Felon who molested, threatened runaways sentenced

MURRIETA – A felon who repeatedly sexually assaulted two runaway boys he took into his Anza home, using threats to keep them under control and plotting to kill them so they couldn’t testify against him, was sentenced Thursday, Jan. 4, to life in prison without the possibility of parole. Randy John Morasch, 55, was convicted […]

LAKE ELSINORE: 3 men arrested following scuffle involving students at Temescal Canyon High School

LAKE ELSINORE: 3 men arrested following scuffle involving students at Temescal Canyon High School

Three men were arrested Thursday, Nov. 30, after authorities alleged they threatened and assaulted two students at Temescal Canyon High School in Lake Elsinore in an incident that ended with deputies having to use pepper spray. Jaime Arias, 21, and Adrian Arias, 19, were arrested on suspicion of battery causing serious bodily injury, conspiracy and […]

2 arrested in attempted robbery, chase in Murrieta

2 arrested in attempted robbery, chase in Murrieta

Two people who police believe were trying to rob a Murrieta restaurant before leading officers on a vehicle chase and crashing in Temecula were arrested early Wednesday, Nov. 29, police officials say. Lillian Myers, 48, and John Brubeck, 65, both transients, were taken to the hospital for medical issues before being booked into the Cois […]

Hemet police employee minorly injured in 2-car crash

Hemet police employee minorly injured in 2-car crash

A Hemet police employee suffered minor injuries and her vehicle was moderately damaged in a crash on Monday afternoon, Nov. 27, a police official confirmed. The crash between a Hemet police cruiser and another vehicle was reported about 2:46 p.m. near the intersection of Acacia Avenue and Buena Vista Street, confirmed Hemet police Lt. Glen […]

Murrieta police arrest 2 following reported identity theft in Irvine

Murrieta police arrest 2 following reported identity theft in Irvine

Murrieta police arrested two women Thursday, Nov. 16 after an Irvine woman reported that her information was being used to open bank accounts, credit cards and purchases in Murrieta. Jaquelyn Gutierrez, 24, and her acquaintance Lauren Danae Colyott, 34, were both contacted at the Southwest Justice Center and arrested. Gutierrez was arrested on suspicion of […]

Man suspected of operating illegal marijuana grow in Murrieta home

Man suspected of operating illegal marijuana grow in Murrieta home

Murrieta police officers on Friday, Nov. 17, arrested a 47-year-old man suspected of operating an illegal marijuana grow inside a home, and stealing electricity to do it. Huu Thanh Tran was arrested on suspicion of illegal marijuana cultivation; possessing, selling or transporting marijuana; not paying for utilities and grand theft, according to online jail records. […]

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