RIVERSIDE: Man arrested after first car-jacking then re-stealing same vehicle within hours

RIVERSIDE: Man arrested after first car-jacking then re-stealing same vehicle within hours

RIVERSIDE — City of Riverside police officers say they arrested a probationer who allegedly stole the same victim’s vehicle twice within a four-hour period, including once when the suspect carjacked the vehicle from the victim at gunpoint. The alleged suspect in both early-morning incidents was arrested Friday, June 9. He was apprehended after fleeing from officers, […]

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 […]

Car catches fire on Interstate 15 in Temecula

A blue Volvo caught fire in Temecula today, the California Highway Patrol said. The fire was reported at 2:48 p.m. on northbound Interstate 15 past Mission Road. The car was clouded in smoke and flames were emanating from the undercarriage and engine, the Highway Patrol said. By 3:05, the fire was put out and a […]