Aguanga burglary leads to arrest in Lake Elsinore

Aguanga burglary leads to arrest in Lake Elsinore

An October burglary from an Aguanga residence recently lead sheriff’s investigators to serve a search warrant in Lake Elsinore, where thousands of dollars in stolen property was reportedly recovered. On Nov. 28, investigators from the Riverside County Sheriff’s Hemet Valle Vista Station received information that property reported as stolen was pawned at a pawn shop […]

BREAKING: Victim of officer involved shooting in Aguanga identified

BREAKING: Victim of officer involved shooting in Aguanga identified

UPDATE, Monday, Oct. 12, 12:05 p.m. The woman shot and killed by a Riverside County Sheriff’s Department officer on Friday, Oct. 9 has been identified as Margaret Wagner, 62, of Aguanga, according to the Riverside County Coroner’s office. No other information is being released at this time. UPDATE, Friday, Oct. 9, 2 9:30 p.m. One […]

Car crash kills one, injures two

ANZA  – One person was killed and two others injured on the Palms To Pines Highway near Anza, fire officials said today. The crash occurred at 6:55 p.m. Saturday on Highway 74 near mile post 74 and the Paradise Cafe. Three fire engine companies arrived at the scene and cut out the two passengers and driver from the […]

Women extricated from vehicle following crash in San Jacinto

A woman was trapped in her car after a crash in San Jacinto, firefighters said today. The Riverside County Fire Department got the call about the single vehicle crash at Dillon Avenue at South State Street at 7:53 p.m. Saturday. Two fire engines and seven firefighters were dispatched, and they cut the female driver out […]

Bail slashed for doctor, associate accused of ripping off banks

RIVERSIDE – A judge today more than halved the bail amounts on which a Temecula doctor and his business associate had been held since being arrested last week on charges stemming from an alleged $3.3 million money laundering scam. Dr. Donald Woo Lee and Sammy Ciling, both 49, could face more than 60 years in […]

District Attorney’s Wife Arrested for DUI After Crash

RIVERSIDE – The wife of Riverside County District Attorney Paul Zellerbach was arrested today on suspicion of driving under the influence of prescription drugs after crashing her car into a tree. Dr. Paige E. Zellerbach, a 50-year-old dentist, was detained following the 10:30 a.m. wreck at Orozco Drive and Overlook Parkway. According to Riverside police […]

Riverside County bond agents accused of pretending to be cops

MURRIETA – A bail bondsman and one of his underlings are facing felony and misdemeanor charges for allegedly posing as law enforcement officers while breaking into the home of a Temecula woman and brandishing handguns. Fausto Atilano Jr., 52, the owner of Fausto’s Bail Bonds Inc. in Murrieta, and 23-year-old Vincent Edward Cusumano of Hemet, […]

Corona pastor who abused child sentenced

RIVERSIDE – A Corona pastor whose disciplinary measures included using pliers to twist a nipple of a 13-year-old boy was sentenced today to two years in state prison. Lonny Lee Remmers, 56, pleaded guilty in July to assault with a deadly weapon and inflicting corporal injury on a child. Under a plea deal with the […]