TEMECULA: Hemet man arrested after attempting to conduct traffic stop on off-duty deputy

TEMECULA: Hemet man arrested after attempting to conduct traffic stop on off-duty deputy

TEMECULA – A Hemet resident was arrested Tuesday, March 14, after he allegedly attempted to pull over another motorist using law enforcement-style flashing lights and a siren. What the man did not realize was that the person he was trying to pull over was an off-duty Riverside County sheriff’s deputy. The deputy was traveling in the area […]

New officer brings experience to Hemet Police Department

New officer brings experience to Hemet Police Department

HEMET – Lateral Police Officer Andre Wassouf was appointed to the Hemet Police Department in a ceremony held Monday, Feb. 13. Wassouf was born in Syria and immigrated with his family to the U.S. in 1988. They settled in Boston where Wassouf attended and graduated from Lawrence Mass High School in 1992. Wassouf became a […]

Trial set for Murrieta man accused of killing spouse

Trial set for Murrieta man accused of killing spouse

MURRIETA – A Sept. 14 trial date was confirmed today for a Murrieta man accused of killing his police officer wife and setting their house ablaze to cover up the crime. Freddy Perez Rodas, 29, could face 50 years to life in prison if convicted of the July 23, 2014, slaying of 25-year-old Laura Perez, an Escondido police officer […]