NUEVO: K-9 helps take down combative man during brief, but violent struggle

NUEVO: K-9 helps take down combative man during brief, but violent struggle

NUEVO – Details are still emerging, but a man was arrested with assistance from a sheriff’s K-9 during a brief, but violent struggle after one of the man resisted arrest Saturday, April 15. The incident happened at a home on 12th and 11th Streets in the unincorporated community of Nuevo. After a brief struggle and the use of […]

UPDATED: PERRIS: DUI and excessive speed suspected in solo-vehicle wreck that killed Moreno Valley man

UPDATED: PERRIS: DUI and excessive speed suspected in solo-vehicle wreck that killed Moreno Valley man

UPDATE: April 10, 3 p.m. (See original story below.) PERRIS – Coroner officials have identified a man who died after the driver lost control of his speeding car and smashed broadside into a traffic signal pole Saturday, April 8. The wreck, which one official called a “violent and unnecessary traffic collision fatality,” happened at the intersection of Indian […]

PERRIS: One injured in residential blaze that displaced family of 3

PERRIS: One injured in residential blaze that displaced family of 3

PERRIS – One person sustained minor injuries and a home was badly damaged in an April 4 residential structure fire. Nearly two dozen firefighters battled the blaze, which left the home uninhabitable and displaced a family of three. American Medical Response medics treated one victim at the scene for minor smoke inhalation. The victim declined […]

PERRIS: 70-year-old walking with grandson killed crossing Ramona Expressway

PERRIS: 70-year-old walking with grandson killed crossing Ramona Expressway

PERRIS – An elderly pedestrian walking with his grandson was killed when he was struck by an SUV on a busy Perris road Saturday, April 1. The victim was struck just before midnight, while crossing at the intersection of Ramona Expressway and Center Street. The man was crossing the intersection “against a red light” according to officials. Coroner […]

PERRIS: Firefighters fighting small, wild-land brush fire near SR 74

PERRIS: Firefighters fighting small, wild-land brush fire near SR 74

PERRIS – Firefighters are battling a small, wild-land brush fire in the area of SR 74, near Mountain Avenue and Ethanac Road in Perris. Cal Fire/Riverside County firefighters and other emergency first responders were dispatched to the fire about 12:53 p.m., after several people called 911 to report the small, but growing vegetation fire. There were no […]

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 […]

PERRIS: Four people arrested in mail theft investigation

PERRIS  – Sheriff’s deputies busted a mail-theft ring that had stolen personal information from about 50 people, authorities said today. Deputies began their investigation after finding “stolen checks, credit cards, and property” inside recently stolen vehicles in Menifee and Perris, according to Sgt. Sam Morovich. Deputies also found “personal profiles” containing the victims’ personal information […]

PERRIS: Pedestrian jumps in front of moving car

PERRIS  – A pedestrian who apparently jumped in front of a moving vehicle was injured today, authorities said. The incident happened at about 5:45 a.m. on Old Elsinore Road north of Amelia Road. The pedestrian was struck by the right passenger side of a Ford Mustang and suffered major injuries, according to the California Highway […]

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.