TEMECULA – A suspected drug smuggler allegedly caught attempting to transport just over 100 pounds of cocaine into Riverside County was being held today in lieu of $1 million bail. John Roman Gurrola, 46, was arrested by U.S. Border Patrol agents Tuesday morning on suspicion of transporting narcotics for sale and being in possession of […]
The Board of Supervisors Tuesday, June 13, scheduled a July 11 public hearing to consider opposition to a Riverside County Fire Department request to add unpaid fire mitigation charges to the tax bills of individuals with properties throughout the county.
The Board of Supervisors Tuesday unanimously approved a $595.38 million contract with Cal Fire for firefighting and other services throughout the unincorporated areas of Riverside County and 21 cities over the next three years.
TEMECULA – Riverside County firefighters tomorrow will initiate a two-day controlled burn in the Santa Rosa Plateau Ecological Reserve, just west of Temecula, to eliminate excess vegetation. Crews will be burning off about 105 acres Tuesday and 155 acres on Wednesday, according to fire department officials. Operations will be concentrated in the area of Mesa de Colorado, between 6 […]
RIVERSIDE – The owner of a Temecula drug and alcohol rehabilitation center, who’s accused of filing fraudulent medical insurance claims that netted her more than $200,000 in ill-gotten gains, pleaded not guilty Friday to felony charges and was released from custody. Brooke Elizabeth Best-Freeman, 34, was arrested June 1 and is facing four counts of […]
The owner of a drug and alcohol rehab center accused of filing fraudulent medical insurance claims that netted her more than $200,000 in ill-gotten gains made her initial court appearance today at the Riverside Hall of Justice. Brooke Elizabeth Best-Freeman, 34, surrendered Thursday at the Riverside County District Attorney’s Office in downtown Riverside and was […]
An animal control officer safely removed a stuck bird of prey from a fence Wednesday morning near Temecula. Riverside County Animal Services officer Carra Mathewson responded to a call for service in the 39600 block of Camino del Vino, in unincorporated Riverside County, just south of Glen Oaks Road. Joelle Hood, a nearby resident, said […]
A Murrieta woman who operated a licensed alcohol and drug treatment program has been charged in an insurance fraud case involving a loss of more than $231,000, the Riverside County District Attorney’s Office said Wednesday. Brooke Best-Freeman was charged with four felony counts of insurance fraud and one felony count of solicitation or referral […]
A teenager’s horseplay while driving a pickup truck resulted in the boy suffering major injuries Sunday evening, May 28, about 8:25 p.m.
MENIFEE – A suspect accused of being in possession of a stolen van remained jailed Saturday. Sheriff’s deputies found the Ford Econoline van at about 3 p.m. Friday on the 23000 block of Newport Road. The van was reportedly stolen from Temecula, said Sgt. Sam Morovich of the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department. After some investigation, […]