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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Two, including minor, critical after Menifee wreck

MENIFEE, Calif. — Four people were injured, including an adult and juvenile who remain in critical condition with life-threatening injuries, in a two-vehicle wreck in Menifee Saturday morning, Nov. 14. Officials are still seeking a third vehicle that may have been involved in the collision, which happened in the area of Holland and Evans roads. LEADING THE RCNS HEADLINES: Five shot […]

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DUI & speeding into oncoming traffic, Perris motorcyclist killed

MENIFEE, Calif. — Authorities say an intoxicated and speeding motorcyclist who was riding on the wrong side of the road into oncoming traffic was killed in a head-on collision with a pickup truck in Menifee Saturday evening, Oct. 31. The impact caused the truck to overturn, at which time a second motorcyclist, who was also intoxicated, according to Menifee PD, […]

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Nuevo man, 79, ID’d after deadly Quail Valley crash

UPDATED: Tuesday, Oct. 27, 11:45 a.m., With coroner’s release of information. MENIFEE, Calif. — Authorities say a man was killed in a solo-vehicle rollover accident in Quail Valley, Friday evening, Oct. 23. The deadly accident happened in the area of Goetz and Manganese roads. LEADING THE RCNS HEADLINES: Hemet motel room explosion brings huge response $2 million bail for Moreno Valley […]

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Beaten by grandson, 41, elderly victim dies – Murder charges pending

MENIFEE, Calif. — Authorities announced today that an elderly woman who was critically injured when she was allegedly beaten by her 41-year-old grandson has passed away from injuries sustained during her brutal attack last Friday, Sept. 18. The victim’s attacker, Menifee resident Andrew Joseph, was arrested the day of the attack and charged with attempted murder and has been sitting […]

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Elderly woman critical, grandson, 41, charged with attempted murder

MENIFEE, Calif. — Authorities say an elderly Menifee woman remains hospitalized in critical condition and that her 41-year-old grandson was arrested and charged with her attempted murder Friday afternoon, Sept. 18. LEADING THE RCNS HEADLINES: Investigation continuing after Hemet man fatally shot – Victim ID’d Hemet woman, 66, killed in crash involving mobility scooter ID’d Moreno Valley DUI pursuit ends […]

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