Felon who molested, threatened runaways sentenced

MURRIETA – A felon who repeatedly sexually assaulted two runaway boys he took into his Anza home, using threats to keep them under control and plotting to kill them so they couldn’t testify against him, was sentenced Thursday, Jan. 4, to life in prison without the possibility of parole. Randy John Morasch, 55, was convicted […]

Aguanga man convicted of numerous sexual crimes against teen runaways

MURRIETA – A 55-year-old Aguanga man has been convicted of sodomy, kidnapping, solicitation of murder and 19 other felonies involving two underage runaway boys, according the Riverside County District Attorney’s Office. The Riverside County jury convicted Randy John Morasch of the 22 felony counts, Dec. 7, including kidnapping, solicitation of murder, sodomy by force or […]

Man arrested in connection with Idyllwild burglary

IDYLLWILD – A 36-year-old man was behind bars Friday, Sept. 15, facing a burglary charge for allegedly breaking into an Idyllwild home. The arrest stemmed from an investigation by the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department into a string of robberies at a residence in the 25000 block of Hotei Lane, according to Sgt. Santiago Agcaoili. Law […]

Man who plotted with Jihadi terrorist pleads guilty

A confidant of one of the husband-and-wife terrorists who carried out the 2015 massacre in San Bernardino pleaded guilty Thursday, Feb. 16, to charges that he conspired to commit acts of terror in Riverside. Enrique Marquez Jr., 25, admitted one count each of providing material support to terrorists and making false statements in the acquisition […]

Escondido man killed in solo Anza car crash

ANZA – An Escondido man was killed and another person suffered moderate injuries in a solo vehicle crash in Anza, authorities said Monday, Aug. 29. The fatally injured man, whose name was withheld pending notification of his family, died at the scene of the crash at 11:30 p.m. Sunday on Coyote Canyon Road, about 1 mile […]

Horse neglect gets couple jail time

TEMECULA – A Riverside County Superior Court judge Friday, June 24, sentenced a Temecula-area couple convicted of animal cruelty resulted in jail time and no horse ownership for years. The couple, Charity Wilson, 56 and Daryl Williams, 51, were convicted of animal cruelty charges in May for a horse-neglect case dating to the summer of 2013. […]

BREAKING: ANZA: Sheriff’s department announces 6 more grow houses eradicated

BREAKING: ANZA: Sheriff’s department announces 6 more grow houses eradicated

  The Riverside County Sheriff’s department announced the eradication of an additional six illegal marijuana grows in the Anza area Friday, April 15. A total of six people were arrested and 25,700 marijuana plants were eradicated from the properties.  Three firearms and U.S. currency in an undisclosed amount were also seized and taken into evidence, […]

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