MURRIETA: Heroin, fentanyl seized in two vehicle stops

MURRIETA – The U.S. Border Patrol arrested two drivers and seized more than $1.7 million worth of heroin and fentanyl in two separate vehicle stops, including one in Murrieta, a spokesman announced today. The first discovery occurred about 1 p.m. Wednesday when agents stopped a 46-year-old man driving a 2014 Nissan Versa near the Border […]

Murrieta presents draft district maps as council speaks out against districts

Murrieta presents draft district maps as council speaks out against districts

Murrieta city council heard the third of four public hearings June 20 regarding a possible move to district-based elections. Two possible draft maps, known as the “green” and “yellow” maps, were presented by Christina Cameron, who is a partner at city attorney Leslie Devaney’s law firm, and Douglas Johnson, who as president of National Demographics […]

MURRIETA: Two charged in I-215 shooting

MURRIETA: Two charged in I-215 shooting

MURRIETA – An ex-con accused of shooting a motorist on Interstate 215 in Menifee was charged Tuesday with attempted murder, while his girlfriend was charged with being an accessory. Eddie Robert Island Jr., 39, of Highland and Heather Shaunna O’Brien, 26, of Rialto were slated to make their initial court appearance this afternoon at the […]

Compensation for county officials released

RIVERSIDE – The top 10 highest paid officials in Riverside County government last year were mainly in healthcare, though several county executives also made the list, according to data published Tuesday by the California State Controller’s Office. State Controller Betty Yee released the 2016 “Government Compensation in California” report to show how taxpayer funds were […]

Get ready for the Murrieta ‘Birthday Bash’

Get ready for the Murrieta ‘Birthday Bash’

Ashley Orcutt Valleystaff@reedermedia.com Murrieta turns 26 years old July 1 and to celebrate the city will host its annual birthday celebration at California Oaks Sports Park beginning at 2 p.m. About 15,000 people from Murrieta and the surrounding communities attend each year to enjoy plenty of family friendly events around the park including food, entertainment […]

Ralls wins Best of Division in San Diego County Fair’s baked goods contest

Joe Naiman jnaiman@reedermedia.com Robin Ralls won Best of Division honors in the Quick Breads and Pastries division of the San Diego County Fair’s Baked and Decorated Food and Candy competition. The cranberry orange cream cheese loaf with toasted pecans also earned the Lake Elsinore resident first place in the division’s Fruit, With or Without Nuts […]

MURRIETA: Violence on I-215

MURRIETA – On June 22, California Highway Patrol Border Communication Center received a 911 call of “Shots Fired” on I-215 southbound just north of I-15.  CHP was advised that a victim was shot in the hand and was standing by off of Clinton Keith Road, just west of I-215.  CHP Officers contacted the victim who […]

MURRIETA: Deputy, two others injured in 2-vehicle wreck

MURRIETA: Deputy, two others injured in 2-vehicle wreck

MURRIETA — Three people, including a Riverside County sheriff’s deputy were hospitalized when a patrol vehicle was involved in a two-vehicle traffic collision Saturday evening, June 24. The wreck happened at the intersection of Winchester Road and Robert Trent Jones Parkway. Emergency first responders were dispatched to the scene of the accident at 11:20 p.m. When they arrived, medical […]