San Jacinto man arrested for impersonating officer, conducting traffic stop

FRENCH VALLEY, Calif. — Authorities say a San Jacinto man who had affixed red and blue flashing lights and a siren on his pickup truck and made at least one traffic stop while impersonating an officer in French Valley was arrested at his residence yesterday morning, Wednesday June 9th.  In addition to the alleged suspect’s red and blue lights in […]

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Ten, including five children, displaced after French Valley house fire

FRENCH VALLEY, Calif. — Ten people, including five children, were displaced after a fire tore through a private French Valley residence Tuesday afternoon, April 20. The fire, which left the home heavily damaged, occurred in the area of Bordeaux Place and Thompson Road. LEADING THE RCNS HEADLINES: Woman dead after Riverside motorcycle crash Hemet carjacking, robbery, ends with three arrests Two […]

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Second man arrested after French Valley girl dies from fentanyl overdose

UPDATED: Sunday, Feb 28, 4:32 p.m. Originally Published: Feb. 26, 12:55 p.m. See Original Story below. FRENCH VALLEY, Calif. — Authorities investigating the fentanyl-related death of a 16-year-old French Valley girl who died late last month say they have arrested a second man in connection with the girl’s passing. Officials had earlier announced the arrest of an 18-year-old, French Valley […]

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Warrant uncovers French Valley chop shop and marijuana operations

FRENCH VALLEY — Four people were arrested when deputies serving a search warrant located stolen vehicles and an outdoor marijuana grow operation yesterday morning, Thursday, June 20. The search warrant that led to the arrests was served in the 32300 block of Yates Rd.   LEADING THE RCNS HEADLINES: Man caught having sex with girl inside car at Menifee park […]

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Investigation underway after dead horses found on Winchester property

WINCHESTER — Following two years of complaints and ongoing investigation, Riverside County Department of Animal Services Monday served a search warrant at a Winchester property. The warrant service uncovered a “house of horrors” for the horses at the property, according to one official. During the warrant service, officials discovered the remains of three horses that animal control officers later described […]

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UPDATE: Officials confirm body pulled from lake missing Menifee man, 34

UPDATED: Saturday, Oct. 27, 1 p.m. With victim’s identification and other details. LAKE ELSINORE — Riverside County Sheriff-Coroner officials have confirmed that a body pulled from Lake Elsinore lake Thursday morning, Oct. 25, was that of 34-year-old, Samuel “Sam” Selay, of Menifee. The announcement has left Selay’s family overcome with grief, Selay’s wife explained after she was notified that sheriff […]

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FRENCH VALLEY: Woman, 71, found dead after early morning house fire

FRENCH VALLEY — A 71-year-old woman was found dead by firefighters after extinguishing an early morning structure fire at a French Valley home this morning. Officials spent about 45 minutes knocking down the blaze, before discovering the victim’s body inside the fire-damaged residence, located on the 30300 block of Savannah Oaks Dr., southeast of Winchester and Murrieta Hot Springs Roads. […]

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UPDATED: Man charged with DUI, murder, after fiery wreck that killed woman, 28

UPDATED: Tuesday, Apr. 10, 9 p.m. SEE ORIGINAL STORY AND PHOTOS BELOW FRENCH VALLEY — An allegedly intoxicated man who officials say ran a red light and plowed broadside into a car was briefly hospitalized and then arrested Sunday, April 8. The DUI-related accident caused a fiery, four-vehicle, chain-reaction accident that killed a Winchester woman. The accused drunk driver remains in custody on $1 million bail. Riverside […]

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FRENCH VALLEY: 44 charges involving 2 victims after sex offender arrested today

FRENCH VALLEY — Sheriff’s officials announced today the arrest of a second registered sex offender within as many days within the southwest Riverside County area. Although there is no indication the two arrests were related, the two men live just 12 miles apart and both were arrested within about 40 hours. The man arrested today is facing 43 charges related to […]

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FRENCH VALLEY: Dispute between neighbors leads to one shot, one detained

FRENCH VALLEY — What began as a neighbor dispute erupted in gunfire during a volatile incident that happened in a newer and otherwise quiet, residential neighborhood, Friday, August 25. The shooting, which resulted in one person being transported to an area hospital with “non life-threatening injuries,” happened in the 38000 block of Talavera Court, between Murrieta Hot Springs and Pourroy Roads, in French Valley. “At this […]

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