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 2-vehicle crash in Hemet

2 killed in 2-vehicle crash in Hemet

Two people were killed and another person was injured when a speeding Volkswagen blasted through a stop sign, collided with a truck, and went into a tree early Thursday morning, Nov. 23, in Hemet, police officials say. The incident was reported just before 2 a.m. at the intersection of Buena Vista Street and Whittier Avenue, […]

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 […]

Man allegedly scuffles with Hemet officers, threatens them with brick

A 34-year-old man was arrested today for allegedly threatening Hemet police officers with a wrench, then a brick, when they confronted him while investigating a trespassing complaint. Antonio Smith of Hemet was arrested on suspicion of resisting arrest and using violence against a peace officer. He’s being held in lieu of $10,000 bail at the […]

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 […]

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