Fire crews to conduct prescribed burn in preserve

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 […]

Suspect pleads not guilty in Temecula rehab fraud case

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 […]

Owner of Temecula rehab center accused of fraud makes first court appearance

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 […]

MENIFEE: Suspected car thief arrested

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, […]

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