Transient to be charged in theft of Romoland horses valued at $140,000

ROMOLAND, Calif. — Authorities yesterday announced the safe recovery of four horses that had been stolen last month from the unincorporated community of Romoland, east of Perris. The horses, described as one Andalusian/Saddlebred and three Friesian Sport horses, were recovered at a Murrieta ranch and have since been reunited with their owner, according to officials; who said the horses were valued […]

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Temecula carjacking suspect arrested trying to re-enter US from Mexico

TEMECULA, Calif. — An Iowa man who allegedly carjacked the vehicle of a good Samaritan who tried to help him after a single-vehicle crash in unincorporated Temecula Saturday afternoon, Aug. 1 was arrested the next day while trying to re-enter the United States after having fled to Tijuana, according to officials. The crash that led to the carjacking happened near […]

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Inmate dies after surgery – Death investigation ongoing

RIVERSIDE COUNTY, Calif. — Authorities are investigating the death of an inmate who died after suffering life-threatening complications after undergoing surgery Friday morning, July 31. Officials have not specified the nature of the surgery or complications that led to the inmate’s death and say their investigation is continuing. LEADING THE RCNS HEADLINES: Sexual assaults along Temecula hiking and biking trail lead […]

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Sexual assaults along Temecula hiking and biking trail lead to Murrieta man’s arrest

UPDATED: Thursday, July 30, 3:20 p.m. See Original Story below. TEMECULA, Calif. — Officials investigating two back-to-back assaults of women using a popular Temecula biking and hiking trail announced today the arrest of a man they say was responsible for at least one of the separate and unrelated incidents. Officials investigating the attacks, both of which happened on the Santa […]

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Hemet man arrested after Old Town Temecula shooting

TEMECULA, Calif. — Reports of shots fired in Old Town Temecula Monday evening, July 27, led to a high-risk traffic stop that ended with the arrest of a Hemet man. Nobody was injured during the shooting and the alleged suspect, who has since been identified as 21-year-old, Stephen Michael Richard Thomas, was later booked on charges related to the incident. […]

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Australia to be featured at Temecula Museum’s July “Second Saturday Cultural Celebration”

TEMECULA, Calif. — Despite the ongoing COVID-19 public health crisis, the Temecula Valley Museum is continuing their popular Second Saturday Cultural Celebration with an online format featuring Australia this month. The online format, with live-streaming provided via Zoom, still allows those interested to enjoy all that the monthly event has to offer, according to event organizers. The goal of the […]

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Bomb threat forces hours-long closure of Temecula DMV

TEMECULA, Calif. — Authorities say a bomb threat called in to Temecula’s Department of Motor Vehicles office on the 27000 block of Diaz Rd. caused the government building to be evacuated and shut down for several hours, Thursday morning, July 2. The phoned-in threat also forced area residents and businesses to shelter in place until officials with bomb-sniffing K-9s thoroughly […]

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Major injuries reported after Temecula rollover hit and run

TEMECULA, Calif. — Authorities today are continuing to search for a man seen fleeing the scene of a major injury, rollover traffic collision in Temecula Tuesday afternoon, June 23. Video and photographs taken by a witness to the crash and later shared to social media showed a man running from the scene of the collision, which happened on Rancho California […]

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Temecula man’s 3rd DUI kills Winchester woman

UPDATED: Tuesday, May 26, 4 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., With additional details. WINCHESTER, Calif. — Authorities say an intoxicated driver with two prior Riverside County DUI arrests was arrested again after causing a deadly, three-vehicle, chain reaction crash that killed a Winchester woman Friday afternoon, May 22. Superior Court records indicate the alleged suspect, Joshua Asimovic Morris, 34, of Temecula, […]

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One dead, four injured after fatal Temecula crash

CORRECTED: The victim killed in this collision was driving westbound on Madera De Playa Rd. when this accident occurred, not northbound on Calle Contento, as originally reported. From CHP’s incident report: “On Saturday, May 16, 2020, at approximately 1650 hours, Party # 1 (Jeffers) was driving Vehicle # 1 westbound on Madera De Playa Road and was approaching a stop […]

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