MURRIETA – A 55-year-old Aguanga man has been convicted of sodomy, kidnapping, solicitation of murder and 19 other felonies involving two underage runaway boys, according the Riverside County District Attorney’s Office. The Riverside County jury convicted Randy John Morasch of the 22 felony counts, Dec. 7, including kidnapping, solicitation of murder, sodomy by force or […]
Nearly three dozen dogs were seized from a Jurupa Valley residence where they were confined to enclosures filled with feces and mud, suffering eye problems and other maladies, leaving one canine in dire need of veterinary care, authorities said today. “These dogs were left in absolutely shameful conditions,” Riverside County Department of Animal Services Director […]
In ‘Operation Valley Vigilance,’ District Attorney’s Gang Impact Team sweeps up dangerous criminals, weapons in Hemet San Jacinto Valley
Converging on the Hemet San Jacinto Valley early Thursday, June 29, were 400 law enforcement officers from local, county and federal agencies, confiscating 77 weapons and 4 pounds of illegal drugs and making 24 felony arrests of gang members and other suspected dangerous criminals in the Valley. “This was the single day joint takedown in […]
MURRIETA – A Murrieta man who harassed a 15-year-old girl, repeatedly sending her obscene photographs and messages via mobile phone, was sentenced today to three years probation and ordered to register as a sex offender. John Louis Colberg, 24, pleaded guilty last month to contacting a minor with intent to commit a sexual offense. In […]
Riverside County District Attorney Michael Hestrin calls the county’s crime increase “troublesome,” putting the blame squarely on the 2012 prison realignment plan and the 2014 Proposition 47 releasing “non-violent” prisoners early and making any thefts valued under $900 misdemeanors. His views as District Attorney came in his Thursday, March 2, Public Safety Town Hall meeting […]
A Hemet man was sentenced to death on Friday, Dec. 4, for the 2013 murder of a 16-year-old during a robbery of his cell phone.
Murrieta City Council voted to remove Mayor Harry Ramos from his position after a city investigation determined there might have been cause to believe that Ramos did engage in misconduct. The special Council meeting called at 1 p.m. Oct. 7 lasted less than 45 minutes with Ramos electing to leave the Council Chambers before the […]