Lake Elsinore man arrested for possession of stolen property, evading arrest

A Lake Elsinore man is behind bars today facing charges of possession of stolen property and evading arrest. Che Smith, 27, was arrested Thursday Sept. 7, in the 32000 block of Clinton Keith Road in Wildomar. A warrant for Smith’s arrest had been issued for the alleged crimes. Officers responded to the business after receiving a tip […]

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 […]