Pursuit that traveled through San Jacinto valley ends with arrest in Hemet

CORRECTION: An early version of this article included a photo of a man who was involved in a different Riverside County Sheriff’s pursuit of another stolen vehicle, who was not involved in this separate and unrelated incident. SAN JACINTO, Calif., — A wanted parolee-at-large with warrants for three counts of spousal abuse/domestic violence, child endangerment, battery, and violation of state […]

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Clinton Keith corridor traffic enforcement operation yields 108 citations

RIVERSIDE COUNTY, Calif., — Cracking down on traffic scofflaws in an effort to reduce traffic collisions throughout the southwest Riverside County region, Murrieta, Menifee, and Hemet police departments, along with CHP – Temecula, recently conducted a collaborative targeted enforcement operation that yielded more than 100 citations being issued. A similar, larger multi-agency enforcement operation conducted in the area last November […]

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Sheriff’s Mounted Patrol-led enforcement operation in San Jacinto leads to 28 warrants served, 13 arrests

SAN JACINTO, Calif., — Citizens and criminals alike were surprised – some pleasantly, others not so much – to see a mounted patrol-led Quality of Life/High Visibility enforcement operation sweep through the San Jacinto area earlier this week. The operation resulted in twenty-eight warrants being served and thirteen arrests, according to officials. Such Quality of Life operations, both big and […]

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Called a “Bad House Burglar”, convicted felon nabbed after brazen daytime burglary in Idyllwild

IDYLLWILD, Calif., — Already on parole for similar crimes, a felon who allegedly burglarized an Idyllwild home was apprehended while fleeing the scene, when he came down Highway 74 and entered the Valle Vista area early Wednesday evening, Jan. 12. LEADING THE RCNS HEADLINES: UPDATE: More details released after woman fatally struck crossing Hwy 74 in Menifee UPDATE: Two men […]

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UPDATE: More details released after woman fatally struck crossing Hwy 74 in Menifee

UPDATED: Thursday, Jan, 13, 7:02 a.m., With additional details from Menifee PD. Originally Published: Wednesday, Jan. 12, 5:36 p.m. MENIFEE, Calif., — Authorities say a woman was killed when she was struck by a car while trying to cross a busy Menifee highway Tuesday evening, Jan. 11. The woman killed in the collision, which happened at the intersection of Highway […]

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Witness says road rage and racing may have led to San Jacinto head-on collision

SAN JACINTO, Calif., — Two people were seriously injured in a two-vehicle head-on crash in San Jacinto Tuesday morning, Jan. 11. The major injury accident, which at least one witness said was the possible result of road rage and racing, happened on the Ramona Expressway, just east of Lyon Street. The crash forced the hours-long closure of the expressway and […]

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Lovingly handcrafted by Idyllwild resident, “Trauma Bears” bring comfort to young victims

HEMET, Calif., — When law enforcement officers respond to critical incidents, traffic collisions, emergencies, and crimes that have just been committed, they often find themselves having to contact and comfort children caught in the middle of situations they cannot possibly understand. Those incidents, and their related investigations, have the potential of leaving involved children terrified and traumatized over what they […]

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Apple Valley woman, 65, dies after run over by own vehicle at Sage campground

SAGE, Calif., — Authorities say a woman was killed when she was run over by her own pickup truck at a rural RV park and campsite in the unincorporated community of Sage, south of Hemet, early Tuesday morning, Jan. 4. According to witnesses, the victim was in the process of loading her dogs into her vehicle after failing to place […]

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Bicycle rider, 7, ID’d after fatally struck by truck in San Jacinto

UPDATED: Saturday, Jan. 8, 11:03 a.m., With release of Coroner’s information. Originally Published: Thursday, Jan. 6, 10:18 a.m. SAN JACINTO, Calif., — Authorities say a young bicyclist has died after being run over by a commercial pickup truck and trailer in a residential San Jacinto neighborhood yesterday morning, Wednesday, Jan. 5. The deadly accident happened in the 400 block of Bryce Canyon […]

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Injuries reported after solo-vehicle crash into tree in Hemet

HEMET, Calif., — Authorities are continuing to investigate the cause of a solo-vehicle crash after a driver lost control of their vehicle and crashed into a tree in front of the Shadow Canyon Apartments at 3030 W. Acacia Avenue in Hemet, between S. Sanderson Avenue and Kirby Street Sunday evening, Jan. 2.  Although an air ambulance was initially requested for the […]

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