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 […]

Two arrested in carjacking

Two Lake Elsinore 17-year-olds were arrested on suspicion of car jacking, robbery, possession of stolen property and evading arrest after leading police on a chase early Friday morning. Police said the victim said he and two friends were parked in the parking lot of the Candy Store at 34040 Ortega Highway at about at about […]

Temecula conducts red light operation

During the week ending May 29, the Temecula Police Department Traffic Division issued 131 citations at various locations throughout the city for red light violations. Called Stop Light Abuse Program (SLAP), statistics show the enforcement of red light violations has reduced the risk of injuries and death by traffic collisions.

Rancho Liquor robbed again

Rancho Liquor was robbed last Friday night by two men who entered the store with guns drawn and bandanas covering their faces. This is the second time the store has been robbed since April 1 when clerk Rafi Ibrahim, 34, of Temecula was shot to death during a holdup. Marcus Fletcher, 21, of San Diego […]

Car thief may have more victims

Jeremy Hughes, 34, of Temecula was arrested on April 26 on suspicion of auto theft after stealing a vehicle via the Auto Trader magazine. Police said Hughes answered an ad in the magazine to see a car in Murrieta. Hughes arrived at the victim’s residence in Old Oak Terrace and posed as a buyer. He […]