Two hospitalized after Menifee crash involving big rig

MENIFEE, Calif. — Two people were injured, including one who had to be extricated from their wrecked vehicle after a collision involving a passenger sedan and a tractor-trailer combo in Menifee Tuesday afternoon, March 9. LEADING THE RCNS HEADLINES: Trial starts for man who propped dead wife on sofa with sunglasses while kids opened Christmas presents nearby Victim of second fatal […]

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Suspect sought in Menifee hit and run that killed Hemet woman

Menifee, Calif. — Officials are continuing to search for the driver of a pickup truck who fled the scene after running over and killing a Hemet woman late Friday evening, March 5. Officials have described the vehicle as a large, full-size pickup truck, possibly a 4500 Dodge Ram, and have said the vehicle could possibly have driver’s side, front-end damage. The […]

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UPDATE: Menifee motorcyclist, 36, ID’d after deadly crash

UPDATED: Wednesday, March 10, 2:05 p.m., With coroner’s release of information. MENIFEE, Calif. — A local motorcyclist was killed in a two-vehicle collision in Menifee Monday evening, May 8. The deadly accident, which forced the hours-long closure of Newport Road, happened between Bradley and Winterhawk roads, according to officials. Area resident Jay Soto, who said the fatal crash happened directly […]

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Missing San Jacinto man, 21, found dead at Menifee Lake

SAN JACINTO, Calif. — Authorities say the body of a San Jacinto man was found in Menifee Lake yesterday, Wednesday, Feb. 24. The man had last been seen Thursday morning, Feb. 18, and his disappearance led to a frantic search by family members and friends, who shared missing flyers across social media in the hopes of finding their loved one […]

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Menifee PD debuts new Crime Mapping Tool for community

MENIFEE, Calif. — The City of Menifee Police Department recently unveiled a new resource for area residents to stay better informed about the crimes occurring in and around their neighborhoods within the City of Menifee in the form of a new Crime Mapping Tool. Crime mapping allows community members to see where crimes are being committed within the city and […]

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Wrong way I-215 pursuit that began in Hemet ends in “horrifying” Menifee crash

MENIFEE, Calif. — Details are beginning to emerge after a stolen vehicle pursuit that began in Hemet ended when the driver of the stolen pickup truck plowed head-on into another vehicle as he fled the wrong way on Interstate 215 early Thursday morning, Dec. 31. The driver and sole occupant of the vehicle that was struck, a woman in a […]

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Menifee businesses offer unique shopping opportunities

MENIFEE, Calif. — For more than 30 years Doug Hartwick has been a part of the art scene, but not with photos or paintings or sculptures. Instead, Hartwick, who owns Mom and Pop’s Frame Shop in Menifee, works behind the scenes providing framing services for a variety of artists from all over the world. “I frame anything anyone brings in, […]

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Menifee man, 19, ID’d after deadly Jurupa Valley crash

JURUPA VALLEY, Calif. — Authorities say a Menifee man was killed after a solo-vehicle crash in Jurupa Valley, when he lost control of his vehicle and crashed into a pair of metal utility meter cages before overturning and plowing into a tree Thursday evening, Dec. 10. The deadly accident happened in front of Pavement Recycling Systems, directly adjacent Riverside County […]

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Menifee DUI saturation patrols yield firearm, drugs

MURRIETA, Calif. — Authorities say DUI saturation patrols in Menifee – held on Thursday, Dec 3 and Friday, Dec 4 – led to two significant drug and gun-related arrests. Funding for this DUI Patrol was provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Murrieta Police Sergeant Matthew Bloch later reported. […]

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Menifee Distracted Driving Enforcement Operation nets seven

MENIFEE, Calif. – So far this year one person has been killed and another 43 have been injured in distracted driving related crashes in Menifee. In response to the problem of distracted driving related crashes, the Menifee Police Department conducted a Distracted Driving Enforcement Operation Tuesday, Nov. 24. During the four-hour enforcement operation, which was conducted from 4 p.m. until […]

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