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 […]
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 – 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 – 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 responded to two different swift water rescues Sunday, Jan. 22, according to officials.
The second in a series of winter storms is expected to batter Riverside County today, bringing downpours, heavy mountain snow, possible flooding, potentially damaging winds and thunderstorms.
The first in a series of Pacific storms poised to deliver torrential rain, heavy mountain snow and gusty wind to Riverside County through early next week is expected to move into the region late tonight.
HOMELAND – Riverside County sheriff’s officials arrested a Homeland resident, accused of murdering a man Thursday, Dec. 22. The early-morning incident happened in the 26100 block of Olson Avenue in Perris. Deputies from the Riverside County Sheriff’s Perris Station responded to a residential home about 3:10 a.m., regarding an assault that had just occurred. When they […]
PERRIS – Three people were hospitalized in an early-morning, residential structure fire that destroyed a home after multiple oxygen tanks exploded Tuesday, Dec. 19. The fire happened in the 500 block of Cherry Vista Drive in Perris. Two victims sustained major injuries and a third suffered moderate injuries, all related to smoke inhalation, according to fire officials. […]
PERRIS – The well-driller who saved March Air Force Base, radio personality Don Imus and the legendary Wyatt Earp are all featured in a new picture book, “Images of America: Perris Valley,” revealing little-known facets of the area. Perris native and historian Katie Keyes said she took up the project as a learning exercise and was pleasantly surprised. “I […]