Region-wide AB 109 compliance sweep nets 15 arrests

Region-wide AB 109 compliance sweep nets 15 arrests

Authorities conducted dozens of AB 109 compliance checks and made numerous arrests Wednesday, March 22, during a coordinated, region-wide operation. The sweeps comprised of unannounced compliance searches of individuals who are on Probation, Mandatory Supervision, Parole and Post Release Community Supervision. During the operation, the teams conducted 64 compliance checks, which resulted in the arrest of 15 […]

UPDATED: MURRIETA: Coroner officials assisting with investigation on quiet cul-de-sac

UPDATED: MURRIETA: Coroner officials assisting with investigation on quiet cul-de-sac

UPDATE: March 24, 5:30 p.m. MURRIETA – Officials are still not releasing any information related to an ongoing investigation in the 36000 block of Moonbrook Lane near Via Mira Mosa in Murrieta. Coroner’s officials have responded to the scene and are assisting Murrieta police officials and Riverside County Sheriff’s forensic technicians with the unspecified investigation. Although […]

Murrieta releases 2016 crime statistics showing 3rd lowest in city’s history

MURRIETA – The Murrieta Police Department is releasing the final 2016 crime statistics for the city. The 2016 numbers represent the third lowest crime rate in the city’s history. The majority of the decreases are seen in the violent crime category, also known as Part 1 – Violent Crimes. This category includes murder, robbery, rape and aggravated assault. There […]

LAKE ELSINORE: Theft of truck from Murrieta gym leads to arrest of Lake Elsinore resident

LAKE ELSINORE: Theft of truck from Murrieta gym leads to arrest of Lake Elsinore resident

LAKE ELSINORE – Deputies assisting Murrieta police officers in a theft investigation arrested a Lake Elsinore resident March 16. Andrerw Adan Verdi, 25, tried to flee from deputies but was arrested in the 19000 block of Tule Way in the unincorporated area of Lake Elsinore. Verdi was booked at the Southwest Detention Center for charges related […]

Three Murrieta firefighters honored for saving lives

Three Murrieta firefighters honored for saving lives

Three Murrieta Firefighters were honored by a state lawmaker last week for the role they played in rescuing a family from some fast-moving floodwaters. Senator Jeff Stone stood before a crowd of family, friends, city council members and first responders Friday, March 4, and said how honored he was to be there in the presence […]

Riverside County D.A. Michael Hestrin sees early release of prisoners as serious crime issue

Riverside County D.A. Michael Hestrin sees early release of prisoners as serious crime issue

Riverside County District Attorney Michael Hestrin calls the county’s crime increase “troublesome,” putting the blame squarely on the 2012 prison realignment plan and the 2014 Proposition 47 releasing “non-violent” prisoners early and making any thefts valued under $900 misdemeanors. His views as District Attorney came in his Thursday, March 2, Public Safety Town Hall meeting […]

Murrieta council moves forward on plan to jump-start downtown

Murrieta council moves forward on plan to jump-start downtown

Murrieta officials have embraced a new vision for the city’s core, a 20-year game plan that could dramatically boost the area’s residential and commercial densities. Council members enthusiastically approved the Downtown Murrieta Specific Plan Feb. 21, an act that sets the stage for key changes to a 320-acre area that overlaps the city’s government center, […]

Vista Murrieta High School student suspected of having tuberculosis; testing urged for some students and staff

Vista Murrieta High School student suspected of having tuberculosis; testing urged for some students and staff

MURRIETA – A student at Vista Murrieta High School is suspected of having tuberculosis and Riverside County health officials are working with school representatives to identify students and staff who might have been exposed to the illness. The student is receiving treatment and has been cleared to return to school. The student is not being […]

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