Car catches fire on 15 Freeway

The southbound 15 Freeway was snarled with traffic through Rainbow Sunday afternoon after a vehicle caught fire just south of Rainbow Canyon Road. Around 3 p.m., the engine of a 2015 Mercedes traveling south on the freeway caught fire and the vehicle was forced to pull over to the right shoulder, said CHP officer Mike […]

Child in critical condition after near-drowning

LAKE ELSINORE – A child found submerged in a backyard pool in Lake Elsinore Friday, June 9, was transported to a hospital in critical condition. Emergency personnel were dispatched about 2:25 p.m. to the 31000 block of Willow View Place, just off Summerhill Drive, according to the Riverside County Fire Department. Paramedics provided life-saving treatment […]

Man suspected in vandalism spree jailed

A 34-year-old Menifee man suspected of smashing the windows of several Hemet businesses remained jailed as of press time. The alleged vandalism occurred Sunday, June 3, and resulted in $30,000 worth of damage, said Hemet police Lt. Glen Brock. Evidence gathered by law enforcement officials led to a search warrant being served Friday in the […]

Sex Offender Suspected of Lewd Acts on Riverside children

RIVERSIDE – A convicted sex offender suspected of molesting several Riverside children was being held today in lieu of $1.5 million bail. Tyrone Sanchez, 35, of Hemet was arrested Thursday, June 8 and booked into the Robert Presley Jail on suspicion of lewd acts on a child under 14 years old, forced oral copulation of […]

Suspect pleads not guilty in Temecula rehab fraud case

RIVERSIDE – The owner of a Temecula drug and alcohol rehabilitation center, who’s accused of filing fraudulent medical insurance claims that netted her more than $200,000 in ill-gotten gains, pleaded not guilty Friday, June 9, to felony charges and was released from custody. Brooke Elizabeth Best-Freeman, 34, was arrested June 1 and is facing four […]

Woman fatally struck by car identified

MENIFEE – The coroner Saturday, June 10, identified a Menifee woman who was struck and killed by a motorist. The incident occurred at about 11:45 p.m. Thursday on State Route 74 near Third Street in the Romoland area, according to the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department. Initial reports indicate that Teresa Garcia, 37, was standing in […]

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