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Police & Fire

The latest on local crime and public safety.
Murrieta PD Takes Part in Annual 9/11 Tribute Run [Photos]

Murrieta PD Takes Part in Annual 9/11 Tribute Run [Photos]

The event was first held 10 years ago.
Murrieta Duo Suspected of Making Funny Money Arrested

Murrieta Duo Suspected of Making Funny Money Arrested

The men are also suspected of being in possession of drugs.
AQMD: Air May Reach Unhealthy Levels in RivCo Due to Nearby Fire

AQMD: Air May Reach Unhealthy Levels in RivCo Due to Nearby Fire

The so-called 'Silverado Fire' broke out in the Cleveland National Forest on Friday morning.
One Injured as Murrieta Home is Destroyed in Fire

One Injured as Murrieta Home is Destroyed in Fire

One person was hospitalized, fire officials report.
Police: Known Sex Offender Found Loitering, Sleeping Near Murrieta Swim School

Police: Known Sex Offender Found Loitering, Sleeping Near Murrieta Swim School

Murrieta police arrested a registered sex offender they say was violating his parole conditions.
Woman Who Put 14-Year-Old to Work as Prostitute Sentenced

Woman Who Put 14-Year-Old to Work as Prostitute Sentenced

U.S. District Judge Virginia Phillips imposed the sentence specified under the terms of the plea agreement.
Phone App Allows Scammers to Impersonate Police

Phone App Allows Scammers to Impersonate Police

Details about this new scam so you don't fall victim.
Brothers Arraigned in Temecula Laser Light Assault on Crew

Brothers Arraigned in Temecula Laser Light Assault on Crew

Sheriff's officials say the duo pointed a laser beam into the cockpit of a helicopter while it was assisting with a police investigation.
Get Rid of Your Old Rx Drugs at Murrieta 'Drug Take Back' Event

Get Rid of Your Old Rx Drugs at Murrieta 'Drug Take Back' Event

The police department is again hosting a prescription drug take-back event.
Traffic Stop Leads to Massive Marijuana Bust in Murrieta

Traffic Stop Leads to Massive Marijuana Bust in Murrieta

Police say that an investigation stemmed from the stop led them to a house that had been completely converted into a marijuana grow facility
Man Dies in San Jacinto Drowning

Man Dies in San Jacinto Drowning

He was pulled from the bottom of a swimming pool and CPR efforts were unsuccessful.
UPDATED: Police Collar Suspect Sought in Park Vehicle Break-Ins

UPDATED: Police Collar Suspect Sought in Park Vehicle Break-Ins

Police said they believe the woman has been stealing items from the vehicles.
County Responds to Report Recommending Public Safety Improvements

County Responds to Report Recommending Public Safety Improvements

A grand jury recently recommended the county take steps to improve certain public safety issues in Riverside County.
Felon Accused in Temecula Home Invasion Robbery Arraigned

Felon Accused in Temecula Home Invasion Robbery Arraigned

The Temecula man is facing charges of of robbery, burglary and sentence-enhancing gun and great bodily injury allegations.
Toppled Power Pole Triggers Fire in Wildomar

Toppled Power Pole Triggers Fire in Wildomar

Area roadway was closed while crews were on scene.
New California Law Aims to Provide Extra Safety for Kids Biking to School

New California Law Aims to Provide Extra Safety for Kids Biking to School

CHP wants to make sure motorists know about a new law surrounding bicycle safety.
643 Arrests in 18 Days in Riverside County Crackdown on DUI Suspects

643 Arrests in 18 Days in Riverside County Crackdown on DUI Suspects

The end-of-summer Riverside County Avoid the 30 campaign began Aug. 15 and concluded shortly before midnight Labor Day.
Man Who Allegedly Aimed Car at Cop Charged

Man Who Allegedly Aimed Car at Cop Charged

The suspect then tried to flee the scene, but crashed.
Menifee Police Targeting 'Careless' Motorcyclists in Safety Operation

Menifee Police Targeting 'Careless' Motorcyclists in Safety Operation

Law enforcement officers will also keep an eye out for violations made by drivers of vehicles that can lead to motorcycle crashes.
I-15 Crash Sparks Fire Near Temescal Canyon

I-15 Crash Sparks Fire Near Temescal Canyon

A brush fire broke out this Labor Day next to Interstate 15 at Temescal Canyon.