MURRIETA: Temecula woman accused of vehicle theft, bringing drugs into jail

MURRIETA: Temecula woman accused of vehicle theft, bringing drugs into jail

As Murrieta police were bringing an 18-year-old vehicle theft suspect into jail Monday, Oct. 23, they discovered the woman had come in with drugs, officials said. Manijeh Separ, of Temecula, was arrested on suspicion of possessing a vehicle known to be stolen, bringing a controlled substance into jail and for a narcotics-related warrant, according to […]

City council approves changes to former food pantry location in Temecula

City council approves changes to former food pantry location in Temecula

Two buildings near Old Town Temecula that had been used for a food pantry and accommodations for the area’s homeless will now be focused specifically on providing services to help members of the homeless population become self-sufficient. The Temecula City Council unanimously approved an amendment to an agreement with Community Mission of Hope, the nonprofit […]

Rotating closures planned on freeway connector ramps in Murrieta area next week

Rotating closures are planned next week on connector ramps linking Interstates 15 and 215 in Murrieta as crews install new equipment to monitor traffic flow and volume. According to Caltrans, installations are scheduled on the southbound I-215 bridge to I-15, and the northbound I-15 connector to I-215, for five consecutive nights beginning Monday. The ramps […]

Woman suspected in series of vehicle burglaries in Temecula, Murrieta

Woman suspected in series of vehicle burglaries in Temecula, Murrieta

A Murrieta woman was arrested Wednesday, Oct. 18, as a suspect in “numerous” vehicle burglaries that happened throughout September and part of October in Temecula and Murrieta. Janece Fiechter, 40, was arrested on suspicion of vehicle burglary, credit card fraud and possessing stolen property while she was visiting the Southwest Justice Center, a courthouse, in […]

Big changes slated for Target on Rancho California Road in Temecula

Big changes slated for Target on Rancho California Road in Temecula

The Temecula Planning Commission on Wednesday, Oct. 18, approved renovations that will greatly change both the exterior and interior of a Target shopping center in Temecula. Commissioners voted unanimously for changes to the store at 29676 Rancho California Road that include transitioning a now-defunct outside garden area into interior shopping space, adding a second entrance […]

Escondido man arrested in connection with Old Town Temecula break-in

Escondido man arrested in connection with Old Town Temecula break-in

Deputies on Monday morning, Oct. 16 arrested a 33-year-old Escondido man who they say is suspected of burglarizing a business in Old Town Temecula. Christopher Joseph Peterson was arrested on suspicion of taking a vehicle without the owner’s consent and second degree burglary, online jail records show. Peterson remained booked at the Cois M. Byrd […]

Temecula’s new Halloween Home Decorating Contest gets spooky

TEMECULA – Residents of Temecula are invited to decorate their home in their favorite freaky and frightening Halloween gear. Spook up the house and enter Temecula’s new Halloween Home Decorating Contest. Residents can enter as an individual residence or as a neighborhood. Judging categories include the scariest Morticia’s Menacing Mansion, the most humorous Count Dracula’s […]

Deputies investigating recent Wine Country thefts

Deputies investigating recent Wine Country thefts

Deputies are investigating a series of thefts from vehicles and homes in Temecula Valley Wine Country, including one where the suspects were carrying what appeared to be long guns, sheriff’s officials said. There have been “numerous” thefts recently, according to a Riverside County Sheriff’s Department news release issued Friday. The release doesn’t specify the exact […]