Deputies ramp up red light enforcement in Temecula   

TEMECULA – Riverside County sheriff’s deputies will be prioritizing traffic stops for red light violations in Temecula over the next few weeks as part of a citywide safety campaign. Sgt. William Pratt said that red light enforcement will be ramped up at various intersections to get the message across to motorists that it’s unacceptable to ignore traffic […]

Storm warning for Riverside County

  RIVERSIDE – A high wind warning and flash flood watch were issued by the National Weather service for Riverside County beginning today, Feb. 17, as a strong Pacific storm enters the region, packing heavy precipitation and potentially damaging winds. In the Coachella Valley, there is only a 20 percent chance of rain this afternoon but heavy […]

Homeless man accused of marring Old Town Temecula business arraigned   

MURRIETA – A homeless man who allegedly vandalized a business on Old Town Front Street in Temecula, causing thousands of dollars in damage, was charged Feb.16 with felony vandalism. Charles Robert Stickels, 34, was arrested Tuesday, Feb. 14 after he was located by Riverside County sheriff’s deputies. Stickels was arraigned before Superior Court Judge Mark […]

Ortega Highway now open

LAKE ELSINORE – The Ortega (74) Highway between Lake Elsinore and San Juan Capistrano reopened today, Feb. 15, following a roughly three-week closure due to storm damage, according to Caltrans. Caltrans officials said earlier this week that repair work on the roadway was nearing completion. The damage was concentrated on a patch of roadway a half-mile […]

Serial robber to be arraigned

MURRIETA – A Canyon Lake man accused of committing eight robberies in Riverside County over a month-long span is slated be arraigned tomorrow, Feb. 14. Brandon William Geer, 35, was arrested in Temecula on Jan. 11 after allegedly committing his last holdup near the Pechanga Resort & Casino. Geer is charged with eight counts of armed […]

MORENO VALLEY: Felon who killed man in drunken crash pleads guilty

BANNING – A convicted felon who killed a man in an alcohol-fueled collision just east of Moreno Valley is set to be sentenced later this month after pleading guilty to gross vehicular manslaughter while driving under the influence. Nicholas Baron White of Perris, 32, killed 50-year-old Rafael Castillo of La Puente in 2015 when he […]

PERRIS: Four people arrested in mail theft investigation

PERRIS  – Sheriff’s deputies busted a mail-theft ring that had stolen personal information from about 50 people, authorities said today. Deputies began their investigation after finding “stolen checks, credit cards, and property” inside recently stolen vehicles in Menifee and Perris, according to Sgt. Sam Morovich. Deputies also found “personal profiles” containing the victims’ personal information […]

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