Man accused of inappropriately touching several female bus passengers on ride from Riverside to Menifee

Man accused of inappropriately touching several female bus passengers on ride from Riverside to Menifee

A 46-year-old Riverside man was arrested Friday, Nov. 10, on suspicion that he inappropriately touched several women on an RTA bus ride from Riverside to Menifee. Michael Douglas Avery was arrested by sheriff’s deputies after the bus stopped near the intersection of Sun City and McCall boulevards. He was booked into the Cois M. Byrd […]

Several injured while trying to avoid erratic driver in Perris

Several injured while trying to avoid erratic driver in Perris

Several patrons near the Orange Empire Railway Museum in Perris were injured today as they tried to avoid an erratic driver who was later arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence, according to a Riverside sheriff’s spokesman. The sheriff’s department received a call about 4:30 p.m. concerning a driver in a SUV that was […]

Sheriff’s Department accepts grant for coroner’s operations

Sheriff’s Department accepts grant for coroner’s operations

Riverside County supervisors today authorized Sheriff Stan Sniff to accept a $43,000 U.S. Justice Department grant in support of coroner’s operations. “The grant funding will provide the county with resources to meet the challenges of crime and justice and reduce the backlog in the analysis of forensic evidence and to hold offenders accountable for their […]

Canyon Lake man accused in Southwest Riverside County robberies must stand trial, judge rules

Canyon Lake man accused in Southwest Riverside County robberies must stand trial, judge rules

A Canyon Lake man accused of committing eight robberies in Riverside County over a monthlong span must stand trial on multiple felony charges, a judge ruled today. Brandon William Geer, 36, was arrested in Temecula on Jan. 11 after allegedly committing his last holdup near the Pechanga Resort & Casino. Following a preliminary hearing Monday […]

Western Dental christens new office in Perris

Western Dental christens new office in Perris

PERRIS – Western Dental, one of the nation’s largest dental providers, took up occupancy in Perris after acquiring the Choice Family Dentistry office. Western Dental had an open house, Sept. 28, at its new Perris location, 1688 North Perris Blvd., in the Perris Shopping Plaza. The gathering included Perris Mayor Michael Vargas, Perris school board member […]

Eastern Municipal Water District to host free open house event

PERRIS – Eastern Municipal Water District will host a free Open House event, Saturday, Oct. 28, for customers to learn about services and programs offered. The family-friendly event will be held 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. at EMWD’s main office, 2270 Trumble Road, in Perris. Guests may tour the water district’s demonstration garden, learn about […]

Groups appeal federal ruling in favor of travel corridor

RIVERSIDE – Environmental groups fighting a 16-mile travel corridor intended to link San Jacinto and Perris filed an appeal last week with the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, seeking reconsideration of their lawsuit challenging the project based on air pollution, wildlife habitat and other concerns. “This massive waste of taxpayer money won’t solve traffic […]

Person nearly drowns at Lake Perris

PERRIS – A person who nearly drowned in Lake Perris today was hospitalized. Firefighters were dispatched shortly before 3 p.m. to the 16000 Block Via Del Lago Drive, according to Tawny Cabral of the Riverside County Fire Department. The victim – identified only as an adult – was hospitalized in serious condition, Cabral said.

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