County Supervisors to consider changes to marijuana regulations

RIVERSIDE  – Riverside County supervisors next week will review their options in regulating the cultivation and sale of marijuana in unincorporated communities, which became legal on Jan. 1 under Proposition 64. The Board of Supervisors has set aside an afternoon session Tuesday, beginning at 1:30 p.m., to hear from the Office of County Counsel on what […]

CHP tips for enjoying wildflowers in Borrego Springs

CHP tips for enjoying wildflowers in Borrego Springs

The recent rainstorms have created quite a sight in the Borrego Springs area: a desert wildflower bloom that hasn’t been this vibrant in years. The bloom is also attracting huge crowds which has led to traffic problems on roadways in and around Borrego Springs. The Sheriff’s Department’s Rural Command has the following tips for anyone […]

Three arrests made in Decoy Shoulder Tap Operation

SAN JACINTO  – Three people were arrested today in San Jacinto on suspicion of furnishing alcoholic beverages to minors in a Decoy Shoulder Tap Operation, authorities said. The operation was conducted at several businesses within the city, according to San Jacinto police Sgt. Robert Himmelberg. A minor under the direct supervision of a peace officer stands […]

Man suspected of molesting boy in library bathroom

TEMECULA – Police today, March 10, announced the arrest of a 20-year-old Temecula man suspected of molesting a teenage boy in a public library. Garrett Christian Gooch was taken into custody Wednesday, March 8, following a Riverside County sheriff’s investigation into the alleged Feb. 4 assault. Gooch was booked into the Southwest Detention Center in Murrieta […]

Alleged Palm Springs cop killer appears in court

INDIO – A 26-year-old ex-con accused of murdering two Palm Springs police officers last fall had a court hearing postponed today, March 10,  though prosecutors continue to question whether his attorney violated a court order prohibiting all attorneys involved in the case from speaking to the media. John Hernandez Felix, who also allegedly wounded a third […]

Semi overturns on Interstate 215, injuring three

RIVERSIDE – A semi tractor-trailer overturned on Interstate 215 in Riverside Monday, March 6, plowing through the center divider and landing on its roof, trapping the driver, who was among three people injured in the wreck. The crash occurred about 12:10 p.m. near the Van Buren Boulevard exit, directly west of March Air Reserve Base, according to […]

Drug maker who caused explosion in Murrieta home pleads guilty

MURRIETA – A man whose illegal drug lab triggered an explosion that damaged his Murrieta home pleaded guilty today to manufacturing controlled substances and other felonies. On the day of Jason Michael Delvecchio’s scheduled preliminary hearing, the prosecution and defense announced that a plea deal had been negotiated, under which the defendant agreed to admit the […]

Physician convicted of sexually assaulting patients

Physician convicted of sexually assaulting patients

MURRIETA  – A doctor who sexually assaulted multiple female patients in Temecula was convicted today of 25 felony and misdemeanor charges, while jurors acquitted him of two counts of rape and deadlocked on several other allegations. A Murrieta jury weighed evidence from the trial of 45-year-old John Francis McGuire of Escondido for three days before announcing […]