CALIMESA: Man charged with murder after shooting

BANNING – A 61-year-old man accused of shooting a woman in a Calimesa mobile home park was charged today with murder. Rex Carl Edwards of Calimesa was arrested at the scene of the Saturday night shooting in the Big Oak Gardens Mobile Home Park at 35080 Chandler Ave. He’s being held without bail at the […]

BANNING: 540-acre fire at 40 percent containent

BANNING – A brush fire that broke out on the northeast edge of Banning and blackened roughly 540 acres as it burned toward the Morongo Indian Reservation was 40 percent contained today. The non-injury blaze was reported shortly before 4 p.m. Monday in the 10000 block of Mias Canyon Road, near Bluff Street. It was […]

 Ripoff artist who victimized small businesses sentenced

RIVERSIDE – A man who targeted numerous small businesses in Riverside County in a shakedown extortion scheme based on supposed violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act began serving a 20-year jail term today. Rodolfo DeHoyos, 57, pleaded guilty last November to 143 felony and misdemeanor counts of grand theft, attempted grand theft, sending threatening […]

Man who fired shot during break-in sentenced

RIVERSIDE – A two-year prison term was handed down today for a man who fired a shot after breaking into a Perris apartment with an accomplice and threatening to kill an occupant. Tyler Rene Montejano, 29, of San Jacinto pleaded guilty in June to assault with a gun. In exchange for his admission, the Riverside […]

 Man suspected of setting fires in Riverside

RIVERSIDE – A homeless man suspected of igniting a fire at a Riverside apartment complex and perpetrating other acts of arson was arrested today. Daniel John Moreno, 32, was booked into the Robert Presley Jail on suspicion of arson and vandalism, with bail set at $25,000. According to the Riverside Fire Department, crews were sent […]

PERRIS: Blaze damages Lakeside structure

PERRIS – A fire damaged a dock house on the shore of Lake Perris today, but no injuries were reported. The blaze was reported about 11:45 a.m. in the 17000 block of Lake Perris Drive, near Via Del Lago, according to the Riverside County Fire Department. Three engine crews and a truck company, numbering 14 […]