MURRIETA: Three Murrieta Police K-9s to receive new, donated body armor

MURRIETA: Three Murrieta Police K-9s to receive new, donated body armor

Three Murrieta Police Department K-9s will soon be receiving brand new body armor thanks to a charitable donation from the nonprofit organization, ‘Vested Interest in K-9s, Incorporated.” The three vests have a combined value of about $6,000. In an effort to better protect those brave dogs who serve without hesitation or question, Vested Interest in K-9s, […]

MURRIETA: Two arrested after traffic stop leads to narcotics-related search warrant

MURRIETA: Two arrested after traffic stop leads to narcotics-related search warrant

MURRIETA – A Murrieta traffic stop led to a search warrant and the recovery of cocaine, narcotics-related paraphernalia, items commonly associated with drug sales and a large amount of cash Wednesday, March 29. Officials served the warrant, which resulted in two arrests, after patrol officers found cocaine and a large amount of cash in a […]

Couple arrested for allegedly possessing drugs, endangering kids

MURRIETA – A convicted felon from Murrieta and his girlfriend, who both allegedly left cocaine and other drug-related items within easy reach of her children, were out of custody today, March 31, after posting bonds. Anthony Joseph Harris and Meisha Chainie Everett, both 26, were arrested Wednesday afternoon, March 29, following a Murrieta police investigation that began with […]

Bronze Star medal awarded to Vietnam War veteran

Bronze Star medal awarded to Vietnam War veteran

Sgt. Joseph E, Engles was just a young man when he found himself in one of the deadliest battles in Vietnam, The Battle of Soui Tre. Originally scheduled for March 18, 1967, plans had to be scrapped due to “obstacles” which prevented the 2nd Battalion 22nd Infantry and the 2nd Battalion 34th Armor from securing […]

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 […]

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 […]