, according to a Riverside County sheriff’s news release. Deputies and […]

Menifee man arrested in connection with Temecula carjacking

Menifee man arrested in connection with Temecula carjacking

A 25-year-old Menifee man is suspected of taking his acquaintance’s car and dragging her through a Temecula parking lot with it as she attempted to stop the theft on Monday, Nov. 27, sheriff’s officials say. Curtis Jones was arrested Wednesday at a relative’s home in Apple Valley, according to a Riverside County sheriff’s news release. […]

Suspect in Temecula Walmart stabbing is identified

Suspect in Temecula Walmart stabbing is identified

UPDATE: Thursday, Nov. 30, 9:15 p.m.  A suspect in a stabbing that left a teen dead on Wednesday afternoon was out on bail by the next day, according to online jail records. James Beckham Fortney, 40, of Temecula was arrested on suspicion of voluntary manslaughter and booked into the Cois M. Byrd Detention Center. Initially, […]