DUI offender who killed motorcyclist sentenced

MURRIETA – A convicted drunken driver who killed a motorcyclist in an alcohol-fueled head-on crash near Anza was sentenced today to 15 years to life in state prison. Kenneth Alan Hoddick, 70, of Aguanga pleaded guilty on March 28 to second-degree murder under an agreement with the Riverside County District Attorney’s Office. Superior Court Judge […]

Man killed in collision with semi identified

TEMECULA – A motorist killed when his vehicle slammed into the back of a tractor-trailer near Temecula was identified Thursday, May 11 as a 74-year-old Moreno Valley resident. Valeriano Vizcarra was fatally injured about 3 p.m. Wednesday, May 10 on northbound Interstate 15, near the exit for Rainbow Valley Boulevard. According to the California Highway […]

Woman charged with 18 felony vandalism counts for Menifee storefront spree

MURRIETA – A woman suspected of causing more than $200,000 in damage to storefront glass windows and doors at three Menifee shopping centers was charged today, May 10, with 18 felony vandalism counts. Alexandrea Stephanie Jensen, 29, was slated to be arraigned this afternoon on the  charges stemming from multiple acts of vandalism she allegedly committed last week […]

UPDATED: HEMET: Three minors injured in wreck during stolen vehicle pursuit

UPDATED: HEMET: Three minors injured in wreck during stolen vehicle pursuit

UPDATE: May 10, 4 p.m. City of Hemet police officials provided updated information regarding the condition of the three teenagers who were injured when a stolen vehicle they were fleeing from police in smashed backwards into a tree at high-speed. The major-injury collision left at least one of the three young car thief’s with major, […]

Five people displaced after Temecula fire

TEMECULA – A second-alarm apartment fire displaced five peoplen today in Temecula. It happened at 8:04 a.m. at the Sage Canyon Apartments in the 42000 block of Moraga Road. First-arriving fire crews reported a “well-established fire,” on the top floor of a two-story apartment complex, according to April Newman of the Riverside County Fire Department. Firefighters contained the fire […]

CORONA: Two arrested in connection with Corona brush fire

CORONA – Two Lake Elsinore men suspected of igniting a brush fire on Corona Airport grounds were arrested, police said today. Authorities were dispatched to the scene of the fire, which burned over 20 acres of vegetation, at 11:19 p.m. Friday, said Sgt. Paul Mercado of the Corona Police Department. The fire started in a field on the […]

Missing woman’s family asks public’s help finding her

HEMET – Hemet police are seeking the public’s assistance in locating a woman who went missing more than a month ago. Nichole Marie Dillard, 38, was last in contact with her family on March 16. Dillard’s relatives told police she may be bipolar, and the disorder could explain her disappearance and why she ended communication with her […]

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