Hemet police employee minorly injured in 2-car crash

Hemet police employee minorly injured in 2-car crash

A Hemet police employee suffered minor injuries and her vehicle was moderately damaged in a crash on Monday afternoon, Nov. 27, a police official confirmed. The crash between a Hemet police cruiser and another vehicle was reported about 2:46 p.m. near the intersection of Acacia Avenue and Buena Vista Street, confirmed Hemet police Lt. Glen […]

To help the homeless, it takes a village

In the more than eight years I’ve lived in Southwest Riverside County, the one thing I don’t doubt about this area is that the people here want to help others who have fallen on hard times. People always come out to city council meetings when there’s a new policy or ordinance enacted regarding homelessness, because […]

Community forum looks at comprehensive approach to homelessness

Community forum looks at comprehensive approach to homelessness

Roughly 200 people gathered at the Old Town Temecula Community Theater Nov. 13 for a panel on homelessness that included city officials, law enforcement officers and religious leaders. The event, moderated by Rancho Community Church pastor Scott Treadway, gave officials a chance to talk about the homeless situation in Southwest Riverside County and what they […]

2 killed in Hemet crash identified

2 killed in Hemet crash identified

Update: Nov. 24 HEMET – Two people killed in a speeding Volkswagen in Hemet were identified Friday, Nov. 24, by the Riverside County coroner’s office. They were Margaret Avina, 33, and Nicholas Macias, 22, both of Hemet. Witnesses told police the Volkswagen driven by Macias was speeding through streets in Hemet at up to 100 […]

2 found dead following fire at Winchester motorhome

2 found dead following fire at Winchester motorhome

Two people were found dead early Wednesday, Nov. 22, after firefighters responded to a motorhome in Winchester that was partially engulfed in flames. The incident was reported shortly after 6 a.m. in the 31000 block of Olive Avenue, according to a Cal Fire/Riverside County Fire news release. Firefighters had been responding to a report of […]

Law enforcement, fire personnel participate in active shooter training at Pechanga Resort & Casino

Law enforcement, fire personnel participate in active shooter training at Pechanga Resort & Casino

Sheriff’s deputies, firefighters and emergency medical technicians flooded a Pechanga Resort & Casino parking lot as dozens of people – many seen complaining of injuries – were rushed out of the nearby employment training building. Several onlookers watched calmly from a nearby parking garage. The surreal scene was part of a planned active shooter training […]

514 customers experience outage in Murrieta

514 customers experience outage in Murrieta

A segment of Murrieta was without power for a couple hours on Tuesday, Nov. 21, because of an underground cable failure, a Southern California Edison spokeswoman said. About 514 customers without power starting around 10:46 a.m., said Southern California Edison spokeswoman Susan Cox. She said the area affected was between Jefferson Avenue to the north […]

Murrieta police arrest 2 following reported identity theft in Irvine

Murrieta police arrest 2 following reported identity theft in Irvine

Murrieta police arrested two women Thursday, Nov. 16 after an Irvine woman reported that her information was being used to open bank accounts, credit cards and purchases in Murrieta. Jaquelyn Gutierrez, 24, and her acquaintance Lauren Danae Colyott, 34, were both contacted at the Southwest Justice Center and arrested. Gutierrez was arrested on suspicion of […]

Man suspected of operating illegal marijuana grow in Murrieta home

Man suspected of operating illegal marijuana grow in Murrieta home

Murrieta police officers on Friday, Nov. 17, arrested a 47-year-old man suspected of operating an illegal marijuana grow inside a home, and stealing electricity to do it. Huu Thanh Tran was arrested on suspicion of illegal marijuana cultivation; possessing, selling or transporting marijuana; not paying for utilities and grand theft, according to online jail records. […]