Woman abandons 2-year-old in grocery store

Woman abandons 2-year-old in grocery store

RIVERSIDE – A woman accused of abandoning her 2-year-old girl in a Riverside grocery store was identified by police today, but she remained at large. Riverside police identified the woman as 31-year-old Chiengkham Vilaysane. The toddler was left in the Food-4-Less store at 4250 Van Buren Blvd. around 5:55 p.m. Sunday after the woman paid for […]

Man who caused injury at Taylor Swift concert scheduled to be sentenced

SAN DIEGO  – A man who jumped on stage at a Taylor Swift concert at Petco Park and seriously injured a member of the singer’s security team is scheduled to be sentenced today at the downtown courthouse. Christian Ewing, 27, pleaded guilty last month to assault and violently resisting an officer in the performance of his […]

Man who fatally stabbed three found guilty of murder

MURRIETA – A Perris man who knifed a dog owner to death and later fatally stabbed a mother and daughter without provocation was convicted Wednesday of three counts of first-degree murder. After deliberating less than a day, a Murrieta jury found 28-year-old David Rey Contreras guilty of killing 53-year-old Jose Apreza, as well as 51- year-old […]

Riverside County D.A. Michael Hestrin sees early release of prisoners as serious crime issue

Riverside County D.A. Michael Hestrin sees early release of prisoners as serious crime issue

Riverside County District Attorney Michael Hestrin calls the county’s crime increase “troublesome,” putting the blame squarely on the 2012 prison realignment plan and the 2014 Proposition 47 releasing “non-violent” prisoners early and making any thefts valued under $900 misdemeanors. His views as District Attorney came in his Thursday, March 2, Public Safety Town Hall meeting […]