Convicted sex offender claims investigators telling `lies, lies, lies’

Convicted sex offender claims investigators telling `lies, lies, lies’

RIVERSIDE  – A convicted sex offender pressed a 12-year-old girl to get into his car, flashing a wad of cash at her and cruising next to her on a Temecula street until a law enforcement officer stopped the harassment, a prosecutor said Wednesday, March 22, but the 70-year-old defendant countered that he was the victim of […]

Veteran canine trainer charged with animal cruelty

By PAUL J. YOUNG WINCHESTER  – A longtime dog trainer from Winchester who specializes in turning canines into comfort and service dogs for people with Alzheimer’s, post-traumatic stress and other disorders is facing animal cruelty charges, which he said today come as a shock to him. “They came out here but didn’t do anything,” Robert E. […]

Mom hopes the new year will see her reunited with orphaned child in Russia

A Lake Elsinore mother of four’s battle to adopt a Russian girl with Down syndrome was profiled in a documentary that went live on YouTube. The child is one of hundreds of abandoned children whom the Russian government refuses to release to adoptive parents in the United States and Europe. Since 2012, Katrina Morriss and […]

RCCD decision to add college cops to county radio system raises questions

RIVERSIDE – The Riverside Community College District police force today was granted access to Riverside County’s public safety communication system at minimal cost under a contract that received extra scrutiny before being approved by the board of supervisors. In a 3-0 vote, with Supervisors John Tavaglione and Chuck Washington absent, the board authorized the Department […]

Board finalizes fiscal year expense plan, sheriff and D.A. face deficits

A divided Board of Supervisors formally adopted a 2016-17 appropriations plan that leaves multimillion-dollar deficits in the budgets of the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department and the District Attorney’s Office, though board members and public safety officials pledged to work together to close the gaps.

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