RIVERSIDE: Walmart altercation leads to store’s evacuation

RIVERSIDE – A Riverside Walmart was closed for about 50 minutes and about 200 shoppers were evacuated after an altercation between shoppers led to the discharge of pepper spray, authorities said today. It happened about 9:10 p.m. Sunday at the Walmart at 5200 Van Buren Blvd., said Riverside Fire Department Battalion Chief Bruce Vanderhorst. “Firefighters […]

MURRIETA: Man arrested after officers find stolen merchandise inside his vehicle

MURRIETA – A man was arrested on the evening of Feb. 27, after he allegedly stole merchandise from several Walmart stores. During an investigation, officers located numerous items that were later confirmed to have been stolen from Walmart, according to Murrieta Police Lieutenant Tony Conrad. The Murrieta Police emergency communications center received a 911 call from Walmart […]

Man accused in robbery spree enters plea

MURRIETA – A Murrieta man pleaded not guilty to three counts of felony robbery charges on Wednesday, July 15. Alfred Durosca, 35, allegedly committed the hold-ups between March 19 and March 27. Durosca, who is free on $90,000 bail, is charged with three counts of robbery. The defendant represented himself in initial court appearances, but prior to his arraignment […]

Two Murrieta residents arrested in carjacking

Two Murrieta residents arrested in carjacking

MURRIETA  – According to Sgt. Matt Henry of the Murrieta Police Department, Justin Girard, 40, and Brittany Richardson, 23, both of Murrieta, were arrested Saturday night at 9:28 p.m. after carjacking an elderly woman’s car and stealing her purse. The incident took place at the Walmart parking lot on Murrieta Hot Springs Road. The two suspects followed the woman and waited for her […]