Bicyclist dies after being struck by van in Murrieta

Bicyclist dies after being struck by van in Murrieta

A 43-year-old Murrieta man died from head injuries after being struck by a van in an area of Murrieta on Sunday, Dec. 3, police officials say. The man, Khuda Dad, died at Inland Valley Regional Medical Center in Wildomar following the 5:57 p.m. incident. Police say that Dad and the driver of a white Pontiac […]

2 arrested in attempted robbery, chase in Murrieta

2 arrested in attempted robbery, chase in Murrieta

Two people who police believe were trying to rob a Murrieta restaurant before leading officers on a vehicle chase and crashing in Temecula were arrested early Wednesday, Nov. 29, police officials say. Lillian Myers, 48, and John Brubeck, 65, both transients, were taken to the hospital for medical issues before being booked into the Cois […]

Murrieta Police Officer’s Association hosts toy drive with the Rose Again Foundation

MURRIETA – The holidays can be a challenging time for foster children. The Murrieta Police Department has partnered with the Rose Again Foundation, a local nonprofit supporting foster and emancipated youth, to host a toy drive for the Bless the Children program. Bless the Children accepts donations of unwrapped toys, backpacks and gift cards to benefit […]

Man suspected of operating illegal marijuana grow in Murrieta home

Man suspected of operating illegal marijuana grow in Murrieta home

Murrieta police officers on Friday, Nov. 17, arrested a 47-year-old man suspected of operating an illegal marijuana grow inside a home, and stealing electricity to do it. Huu Thanh Tran was arrested on suspicion of illegal marijuana cultivation; possessing, selling or transporting marijuana; not paying for utilities and grand theft, according to online jail records. […]

Police: Phone calls are what led to Murrieta Valley High School lockdown

Police: Phone calls are what led to Murrieta Valley High School lockdown

Suspicious phone calls led to the lockdown of a local high school, Wednesday, Nov. 8, according to police. The calls, threatening to blow up Murrieta Valley High School were received at about 9 a.m., a Murrieta Police Department press release said. “School Resource Officers along with school and MVUSD staff immediately began investigating the calls.” […]

Murrieta Police Department to host drug take back event with Drug Enforcement Administration

MURRIETA – The Murrieta Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration will give the public another opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs. The community can bring medications for disposal, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 28, in the front lobby […]

City honors Murrieta Police Department for 25 years of service

The Murrieta Police Department’s 25th anniversary was recognized with a proclamation at the Tuesday, Aug. 15, city council meeting. The department – one of the only municipal departments in a sea of cities that contract to the county sheriff for police coverage – was commended by the council for its role in making Murrieta one […]

Murrieta police To test GoPro body cameras

Murrieta police To test GoPro body cameras

Murrieta Police Department has begun exploring the use of police body cameras, falling in step with nearly a third of law enforcement agencies across the country. According to the Bureau of Justice Statistics, 32 percent of U.S. police agencies were using body cameras in 2013. The department received five GoPro test units, July 6, Murrieta […]

MURRIETA: Man accused of resisting Murrieta police skips court date; warrant issued for his arrest

MURRIETA – A man accused of scuffling with police officers, causing one to fracture his hand, during a confrontation at a Murrieta pharmacy that led to accusations against the police of use of excessive force failed to make a scheduled court appearance today, prompting a judge to issue a warrant for his arrest. Alejandro Rojo, […]

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