Probationer who killed man during shootout sentenced

  MURRIETA – A probationer who fatally shot a man during a gunfight with another man just west of Temecula was sentenced today, Aug. 18, to 23 years, four months in state prison. Agustin Contreras Cruz, 49, pleaded guilty last month to voluntary manslaughter and attempted murder, with sentence-enhancing gun use allegations, for the 2016 death of 42-year-old Pedro […]

Undocumented Fallbrook resident detained by ICE, released after he applies for DACA status

Undocumented Fallbrook resident detained by ICE, released after he applies for DACA status

A 22-year-old Fallbrook resident who was picked up by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, was released Friday, July 21, after his attorney filed paperwork for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA) status. What would have been a protest in Fallbrook to demand for his release was turned into a celebration July 26 after Mario Otoniel Figueroa […]

FALLBROOK: Two arrested during massage parlor prostitution stings

FALLBROOK: Two arrested during massage parlor prostitution stings

FALLBROOK — Two women from two different Fallbrook area businesses were arrested after a multi-agency coordinated prostitution sting, Friday, June 2. Today’s arrests followed complaints from the community regarding several local massage parlors, said Fallbrook Sheriff Substation Lieutenant Patrick Gardner. The women were arrested at Jasmine Massage at 412 South Main Avenue and Coco Massage at 1075 […]

Junior Art of the Avocado winners announced

Junior Art of the Avocado winners announced

FALLBROOK – The Fallbrook Chamber of Commerce office was a happy place as the artists who participated in the inaugural Junior Art of the Avocado competition waited to hear the results at the awards reception, April 12. The judges for the competition had been chosen from the local business community and had cast their ballots […]

T-shirt found as search continues for missing Fallbrook boy; prayer vigil will be held this evening

Authorities discovered a boy’s T-shirt this morning as they began a fifth day of searching for 5-year-old Phillip Campbell of Fallbrook. Phillip is believed to have been swept away into a storm-swollen Rainbow Creek Sunday evening along with 73-year-old Roland Phillips, who was found dead in the creek. Phillip is the nephew of Fallbrook private […]

Search continues for 5-year-old Fallbrook boy

A search was continuing today for a 5-year-old boy believed to have been swept into a storm-swollen creek in Rainbow on the afternoon of Sunday, Jan. 22 along with a man who was found dead in the creek. Authorities have not yet released the name of the man nor the missing child. However, relatives of […]

Murrieta firefighters perform 2 swift water rescues, schools close as massive winter storm moves through the area

Murrieta firefighters perform 2 swift water rescues, schools close as massive winter storm moves through the area

Murrieta firefighters responded to two different swift water rescues Sunday, Jan. 22, according to officials.

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