RIVERSIDE: Moreno Valley man arrested after tossing stolen assault rifle during stolen car pursuit

RIVERSIDE: Moreno Valley man arrested after tossing stolen assault rifle during stolen car pursuit

RIVERSIDE – A Moreno Valley resident was arrested after leading police on a dangerous vehicle pursuit along city streets and a local freeway Thursday, April 13. During the pursuit, the fleeing man allegedly tossed a stolen assault rifle out of his stolen car. Officers later located and recovered the discarded weapon. After the vehicle pursuit […]

TEMECULA: Stolen vehicle leads to arrest

TEMECULA: Stolen vehicle leads to arrest

TEMECULA – Deputies arrested a man accused of being in possession of a stolen vehicle and being under the influence of a controlled substance Tuesday, March 7. The alleged suspect was arrested near the 28900 block of Rancho California Road in Temecula. After an investigation, authorities identified the man as Franky Robert Mendez, 19, of Los […]

WILDOMAR: Deputies pursue, arrest man who stole police vehicle

WILDOMAR: Deputies pursue, arrest man who stole police vehicle

WILDOMAR – Deputies found themselves having to pursue one of their own patrol vehicles after a man allegedly stole the marked police car Saturday, Dec. 3. The police vehicle was stolen from the Inland Valley Medical Center in the 36400 block of Inland Valley Drive in Wildomar. After the pursuit, deputies arrested 31-year-old, Alvin James Smith Jr., according […]

I-15 vehicle blaze in Murrieta slows mid-day commuters

I-15 vehicle blaze in Murrieta slows mid-day commuters

MURRIETA – A vehicle fire along the northbound lanes of the I-15 freeway, just south of California Oaks Road this afternoon slowed mid-day motorists as fire crews worked to extinguish first the vehicle fire and then a small brush fire caused by the car fire. The incident was first reported to California Highway Patrol officials at 12:42 p.m. […]

Early morning Murrieta collision results in vehicle fire

Early morning Murrieta collision results in vehicle fire

MURRIETA – A two-car collision at the intersection of Magnolia Street and Jefferson Avenue left one car completely destroyed by a raging fire Aug. 3. City of Murrieta firefighters and other emergency first responders were dispatched to the location at about 1:12 a.m. after several witnesses and passing motorist called the City of Murrieta’s Communications […]

MURRIETA: Traffic stop yields stolen vehicle and burglary tools, 5 suspects arrested

An early morning traffic stop on a stolen car in Murrieta on Scott Road. led to the arrest of five suspects for a variety of charges and the recovery of the stolen vehicle. At about 1 a.m., a Murrieta police officer conducting routine patrol spotted a car he believed was stolen several weeks earlier in […]

BREAKING: Tow truck pursues stolen Temecula CHP patrol car, suspect arrested

BREAKING: Tow truck pursues stolen Temecula CHP patrol car, suspect arrested

A man is in custody after he allegedly stole a California Highway Patrol car following a car accident on Tuesday, March 10.  Immediately after the theft, which  occurred just before 3:15 p.m., a tow truck began following the unit in question, according to CHP Officer Mike Lassig. “We got a call of an erratic driver driving on […]

TEMECULA: Vehicle goes up in flames on Butterfield Stage

By: Daniel Lane A vehicle went up in flames Friday, Feb. 6 in Temecula on Butterfield Stage Road, according to fire officials. The car fire was reported just before 3:30 p.m. near Calle Chapos Road, according to CalFire/Riverside County Fire Department spokeswoman Jennifer Fuhrman. Fuhrman told Valley News that “one vehicle was fully involved” with […]