Hemet man arrested as suspect in robberies following vehicle chase

Hemet man arrested as suspect in robberies following vehicle chase

A 31-year-old man was arrested Tuesday, Nov. 14,  in connection with a series of robberies after leading Hemet police on a chase in a reportedly carjacked vehicle, police officials say. Anthony Miguel Screws was arrested on suspicion of several counts of robbery, carjacking and felony probation violation, according to a Hemet police news release. Police […]

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 […]

San Jacinto: Man in custody for allegedly robbing elderly couple

SAN JACINTO – A 25-year-old man was in custody today for his alleged involvement in the robbery of a 75-year-old man and his 82-year-old wife on their way home from the Soboba Casino in San Jacinto. The robbery occurred about 3:40 a.m. Wednesday in the area of Main and Hewitt streets, said sheriff’s Sgt. Robert Duckett. The victims’ […]

Lake Elsinore robbery suspect charged

MURRIETA – A gang member accused of holding up a Lake Elsinore business and stripping customers of their valuables at gunpoint was charged Wednesday with armed robbery and other felonies. Isaac Ivan Valenzuela, 29, faces four counts each of armed robbery and assault with a firearm, with sentence-enhancing allegations of using a gun in the […]

Felon who assaulted, robbed deaf man sentenced

RIVERSIDE – A convicted felon who struck and robbed a deaf man outside a Riverside coffeehouse, and also committed a separate robbery, was sentenced today to 12 years in state prison. Daniel Allen Estramera, 24, of Riverside pleaded guilty earlier this month to two counts of robbery. In exchange for his admissions, prosecutors dropped a […]

LAKE ELSINORE: Man charged in convenience store murder

LAKE ELSINORE – A man accused of killing a 47-year-old Lake Elsinore convenience store clerk during a robbery was charged today with murder and other felonies. James Curtis Coon, 26, of Lake Elsinore is accused in the slaying of Eric Whitecomb of Wildomar, who was gunned down about 5:25 a.m. Wednesday at a Circle K […]

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