French Valley jail re-named after respected retired sheriff

French Valley jail re-named after respected retired sheriff

The Southwest Detention Center in French Valley now has a new name and a fitting one. After the July 25 meeting of the Riverside County Board of Supervisors, suspects in southwest Riverside County will now be booked at the Cois M. Byrd Detention Center. Byrd, a Riverside Polytechnic High School graduate who served as Riverside […]

Southwest Detention Center renamed for former county sheriff

RIVERSIDE – At the behest of the Board of Supervisors, the Southwest Detention Center in Murrieta was renamed today in honor of former Riverside County Sheriff Cois M. Byrd. “I appreciate this opportunity,” Byrd told the board. “I thank you so much for the honor.” Byrd, with his wife Evelyn at his side, stood in […]

LAKE ELSINORE: Theft Suppression search warrant yields drugs, identity theft suspects

LAKE ELSINORE: Theft Suppression search warrant yields drugs, identity theft suspects

Through investigative efforts by the Theft Suppression Team of the Lake Elsinore Police Department, information was developed that illegal drugs and stolen guns were at a house in the 30000 block of Via Lakistas. As a result of this credible information, a search warrant was obtained and served, with the assistance of the Special Enforcement […]

Suspect who briefly escaped custody after slipping his handcuffs in Murrieta quickly captured

Suspect who briefly escaped custody after slipping his handcuffs in Murrieta quickly captured

MURRIETA – A suspect, who was transported to the Southwest Detention Center to be booked after being arrested for multiple warrants, briefly escaped custody this afternoon. The escape led to a foot pursuit and an overwhelming response from numerous deputies, who responded to the area from multiple nearby sheriff’s stations, according to sheriff’s officials. The incident […]

Detainee found dead at Murrieta jail

MURRIETA – A detainee died while in custody at a Murrieta jail, the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department reported today. Jail personnel found an unresponsive person at 7:20 p.m. Friday in a holding cell of the Southwest Detention Center, said Sgt. Wallace Clear of the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department. Paramedics and jail medical staff responded, but the person was pronounced dead. […]