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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Police slow drug activity in downtown Lake Elsinore

Responding to concerns voiced by business owners and residents adjacent to Lake Elsinore’s Main Street and Riverside Drive about the drug activity in the area, police spent the evening of June 6 targeting violators. Arrested were: • Lolene Michelle Roney, 46, of Lake Elsinore for being under the influence of methamphetamine and having a misdemeanor […]

Stolen car recovered, six children taken to CPS

On Friday, June 3, at about 3:45 p.m., an officer with Lake Elsinore Police was working seatbelt enforcements in the area of Riverside Drive and Rose Street when he noticed a man driving a four-door Nissan Sentra with paper plates on it. The deputy tried to make a vehicle stop but the driver bolted out […]

Ortega Highway crash kills Lake Forest motorcyclist

A Lake Forest man was killed Friday morning when he lost control of his motorcycle on State Route 74 west of Grand Avenue in Lake Elsinore. The CHP said Gregory J. Chance, 21, was traveling east on his 2004 Yamaha 600 at about 6 a.m. at an undetermined rate of speed when he failed to […]

Three arraigned for brutal rape

The two men and a 15-year-old boy who were arrested on suspicion of the brutal rape of a 19-year-old woman, burning her car, slashing her with a knife and then dumping her in a deserted area in the area of De Luz Road were arraigned on June 2. Francisco Ruiz Silva, 34, of Temecula; Oscar […]

Four killed in three accidents over weekend

A series of three crashes over the weekend left four dead and a Lake Elsinore woman arrested on suspicion of vehicular manslaughter and felony driving under the influence. The charges stem from a crash that killed a motorcyclist and seriously injured his passenger at about 6:15 p.m. Saturday, June 4, on Ortega Highway. Motorcyclist Kerry […]

Wildomar woman killed in traffic collision

A Wildomar woman was killed and her daughter injured in a traffic collision Sunday afternoon. According to a report by the CHP, at about 5:50 p.m. on May 29, Rhonda Gordon, 48, and her 9-year-old daughter Katie were driving north on Menifee Road approaching Scott Road. At the same time Barbara Kurtz, 65, of Winchester […]