LAKE ELSINORE – A child was rescued from a backyard pool in Lake Elsinore Thursday after being submerged for a brief period. The near-drowning was reported about 4 p.m. at a two-story residence on Corte Palazzo, near Corte Straza, according to the Riverside County Fire Department. An agency spokeswoman said paramedics treated the victim, whose […]
ROCK ISLAND, Ill. – Jordyn Strange, a standout athlete from Temescal Canyon High School in Lake Elsinore, California, has announced her plans to continue her education and basketball career at Augustana. She will enroll in the fall and become a member of Coach Mark Beinborn’s Viking program. A 5’ 11” guard, Strange was a four-year […]
MURRIETA – A probationer accused of stabbing a Lake Elsinore man during an argument must stand trial on attempted murder and assault charges, a judge ruled today. Christopher David Smith, 38, was arrested after the alleged May 22 attack near the intersection of Buena Vista Street and Grand Avenue in Lake Elsinore. Following a preliminary […]
MURRIETA – A man accused of gunning down a 47-year-old Lake Elsinore store clerk during a robbery pleaded not guilty today to murder and other charges. James Curtis Coon, 26, of Lake Elsinore, is charged with the June 14 slaying of Eric Whitecomb of Wildomar, who had worked at the Circle K store in the […]
LAKE ELSINORE – A woman who tried to steal an Eastern Municipal Water District work truck today in Lake Elsinore was arrested and while at the jail, attempted to escape, authorities said. The 25-year-old woman was arrested shortly after the incident, which occurred about 8:50 a.m. in the area of Center Street and Country Club […]
LAKE ELSINORE – Felony charges are expected to be filed Wednesday against 18- and 20-year-olds suspected in back-to-back robberies targeting liquor stores in Lake Elsinore. Cory Joseph Hopp, 18, and Matthew Gilbert Rochin, 20, both of Lake Elsinore, were arrested Sunday on suspicion of robbery and conspiracy. Rochin was additionally arrested for alleged assault with […]
LAKE ELSINORE – A wildfire erupted today on a hillside just west of Lake Elsinore, scorching about three acres before crews got it under control. The non-injury blaze was reported shortly after 3 p.m. near Fairview and Orange streets, just east of the Ortega (74) Highway, according to the Riverside County Fire Department. With […]
LAKE ELSINORE — Fire and law enforcement officials are responding to reports of a vegetation fire, reportedly seen moving up the mountain from the bottom of the hill, off the Ortega Highway in Lake Elsinore. The wild-land fire was first reported to California Highway Patrol just after 3 p.m., triggering numerous agencies responses to the […]
The Board of Supervisors Tuesday, June 13, scheduled a July 11 public hearing to consider opposition to a Riverside County Fire Department request to add unpaid fire mitigation charges to the tax bills of individuals with properties throughout the county.
The Board of Supervisors Tuesday unanimously approved a $595.38 million contract with Cal Fire for firefighting and other services throughout the unincorporated areas of Riverside County and 21 cities over the next three years.