Sun City woman killed in crash

A 56-year-old Sun City woman was killed Tuesday morning when her car collided head-on with a gravel truck. Pronounced dead at the scene was Linda Marie Holloway. The crash happed at about 9 a.m. on Clinton Keith Road near Antibes Drive, when Holloway, who was driving west in a 1997 Buick Skylark, lost control of […]

Parents reminded of curfew

With summer rapidly approaching and the schools gearing up for graduations and summer vacation, the Temecula Police Department wishes to remind parents about curfew for juveniles. The municipal code establishes that no person under the age of 18 can be in a public place between the hours of 10 p.m. and sunrise the following day […]

Victim of shooting still unidentified by police

Migrant workers found the body of a man in the area of Sandia Creek Road and Via Vaquero in the DeLuz area just south of Temecula. The workers told a DeLuz resident about the body they found — that of a man in his 20s who had been shot in the head — and the […]

Unregistered sex offender arrested

A Temecula man who was allegedly living in a home other than the one he’d named when registering as a sex offender was arrested on June 9 in the 41000 block of Fifth Street. The man, Dionisio Martinez, 41, was discovered while investigators conducted routine compliance checks of local registrants. Martinez was arrested and booked […]

Temecula police conduct traffic checkpoint

The Temecula Police Department conducted at DUI/driver’s license checkpoint operation on Friday, June 10. During the operation about 874 vehicles passed through the checkpoint. Approximately 25 were stopped for various traffic safety violations. Nine drivers participated in field sobriety tests, three of whom were arrested for driving under the influence. One subject was arrested for […]

Phony pipe bomb closes Grand Avenue

The FBI was called in to investigate what might be considered a hate crime when a device looking like a pipe bomb was found on the grounds of a new church in Lake Elsinore. The device was found on the driveway of Adonai Ministries in the 17000 block of Grande Avenue at about 2:15 p.m. […]

Fire in garage caused by fuel leak on pickup

A pickup truck that caught fire in a garage caused about $50,000 in damage to a truck and the garage of a home at 26139 Castle Lane in Murrieta last Saturday morning. Firefighters arrived at the home at about 10:35 a.m. on June 11 and found smoke coming from the garage. The fire was contained […]

Pedestrian seriously injured by vehicle

A 55-year-old Temecula man was seriously injured when he was struck by a vehicle while walking in the Costco parking lot in Temecula last Sunday. James Parwani was taken by helicopter to the Riverside County Regional Medical Center with major head injures. Police said Veronica Towne, 39, of Murrieta was traveling north through the parking […]

Numerous arrests made at Elsinore vehicle checkpoint

On Saturday, May 28, officers from the Lake Elsinore Police Department and the California Department of Forestry conducted a vehicle safety checkpoint at Mission Trail and Malaga in the city. The purpose of the checkpoint was to make sure drivers were not intoxicated or driving without valid licenses. During the six-hour operation, one adult was […]

Deputies conduct a sex registrant compliance sweep

On Thursday, June 2, a multi-agency task force consisting of 34 deputies, officers, parole agents and probation officers, conducted a check/sweep of all registered sex offenders residing within the jurisdiction of the Lake Elsinore Police Department. The areas involved were Lake Elsinore, Lakeland Village, Quail Valley, Sedco Hills, Wildomar, Goodhope and Corona. The goal of […]