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, […]

MURRIETA: Man arrested for methamphetamine possession

Murrieta police arrested a Lake Elsinore man Sunday for possession of narcotics and violation of his probation. Derek Harp, 27, of Lake Elsinore, was taken into custody about 5 a.m. after an officer found him and three others “acting suspiciously” while in a parked vehicle near the 39500 block of Los Alamos Road, according to […]

Murrieta PD to move forward with concealed weapon permit processing

Murrieta City Council heard an update on concealed weapons from Police Chief Sean Hadden during the April 4, regular council meeting. During the presentation, Hadden gave council a full update on the issue as a follow up to a workshop held in September. Currently licensing is done through an agreement with the Riverside County Sheriff’s […]

Murrieta releases 2016 crime statistics showing 3rd lowest in city’s history

MURRIETA – The Murrieta Police Department is releasing the final 2016 crime statistics for the city. The 2016 numbers represent the third lowest crime rate in the city’s history. The majority of the decreases are seen in the violent crime category, also known as Part 1 – Violent Crimes. This category includes murder, robbery, rape and aggravated assault. There […]

Murrieta Rotary honors three individuals with Vocational Service Awards

Murrieta Rotary honors three individuals with Vocational Service Awards

The Rotary Club of Murrieta awarded its annual Vocational Service Awards to a Murrieta Fire Department engineer and paramedic, a Murrieta Police Department officer and a Murrieta Valley Unified School District teacher during a luncheon held Monday, Jan. 30. The three individuals – engineer and paramedic Vincent “Vinnie” Cicconi, Cpl. Matt Mozingo and Col. Eugene […]

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