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 […]

Heat wave continues; temperatures may drop by middle of next week

RIVERSIDE – Scorching heat is expected again today in Riverside County as the summer season officially gets underway. On Tuesday, the heat wave baking Southern California pushed the mercury to 122 degrees in Thermal, breaking a year-old record, according to the National Weather Service. Palm Springs also reached 122 degrees, tying the city’s record high […]

Interest group aims to educate Riverside County residents on airbag recall

RIVERSIDE – A coalition of politicians, police and community activists today urged Riverside County residents to check whether their vehicles’ airbags are under a nationwide recall that was implemented following several deadly deployments, including one involving a Corona woman. “As a lifelong resident of Riverside County, and in my capacity as a city council member, […]

MURRIETA: Man arrested for methamphetamine possession

Murrieta police arrested a Lake Elsinore man Sunday for possession of narcotics and violation of his probation. Derek Harp, 27, of Lake Elsinore, was taken into custody about 5 a.m. after an officer found him and three others “acting suspiciously” while in a parked vehicle near the 39500 block of Los Alamos Road, according to […]

Man killed in crash along Interstate 215

MURRIETA – A motorist killed when his pickup truck slammed into two trees along Interstate 215 in Murrieta was identified today as a 26-year-old Temecula resident. Alejandro Alvarez died in the predawn hours Sunday when his 2017 GMC pickup crashed on the southbound 215, just north of Murrieta Hot Springs Road. California Highway Patrol Officer Mike Lassig […]

Supervisors approve Via Abril kennel with conditions

The Riverside County Board of Supervisors finalized the approval of a commercial dog kennel in the 17300 block of Via Abril in unincorporated Murrieta. The supervisors’ 4-0 vote May 2 denied an appeal by the Tenaja Environmental Concerns Association but imposed additional conditions on the kennel. The Tenaja Environmental Concerns Association had appealed both the […]

Suspect pleads not guilty in Temecula rehab fraud case

RIVERSIDE – The owner of a Temecula drug and alcohol rehabilitation center, who’s accused of filing fraudulent medical insurance claims that netted her more than $200,000 in ill-gotten gains, pleaded not guilty Friday to felony charges and was released from custody. Brooke Elizabeth Best-Freeman, 34, was arrested June 1 and is facing four counts of […]